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Forms
Form E1A (pdf)
Form E1B (pdf)
Form S1 (pdf)
Form S2 (pdf)
Form S2: Data on Future Education (pdf)
Form S2: Data on UVM Outstanding Students (pdf)
Form S2: Data on Vermont Legislators (pdf)
Form S3 (pdf)
Standard I: Mission and Purposes
Documents Cited Substandard
1999 Self-Study  
2003-2008 Strategic Plan (1.3)
Signatures of Excellence (pdf) (1.1, 1.2, 1.3)
Strategic Plan 2009-2013 (pdf) 1.3, 1.4
University's Vision, Mission, and Goals 1.1, 1.2
President's Website  
"Our Common Ground"  
UVM History and Traditions  
2000 Strategic Action Plan  
President's Strategic Planning website 1.4
Strategic Goals 1.4
Additional Information for Standard I
UVM Charter
Advancing the Vision 2004-2013: Financial Feasibility Report
PricewaterhouseCoopers Evaluation of Strategic Financial Plan - May 2004
President's 10-year Vision
Matrix '04
Matrix' 05
Matrix '06
Mission, Key Purposes and Goals (1.1, 1.5)

Standard II: Planning and Evaluation
Documents Cited Substandard
Strategic Action Plan 2.1
The President's Ten Year Vision (pdf) 2.1
2003-2008 Strategic Plan (pdf) 2.2
Financial Feasibility Plan (pdf) 2.2
Strategic Capital Plan (pdf) 2.2
Campus Master Plan (pdf) 2.2
Information Technology Master Plan 2.2
Signatures of Excellence 2.2
Presidential Commissions
A View of Future Research Growth and Activity at the University of Vermont (pdf)
Becoming the Nation's Premier Environmental University (pdf)
President's Campus Anti-Violence Initiative
President's Intitiative on Compensation Issues
Pandemic Planning
Strategic Planning Timeline (pdf)
Continuing UVM's Advance: Contexts for a Refocused Strategic Plan 2.2
Strategic Plan 2009-2013 (pdf) 2.2, 2.4, 2.6
Focus Group Conversations
Strategic Plan Performance Indicators (pdf) 2.3, 2.4, 2.6
Davis Center
University Goals Matrix: (2.3)
Sourcebook 2.4
Budget Model Indicators: Performance Matrix (Authorization Required) 2.4
Institutional Assessment at the University of Vermont, 2007-2008 (pdf) 2.4, 2.6
SGA Physical Education Requirement Resolution
Voluntary System of Accountability (pdf)
Test Validity Study
Academic Program Review (pdf)  
Additional Information for Standard II
2005 UVM National Survey of Student Engagement
2008 OIS Website with links to a variety of regularly produced institutional reports
Lewis Foundation Planning Effort
2004 Strategic Financial Plan  
2006 Strategic Capital Plan  
Additional Plans and Evaluations: (2.3)

Standard III: Organization and Governance
Documents Cited Substandard
Title 16 Appendix, Chapter One (pdf)
Governance Documents
Organizational Chart (3.1)
United Academics
Teamsters (pdf)
United Electrical Workers (pdf)
Board of Trustees website 3.2
Board of Trustees and University bylaws (pdf) 3.2
Trustee appointment process (pdf) 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Board Committees (pdf) 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Conflict of Interest Policy (pdf) 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Board committee structure 3.5
Board development activities (pdf) 3.5
Evaluation of the President (pdf) 3.6
Board of Trustees rights (pdf) 3.6
Strategic Planning 3.7
University Diversity Requirement (pdf) 3.8
Academic Program changes (pdf) 3.8
Faculty Senate By-Laws (pdf) 3.10
Faculty Senate website 3.10
Collective Bargaining Agreement 3.10
Student Government Association 3.11
Graduate Student Senate 3.11
Staff Council
Fifth-year Review of the President (3.6)
Additional Information for Standard III
Board of Trustees' Policy Handbook (3.2)
BOT Schedule (3.5)
Staff Organization By-Laws (3.10)
SGA By-Laws (3.11)
Graduate Senate By-Laws (3.11)
Staff handbook
OHB (prescribed BOT process for reviewing president and description of CEO)
Student role as trustee 3.11
BOT membership
Trustee committees
Other committees

