Mission Statement

To advance Utah Valley University's shared governance model, the Policy Office makes policies accessible to the campus community, makes the policy development process efficient and transparent, and fosters collaboration by engaging key stakeholders from all parts of the university community.

Vision Statement

To enhance the collaborative nature and transparency of the policy development process, the Policy Office will implement and maintain technology systems that provide users the access they need to review and provide input on policies under development.

Objectives

  1. Provide a comprehensive, timely, and relevant set of policies that cover key aspects of university life to protect and support students, staff, faculty, and university resources. Policies are designed to bring the University into compliance with state and federal law and best practices in higher education.
  2. Provide administrative support to the policy development process, assisting sponsors and stewards with draft development and review in such a way that the process remains transparent and aligned with UVU’s shared governance model. The Policy Office catalogs, archives, and maps university policy.
  3. Provide editorial support to sponsors and stewards to provide clarity and readability in university policy and a cohesive voice to policy. Train stewards and sponsors in the policy process to help them understand it so that they perform their role to the fullest.
  4. Provide technical support to the policy process by managing the Policy Office SharePoint site, Policy Office web pages, TOPS (online policy management system), and PolicyTech approval workflow software.