Regulations Review and Development Process

The process for amending UK regulations is described in Governing Regulation XIII, University Regulations, and Administrative Regulation 1:6, Formulation and Issuance of Regulations. Governing Regulations are “owned” by the UK Board of Trustees. Administrative Regulations (AR) are “owned” by a Responsible Official, typically an executive vice president, vice president, dean, or the Provost. The general process for establishing or revising an AR is:  

  • The Responsible Official approves a proposal for new regulation to be developed or for revisions to an existing regulation.  
  • The Regulation Review Committee and appropriate stakeholders review the regulation.
  • Once the review is complete and any additional revisions are made, regulations are returned to the Responsible Official for final review and approval. 
  • The regulation is sent to the President or the Board of Trustees, as appropriate, for final approval.  Final regulations are announced to University community and posted on the Regulations Library website. 

At all stages of this process, the Office of Legal Counsel provides support to the responsible official by furnishing the Regulation Template, document and drafting support, and arranging meetings with relevant stakeholders and others involved in the regulation process. For a visual representation of this process, see our Governing Regulation Revision Process Chart or our Administrative Regulation Revision Process Chart. The Office of Legal Counsel provides support to the Responsible Official throughout this process.