Policy Governing Proposed Minors, Academic Credit-Granting Certificates, and Concentrations

Policy Governing Proposed Minors, Academic Credit-Granting Certificates, and Concentrations

VPAA 21-06

Academic Policies Committee

Applies to: All new proposals for minors, academic-credit granting certificates and concentrations. 

Supersedes: Curricular Guidelines for Minors at HSU (4/10/2011) and amends the Guidelines for Approving New Certificate Programs (3/11/2014 - #29-13/14-ICC).

Purpose of the Policy

P21-01 Email Policy

Responsible Office: Information Technology Services

Applies to:  All persons and departments assigned an HSU email account

This document describes the email services provided by Humboldt State University (HSU), and outlines the campus’ responsible use policy for HSU faculty, staff, students, volunteers, emeriti, auxiliaries, and others who receive a university-provided email account.

Supersedes:  P16-01 Email Policy

Purpose of the Policy:

ICSUAM 8000 – System Wide Information Security Policy

Academic Freedom Policy

Purpose of the Policy

Appendix P of the HSU Faculty Handbook includes notes on Academic Freedom jointly developed by the American Association of University Professors and the American Association of Colleges, but does not state that those notes constitute the University’s official policy of Academic Freedom. The WASC Senior College and University Commission Criteria for Review CFR1.3 states “The institution publicly states its commitment to academic freedom for faculty, staff, and students, and acts accordingly.

Policy on Certificates

Purpose of the Policy

A certificate program is a coherent grouping of courses from one or more disciplines that provides a set of learning experiences, often, but not always, related to a specific career area. Alternatively, a certificate program may provide a multidisciplinary focus on a specific topic or area. A certificate program differs substantially in focus from a degree program, although certain common courses may be applied to both degree and certificate courses of study.