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Stipulated Policies

Policies related to institutional integrity, research, educational programs, faculty, students, the library and finances at the University of California as a system and the San Diego campus in particular are available on the websites shown below.

Those policies and statements include:

Institutional Integrity

A widely disseminated, written policy statement of commitment to academic freedom in teaching, learning, research, publication, and oral presentation

Due process procedures that demonstrate faculty and students are protected in their quest for truth

Written policies on due process and grievance procedures for faculty, staff and students




A clear statement of institutional policies, requirements, and expectations to current and prospective employees

UC Personnel Policies Pertaining to Staff Members

Institutionally developed and published non-discrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action policies

Clearly written policies on conflict of interest for board, administration, faculty, and staff, including appropriate limitations on the relations of business, industry, government, and private donors to research in the institution

A clear statement that the institution agrees to abide by WASC Policy on Substantive Change and the Policy on Distance and Technology-Mediated Instruction


Policies covering human subjects and animals in research, classified research, patent provisions, cooperative research relations with industry, and other similar issues related to the integrity and independence of the research enterprise

Institutions that support applied research having the potential for producing significant revenue have clear policies on how faculty responsible for such research share revenue from patents, licenses, and sales. Institutions supporting entrepreneurial activity of faculty of institu­tionally sponsored research parks have clear policies covering the involvement of faculty in such ventures, the protection of basic research, and the publication of research results

Policies and Resources

Educational Programs

Precise, accurate, and current information in printed material regarding a) educational purposes; b) degrees, curricular programs, educational resources, and course offerings; c) student charges and other financial obligations, student financial aid, and fee refund policies; d) requirements for admission and for achievement of degrees; and e) the names of the administration, faculty, and governing board

Publications that make clear the status (e.g., full-time, part-time, adjunct) of each faculty member

Clearly articulated policies for the transfer of credit to ensure that students who transfer in with general education course credits meet the institution's own standards for the completion of the general education requirement

Policies and procedures for additions and deletions of programs

Requirements for continuation in, or termination from, academic programs, and a policy for readmission of students who are disqualified for academic reasons

Clearly stated graduation requirements that are consistently applied in the degree certification process


Personnel policies governing employment of teaching fellows and assistants

Policy designed to integrate part-time faculty appropriately into the life of the institution

Explicit and equitable faculty personnel policies and procedures

Policies on salaries and benefits

Policies for faculty and staff regarding privacy and accessibility of information


Written library collection development and weeding policies, including the bases for accepting gifts


Admission and retention policies and procedures, with particular attention to the application of sound admission and retention policies for athletes, international students, and other cases where unusual pressures may be anticipated

Clearly defined admissions policies attentive to the special needs of international students

Policies on student rights and responsibilities, including the rights of due process and redress of grievances

Publications that include policies and rules defining inappropriate student conduct

A policy regarding fee refunds that is uniformly administered, and consistent with customary standards


Policies, guidelines, and processes for developing the budget

Clearly defined and implemented policies with regard to cash management and investments, approved by the governing board

Policies and a code of ethics for employees involved in buying, bidding, or providing purchase orders

Policies on risk management, addressing loss by fire, burglary and defalcation; liability of the governing board and administration; and liability for personal injury and property damage

UC Business & Finance Bulletin Manual:

Policies regarding fundraising activities that comply with sound ethical accounting and financial principles

* Because UC campuses are part of a system, some of the information required for accreditation reviews is the same for all ten campuses, e.g. information about governance, research and personnel policies, etc., and this information can be made available by the UC System office on behalf of all campuses. Therefore the Systemwide Guide to Stipulated Policies for the WASC capacity review has been prepared by the Educational Relations Department.