Standard IV: Academic Program
Documents Cited Substandard
Clinical Psychology PhD Rankings
Academic Programs 4.1, 4.2
Continuing Education 4.1, 4.2, 4.29, 4.30, 4.31, 4.32, 4.33
Course Listings and Numbers
Online Catalogue 4.3, 4.4, 4.32
Academic Advising 4.4, 4.5
2007 Post Graduation Survey (pdf) 4.4, 4.5
CATS (Curriculum Audit Tracking System) 4.4, 4.5
Registrar's Office 4.4, 4.5, 4.31
CATS frequently asked questions 4.4, 4.5
Catalogue 4.14, 4.17, 4.19
Teacher Advisor Program (TAP)
Faculty Senate Constitusion and By-laws (pdf)
Proposing New Curriculum (pdf)
Altering Curriculum (pdf)
Terminating Curriculum (pdf)
Senate Curricular Affairs Committee (CAC)
Strategic Financial Plan (pdf) 4.8, 4.9
Strategic Capital Plan (pdf) 4.8, 4.9
"Strategic Plan 2009-2013: Sustaining the Advance" (pdf) 4.8, 4.9
Academic Program Review (APR) (pdf) 4.8, 4.9
Course Change Process (doc) 4.8, 4.9
Honors College
Living/Learning Communities
Office of Community-University Partnerships
Program Additions, Deletions, and Changes (pdf)
Matrix Center in the Faculty Handbook
Diversity Requirement in Catalogue 4.13, 4.14
Top 25 Courses Taken by First-Time First-Year Students, 2007-08 Academic Year 4.13, 4.14
Vermont Integrated Curriculum
Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series
James Marsh Professor-at-Large Program
Vermont Center for Advanced Computing
Degree Requirements for Undergraduates
Graduation Requirements
Six-Credit Diversity Graduation Requirement (pdf)
Institutional Assessment Study in 2007-2008 (pdf) 4.15, 4.16, 4.18
Academic Offerings 4.13, 4.14
Residential Learning Communities
Global Village
Green House
Health and Wellness
Living/Learning Center
Fine-Arts based residential, First-Year Experience
Dean of Students Office 4.19
National Association of State and Land Grant Universities and Colleges (NASULGC)
Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA)
VSA report (pdf)
Graduate College
Graduate College Executive Committee
College of Medicine
Graduate Enrollment in 2007 (pdf) 4.23
Graduate Student Senate (GSS)
Student Government Association
Course Action Forms
UVM Catalogue General and College/School Policies (pdf) 4.35
New England Land-Grant Universities Student Exchange Program 4.31, 4.33, 4.35
Conjoint Degree Program (pdf) 4.31, 4.33, 4.35
Recruitment and justification forms
Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Guidelines 4.31
Teaching Award 4.31
Faculty Mentoring 4.31
Center for Teaching and Learning 4.31
Office of Admissions 4.31
Standards for Admission 4.31
Office of Transfer Affairs 4.41, 4.42
Transferring to UVM 4.41, 4.42
Articulation Agreements 4.41, 4.42
Credits by Examination 4.41, 4.42 (4.43)
Awarding Grades (4.32)
Grade Appeal (pdf)
Admissions Questions
Center for Student Ethics and Standards 4.36
Code of Academic Integrity (pdf) 4.36
Our Common Ground (pdf) 4.36
Faculty led programs (FLPAs) 4.37, 4.38, 4.39, 4.40
Office of International Education 4.37, 4.38, 4.39, 4.40
Graduate College Data
Summer University Committee Report 2008 (pdf)
Organizational Charts (pdf)
Additional Information for Standard IV Substandard
Listed under Continuing Education in catalogue (4.40)
Undergraduate Transfer Admissions (4.41, 4.42)
Credit for AP, IB, CLEP, Other Courses and Exams
Currently Active Degree Programs - Fall 2008 (pdf)
Program and Course Approval process: (4.31)
Catalogue (4.33, 4.34)
(4.35)
Undergraduate Transfer Admissions: (4.41, 4.42)

