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General Description
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
University Policy Development and Publication

Document Number: UNIV--000 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/17/2012
Primary Author: Executive VP Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 12/19/2011

General Description

Information about University policy development and publication, i.e. the "policy on policies."


Delineation of this fundamental policy.


All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

Responsibility: President
Legal Counsel
Executive VP

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions

Policy Statement

All University policies must be developed, approved and published in accordance with the

standards outlined in this policy and must be published on the University’s central policy web page.


This policy is required for the effective communication of University policies and for the ease of use and identification of approved University policies. University Policies must be  made available to all relevant operating units in a timely manner.



Steps for Defining Policy

1. Define the issue or problem

2. Gather necessary information on the issue

3. Secure recommendations for policy development

4. Discuss and debate proposed policy need

5. Draft policy

6. Review and make revisions

7. Adopt the policy and secure requisite approval signatures (VP-level, legal counsel, President)

8. Distribute to the public

9. Oversee policy implementation

10. Policy evaluation and revision or modification

· Policies should be reviewed on a regular basis as a part of the University’s standard operating principles. The policy amendment process is the same as the policy adoption process.


Effective University Policy

· Is reflective of the educational goals and Mission of the University;

· Is written within the scope of University authority;

· Is adopted through proper procedure;

· Is respectful of legal and constitutional rights and requirements; and

· Is communicated to the persons it will affect


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Policy Recommendation Form
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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Executive VP

Legal Counsel


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