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March 2008

Policy Oversight Committee approves three policies

On March 4, the Policy Oversight Committee approved three policies for forwarding to the Board of Regents for final approval - Controlled Goods (New), Supporting and Accommodating Breastfeeding (New), Undergraduate Tuition Refund Regulation (Revised). The latter one will go to the Board's Finance Committee as well for their review and approval.

Also at its recent meeting, the Policy Oversight Commitee approved Proposals for Policies - Privacy Protection (New), Household Removal and Relocation (Revised). These will proceed through the next stages of the framwework process during the coming months.

Progress Continues on Policy Database

The Policy Document conversion team has been great progress on conversion of existing policy documents to a new standard format for uploading in the University's Policy Database. At its recent meeting, the database users group attended for a demonstration of the system.

In late February the Senior Executive Committee of the University approved a number of guidelines regarding non-academic University policy, one of which states:

"The on-line version of the policy and procedures is the official version and there will be only one on-line version."

This principle has implications for all policy webpages throughout the University that have links to or lists of Memorial's non-academic policies and procedures. A meeting to discuss these changes is being held on Wednesday, March 26 at 3:30 in AA-2029.

The planned rollout for the policy database is mid-April.