Administrative Policy
Development and Approval Process

 

 

Step 1

 ​Identify the Need for a Policy
  Sponsor approves the need for a new or revised policy
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Step 2​

Draft Policy
Responsible department drafts policy per approved policy template
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Step 3​

Vetting Process*
Sponsor vets the policy with university constituents. 
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Step 4​

Revise Draft
Responsible department makes necessary revisions per feedback
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Step 5

University Integrity and Compliance Office (UICO) Review
  Responsible department provides draft policy to policies@louisville.edu for review
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Step 6

Finalize Policy
Responsible department edits policy per feedback from UICO and finalizes policy
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Step 7

President's Leadership Team (PLT) Approval**
  Sponsor submits policy to the PLT for review and approval
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Step 8

Policy Publication
Sponsor sends approved policy to policies@louisville.edu for publication in the Policy and Procedure Library
 

 

*The sponsor will determine appropriate vetting of a new or revised policy and may consult with University Counsel to determine if a policy requires Board of Trustees approval.

**New policies require approval by the President’s Leadership Team (PLT).  It is the responsibility of the sponsor to submit a final draft policy to the PLT for approval. Revised policies, with the exception of minor changes (editorial or style), require sponsor level approval and completion of steps 1 through 8.  Once a policy is approved, the sponsor will send the new or revised policy to the University Integrity and Compliance for publication in the online library.  To submit a policy, email it in the appropriate Word template to policies@louisville.edu.

The above outlined process aligns with the university’s policy on Developing University Administrative Policies.

 

Contact policies@louisville.edu with questions regarding the creation and approval process.