Integrity and Compliance

Creating & Maintaining a Policy

To Create a New Policy, the Policy Owner:
  • Assesses the need for policy including obtaining approval of the concept at the Vice President level
  • Initiates and implements the policy process
  • Obtains appropriate approvals
  • Develops and writes policy and procedures
  • Briefs the appropriate University Governance bodies
To Maintain a Current Policy, the Policy Owner:
  • Administers policies for its specific areas of responsibility
  • Educates and trains on the policy
  • Evaluates and reviews the policy

Please note, on average the ICO needs approximately three business days to respond to initial policy requests and five business days for analysis and approval requests. If you are submitting several policies at the same time or if there are extenuating circumstances that the ICO should be aware of, please call us at 828-3982.

Policy on Creating and Maintaining Policies and Procedures

Policy on Creating and Maintaining Policies and Procedures

Review the process for creating a policy applicable to your policy type:

  • BOV/Administrative Policy
  • Interim Policy

Policy Template

Policy Template

The policy template is to be used when creating or revising policy.



Executive Summary of Proposed Policy — Template

Executive Summary of Proposed Policy — Template

A completed Executive Summary of Proposed Policy is to accompany a new or substantially revised policy when it is submitted for review and approval.



What is a Policy?

What is a Policy?

Definitions of policy and policy types.



Policy Development Flowcharts

Policy Development Flowcharts

These flowcharts illustrate the policy development and approval process.



Policy Lifecycle

Policy Lifecycle

Review the policy lifecycle and the lifecycle steps for your policy type:


Policy & Procedures Writing Guide

Policy & Procedures Writing Guide

The Policy & Procedures Writing Guide is a resource for those who write or edit policy. It includes a breakdown of each policy template section, outlining requirements and recommended best practices.