Policy Development and Review - Definitions
A concise, formal and mandatory statement of principle which provides a framework for decision-making and a means by which the university reduces institutional risk. Policies support the university’s course for the foreseeable future and should therefore change infrequently.
The mandatory steps required to implement and comply with a policy and meet its intent. Procedures specify who does what and when. They may be reviewed and revised more frequently than policies.
Policy owner is an academic or management position or body responsible for the development, oversight and review of policy.
The scope of a policy includes:
The key stakeholders are those directly affected by a policy, including those responsible for implementation and compliance monitoring, and must be consulted during development or revision of the policy and its associated procedures. Key stakeholders may include students or members of the external community as well as university staff.
The offshore campuses are key stakeholders in all university policy and must be consulted during policy development and review.
The Endorsement Body: the academic or management position or body with responsibility for endorsing a policy and approving procedures, and submitting policy to the ultimate body for approval.
The Approval Body: the academic or management position or body responsible for the approval of policy, and notification of the policy owner.