Standard V: Faculty
Documents Cited Substandard
Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Vermont and the United Academics (AAUP/AFT), Full-time Unit, December 22, 2005-June 30, 2008 (pdf) 5.9
Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Vermont and the United Academics (AAUP/AFT), Part-time Unit, April 14, 2006-June 30, 2009 (pdf) 5.9
University Handbook and the Faculty Manual (pdf) 5.9
2007-08 Common Data Set (pdf)
University of Vermont, Strategic Performance Indicators, Fall, 2007 (pdf) 5.3
Full and Part-Time Instructional and Research Faculty by Tenure Status by Rank, Fall 2007 (pdf) 5.3
Faculty Strategic Justification Form 5.2, 5.4
Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 5.2, 5.12
Benefits Package 5.6
Letter of Appointment (5.6, 5.7, 5.8)
Workload Form 5.6, 5.7, 5.8
Faculty Manual (pdf)
RPT forms and guidelines 5.10
Graduating Seniors Report (pdf)
"Green Sheet" form
Continuing UVM's Advance: Contexts for a Refocused Strategic Plan (pdf)
Henderson Fellowship Program (pdf) 5.12
Equal Opportunity in Education Programs and Activities (pdf) 5.14
Fraudulent of Dishonest Conduct and Whistleblower (pdf) 5.14, 5.20
Intellectual Property (pdf) 5.14
Minors in Laboratories (pdf) 5.14
Misconduct in Research and Other Scholarly Activities (pdf) 5.14
Related Significant Financial Interest in Research and Scholarly Activity (pdf) 5.14
Sexual Harassment (pdf) 5.14
Policy Page 5.14
Faculty Senate Constitution and Bylaws (pdf) 5.14
UVM's Strategic Plan 2009-1013 (pdf)
Center for Teaching and Learning (5.16)
Faculty Senate's Educational and Research Technologies Committee
New Faculty Orientation (5.12)
Classroom Conduct Resources Page 5.18
Center for Student Ethics and Standards 5.18
Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (pdf) 5.18
Student Code of Academic Integrity 5.18
RPT review process
OIS
Surveys of Recent Graduates (one year after graduation) 5.16
UVM Self-Study Blog
Learning Coop Academic Support Programs
Holocaust Studies 5.20
Center of X-ray Crystallography 5.20
Cell Imaging Facility 5.20
College of Medicine Research 5.20
Bailey/Howe Library
Dana Library
Office of Sponsored Programs
Responsible Conduct of Research 5.20
IACIC 5.20
IRB 5.20
General Conflish of Interest Policy 5.20
Institutional Review Board Policy Regarding Investigator Financial Interest 5.20
Huron Report 5.21
Faculty Senate Report from the Research, Scholarship and Graduate Education Committee (Authorization Required) (pdf) 5.21
Sponsored Project Activity Reports 5.21
Research Opportunities Grants Program
Strategic Goals and Objectives
Graduate College Data
Additional Information for Standard V Substandard
UVM mission statement (5.2, 5.12, 5.13)
Headcount Faculty & Staff by Full-Time and Part-Time Status, FY 1999 to FY 2008 (excel) (5.3)
Strategic financial plan (pdf) (5.3, 5.12, 5.20)
AA/EEO training (5.4)
University Goals Matrix: (5.12, 5.22)
Workshops for existing faculty (5.12)
Annual faculty reviews (5.15)
Senate committee reports (pdf) (5.15)
BOT standing committee report (5.15)
ACCESS office for special needs students (5.15)
Example of funds available for new course development (5.16)
Living/learning program (5.16)
Common Ground
Equal Employment (pdf) (5.4)
Documents Located Substandard
Collective Faculty Bargaining agreement- 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.9,
5.12, 5.13, 5.14, 5.17,
5.18, 5.19
COM Faculty- use Officer's handbook
Officers' handbook
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6,
5.7, 5.12, 5.13, 5.14,
5.17, 5.18, 5.19
RPT 5.2, 5.10, 5.19
Hiring guidelines- from Provost 5.2, 5.14
Annual Workload Agreements: Article 16 of CBA 5.3, 5.7
Documents/processes for recruitment 5.4
Institutional Studies data profiles on faculty security, salaries, and benefits 5.6
Sabbatical guidelines and reports: Article 22 of CBA 5.12
Guidelines for Kroepsch-Maurice University Scholar, etc: 5.16
Green sheet guidelines 5.16
BOT reports 5.17
Student exit-surveys/alumni surveys 5.17
Capital plan 5.20
Grants and Contracts Awarded 5.22
Academic Freedom 5.13, 5.21
Graduation degree audit procedures 5.17
IRB Policies: Policies regarding human research participants: 5.20
Policies regarding research with vertebrate animals:
University Scholars Program

