Adoption of Policies on Conditions of Service and Academic Freedom (Bonine #s 270, 271, 275, 278, 288, 289, 290, 293, 295, 296, 297, 299, 301, 349)

Date of Notice: 
Fri, 05/08/2015
Legislation, Resolution, or Policy Adoption: 
Policy Adoption
Current Status: 
Notice Given

Section I

1.1 WHEREAS, the transition to a new Board of Trustees for the University under the law popularly known as Senate Bill 270 of 2013 removed the State Board of Higher Education as a future source of policies for the University of Oregon; and

1.2 WHEREAS, a number of rules adopted by the State Board of Higher Education in the past (primarily known as “Oregon Administrative Rules 580-[various]” or herein as “580 rules”) involve academic matters as commonly understood in higher education, including the below 14, “580 rules” and

1.3 WHEREAS, Section 170 (8) of Senate Bill 270 provides:

(8) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the lawfully adopted rules and policies of the State Board of Higher Education pertaining to a university with a governing board that are in effect on the effective date of this 2013 Act continue in effect until lawfully superseded or repealed by the standards or policies of the governing board or the university [emphasis added]; and

1.4 WHEREAS, linkages and comments are provided on the Senate’s “Master List” of rules and policies, including unique, easy-to-track identifying numbers (see Policies of Senate Interest Excel workbook),

Section II

2.1 BE IT HEREBY MOVED that the following 14 “580 rules” on different subject matter (contained within be enacted as regular University of Oregon Policies:

270       580-021-0010    Conditions of Service                      Consultative Procedures

271       580-021-0015    Conditions of Service                      Terms of Service of Faculty

275       580-021-0028    Conditions of Service                      Fellowship Leave

278       580-021-0035    Conditions of Service                      Absence Due to Illness

288       580-021-0120    Conditions of Service                      Seventh Annual Appointment
289       580-021-0125    Conditions of Service                      Appt. of Regular Part-Time Faculty Beyond
 the FTE Equivalent of the Sixth Consecutive 

290       580-021-0130    Conditions of Service                      Exceptions

293       580-021-0200    Conditions of Service                      Purpose of Sabbatical Leave

295       580-021-0210    Conditions of Service                      Approval and Revisions of Sabbaticals

296       580-021-0215    Conditions of Service                      Sabbatical Leave Reports

297       580-021-0220    Conditions of Service                      Obligation to Return

299       580-021-0230    Conditions of Service                      Length of Leave for Fiscal-Year Staff

301       580-021-0240    Conditions of Service                      Supplementing of Sabbatical Incomes

349       580-022-0055   Academic Freedom                          Employment of More Than One Member
        of a Household
Financial Impact: 
Cost Neutral

Employment Matters Policy Workgroup (Dianne Dugaw, Daphne Joubran, Deborah Olson, Ron Bramhall, Gordon Sayre, Mike Strain, Michael Dreiling)

Legislative History: 

See adoption notes at the end of each existing "580 rule."