Repeal of Duplicative Policy 338 on Public Activities (OAR 580-022-0010)

Number: 
US14/15-36
Date of Notice: 
Tue, 01/20/2015
Legislation, Resolution, or Policy Adoption: 
Policy Adoption
Current Status: 
Approved on 1/21/2015
Motion: 

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 580-022-0010 on public activities by employees (contained within http://policies.uoregon.edu/sites/policies.uoregon.edu/files/uploads/OAR%20580%20-%20Division%2022.pdf) that is unnecessary and duplicative of existing University of Oregon Policies; and

1.3 WHEREAS, the University of Oregon has existing Policies on potential conflicts of interest (“University employees shall not engage in outside consulting work to the detriment of their University obligations.” - http://policies.uoregon.edu/policy/by/1/09-research/conflicts-interest-potential) and academic freedom (“university community members have the right to identify their association or title, but should not claim to be acting or speaking on behalf of the University unless authorized to do so.” - http://policies.uoregon.edu/node/218); and

1.4 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with a governing board that are in effect on the effective date of this 2013 Act continue in effect until lawfully superseded or repealed by the standards or policies of the governing board or the university [emphasis added]; and

1.5 WHEREAS, linkages and comments are provided on the Senate’s “Master List” of rules and policies, including unique, easy-to-track identifying numbers (see http://oldsenate.uoregon.edu/content/policy-tracker),

Section II

2.1 BE IT HEREBY MOVED that the following 580 rule (found at http://policies.uoregon.edu/sites/policies.uoregon.edu/files/uploads/OAR%20580%20-%20Division%2022.pdf) be repealed:

338       580-022-0010    Public Activities  

Financial Impact: 
Cost Neutral
Sponsor: 

Senate Executive Committee (acting through Professor John E. Bonine)

Legislative History: 

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