Standard VI: Students
Documents Cited Substandard
Millsion, Key Purposes and Goals
Undergraduate Enrollment
Headcount Enrollment Statistics (pdf)
Strategic Plan
"Advancing the Vision 2004-2013: Financial Feasibility Report"
Financial Aid (pdf)
Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP)
Admitted Student Questionnaire Plus Highlights (pdf)
Division of Continuing Education
Accommodation, Consultation, Collaboration, and Educational Support Services (ACCESS) 6.2, (6.3)
Admissions Process 6.2, 6.3
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)
Graduation and Retention Rates 6.4, (6.5)
Orientation 6.2
Opening Weekend 6.2
"Cat's Tale" 6.2
Online Degree Audit System
TRIO (6.2)
Summer Enrichment Scholarship Program (SESP)
ALANA Student Center
University Catalogue 6.5
National Survey of Student Engagement 6.6
Surveys Graduates 6.6
OIS website
EduVentures Enrollment Management
Student and Campus Life (6.8, 6.9, 6.17, 6.18)
Enrollment Management
Academic Affairs
Diversity and Equity Unit 6.14
LGBTQA Services
Women's Center
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
Davis Center
Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries
Enterprise Technology
Graduate College 6.10
International Student Services Office
Writing Center
Living/Learning Residential Complex
Bailey/Howe Library 6.7
Center for Teaching and Learning 6.7
Athletics
University Communications
Dean of Students Office
Residential Life
Dining Services
Center for Health and Wellbeing
Academic Support Programs
Career Services
Center for Student Ethics and Standards
Office of Student and Community Relations
Division of Student and Campus Life Annual Reports (pdf) 6.17
Student Clubs and Organizations 6.17
Student Government Association (6.12), 6.17
Campus Programming 6.17
Community Service 6.17
Leadership Programs 6.17
Outdoor Leadership 6.17
Greek Life 6.17
Student Media 6.17
Residential Learning Communities
Honors College
Service-Learning
University Bias protocol
Sexual Harassment Training
2005 Climate Survey (pdf)
Office of International Education
Counseling Center
Graduate Student Senate
Center for Health and Wellbeing Accreditation Process
Morgan & Sandeen Consulting Report, 2007 6.8, 6.9
Overview of Campus Strategies, 2008 (pdf) 6.8, 6.9
President's Commission for Social Change 6.8, 6.9
UVM Police Services 6.8, 6.9
Student Financial Services
Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Registrar (6.16)
Housing
Intercollegiate Athletic 6.13
America East Academic Cup
Intramural Sports 6.13
Campus Recreation 6.13
"Our Common Ground" (pdf) 6.14
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators 6.14
American College Personnel Association 6.14
Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities 6.15
Code of Academic Integrity (pdf)
Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act 6.15, 6.16
Records Retention Policy (pdf) 6.15, 6.16
Center for Health and Wellbeing Record Policy 6.15, 6.16
Campus Life Five Goals 6.17
"Campus Life Task Force 2"
Academic Advising
Graduate College Data
Additional Information for Standard VI Substandard
Student Financial Aid (6.11)
Excerpts from the /Bridwell, AAHC Accreditation Survey Report, 2006  
Documents Located Substandard
Enrollment Reports 6.4
Advising Policy in CBA 6.4
Catalogue 6.4, 6.5
Studies in Admission- see OIS 6.6, 6.7
Student Life 6.8, 6.9, 6.17, 6.18
First-year Orientation 6.10
Financial Aid Office 6.11
Our Common Ground Statement 6.15
Are you bored? 6.10
Orientation 6.10
2005 National Survey of Student Engagement
Assessment 2006-2007  
EBI Resident Study  
Campus Climate Survey Study Report  

