Faculty/Staff Policies and Forms

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Institutional Policies and Procedures

This document contains the institutional policies and procedures for Pacific University.

Pacific University Faculty and Governance Handbook

Various editions of a Pacific University Faculty and Governance Handbook have appeared since the early 1940s. The University Faculty and Governance Handbook is intended as a guide for all Pacific University employees to the current faculty and governance practices and procedures of the university. The University Faculty and Governance Handbook is accessible to all employees and students through the university's web site.

Institutional Review Board Policies & Procedures

The policies and procedures of the Pacific University Institutional Review Board (IRB) describe the day-to-day operations of the IRB, as required by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 45 Part 46 (45 CFR 46), Title 21 Part 56 (21 CFR 56), and Title 21 Part 50 (21 CFR 50). The IRB is constituted for the purpose of ensuring the ethical conduct of research regarding human subjects (or any data or biological materials derived from human subjects) and protecting the rights of such research subjects.

Consensual Relationship Policy

For purposes of this policy, a consensual relationship is a mutually acceptable intimate, romantic and/or sexual relationship between a University employee with supervisory, teaching, evaluation or advisory authority and an employee or student who is supervised, taught or advised by that employee. 

Political Campaign Activity Policy

Pacific University supports the principles of Academic Freedom and encourages free and open discussion of ideas and opinions. As part of its dedication to active citizenship, the university encourages students, faculty, and staff to exercise their civic rights to participate as individuals in the political process.

Sustainability Policy

Pacific University takes seriously the responsibility to cultivate a well-educated, engaged community committed to building a healthier future. As stated in our mission, we embrace the concept of environmental sustainability and commit to using the university as a learning laboratory for sustainable practices.

Read our full sustainability policy (pdf).

Appropriate Use Policy for Information Technology | UIS

All users of the Information Technology at Pacific University are required to follow this policy. Please ensure you understand the policies before using university technology. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Technology Information Center.

Technology and Information Services Purchasing Policy

The policy for all technology and information services purchased with university funds.

University Purchased Tablet Policy

The policy describes the purchasing, provisioning and support of policies purchased with university funds.

Pacific University Password Policy | UIS

The purpose of this policy is to establish a standard for creation of strong passwords, the protection of those passwords, and the frequency of change.

Passwords are an important aspect of computer security. A poorly chosen password may result in the compromise of Pacific University's entire university network.

Account and Email Address Policy

Describes the types of automatically created and sponsored accounts and email addresses.

Moodle Policies

The policies for Pacific University's Learning Management System, Moodle (located at moodle.pacificu.edu).

Cell Phone Service Guidelines and Policy

Cellular telephones and cellular-based wireless communications devices can be an effective resource for campus employees in the performance of their job duties. For employees who spend considerable time outside of their assigned office area, or who must be accessible outside of scheduled or normal work hours, a cellular or mobile device can be a significant benefit. Based on job duties, certain employees may qualify to be provided a stipend to cover the business use of personal cell phones.

Pharos Print Credit Policy | UIS

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for use of printing credits for the Pharos stations located on Pacific University’s Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene, and Woodburn campuses.

PCI Compliance Policy

This policy has been created to assist employees in understanding the importance of protecting card holder data and informing employees about the new rules surrounding safeguarding information.

Intellectual Property Policy

The creation, and use, of intellectual property is at the core of the academic enterprise at Pacific University. The intellectual contributions of faculty, staff and students to the University community enrich our common knowledge, and they foster our shared spirit of innovation. More information on copyright law and guidelines can be found through the United States Copyright Office.

Social Media Usage Guidelines

The social media usage guidelines lists protocols and best practices for the use of social media accounts representing Pacific University. If you are interested in using social media for business purposes at Pacific University, the Office of Marketing & Communications will assist you in creating your social media account(s). 

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