Board of Trustees Approved Policies

The following policies have been approved by the Board of Trustees and the Board is noted as the Responsible Administrator.  Other offices may be responsible for the supervision and maintenance of the policy.

Title Number Responsible Office

Authority of the President, Vice Presidents and Chancellors/Provost

Overviews the roles and responsibilities of the positions in the Office of the President.

ACA-02 President, Indiana University

Authority of The Trustees of Indiana University

Outlines the purpose, mission and function of the Trustees of Indiana University.


Board of Trustees, Indiana University

Ban on Incentive Compensation Related to Student Services

Indiana University prohibits the award of any commission, bonus or other incentive payment to any person or entity who is engaged in any student recruitment or admission activity, or in making decisions regarding the award of title IV, HEA program funds.

USSS-17 University Student Services and Systems

Cheating and Plagiarism

Defines cheating a plagiarism and establishes standards for taking action against students who are suspected in engaging in either act.

ACA-72 University Faculty Council

Classification of Academic Appointments

Details various academic appointment classifications including tenure-track, non-tenure-track faculty, and specialist and honorary appointments.

ACA-14 University Faculty Council

Code of Academic Ethics

Outlines the academic ethics that faculty should adhere to.

ACA-33 University Faculty Council

Conditions for Cooperation Between Employee Organizations and the Administration of IU

Establishes procedures for recognizing employee organizations and considering their views, suggestions, and employment interests.

HR-12-20 University Human Resources

Conflicts of Commitment Involving Outside Professional Activities for Academic Appointees

Details acceptable and unacceptable involvement in outside professional activities for all academic appointees.

ACA-29 University Faculty Council

Discussion of Grading Policy

Requires the faculty in every department to regularly discuss their practices and standards for assessing student performance.

ACA-71 University Faculty Council

Distinguished Ranks

Details the different criterion and overall system for awarding recognition to faculty appointments.

ACA-39 Board of Trustees, Indiana University

Establishing Campus Admission Policies

Establishes a standard template and guidelines for campus admission policies to create a minimum level of uniformity among each IU campus.

ACA-54 University Faculty Council

Executive Air Travel

Establishes a limit on the number of university executives that may travel together on a single aircraft.

FIN-INS-19 Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims

Faculty and Librarian Annual Reviews

Details standards and procedures for annual faculty and librarian reviews.

ACA-21 University Faculty Council

Faculty and Librarian Promotions

Details the faculty promotion process, including procedures for recommendations, criteria for promotion, and information regarding promotion in rank.

ACA-38 University Faculty Council,
Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs

Faculty and Librarian Tenure

Details the principles and procedures for faculty and librarian tenure including information regarding non-citizens and tenure-probationary periods.


University Faculty Council

Faculty Representation at Indiana University Board of Trustee Meetings

Affirms the importance of including faculty in the affairs of the Board of Trustees.

ACA-03 Board of Trustees, Indiana University
University Faculty Council

Fair Use of Copyrighted Works for Education and Research

Establishes standards for the fair use of copyrighted works by faculty, librarians, and staff.

ACA-31 University Faculty Council

Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

Details provisions for avoiding, disclosing, managing, and resolving financial conflicts of interest in University research and sponsored programs.

ACA-74 Office of the Vice President for Research

General Provisions Regarding Academic Appointments

Provisions include purpose and use of appointment classifications, assigned responsibility limitations, faculty governance participation, part-time, special titles, retired faculty, and campus regulations.

ACA-12 University Faculty Council

Institutional Naming

Establishes practices for naming IU facilities and permanent organizations and ensures proper vetting and consultation before naming decisions are made.


VP for Capital Planning & Facilities / Exec. VP for University Academic Affairs

Intellectual Property Policy

Provides guidelines for the IU Statement of Principles on Intellectual Property.

UA-05 Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC)

Intercollegiate Athletics Programs

Details the intercollegiate athletics program mission and goals; authority and responsibility; campus athletics committees; and the athletics coordinating council.

ACA-58 University Faculty Council,
Office of the President

Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Details IU's commitment to providing equal opportunities for all individuals and to taking affirmative action to overcome historical discrimination.

UA-01 Office of Affirmative Action

Other Leaves and Absences for Academic Appointees

Details provisions for academic appointee military tours, jury/subpoenaed witness, sick, and pregnancy/childrearing leaves of absence.

ACA-49 University Faculty Council

Oversight and Support Of Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Formerly Associate Instructors, Associate Faculty and Part-Time Faculty)

Designates responsibility for oversight of part-time associate instructors and associate faculty.

ACA-26 University Faculty Council

Paid Family Leave for Academic Appointees

Details the circumstances under which academic appointees may take up to twelve weeks of paid family leave.

ACA-50 Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs

Permanent Separations for Academic Appointees

Details various types of permanent separations for academic appointees, including resignation, retirement, non-reappointment, and discharge for cause.

ACA-52 University Faculty Council

Political Activities of Academic Personnel

Details principles and procedures for the outside political activities of academic personnel.

ACA-34 University Faculty Council

Presidential Authority Regarding Academic Appointments

Describes the role of the university president regarding such personnel matters as faculty appointments, promotion, and appointments with tenure.

ACA-07 Office of the President

Reappointment and Non-Reappointment During Probationary Period

Details the principles and procedures for faculty and librarian tenure including information regarding non-citizens and tenure-probationary periods.

ACA-22 University Faculty Council

Regulation of Clinical and Lecturer Appointments

Regulates the use of clinical and faculty appointments, appointee rights and privileges, appointment and advancement, and protection of academic freedom.

ACA-18 University Faculty Council

Regulation of Research Appointments

Sets standards for research appointments, including ranks, part-time, research associates postdoctoral fellows, and academic specialist appointments.

ACA-20 University Faculty Council

Rules Determining Resident and Nonresident Student Status for Indiana University Fee Purposes

Establishes the rules which will be considered when determining resident and nonresident student status for fee purposes.

USSS-07 University Student Services and Systems

Sabbatical Leaves for Faculty and Librarians

Outlines the purpose of and procedures for sabbatical leaves and details benefits while on leave without pay for IU faculty and librarians 

ACA-47 University Faculty Council

School of Medicine Paid Family and Medical Leave for Academic Appointees

Details the circumstances under which School of Medicine academic appointees may take up to twelve weeks of paid family leave.

ACA-51 Office of the Dean, Indiana University School of Medicine

Search and Screen Procedures for Administrators

Establishes the procedures for searches and screening of University administrators.

ACA-09 University Faculty Council

University Bargaining Unit Determination

Details procedures for recognizing employee representative bargaining units to ensure proper     management of their negotiations and administration.

HR-12-70 University Human Resources

Vacation for Twelve-Month Academic Appointees

Details the vacation standards for twelve-month academic appointees.

ACA-46 University Faculty Council
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