Standard VII: Library and Other Info Resources
Documents Cited Substandard
University Libraries
UVM Organizational Chart
Libraries Strategic Plan 2004 (pdf)
UVM Libraries' Strategic Plan: 2009-2013 (pdf)
Learning Resources Group 7.3
Periodical Price Survey
Center for Digital Initiatives 7.2, 7.4, 7.7
Dissertation Abstracts 7.2, 7.4, 7.7
"White Paper" (pdf) 7.5
Policies Documentation 7.11
Additional Information for Standard VII Substandard
Computer and Network Use Policy (7.6)
Library Hours (7.9)
LIBQUAL+ Survey Results: 2005

Standard VIII: Physical and Technological Resources
Documents Cited Substandard
Campus Master Plan
Strategic Capital Plan (pdf)
Strategic Capital Plan 4.0 Projects (pdf)
Strategic Capital Plan Narratives 2008 (pdf)
Capital Project Request Form (pdf)
PROJECT Champion Capital Project Ranking Form (pdf)
Capital Project Initiation Process (pdf)
Strategic Capital Plan Champions (pdf)
Paulien Benchmarking Report (pdf) 8.1
Paulien Classroom and Laboratory Utilization Study (pdf) 8.1
Paulien Space Needs Report (pdf) 8.1
LEED Certification 8.3
Environmental Design in New and Renovated Buildings (pdf) 8.3
Energy Policy 8.3
Equipment Inventory System
Campus Planning Services 8.3
Physical Plant
Strategic Financial Plan (pdf)
IT Master Plan
"Content and Collaboration at the University of Vermont: a Strategy for Implementing the Information Technology Master Plan"
Financial and Physical Planning 8.4
Education and Research Technology 8.4
Dudley H. Davis Center
University Heights
Honors College
GreenHouse Residential Learning Community
Additional Information for Standard VIII Substandard
2008 Listing of All Land Holdings (Excel)  
Campus Master Plan  
Facilities and Ground Use Policies  
UVM Facilities Listed by Town and Building Name  

Standard IX: Financial Resources
Documents Cited Substandard
2008 Annual Financial Report (pdf)  
Internal Controls Assessment Report (pdf)  
President's Response to Internal Controls Review and Draft Work Plan, October 10, 2008 (pdf)  
UBC Charter (pdf)
UBC Overview (pdf)
UBC Subcommittee Status (pdf)
Audit Charter (pdf)
Capital Resource Resolution (pdf)
Moody's UVM Report (pdf)
Standard & Poor's UVM Report (pdf)
Budget Impact Issues (pdf)
KPMG Management Letter 2008 (pdf)
Strategic Financial Plan - Update April 13, 2008 (pdf)
FY 2010 Projected Budget (pdf)
Documents Located Substandard
Strategic Capital Plan  
Operational Budget 9.1
Board policy on budget 9.1
Source book 9.1

