1.9 Review and Approval of SPH Policies & Procedures

1.9.a Approval of SPH Policies & Procedures 

All SPH policies must be reviewed and approved by the SPH Executive Committee prior to forwarding to the Dean for approval and implementation. Once approved by the Executive Committee, members of the SPH Administrative Council should be notified of the recommended policy under consideration and afforded an opportunity to provide feedback prior to final action by the Dean. 

Accompanying procedures (including new forms) for all SPH policies must be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee prior to implementation. 

1.9.b Initiation of revisions to, or new, policies & procedures 

Recommendations for new policies, or revisions to existing policies, may be presented by any Executive Committee member. In addition, recommendations for new policies, or revisions to existing policies, may be forwarded to the Executive Committee for consideration through 12 

individuals’ relevant representative on the Executive Committee (e.g., department head, program director, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, etc.). Chairs of standing or ad hoc committees may submit recommendations for new policies, or revisions to existing policies, directly to the Dean to be placed on the Executive Committee agenda for consideration. 

Proposed policies, or revisions to existing policies, shall be distributed to the members of the Executive Committee five (5) business days prior to being reviewed. The Executive Committee will review the proposed policies and forward their recommendation to the Dean. 

1.9.c Distribution 

The Office of the Dean shall keep on file copies of all SPH policies and procedures once approved. At the beginning of each academic year the SPH Faculty Manual will be updated to include all new and revised policies and procedures approved during the prior academic year. The on-line version of the Faculty Manual (once available) will be updated twice a year to include new and revised policies and procedures.