Comprehensive Administrative Policy Review

Administrative policies serve their purpose best when they are current. The requirements in administrative policy reflect alignment with laws and regulations, or convey University decisions based on risk, efficiency, and cost effectiveness. The comprehensive review process provides an opportunity, at least every four years, for you, the policy owner, to take a deep look at your administrative policy and procedures to answer core questions such as: is the policy still needed? Do the requirements take into consideration associated burden (unless externally mandated)?

  1. Contact the Policy Program to request the Word version of your policy and associated documents
  2. Use or consider the set of questions geared towards comprehensive reviews
  3. Identify potential areas for improvement
  4. Draft the new version, using track changes
  5. Consult with key constituents including end users/user groups, and the Diversity Community of Practice Subcommittee
    • The consultative process allows you to get a review and reaction to your proposed policy prior to beginning the path through the Policy Advisory and President's Policy Committees. This can be accomplished through standing related committees, an ad hoc group of end users, the appropriate Senate Committees, Diversity Community of Practice Subcommittee, and system campus representatives. Example: For most graduate education policies, consultation would include the Graduate Education Council, the Associate Deans for Graduate Education, the College Advisory Group, and the Senate Educational Policy Committee.

      Please contact the Policy Program Director if you wish to discuss consultation on your policy drafts.
  6. Complete the comprehensive review form
  7. When the previous steps are complete, contact the University Policy Program Director
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Questions
University Policy Program
Michele Gross, Director
612-624-8081
m-gros@umn.edu