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Office of the Provost

Academic Policies & Procedures

Policy on Policies

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the process of University policy approval is clear. “University Policy” is a policy that:

  • Has broad application throughout the University;
  • Enhances the University’s mission, reduces institutional risk and/or promotes operational efficiency; and
  • Supports compliance with applicable laws and regulations



This handbook is not intended to replace or supersede faculty rules and regulations of the several schools and colleges or the applicable personnel policies set forth in the University’s Human Resources Policies. In the event of a conflict or inconsistency, the University’s personnel policies and procedures will govern. In some circumstances (signaled by a phrase such as “schools may adopt”), the policies set forth in this handbook enable or allow colleges and schools to adopt certain policies at their discretion. In such cases, the policies and procedures of the school or college determine how the policies will be implemented.


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