Standard X: Public Disclosure
Documents Cited Substandard
1999 NEASC Self-Study Report
Records and Document Request Policy (pdf) 10.1, 10.2, 10.4
The View 10.1, 10.5, 10.7
Vermont Quarterly 10.1, 10.5, 10.7
Admissions Viewbook (pdf) 10.7
Cat's Tale 10.1, 10.5, 10.7
Institutional Policies Website 10.1, 10.5, 10.7
UVM Fast Facts 10.3, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8
Catalogue 10.3, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8
Registrar's webpage 10.3, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8
Validity Study of Admissions Publications (pdf) 10.4
BOT Members Brief Biographies 10.6, 10.8
Administrative Offices 10.6, 10.8
Office of Institutional Studies 10.4, 10.10, 10.12
Admissions website 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
University Strategic Plan (pdf)
Capital Plan (pdf)
Strategic Plan Performance Indicators (pdf)
Voluntary System of Accountability (pdf) 10.12
University Communications
Additional Information for Standard X Substandard
Description of University
University Identity Overview
Home page
Operational Budget (10.2)
Sourcebook (10.2)
Operational Budgets (10.2)
Income/Expense Manual (10.2)
UVM Fact Sheet (10.2)
Documents Located Substandard
Websites 10.1, 10.2, 10.3

Standard XI: Integrity
Documents Cited Substandard
University's revised mission statement 11.1
Strategic Plan (pdf) 11.1
Signatures of Excellence for the 21st Century 11.1
"Our Common Ground" 11.1, (11.8)
The Officers' Handbook 11.1
CAB for full-time faculty 11.1
CAB for part-time faculty (pdf) 11.1
University Policy Process 11.1, (11.11)
Institutional Policies Website 11.1, 11.2, 11.8
University Charter (pdf) 11.1. 11.4
University By-laws 11.1, 11.4
2006 Board Policy Manual 11.1, 11.4
Intellectual Property Policy 11.1
Conflicts of Interest for Researchers 11.1, (11.2)
Researching Human Subjects 11.1
Conflict of Interest Policy 11.1
University's FERPA Rights Disclosure Policy 11.1, (11.2)
Fraudulent or Dishonest Conduct (11.2), 11.7, 11.10
Conference and Events Services Office 11.7
Facilities and Grounds Use Policy 11.7
Campus Speaker Policy 11.7
Policy Concerning Academic Freedom 11.3, 11.10
Complaint Resolution and Grievance Policy for Non-Represented Staff 11.8
About UVM webpage 11.9
Online Catalogue (page 6) 11.9
Self-Study Documents website 11.9
Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities (pdf) (11.2), 11.8
Code of Academic Integrity (pdf) (11.2), 11.8
Student Alcohol and Other Drug Policy (pdf) 11.8
Student-Athlete Code of Conduct (pdf) 11.8
CSES Websites 11.2, 11.6
University Catalog 11.2, 11.6
Orientation 11.2, 11.6
Misconduct in Research and Other Scholarly Activities (pdf) 11.2
Faculty Orientation 11.2
Presidential Commissions (11.5), 11.15
Diversity and Equity Unit (11.5), 11.15
ALANA Student Center 11.15
LGBTQA Services 11.15
Women's Center 11.15
AA/EO (11.5), 11.15
Policy on Misconduct in Research and Scholarship (pdf) 11.10
Research Conflict of Interest Policy (11.2), 11.10
President Fogel's Letter to the Campus Community (pdf)
Institutional Compliance Office
Scientific Misconduct by Professor Eric Poehlman
Additional Information for Standard XI Substandard
Contract Approval and Signatory Authority (11.2)
Gift Acceptance Policy (11.3)
Equal Opportunity in Employment Policy (11.5)
Equal Opportunity in Educational Activities Policy (11.5)
Diversity Course Requirement (11.5)
Policies on University name, symbol, etc. (11.7)
Policies on Student Organization recognition: (11)
HR Employment Unit (11.5)
Grievances in CBA: Article 12 : pp 15 -17 (11.8)
NCAA Self study
Board of Trustees Loans Policy
Documents Located Substandard
Admissions 11.5
Policy on Alleged Scientific Misconduct 11.2
Policies regarding human research participants (Reference Material)
Policies regarding research with vertebrate animals (Individual Policies)
University By-laws

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