Board of Trustees (BT) Policies

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Board of Trustees (BT) Policies
Subject (click link to view / download PDF)Version #Published in PolicyTechEffective DatePolicyTech Public url: Use this link to access policy in PolicyTech or to share / embed the public urlTitle only
BT0001 - Conflict of Interest Policy for Trustees110/12/20172/5/1992https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=212&public=trueConflict of Interest Policy for Trustees
BT0002 - Code of Ethics for Appointed Trustees39/26/20196/21/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=670&public=trueCode of Ethics for Appointed Trustees
BT0003 - Policy Statement on Travel36/24/20196/21/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=611&public=truePolicy Statement on Travel
BT0004 - Policy on Presidential Performance Reviews59/27/20196/21/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=671&public=truePolicy on Presidential Performance Reviews
BT0005 - Policy on Awarding Honorary Degrees39/27/20196/21/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=672&public=truePolicy on Awarding Honorary Degrees
BT0006-Policies-Governing-Academic-Freedom-Responsibility-and-Tenure88/28/20186/22/2018https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=489&public=truePolicies Governing Academic Freedom Responsibility and Tenure
BT0007 - Policy on Faculty Handbook Revisions29/27/20196/19/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=673&public=truePolicy on Faculty Handbook Revisions
BT0008 - Policy on the Naming of Facilities and Other Assets of the University of Tennessee410/12/201710/22/2010https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=219&public=truePolicy on the Naming of Facilities and Other Assets of the University of Tennessee
BT0009 - Procedural Framework for Academic Program Discontinuance29/28/20196/21/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=674&public=trueProcedural Framework for Academic Program Discontinuance
BT0010 SUPERSEDED - Policy on Misconduct in Research and Service (for reference only)110/1/201710/28/2005https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=21&public=truePolicy on Misconduct in Research and Service (SUPERSEDED)
BT0011 - Policy on a Student Programs and Services Fee23/1/20193/1/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=573&public=truePolicy on a Student Programs and Services Fee
BT0012 - Policy on Settlement of Claims and Litigation29/28/20196/21/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=675&public=truePolicy on Settlement of Claims and Litigation
BT0013 - Discretionary Expenditure Reporting for the President and Chancellors39/28/20196/21/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=676&public=trueDiscretionary Expenditure Reporting for the President and Chancellors
BT0014 - Public Records Repealed and Replaced by TUAPA Rule27/16/20193/10/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=622&public=truePublic Records - Repealed and Replaced by TUAPA Rule
BT0015 - Debt Management29/28/20196/21/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=677&public=trueDebt Management
BT0016 - Policy on Approval of Student Fees411/8/201811/2/2018https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=512&public=truePolicy on Approval of Student Fees
BT0017 - Process for Submitting Legislative Proposals and Funding Requests to the General Assembly23/1/20193/1/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=574&public=trueProcess for Submitting Legislative Proposals and Funding Requests to the General Assembly
BT0018 - Policy on Housing Allowances for Senior-level Administrators33/26/20183/23/2018https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=314&public=truePolicy on Housing Allowances for Senior-level Administrators
BT0019 - University Aircraft39/29/20196/21/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=681&public=trueUniversity Aircraft
BT0020 - Investment Policies and Procedures211/8/201811/2/2018https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=513&public=trueInvestment Policies and Procedures
BT0021 - Policy Affirming Principles of Free Speech for Students and Faculty111/7/201711/3/2017https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=268&public=truePolicy Affirming Principles of Free Speech for Students and Faculty
BT0022 - Policy on Smoking111/7/201711/3/2017https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=269&public=truePolicy on Smoking
BT0023 - Policy on Setting Faculty Salaries upon Conclusion of Administrative Appointments22/28/20182/22/2018https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=305&public=truePolicy on Setting Faculty Salaries upon Conclusion of Administrative Appointments
BT0024 - Statement of Policy on Patents, Copyrights, and Other Intellectual Property26/27/20186/19/2003https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=405&public=trueStatement of Policy on Patents, Copyrights, and Other Intellectual Property
BT0025 - Process for the Campus Advisory Board to Submit a Recommendation to the President on the Proposed Strategic Plan for the Campus14/18/20193/1/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=578&public=trueProcess for the Campus Advisory Board to Submit a Recommendation to the President on the Proposed Strategic Plan for the Campus
BT0026 - Process for the Campus Advisory Board to Submit a Recommendation to the President on the Annual Operating Budget14/18/20193/1/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=582&public=trueProcess for the Campus Advisory Board to Submit a Recommendation to the President on the Annual Operating Budget
BT0027 - Process for Appointment of a Non-voting Student Member of the Board of Trustees14/24/20193/1/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=587&public=trueProcess for Appointment of a Non-voting Student Member of the Board of Trustees
BT0028 - Process for Appointment of a Full-Time Faculty Member to the Education, Research, and Service Committee14/24/20193/1/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=588&public=trueProcess for Appointment of a Full-Time Faculty Member to the Education, Research, and Service Committee
BT0029 - Policy on Related Foundations16/28/20196/21/2019https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=613&public=truePolicy on Related Foundations
BT0030 - Policy Concerning Admission Preference for Residents19/28/201911/3/2006https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=679&public=truePolicy Concerning Admission Preference for Residents
BT0031 - Policy Concerning English Language Competency of UT Instructional Staff19/29/201910/19/1984https://universitytennessee.policytech.com/docview/?docid=680&public=truePolicy Concerning English Language Competency of UT Instructional Staff