New and Recently Updated Policies
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Undergraduate, graduate and professional students seeking to withdraw from Iowa State University must comply with this policy and the processes established by the Office of the Registrar.
The Workers' Compensation policy has been updated to address the ISU Incident Portal, a comprehensive incident reporting system for work-related injuries and incidents. This system replaces the work injury and incident reporting system that was contained in AccessPlus. Employees may access the portal to report a work-related injury or illness.
The policy on Contracting Authority (Non-employment Related) has been updated to reflect current dollar thresholds and university titles.
Facilities and Grounds Use policy: The policy was revised to clarify that ISU encourages public discourse. Any member of the university community or the public may use most outdoor areas for non-commercial expressive activities on a first come, first served basis without giving prior notice. The policy also addresses uses of indoor areas.
Agora: This term from ancient Greek society means “public gathering place.” In the spirit of encouraging public discourse, the term will be introduced with signage in two high-traffic locations on central campus that are particularly conducive to expressive activities. Note that expressive activities are NOT limited to these two areas.
Notice or Approval: Certain large events require prior notice and/or approval. Guidelines have been developed to simplify the process of obtaining authorization for indoor or outdoor activities meeting the policy’s definition of “public events.“
The Facilities and Grounds Use, Activities policy was amended to address Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as "drones." The policy and associated guidance establish requirements for obtaining permission before flying UAS on or over ISU property.The Federal Aviation Administration's rules regarding UAS continue to evolve, so the guidance will be updated as necessary to comply with applicable regulations. The policy team appreciates the constructive input received from the university community during this process. Thank you!
Effective January 1, 2016, minor changes were made to the Conflicts of Interest and Commitment (COIC) policy and corresponding Procedures, Applications, and Guidance (PAG) to align with ISU practices. These changes do not affect the spirit of the policy, and should not impact its application, except to allow for a more efficient process to track employee COIC disclosures.