Governance Policies Under Review
Although it hasn’t been RIT’s practice to centrally coordinate or facilitate policy review and approval processes, four convergent university initiatives create important reasons to do so at this time. These initiatives include the academic calendar conversion, the GeneSIS project, creation of the College of Health Sciences & Technology, and the university policy review project.
A particularly pressing priority is the calendar conversion, which affects 29 of the 101 policies in the Governance Policy Library (formerly known as the Institute Policies and Procedures Manual). The review, approval, and publication of all calendar conversion-related edits and revisions must be completed by August 2013. In addition, many governance policies are affected by more than one of the four initiatives and every policy is affected by recommendations made through the university policy review project. Finally, many IPPM policies require attention for reasons other than these four initiatives. In short, the university’s policy docket is voluminous for the foreseeable future.
The following reports are intended to 1) provide members of the RIT community the opportunity to provide input during the review process, 2) assist governance groups and offices responsible for specific policies in planning their policy-related work and agendas, and 3) provide a record of the approval of new and revised policies. The reports include: