Does the University Policy Office (UPO) actually write policies?
At its inception, the University Policy Office (UPO) was charged with the responsibility to identify and standardize all university policies. In doing so, the office's staff found policies in all forms: some written, some as memos compiled in notebooks dated back many years, some existing only by word-of-mouth, and some that needed development from beginning to end. Standardization or development of a policy requires consultation with individuals from all parts of the university, such as administrators, business managers, vice presidents and other officers, deans, University Counsel, the University Ombudsman, the Judicial Administrator, etc. In meetings and consultation with these different groups, the UPO gathers information and assists in the crafting of a cohesive document that is complete, comprehensible, and easy to use.