Policy Overview

The University’s Policy Directory contains policies that relate to areas across the University. Note that not all institutional policies have been migrated to the policy directory, so some policies may be available only through their respective areas. This includes some of the policies referenced in this chapter, which are available on the provost’s academic policy website. The provost’s office also publishes Quick Guides as a resource for faculty on particular topics, such as instruction or serving on a search committee.

Faculty Guides serve the University community as independent resources to discuss challenging faculty issues and identify related information regarding institutional policy. Guides are available to meet one-on-one to listen and help faculty members understand which university policies might be relevant to a specific professional and/or personal situation.

Each school establishes and maintains school-specific policies which are usually available online. Departments or other units may have additional supplemental policies for their area.

Health System policies, including clinical practice guidelines, can be found in the Health System Policy Repository.

Human Resources maintains a site with frequently searched resources for current employees and a list of HR-related forms and policies, including those governing faculty and staff.

The Undergraduate Record and the Graduate Record are published annually by the Office of the University Registrar (UREG) and are the official source of information regarding student academic and non-academic policies.