Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Policy?
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.
Please refer to the Procedures Section of this link.