About the Department
Policies reflect the "rules" governing the implementation of campus processes. Procedures, on the other hand, represent an implementation of policy and should evolve over time as new tools emerge, new processes are designed, and the risks associated with a campus process changes in response to internal or external environmental changes. Together with delegations of authority, specifying which campus administrators have formal authority and responsibility for actions and activities, these written documents help members of the campus community understand how things get done or, borrowing a phrase from the National Library of Medicine, enable the "Visible University."
Built on the efforts of campus policy and procedure "owners", this site is designed to make policy and procedure information widely accessible so that members of the campus community can make decisions and streamline campus administrative processes with the knowledge that their actions conform with official campus policies and procedures. In addition, such information provides a basis for individual and departmental accountability.