Tag Archives: UC Policy Library

Finding Policy information

The UC Policy Library holds most institution wide policy documents, with the UC Policy web pages providing up to date information on:

  • What policies are in their review period;
  • What policies have undergone a scheduled review;
  • What policies have been removed from the UC Policy Library web pages, merged with others policies, renamed or relocated elsewhere;
  • What new policies have been added to the UC Policy Library.
  • How to draft policy; and
  • Policy templates

Give feedback on UC Policy Library documents by contacting the Contact Officer named on the policy. Contact officer details are available  here.

Using the UC Policy Library

The UC Policy Library holds most institution wide policy documents, with the UC Policy web pages providing up to date information on:

  • What policies are in their review period;
  • What policies have undergone a scheduled review;
  • What policies have been removed from the UC Policy Library web pages, merged with others policies, renamed or relocated elsewhere;
  • What new policies have been added to the UC Policy Library.

Give feedback on UC Policy Library documents by contacting the Contact Officer named on the policy. Contact officer details are available  here.

 

Mosque attack video footage and document ban – research exemption

Office of Film & Literature Classification

Alongside the video footage of the Mosque attack of 15 March, a publication reportedly written by the terrorist behind the fatal attacks in Ōtautahi Christchurch, has been officially classified as objectionable.

The document, examined under the Films, Videos & Publications Classification Act 1993 (FVPCA), is deemed objectionable for a number of reasons.

It is an offence to possess or distribute an objectionable publication. People who have downloaded or printed this document, should destroy it immediately.

Access may be granted to some, including academics, researchers and analysts without penalty as they may require possession of the publication for a range of legitimate purposes, including education, analysis and research.

Those individuals must apply for an exemption to allow them to legitimately access and hold a copy of this document. Information on applying for an exemption can be found here.

For the University, objectionable material is covered under both the IT Policy Framework. This policy binds both staff and students.

IT Policy Framework
You may not undertake any activity with any element of IT that you would not ordinarily be allowed to undertake under your existing relationship with the University. Such restricted activities include:

· You may not break (or assist another to break) the law, for example, copyright violations, or viewing or holding objectionable material.

Wilful violation of any of the conditions of your existing relationship with the University may bring about sanctions, and that those conditions include the use of electronic equipment. Such violation can lead to the restriction, or exclusion, from using the University’s electronic equipment, computers and/or IT network, and can ultimately lead to exclusion from the University or, for staff, a finding of serious misconduct leading to dismissal.” [Pg 2 of 4]

If you have a copy of this publication that you are not legally entitled to possess, please delete or destroy it. If you see it, report it.  If you see material of this nature online, report it immediately.

  • To report harmful content on Twitter, click here.
  • To report harmful content on Facebook, click here.
  • To report harmful content on Instagram, click here.
  • To report harmful content on YouTube, click here.

Any harmful content should also be reported to the Department of Internal Affairs, click here.

UC Policy Library: Protected Disclosures Act – Internal Procedures and Code of Conduct

UC has a policy on how staff are to report ‘serious wrong-doing’  (as defined by the Protected Disclosures Act 2000) and how those handling a disclosure are to behave. 

A protected disclosure offers employees some protection, in certain circumstances, from detrimental actions or consequences of reporting serious wrong-doing .  Our policy on this is called Protected Disclosures Act -Internal Procedures and Code of Conduct, which is available via the UC Policy Library.

This policy is currently under review, but staff should still note its existence.

Any enquiries on the policy are to be directed to the Acting Registrar, Bruce White.

UC Policy Library search pages now available on the website

The UC Policy Unit has worked on improving the search function of the policy library and to enable a better search result when looking for policies, the search pages have been migrated on to the website. 

An A-Z search function will be added to the search pages shortly, so policies can be browsed in alphabetical order.

If you are looking for other sources of policy information such as regulations, UC plans or related UC webpages, please use the main search function on the UC website instead.

Links to some of the other webpages holding  policy information are also available via the UC Policy Library homepage here>

The Policy Unit would like your thoughts on how easy it is to find what you are looking for in the UC Policy Library, or if things you would expect to see are not coming up after your search. To provide feedback, please contact ucpolicy@canterbury.ac.nz with your thoughts.