POLICY ON POLICIES
A university should be governed by known and consistent policies and practices, over which the members of the community have some consultative influence. The policies of a university should be clear, fair, and widely understood. Since discussion must precede action, furthermore, the question of how policy is developed and how it is communicated are closely linked.
Additions to and revisions of the policies of the university are acts of the President; the President may delegate authority for policy and action in certain areas to others.
Members of the university community should be consulted on matters of policy that fall within their concern. Those with responsibility for policy will consult those concerned through the institutions of academic governance: the Council of Deans; the University Council; the University Resource and Planning Council; the Academic Senate; the University Staff Assembly; the Associated Students; the Alumni Association; the Advisory Board; the boards of the Foundations.
A policy administrator, designated for a given policy area, is responsible for implementation of policies in that area. The administrator will also be responsible for periodic review of policies. Proposals to review policies may come from any source, and the administrator is responsible for consultation on proposals to change policy.
Approved by Alexander Gonzalez, President
October 6, 2008