On March 9, 2011, the University of North Texas Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the Policy on Open Access to Scholarly Works. The policy will now go through the formal UNT process for adopting academic policies.
In early 2010, former Provost Wendy K. Wilkins appointed an Open Access Policy Committee to develop a draft open access policy for consideration. The Committee is also developing an Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, which will evolve as new questions and issues are discussed.
The Committee completed the first full draft (dated May 7, 2010) and distributed it to the Faculty Senate. That version was also distributed at the UNT Open Access Symposium held May 18, 2010. A working meeting with the Symposium speakers on Wednesday, May 19, 2010) provided input into a new version of the draft policy (dated May 24, 2010) , and it was presented to the Senate Executive Committee by Provost Wilkins on May 26, 2010. Suggestions from the Senate Executive Committee and Senate Officers were discussed by the Commmittee, and a third revised version of the draft (June 7, 2010) was prepared and presented to the Faculty Senate at its June 10, 2010 meeting. Action on the policy was deferred.
Provost Warren Burggren requested that the Committee continue its work in moving the policy forward. With input from various faculty members, Faculty Senators, and members of the Faculty Senate Executive Committe, the Open Access Policy Committee developed a revised policy document. This was presented to the Faculty Senate on March 9, 2011, and the Senate voted to approve the Policy on Open Access to Scholary Works.
UNT Open Access Policy Drafts
- UNT Policy on Open Access to Scholarly Works -- Approved by UNT Faculty Senate, March 9, 2011
- UNT Draft Policy on Open Access to Scholarly Works (June 7, 2010)
- UNT Draft Policy on Open Access to Scholarly Works (May 24, 2010)
- UNT Draft Policy on Open Access to Scholarly Works (May 7, 2010)