Ohio UniversityDRAFT Policy and Procedure

45.101:  Graduate Study for Employees


Status:

Approved on October 28, 2002Signatures and dates
on archival copy

Effective:

October 1, 2002 

Initiated by:

Raymie McKerrow
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
 

Reviewed by:

Nancy Prichard Crist, Chair
Policy and Procedure Review Committee
 

Endorsed by:

Raymie McKerrow
Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
 

Approved by:

Stephen Kopp
Provost
 


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Purpose

To provide a policy encouraging all Ohio University employees (other than senior administrators) to apply for admission to graduate study, while avoiding conflicts of interest.


Policy

Policy 40.015, "Educational Benefits for Ohio University Employees," establishes the benefits and limitations when employees take Ohio University courses. Bargaining unit employees should refer to their contract for information about educational benefits. All employees, except senior administrators (President, Provost, Vice Presidents, Associate Provosts, and Deans) are eligible to apply for admission to a graduate program or to non-degree status. The Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and the Graduate Council will review all applications for potential conflict of interest. If the Graduate Council determines that a conflict exists, the employee shall not be admitted to the graduate program. It is the responsibility of the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies to see that this review takes place at the earliest possible date.


Procedures

Full-time employees may not receive a graduate stipend. See Policy 40.015 for the limitations on course load. Course loads taken during breaks in regular employment, however, such as summers for 9-month faculty, will be limited only by Graduate Catalog regulations. (The Graduate Catalog and Policy 20.102, "Residency Determination for Admission and Reclassification," address residency requirements.)

If a student who is currently in a graduate degree program is offered a presidential contract appointment, classified staff position, or bargaining unit position, the situation shall be reviewed by the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and the Graduate Council at the earliest possible date. The Graduate Council shall determine whether conflict of interest or unfair competition would result from dual status as a student and as an employee, which might affect academic performance and evaluation. If the Graduate Council determines that such conflict would exist, they shall inform the student that he or she may not continue in his or her graduate program if he or she accepts the presidential or classified staff appointment.


Reviewers

Proposed revisions of this policy should be reviewed by:

  1. Policy and Procedure Review Committee

  2. Faculty Senate

  3. Administrative Senate

  4. Classified Senate


Forms

There are no forms that are specific to this policy.


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