Frequently Asked Questions

  • What policies are posted to this site?

    Only those policies that apply across the University are posted to this site. Some 部门s and divisions maintain their own policy pages, featuring policies that do not apply beyond the school or unit,refore are not posted to this site.

  • What's the difference between policies, procedures and guidelines?

    政策 set some parameters for decision-making but leave room for flexibility. They show the “why” behind an action. 政策 generally consist of what can/cannot or what must be done. They can, but do not always, have an audit implication. 一项政策的适用范围一般是整个大学,适用于从事某项活动的每一个人.

    程序在另一方面,解释“如何”与一步一步的指导具体的日常任务. They may even include a checklist or process steps to follow. 当每个人都必须遵循特定步骤来坚持策略时,考虑在策略中包括程序可能是有帮助的.

    该大学的 策略模板 包括“流程”部分,概述了遵循政策的一般流程和程序. 学系/部门可有额外的程序以执行适用的政策,只要这些程序与大学的政策相一致.

    的指导方针-学校可能会采用解释现有政策或其他没有强制或限制行动的文件, 部门, 或单位级别,未按规定程序制定大学政策. 类似的, 无需正式审查就可采用详细说明实施和实施政策所需步骤的程序. 然而, 文件不应被标记为指导方针或程序,以避免政策制定和批准过程.

    与此同时,并不是所有的交流都需要以大学政策的形式被采纳. When reviewing policy proposals, 政策谘询委员会可决定在学校推行建议的政策, 部门, 或单位级别, or that it should be adopted as guidelines or 一个过程 instead of a policy.

    Questions as to whether a given document is set of guidelines, 一个过程, or a University Policy may be submitted to the University Policy Office at

  • 在讨论政策时,“小修改”和“大修改”是什么意思?

    A revision is one that does not affect the basic requirements, 原则, scope or intent of a policy, but instead consists of nonsubstantive or technical corrections, updates or clarifications, such as substituting a new title or new name of a 部门 or unit; adding a reference to a new regulation or guideline; re-ordering information for clarity; or inserting a definition to explain the policy. If one is proposing a large number of 小 revisions, 这项政策可能需要更彻底的审查和可能的实质性修订.

    A 实质性的 修订是指政策的范围或后果发生重大变化. 如修订建议改变政策的基本原则或意图, or greatly reduce or enlarge the requirements of the policy,n the revision is 实质性的.

  • 学校或院系可否就大学政策已处理的事宜,自行制定政策?

    是的, 只要学院或院系的政策与大学的政策不冲突,并向大学社区开放. 学校、部门或单位的政策可能比大学的政策更严格.

  • 谁能处理与政策执行或解释有关的问题?

    一般情况下,这些问题可以向政策的负责部门提出. 指定的责任部门通常是制定政策的办公室,因此负责政策的审查和更新. The Responsible Department is specified in the policy document.

    If you are unable to determine the Responsible Department for a given policy, 或者在联系责任部门后,如果您对某项政策有其他问题, please contact the Policy Office at

  • Who can initiate a new policy?

    任何大学, 部门, 或单位可与其负责人员合作,在 策略模板 并将政策建议提交商务及财务办公室, Attn: Policy to be 综述了 by the Policy Advisory Committee. 与政策责任部门和其他利益相关方合作,制定批准的建议, as designated by the Policy Advisory Committee.


  • What is the role of the policy advisory committee?

    The role of the Policy Advisory Committee is to approve proposals for new policies or policy revisions; to ensure that policy proposals are properly and expeditiously developed, 批准, and implemented; and to advise the University community on policy development and implementation.

  • How are policies developed and 批准?

    负责官员将与感兴趣的利益相关者一起制定政策. 政策 must be drafted using the standard 策略模板. 商务和金融事务办公室将与责任部门和政策咨询委员会合作,审查和编辑政策草案.

    A flow chart outlining the policy development and approval process is available 在这里.

  • How is the University community notified of new policies or policy revisions?

    The Responsible Department, in coordination with the Policy Advisory Committee, 协调新政策和政策修订的公布和分发. Newly adopted policies and policy revisions, 像其他政策, are available in the searchable Policy Library on this website.

  • Who is responsible for reviewing and updating policies?

    保单责任部门的职责是确保及时评估保单, 综述了, 和更新. 责任部门在政策文件的第一页注明.