University policies contain the official governing principles of the University. A university policy is a statement of management philosophy and direction, established to provide guidance and assistance to the NKU community in the conduct of university affairs. A university policy:
Policies are not departmental procedures or guidelines (unless mandated by federal, state, or local government, or regulatory/accreditation agencies).
Board of Regents Policy Approval
In the January 2015 regular meeting, the NKU Board of Regents approved Presidential Recommendation C-7, establishing a set of criteria that determine when a draft policy should go to the Board of Regents for approval. The criteria are listed below and are subject to interpretation of the President of the University.
Drafts of new policies or revisions to policies shall require Board of Regents approval when:
All new university policies that meet at least one of the criteria shall go to the Board for approval.
All policies approved by the President, but that do not require approval by the Board, shall go before the Board of Regents by way of Presidential Report.
If you or an on-campus group identifies the need for a new policy or policy revision, the first step regardless of policy type is to complete a policy request form (PRF) available on the Policy Toolkit page. All university policies, regardless of type, must have a completed PRF.