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UVM Policy Website - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What is a Policy?
  2. A University Policy guides UVM faculty, staff and students, in their pursuit of institutional goals and in their relations with the campus community. A Policy describes principles, requirements, and restrictions, and establishes standards, rights and responsibilities that apply generally throughout the University or major components of the University, such as Divisions.

    A University Policy is defined by the following criteria:

    • It applies generally throughout the University or major components of the University.
    • It facilitates compliance with internal or external standards or requirements, thus advancing the University's mission and reducing institutional risk.
    • It requires action or states constraints, articulates desired outcomes, and typically contains notice of consequences for non-compliance.
  3. How are policies Approved? Who is Involved?
  4. Please refer to the Procedures Section of this link.

      Last modified August 23 2012 08:01 AM

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