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Newly Added Policies

Gifts to Northwestern University from Faculty and Staff

Added May 23, 2017

The University recently revised its policy on Gifts to Northwestern University from Faculty and Staff. The principal policy change is to raise from $500 to $2,500 the threshold triggering a requirement to submit a statement to the effect that the gift will not be used for personal benefit.

Any questions regarding the policy may be directed to Catherine Eliasik, Director of Operations, Alumni Relations and Development at 847-491-8324 or c-eliasik@northwestern.edu.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Added April 14, 2017

The University has adopted a new interim policy on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, commonly known as drones). In order to promote safe, responsible, and respectful UAS operations and provide guidance to the Northwestern community on UAS operations, the interim policy establishes procedures and other conditions for the operation of UAS at Northwestern.

Any questions regarding the interim policy may be directed to Dave Perkins in the Office of Risk Management, at (847) 467-6342, or risk@northwestern.edu.

University Policy Development Guidelines

Added February 2, 2017

The University has adopted new guidelines for developing, approving, publishing, and managing University Policies. The guidelines outline a new process for the development of University Policies and provide guidance on the elements of an effective policy. Templates for the development of new policy proposals and draft policies are also available to support the policy development process. A flow chart outlining the new process is also available.

The new policy development process includes posting approved draft policies to a password-protected page on this site for a 45-day period of review and comment from the University community. This part of the policy development process will not take effect until June 2017, when the new University Policy website becomes active.  The new website will include the password-protected page for approved draft policies as well as a set of FAQs on the policy development process. 

In the meantime, any questions regarding the new guidelines may be directed to Compliance, Audit & Advisory Services at (847) 467-6170 (phone) or prc@northwestern.edu.

Service, Assistance, and Other Animals at Northwestern

Added January 27, 2017

The University has adopted a new policy on Service, Assistance, and Other Animals at Northwestern. The policy provides guidance concerning the appropriate use of and protocols associated with service, assistance, and other animals on campus.
 
Any questions regarding this policy may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (847) 491-7458, or eeo@northwestern.edu.

University Disruption and Demonstration Policy

Added January 27, 2017

The University has updated its Disruption and Demonstration Policy , which addresses the parameters that members of the University community must adhere to when engaging in free expression and peaceful demonstration on or near the University campus.

Any questions regarding this policy may be directed to the following individuals:

  1. For faculty issues, Associate Provost for Faculty Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, at (847) 491-7040 or assoc-prov-faculty@northwestern.edu.
  2. For student issues, Dean of Students at (847) 491-8430 or dos@northwestern.edu.
  3. For staff issues, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, Dana Bradley, at (847) 467-5629 or dana.bradley@northwestern.edu.

Use of University Facilities for Political Activities

Added January 27, 2017

The University has updated its policy on Use of University Facilities for Political Activities. As a tax-exempt organization, the University may not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office. In recognition of the fact that students, faculty, and staff may wish to participate in the political process and that such participation may have an educational component, the policy provides guidance on the permissible use of University facilities and property for political activities.
Any questions regarding this policy may be directed to the following individuals:

  1. For faculty issues, Associate Provost for Faculty Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, at (847) 491-7040 or assoc-prov-faculty@northwestern.edu.
  2. For student issues, Dean of Students at (847) 491-8430 or dos@northwestern.edu.
  3. For staff issues, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, Dana Bradley, at (847) 467-5629 or dana.bradley@northwestern.edu.

Research Visitors Policy

Added December 12, 2016

The Office for Research has adopted a new Research Visitors Policy. The policy defines the types of Research Visitor appointments for which the Office for Research is responsible and outlines the requirements for such appointments.

Any questions regarding this policy may be directed to the Office for Research at (847) 491-2101, or send an email to researchvisitors@northwestern.edu.

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