Are there guidelines for developing a university policy? (11/04/2013)

Yes. The guidelines for developing university policy are coordinated through the Office of General Counsel, which has a new resource for anyone involved with developing and submitting a university policy.

The Policy Development and Implementation Advisory outlines the steps to formulate, develop and implement a new policy or make changes to an existing policy. This includes policy format, required information, the different types of policies and the approval and implementation process. Policies may be developed at any level but must be formally approved by the division vice president, reviewed at the Cabinet level and (for university policies) approved by the Board of Trustees.

The Office of General Counsel is responsible for the administration of all university policies and the official University Policy Register. A university attorney must review any new policies or changes to existing policies before they are submitted to the Board of Trustees.

For more information, contact Michael Pfahl, associate counsel, at 330-672-2982 or