Regulations Review and Development
University regulations are owned by a "Responsible Office" under the authority of a "Responsible Official," who is generally either a university vice president, dean, or other official. In the development and revision process, regulations receive rigorous review by the standing Regulation Review Committee, which meets regularly.
The Responsible Official approves proposals for new policies and major revisions to existing ones. Once the proposed new or revised regulation is approved to move forward, the next step is for the Responsible Office to draft the full document, while consulting with identified stakeholders and assisted by the RRC. Next, the fully drafted regulation is reviewed by the RRC and the relevant stakeholders. Once the review is complete and any necessary revisions are made, regulations are returned to the Responsible Official for final review before the regulation is sent to the President or the Board of Trustee, as appropriate, for final approval. Once approved, regulations are announced to University community and posted on the Regulations Library website.
For a graphical representation of this process, see our Governing Regulation Revision Process Chart or our Administrative Regulation Revision Process Chart. At all stages of this process, the Office of Legal Counsel provides support to the responsible office by furnishing the Regulation Template, document and drafting support, and arranging meetings with relevant stakeholders and others involved in the regulation process.