Policy Tools and Development
University policies are owned by a responsible office. Representatives of these offices work closely with the Policy Office to draft, consult stakeholders, present for approval, promulgate and maintain their policies.
A formal process is followed when creating a University policy.
Policy Development Process
Helpful Policy Documents
The following tools are provided to help responsible offices/representatives through each stage of the development process.
- Policy on Policies
- Impact Statement
- Policy Template
- Procedure Template
- Stakeholder Letter Template
- Policy Glossary & Style Reference
Policy Advisory Group
In the development process, policies receive rigorous review by one or more standing committees: Policy Advisory Group, University Senate and President's Cabinet.
Completed policy drafts are “reality-tested” by the Policy Advisory Group (PAG), made up of broad University representation, under the direction of the vice president for finance/chief operating officer. Upon PAG acceptance, a policy — in official format — is submitted to the president’s cabinet for endorsement and the president for final approval and signature.
|Deadline to Submit Documents to Policy Office||Agenda/Documents Distributed to PAG Members||PAG Meeting Date|
|June 8||June 15||June 22|
|July 13||July 20||July 27|
|August 10||August 17||August 24|
|September 14||September 21||September 28|
|October 12||October 19||October 26|
|November 9||November 16||November 23|
|December 7||December 14||December 21|