In this section you will find:
UNSW Policy Hierarchy
The UNSW Policy Framework is an operational structure for managing and maintaining the University's Codes of Conduct, Policies, Standards, Procedures and Guidelines.
The Policy Framework includes:
The Policy Framework Procedure describes the development, review and retirement process for University-wide Documents.
A Document Development Cycle applies to all policy documents with the following steps:
The Policy Framework Flowchart shows the key steps involved. See also the Guides available, below.
If you are thinking about developing a University-wide Policy, Standard, Procedure or Guideline please contact Governance to discuss your project.
Governance maintains an annual policy project register. All projects need support from a Responsible Officer and a Document Manager (author).
Codes of Conduct are approved by UNSW Council.
Policies may only be approved by the Vice-Chancellor, or by UNSW Council.
Standards, Procedures and Guidelines are approved in accordance with Section 4.2.3 of the Register of Delegations by the:
Speak to a Policy Officer about the nominations process. A list of Nominees is recorded by Governance.
Phase One Approval
Phase One Appproval provides endorsement to proceed with the development of a University-wide Policy, Standard, Procedure or Guideline.
Phase Two Approval Form
A draft Policy, Standard, Procedure or Guideline that is ready for approval will need a completed Phase Two Approval Form.
Send your final draft document to Governance for final review before you send it to an approver. Governance will check the document for administrative updates and send it back to you with a draft Phase Two Approval Form for you to finalise.
A Policy template is available for drafting University-wide Policy. It must be used for all Policy.
UNSW Policy may only be approved by the Vice-Chancellor.
The Policy template cannot be used to create a Policy which is specific to a particular Division, Faculty or School. Local Policy is not permitted under the UNSW Policy Framework.
The Procedure template must be used for Procedures which require approval in accordance with Section 4.2.3 of the Register of Delegations.
The Guideline template may be used to provide further information for matters which are the subject of Legislation, Policy, Procedure, Standards or a decision by an appropriate delegate.
Implementation Plan template
An Implementation Plan should be created to plan and document the post-approval actions that are overseen by the Contact Officer or an appointed Implementation Officer
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