The UAF Chancellor is authorized by the University of Alaska President and Board of Regents to implement rules and procedures as necessary to, among other things, promote operational efficiency, support the university’s mission, and reduce operational risks. A UAF policy must comply with Board of Regents’ policies and University regulations. In the event they would ever conflict, the order of priority is: BOR policies, university regulations, UAF policies.

The UAF Chancellor’s Cabinet is in the process of evaluating existing policies according to the Process for the Approval, Revision or Rescission of UAF Policies. Policies that cabinet deems to be obsolete or unnecessary may be rescinded; policies that should be retained may be revised; new policies may be adopted. Policies will be formally adopted using a consistent format and the final, approved policy will be posted to this webpage.

Who can propose a new UAF policy, revisions to an existing policy, or the rescission of a policy?

Faculty and staff employed through the UAF system, students enrolled at UAF, UAF governance bodies, and standing or ad hoc UAF advisory committees may propose the adoption, revision, or rescission of a UAF policy by following the procedures described in the process discussed above.

Table of UAF policy number, policy titles, adoption or revision dates and responsible cabinet members
UAF Policy No. Title Adoption / Revision Date Responsible Cabinet Member
02.05.011 Emergency Closure Policy 11/09/2011 VC Administrative Services
02.09.01 Health and Safety Policy 09/26/2023 Provost;
AVC Research
02.09.002 Emergency Action Plan Policy 09/26/2023 VC Administrative Services
02.09.020 Field Firearms Policy 10/09/2018 Provost; 
VC Administrative Services
VC Research; 
VC Rural, Community and Native Education; 
VC Student Affairs
02.09.030 Alcohol and Intoxicants-Field Policy 02/05/2019 Provost; 
VC Administrative Services; 
VC Research; 
VC Rural, Community, and Native Education; 
VC Student Affairs;
02.09.040 Automatic External Defibrillator Policy 06/03/2015 VC Administrative Services
04-002 Use of Controlled Substances in Research and Teaching 08/15/2023 VC Research
04-003 Animal Care and Use 02/25/2008 VC Research
04-004 Occupational Health and Safety Program - Animal Facilities 06/23/2008 VC Research
04.05.001 Employee Recognition 07/17/2009 VC Administrative Services
04.06.141 Weather Closure Policy for Areas Outside of the Fairbanks Campus 03/28/2019 Chief of Staff
04.06.200 Events Policy
11/30/2022 Chief of Staff
04.06.300 Campus Assembly Policy 01/19/2021

VC Student Affairs; 
VC Rural, Community and Native Education

04.07.010 Required Training Policy 09/09/2021 Provost; 
VC Administrative Services; 
VC Research
04.07.110 Term Funded Internal Applicant Policy 06/09/2015 VC Administrative Services
04.10.040 Required Professional Boundaries With Respect To Immediate Family Members 02/03/2021 Provost;
VC Rural, Community, and Native Education; 
VC Student Affairs
05-001 Safeguarding Confidential Information 01/04/2005 Chancellor
05-002 Protection of Human Research Participants 02/27/2024 Chancellor
05-003 Principal Investigator Eligibility 6/16/2021 VC Research
05-004 Export Management 06/23/2008 VC Research
05-005 Biosafety in Research and Teaching 06/23/2008 VC Research
05.04.020 Off-Road Motor Vehicle Use On-Campus (Fairbanks) Policy 06/30/2020 VC Administrative Services
05.08.010 Access Control Policy 08/15/2023 VC Administrative Services
05.09.001 Animals in University Buildings and on University Property Policy 11/22/2021 Department of Equity and Compliance;  
VC Administrative Services
VC Student Affairs; 
05.09.041 Protection of Minors 05/14/2020 VC Administrative Services
05.09.50 Engagement Policy for Enrolled Minors 03/31/2023 VC for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
05.10.072 Policy on Sponsored, Co-Sponsored and Alternative Courses 03/18/2024 Provost
05.12.001 Alcoholic Beverage Policy 12/13/2022

VC for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

05.14.031 Fundraising Coordination Policy 03/31/2023 Executive Director of University Advancement
09.05.011 Teaching Assistantships and the Chancellor’s Tuition Account Policy 03/31/2023 Provost
09.11.00 Policy on Mandatory Insurance for F-1 and J-1 International Students and Study-Away Students 12/19/2017 Provost
10.02.070 Specialized Accreditation Policy 06/20/2022 Provost
10.04.091 Distance Education Policy 05/08/2023 Vice Provost and Accreditation Liaison Officer
10.07.001 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training 06/08/2010 VC Research
10.07.080 Memorandums of Agreement/ Memorandums of Understanding Policy 09/12/2023 Chief of Staff
10.07.091 Attending Veterinarian & Veterinary Care 01/28/2013 VC Research