February 20, 2019

In fall 2018, the university began a review of university policies in the first of what will be a semi-annual process. The policy review resulted in several updates that may affect students, faculty and staff.

The Office of the Provost has announced changes to seven university administrative policies from the areas of Academic & Faculty Affairs, Student Affairs and General Administration. This includes a new grade-forgiveness policy.

All changes became effective Jan. 1, except for policy 1029, which takes effect April 1, and the grade-forgiveness policy, which takes effect July 1. Each policy underwent extensive review with stakeholders, including faculty, staff, legal counsel and the provost, before receiving the chancellor’s approval.

The next semi-annual policy review will take place in spring 2019.

Grade-forgiveness policy details

The new Grade Forgiveness policy (effective July 1, 2019) allows undergraduate students enrolled at CU Denver to replace a limited number of poor grades earned in certain courses with a new grade after repeating the same course. This policy was the result of a collaborative effort between the Student Government Association and Faculty Assembly.

Students who wish to exercise this policy should first seek guidance from academic advisors, teachers and the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

Policy revisions

1010 – Distinguished Professorships

1011 – Faculty Emeritus and Emerita Designation

1028 – Non-Tenure Track Faculty Performance Reviews

1029 – Standards for Notice of Non-Renewal for Faculty Other Than Those with Tenured or at-will Appointments

3060 – Food and Drink Policy

Rescinded policies

3016 – Canvassing


See recent policy changes and updates.

Find general information about university policies.

Contact Mark Heredia in the Office of the Provost with questions about university policies.

Guest contributor: Mark Heredia, Office of the Provost

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