FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a university-level policy?
Policies that are developed through the Policy on Policies process are non-educational and have broad application across the university, i.e., affect more than one major college or administrative unit. The two additional criteria that define university-level policies are that they:
- Advance compliance with applicable laws and regulations, promote operational efficiencies, enhance the university’s mission, or reduce institutional risks; and
- Mandate action or restraint with procedures for compliance.
Of the policies that meet this definition, many are owned by units such as UIC Human Resources, Faculty Affairs, or ACCC. One example is Employment of Relatives, a UIC Human Resources policy.
What is the process for developing a new university-level policy?
- Start the process by filling out the Policy Needs Assessment form.
- Send that form to the Office of the Vice Provost for Planning and Programs (OVPPP) for administrative review.
- After clearing the OVPPP review, the policy will then continue through the policy development process outlined in the flowchart.
What is the process for transferring an existing university-level policy to the Policy on Policies template?
- Transfer the updated version of your existing policy to the Policy Template and send it to the Office of the Vice Provost for Planning and Programs for administrative review.
- Instructions for filling out the template are outlined on the Policy Development Template with Instructions.
- After clearing administrative review, the policy will then follow the process for expedited approval, beginning with step 5 on the flowchart.
For additional information, read the responses to other FAQs.