Tag Archives: UC Policy

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.

Video overview of UC’s Policy on Prevention of Harassment and Bullying

All staff are encouraged to watch this video overview of UC’s Policy on the Prevention of Harassment and Bullying.

UC regards harassment and bullying of any kind involving staff or students, whether on or off campus, as unacceptable.

UC encourages a culture where people speak up when they see or experience harassment or bullying.

The Policy on the Prevention of Harassment and Bullying was updated in 2018 and it applies to all staff and students.
Read it here>

New look Policy Library webpages

The UC Policy Library went live on the T4 (Terminal Four) platform last Thursday. The move to the T4 platform for existing webpages is part of a University wide project.

The new look webpages has been designed incorporating feedback from contact officers  provided earlier in the year (those nominated on a policy as a policy contact/subject matter expert) which was provided earlier in the year. The Policy Unit is grateful for all the feedback it received.

Please note that with the move to T4 the webiste addresses (URL’s) of the policies have changed. If you have linked to a policy, you may need to update the link. Please do this by going into the search function in the UC Policy Library, locate your policy and copy the hyperlink.

For those that often use the Policy Library (contact officers, staff and students), please take note of the new webpages .

Not all of the UC Policy Library webpages have changed their look just yet, and the Policy Unit are working on improving the search functionality of policies both on the general University website and within the UC Policy Library search function.

If there is information that you cannot find on the new webpages or you have general feedback, please contact Jodie Flowerday or Kiri Hill-Dunne in the Policy Unit. Contacts details for Jodie and Kiri can be found on the UC Policy Library website.