Survey Results

Following the recommendation of the New Academic Directions report, the Office of Policy Administration has been reviewing IU policies to identify those that are out outdated, unnecessary, or unnecessarily burdensome. As part of this process, we distributed a brief survey in the summer of 2014 to identify policies that are too time consuming, complicated, or burdensome. Below is an overview of the results of that survey. Individual feedback on policies was sent to the offices responsible for the policy to help guide the review and revision process.

If you did not have a chance to complete the survey but would like to offer feedback on a policy, you can complete our feedback form or email polices@iu.edu.



Respondent Demographics

University Affiliation

Survey's respondent's affiliation with the university


Campus Affiliation

Affiliation Responses Percentage
IU Bloomington 1020 45%
IUPUI 925 41%
IU South Bend 115 2%
IU Southeast 85 2%
IU Northwest 76 3%
IU East 54 5%
IU Kokomo 47 4%
University Administration 17 1%
Not Affiliated 8 0%
IPFW 7 0%

Frequency of Visitation to Policies Site

How often users visit the policies site




Most Selected Policies Across all Categories

Top policies across all categories

Policy Number
of Selections
FIN-TRV-2.0: Reimbursement of Travel Expenditures 89
RP-11-004: Research with Human Subjects 57
ACA-25: Annual Reports for Faculty and Librarians 48
FIN-TRV-1.0: Authorization for Out-of-State Travel 43
ACA-37: Faculty and Librarian Tenure 40
ACA-72: Cheating and Plagiarism 38
ACA-38: Faculty and Librarian Promotions 35
FIN-TRV-3.0: Travel Reimbursement Deadline Policy 33
Employee Benefit Plans 32
ACA-74: Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research 29



Most Selected Academic Policies

Policy Number of Selections
ACA-25: Annual Reports for Faculty and Librarians 48
ACA-37: Faculty and Librarian Tenure 40
ACA-72: Cheating and Plagiarism 38
ACA-38: Faculty and Librarian Promotions 35
ACA-74: Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research 29
ACA-26: Oversight and Support Of Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Formerly Associate Instructors, Associate Faculty and Part-Time Faculty) 26
ACA-09: Search and Screen Procedures for Administrators 26
ACA-08: Faculty Members Holding Administrative Positions 25
ACA-63: Academic Calendar 24
ACA-04: Constitution of the Indiana University Faculty 24



Most Selected Administration Policies

Top administration policies

Policy Number
of Selections
UA-08: Establishing University Policies 17
UA-01: Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 16
UA-05: Intellectual Property Policy 11
PAGR-02: Marketing and Communication 10
UA-03: Policy Against Sexual Harassment 8
PS-01: Programs Involving Children 8
UA-02: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy 7
PS-04: Tobacco-Free Policy 7
UA-04: Whistleblower Policy 7
PAGR-01: Sponsorships and Memberships in External Organizations 6



Most Selected Financial Policies

Policy Number
of Selections
FIN-TRV-2.0: Reimbursement of Travel Expenditures 89
FIN-TRV-1.0: Authorization for Out-of-State Travel 43
FIN-TRV-3.0: Travel Reimbursement Deadline Policy 33
FIN-PUR-9.0: Furniture Purchases 18
FIN-PUR-1.0: Purchasing Authority 14
FIN-PUR-5.1: Development of Vendor List 13
FIN-PUR-20.0 University Procurement Contracts 13
III-70: Equipment Transfers 12
FIN-PUR-3.5: Purchases for Employees 12
FIN-BUD-II-1: Official Budget 11
FIN-LT-01: Licensing and Trademark Policy 11
FIN-PAY-IV-270: Recording of Timekeeping in TIME 11



Most Selected Human Resources Policies

Policy Number
of Selections
Employee Benefit Plans 32
Medical and Dental Coverage (U-wide) 16
Advertising a Position (Non-union 3.1) 12
Base Retirement Plan for Professional Staff (9.4) 12
Establishing a Staff Position (U-wide) 9
Filling Positions (Non-union 3.2) 9
Background Checks (U-wide) 8
Employment of IU Students (Temp 2.2) 8
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Rights (U-wide) 8
Filling Positions, Rules and Guidelines (CWA 10.2) 7
Salary Decisions for Individual Employees (CWA 9.4) 7
Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy for Professional (PA) Staff (10.6) 7



Most Selected Information Technology Policies

Policy Number
of Selections
IT-18: Computer and Network Accounts Administration 16
DM-01: Management of Institutional Data 13
IT-01: Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources 10
IT-03: Eligibility to Use Information Technology Resources 10
IT-21: Use of Electronic Mail 9
IT-07: Privacy of Electronic Information and Information Technology Resources 9
IT-12: Security of Information Technology Resources 9
IT-28: Cyber Risk Mitigation Responsibilities 8
IT-02: Misuse and Abuse of Information Technology Resources 6
IT-19: Extending the University Data Network 6
IT-20: Wireless Networking 6



Most Selected Research Policies

Policy Number
of Selections
RP-11-004: Research with Human Subjects 57
RP-11-005: Sponsored Research Programs: Internal Submission Deadlines 20
RP-11-001: Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals in Research and Education 16
SPA-11-002: Cost Sharing on Sponsored Programs 11
RP-11-002: Establishment of Centers and Institutes 11
SPA-11-007: Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Cost Policies 10
SPA-11-003: Cost Transfers on Cost Reimbursable Grants and Contracts 7
SPA-11-014: Sponsored Programs (Grants and Contracts) and Gifts 6
SPA-11-004: Effort Certification under OMB-A21 6
SPA-11-018: Routing of Sponsored Programs Documents at IU 5