Do we need a policy?
A university policy states a governing principle which gives direction to decision-making or prescribes action in a particular academic or administrative area, or sets out principles to comply with legal obligations or institutional standards or to reduce risk. It should have broad applicability at the university and advance UFV’s mission. A specific rule for students or employees to follow or be aware of may simply need a regulation, alert or procedure stated in the calendar or on the website, rather than a formal university policy.
Departmental regulations, rules, guidelines or procedures should not be referred to as “policies” to avoid confusion with the formal university policies.
If yes, the next steps are: