Policy initiatives may arise from individuals, departments, constituent groups, or from changes in laws or regulations. When the need for a new policy or policy revision is identified, the Policy Library Advisory Committee (PLAC) is to be notified so that it can serve as adviser to policy developers and policy approvers. The PLAC:
The PLAC will meet with policy developers for discussion at the following points in the policy development or revision process:
To assure that university officials will support the policy concept and the investment of human and other resources required for the policy's development.
To assure due the PDP incorporates consideration of all the significant factors and stakeholders relevant to development of the policy draft and implmentation of the policy.
To assure that the policy as drafted:
At the conclusion of the policy development process, the policy administrator prepares and routes a Final Approval Form with the final draft of the policy for signature approval by university officials as provided in the PDP. Following final approval, the policy is posted and announced in the Policy Library. In some cases, announcement may be made in university internal publications, also. Training, if needed, will be developed and made available by the policy developers according to the PDP.
Policies specific to faculty are subject to Faculty Senate processes and approval. Faculty policies are maintained in the Faculy Handbook.