Board of Governors Policies

Proposed Policies

The Marshall University Board of Governors periodically approves new polices or amends existing policies controlling Marshall University.  In order to ensure all constituencies have had an opportunity to comment on such actions, notices of proposed rulemaking are distributed to certain members of the Marshall community, including constituency representatives to the Marshall University Board of Governors and others identified in the Board’s "Policy on Rulemaking."

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the Marshall University Board of Governors

On December 19, 2019, the Marshall University Board of Governors approved resolutions initiating the rulemaking process for the proposed policies listed below.

Academic Affairs Policies
Financial Affairs Policies

The Board of Governors meeting agenda items containing the proposed policies with descriptions of the proposed action on each is available by clicking on the policies above.

Upon approval of these resolutions, a comment period opened and will remain open until 10:00 am on January 28, 2020. During the comment period, members of constituency groups and the public may comment on the proposed policy changes. If no substantive comments are received for any individual policy, all actions for that policy will be considered approved as final. If substantive comments are received for a policy, then that proposed policy, comments, and responses will be presented to the Board for approval at a subsequent meeting.

Comments should be sent via paper mail only (USPS mail or campus mail) to:

Michael McGuffey
Office of the President
Marshall University
Huntington, WV 25755


The comment period for the three groups of policies below has completed with no comments received for any policy. By action of the Board of Governors, each policy is now considered approved in its current form with an effective date of December 3, 2019. Clean versions of the policies without mark-up will be posted soon.
Academic Affairs Policies
Financial Affairs Policies
General Administration Policies


Note:  Policies may direct university administration to create an administrative procedure to implement the policy. Such administrative procedures are available on the individual unit’s web page or on the institutional administrative procedures web page at

Board Policies are sequentially numbered and grouped by area:

AA – Academic Affairs

Number Name Effective Date
MUBOG AA-1 Sabbatical Leave 11/13/02
MUBOG AA-2 Faculty Development 08/01/19
MUBOG AA-3 Reduced Tuition for Persons 65 and Over 08/01/19
MUBOG AA-4 Measles and Rubella Immunization Policy 08/01/19
MUBOG AA-5 Rule on Adjunct Faculty (4-Year Colleges) 03/23/04
MUBOG AA-6 Awarding of Undergraduate and Graduate Fee Waivers 10/15/19
MUBOG AA-7 Salary Increases for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty 07/01/14
MUBOG AA-8 Distribution of General Faculty Salary Inc Funds (Four-year;FY2005 only) 07/01/04
MUBOG AA-9 Credit for Service in the Public Schools 10/15/19
MUBOG AA-10 Faculty and Administrative Productivity 05/11/05
MUBOG AA-11 Appropriate Use of ID Numbers 10/15/19
MUBOG AA-12 Academic Dishonesty 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-13 Class Attendance 10/15/19
MUBOG AA-14 Course Syllabus 08/01/19
MUBOG AA-15 Course Withdrawal 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-16 Freshman Midterm D & F Grades 08/01/19
MUBOG AA-17 University Textbooks (amended) 12/09/10
MUBOG AA-18 Equivalencies for College Teaching 08/01/19
MUBOG AA-19 Joint Teaching Appointment within the Institution 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-20 Graduate Faculty Membership 08/01/19
MUBOG AA-21 Faculty Workload 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-22 Annual Evaluation of Faculty 07/01/14
MUBOG AA-23 Temporary Faculty Annual Reports and Years Applied Toward Tenure 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-24 Course Evaluations 05/28/19
MUBOG AA-25 Personnel Records 05/28/19
MUBOG AA-26 Faculty Promotion 07/01/14
MUBOG AA-26X Faculty Promotion 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-28 Faculty Tenure 07/01/14
MUBOG AA-28X Faculty Tenure 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-29 Principal Investigator Salary Payments 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-30 Tutoring of Students by Faculty 05/28/19
MUBOG AA-31 Emeritus Status of Retired Professionals 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-32 Termination of Faculty Due to Program Reduction or Discontinuance 10/15/19
MUBOG AA-33 Plan for Meeting Financial Exigency 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-34 Commencement 10/15/19
MUBOG AA-35 Faculty Absences 05/28/19
MUBOG AA-36 Political Activities 05/28/19
MUBOG AA-37 Teaching and Administration 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-38 Selection, Role, and Evaluation of Department Chairs 03/08/06
MUBOG AA-39 Selection and Evaluation of Faculty Deans 08/01/19
MUBOG AA-40 Faculty Compensation from Grants and Contracts 08/01/19
MUBOG AA-41 Individual Conflict of Interest in Research 09/30/13
MUBOG AA-42 Employee Dependent Undergraduate Tuition Assistance Program 10/28/15
MUBOG AA-43 Modified Duties for Nine-Month Faculty 12/15/09
MUBOG AA-44 Institutional Conflict of Interest in Research 09/30/13
MUBOG AA-45 Salary Increases for Library and Clinical Faculty 07/01/14

FA – Financial Affairs

GA – General Administration

HR – Human Resources

IT – Information Technology

SA – Student Affairs

Number Name Effective Date
MUBOG SA-1 Student Rights and Responsibilities (also see administrative procedure STUDENT-3) 02/22/17
MUBOG SA-2 Student Academic Rights 01/22/03
MUBOG SA-3 Student Code of Conduct, Repealed, included in Policy SA-1 02/22/17
MUBOG SA-4 President’s Emergency Authority 06/28/06
MUBOG SA-5 Directory Information 01/15/14