Policy on Policies

Policy Statement:  UIC has established a standardized process for the development, approval, and oversight of official campus level policies. It is the responsibility of the Office of the Vice Provost for Planning and Programs to facilitate the official policy development process.  All official campus policies must follow a formal review process and be approved by the Chancellor.  The only exception to this requirement is educational policy, as described in the University of Illinois Statues, which follows a different process (II.1.b-e, http://www.bot.uillinois.edu/statutes). Campus policies and procedures should conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations, and to the UI Statutes and General Rules, as well as to University policies and procedures.

Beginning with the effective date, all units on campus must follow the policy development process to establish new official campus policies, or to revise or repeal existing ones.  In order to be considered official, all pre-existing campus-level policies must be updated and conform to the standard template within one year of the effective date.

Reason for Policy:  The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all policies with a broad campus application have a consistent format, and are formally reviewed and approved, widely communicated, centrally maintained, and readily available for review. This uniform statement is designed to

  • ensure the orderly, effective, and efficient operation of UIC;
  • ensure compliance with policy objectives;
  • establish the accountability of operating units and individuals affected by the respective policy; and
  • ensure that UIC policy is developed, distributed, updated and communicated to all operating units in a timely manner.

Minority Impact Statement:  This policy does not have any disproportionate or unique impact on UIC’s minority students, staff, or faculty.

Who Should Read the Policy:  This policy applies to all UIC entities including the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

Effective Date:  July 1, 2016

Contact:  Saul J. Weiner, Vice Provost for Planning and Programs, 312-413-2799