Administrative policies may be created with meet one or more of the criteria specified in Administrative Policy: Establishing Administrative Policies. Tools provided below will assist when developing new policies, including the following templates.
- Policy Template
- Procedure Template
- Appendix Portrait Template / Appendix Landscape Template
- FAQ Template
Our program provides training for those developing policies. Below is a list of materials to help you develop a policy:
- Video: The Wonderful World of Administrative Policy
- Appendix: Guide to Writing a University Administrative Policy and Procedures
Planning the Policy
New policies must be requested by completing an administrative plan (UM 1641 - Administrative Policy Plan). This plan allows you, the policy owner, to summarize the policy, explain the need for the policy, assess the risk(s) that are associated with the policy topic, and quantify the impact if no policy were in place. The second half of the form captures best practices in this area, the extent and type of end user involvement planned in the policy development, as well as identifying the mechanism(s) by which policy compliance will be measured.
- You may also find that the Administrative Policy Communications Plan is helpful in developing an effective communication strategy. UM 1774 - Administrative Policy Communications Plan (optional)
The Policy template (see above) and the Guide to Writing Policy are the first documents to use for your new policy. Procedures, FAQs, and Appendices may be created as needed to supplement the policy. Policy owners may contact the Director of the University Policy Program (Michele Gross at 612-624-8081 or [email protected]) at any point in the planning or drafting stage. Once drafted, the director will guide you through the subsequent review and approval steps.