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Share your thoughts on University policies

By Megan Jones, policy administrator

At its April 11 meeting, the University Policy Advisory Council discussed several Universitywide policies and revisions, including feedback from the University community on the proposed Political Activity and Lobbying Policy. The policy clarifies student rights on lobbying and advocacy concerning public policy, including state and federal legislation.

The Council recommended revisions to the Board of Trustees policy on evaluation of the University president to request input from University students, faculty, staff and alumni during the evaluation process to better reflect MSU Denver’s commitment to shared governance.

Council members also reviewed proposed changes to the Board of Trustees policy on student conduct to delegate authority from the Board to the President and the Vice President for Student Affairs to develop and approve the Student Code of Conduct to reflect current practice.

The Council reviewed proposed revisions to President’s policies on data and email security concerning use of non-MSU Denver email for official communications and automatic forwarding of email to personal email accounts. The revisions are sponsored by IT Services to protect confidential student data and to reduce the cost of cybersecurity insurance in case of a confidential-data breach.

Other policies reviewed by the Council include proposed President’s policies on animals on University property and facilities use.

Students are encouraged to review the proposed policies and to provide feedback by Wed., May 1 by emailing policy@msudenver.edu or using the University community feedback form on the University policy website, msudenver.edu/policy.

Contact Policy Administrator Megan Jones at 303-605-5231 or policy@msudenver.edu with questions on the University policy process.