University of Washington Policy Directory

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*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Presidential Orders


Executive Order


No. 47



Authority to Publish and Coordinate the Review of University of Washington Rules, Bylaws, Orders, and Policies



1.  Publication Authorization

The Rules Coordination Office will publish changes to the appropriate University policy resource when directed to do so by the individual authorized to certify that the statement has been properly approved for publication. The following persons are authorized to make such certification for the policy documents listed:

Board of Regents Governance Bylaws, Standing Orders, and Regent Policies Secretary of the Board of Regents
Presidential Orders, both Executive Orders and Administrative Orders President of the University or other individual delegated authority for this matter
Faculty Code and Governance Secretary of the Faculty
Administrative policies and information in the Administrative Policy Statements, Employment and Administrative Policies, and Student Policies The President, Provost, Vice President, or other individual delegated authority for this matter
Scholastic Regulations Secretary of the Faculty or other individual delegated authority for this matter
Washington Administrative Code (Title 478 WAC) Rules UW Rules Coordinator

Recommendations for changes in administrative policies or information should be submitted in writing to the Rules Coordination Office for routing to the appropriate administrative officer for consideration and approval.

The effective date of each revision will appear on the published document and the Rules Coordination Office will maintain a file of signed authorizations in date order for each published document to support the changes made.

2.  Periodic Review of Current Policies

Policies should be periodically reviewed by the units responsible for each subject matter and revised as appropriate. To assist the University in keeping policies up to date, the Rules Coordination Office will create a schedule and plan to promote the systematic review of each policy and will notify the individual responsible for each policy when it is due for review. If the policy is still necessary and accurate without revision, the Rules Coordination Office will request the appropriate individual(s) to confirm its continued purpose and accuracy.

March 1, 1973; January 23, 1980; May 11, 2007; June 24, 2014.


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