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New HOP 9-1610: Student Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


The policy outlines how the University will protect the privacy and records access rights that apply to education records maintained by or for the University about its students by complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


The new policy provides clear expectations for how current and former University students' educational records are handled/managed.


Revisions: HOP 4-1030 "Management of University Facilities"


Policy revisions focus on roles/responsibilities for facilities management, construction, repairs/remodeling...

Revisions to HOP 5-3220 "Employee Discount Program"


Policy revisions were adopted to convey the current program oversight.

Important New Policies Adopted


Recent additions to the HOP include the following policies which outline the management framework for the topics covered.  Each describes the associated roles, responsibilities, authority, and requirements necessary for compliance with the policy.


#3-1050 Honorific and Gift-Relating Namings

#3-1510 Developing and Maintaining Policies in the Handbook of Operating Procedures

#3-1710 Youth Protection Program

#7-1410 Export Controls

Revision to HOP #3-1310 AIDS/HIV


Effective May 5, 2015, revisions were adopted in HOP 3-1310, "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Human Immunodeficiency Virus" to update terminology used in the policy and align it with the university's Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.

New HOP #4-1252 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center


A new HOP policy was added, effective Janaury 15, 2015, designating the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center as a residential conference center as authorized by the president and UT System. Adopting this policy into our HOP fulfills the requirement of the Board of Regents' Rule 80112.

Revisions to HOP 2-1310 Budget Councils


Revisions made to #2-1310 Budget Council, effective October 21, 2014.


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