New and Recently Updated Policies

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3D PRINTING AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Use of additive manufacturing equipment is limited to any lawful purpose as permitted by the university. This new policy, effective June 21, 2021, applies to all additive manufacturing technologies and equipment, including but not limited to 3D printers.

VISITING SCHOLARS

The new Visiting Scholars policy governs the designation, approval, roles, and the overall responsibility for visiting scholars at Iowa State. The Visiting Scholars website provides additional information and guidance. A request to host a visiting scholar at Iowa State University may be made consistent with this policy beginning May 10, 2021.

RESEARCH DATA

The purpose of the new Research Data policy, effective February 1, 2021, is to describe the rights and responsibilities of investigators and Iowa State University in the use, retention, maintenance and sharing of data generated as part of ISU’s research enterprise. 

USE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IN RESEARCH

The State of Iowa and federal law requires that use of controlled substances for research purposes must comply with applicable regulations. The new policy on the Use of Controlled Substances in Research governs requirements for procurement, documentation, storage, and disposal of controlled substances used in research at Iowa State University. Effective January 1, 2021.

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

ISU FMLA policy is based on federal law which provides eligible employees with job-protected leave for qualifying events or circumstances. The revised FMLA policy, effective January 1, 2021, switches FMLA from a calendar year approach to a rolling year cycle. 

CONSIDERATION OF REMOVING NAMES FROM UNIVERSITY PROPERTY

Effective November 25, 2020, ISU has a new policy on the Consideration of Removing Names from University Property. This policy sets forth the principles by which Iowa State University will address requests for removal of names from university property.

COVID-19 POLICY ON STUDENT SOCIAL GATHERINGS

Effective August 21, 2020, the COVID-19 Policy on Student Social Gatherings states that all on-campus and off-campus gatherings of students must comply with all health orders, including wearing appropriate face coverings and limiting the size of the gathering to ensure 6-foot physical distancing.


 

REVISED AND RENAMED

See these revised policies effective August 14, 2020, updated for compliance with new federal regulations:

Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking (formerly Sexual Misconduct...)

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (formerly Discrimination and Harassment)


 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

The revised Student Code of Conduct, effective August 1, 2020, includes reformatting, revisions, and additions to prohibited conduct for purposes of clarity and improved reporting processes, inclusion of current practices not previously shared in the Code, as well as appropriate referral to related university policies. Clarifications and revisions have also been made in the process and procedures to provide greater detail and to reduce procedural ambiguity. 


 

Policies in Development

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