Policies and procedures

Under the UQ Governance and Management Framework, policies and procedures are documented controls containing mandatory requirements to enable effective and efficient governance and management across UQ.

 

UQ Policy and Procedures Library

What are policies?

Policies are developed, adopted and managed to realise one or more of the following:

  • support the achievement of UQ’s objectives and strategic priorities;
  • give effect to directions or advice from Senate, the Vice-Chancellor or the Academic Board (subject to approval from the Vice-Chancellor);
  • manage significant strategic or financial risks; or
  • demonstrate compliance with applicable laws, regulations, mandatory government policies/standards, legal obligations and mandatory professional standards.

Policies are categorised as Governance, Academic and Operational and have UQ-wide application.

Governance policies: relate to Senate’s reserved powers and governance responsibilities. Compliance with Governance policies is mandatory across UQ and its controlled entities (unless the policy specifically excludes them).

Academic policies: govern the University’s teaching, learning and research functions and their supporting strategies and activities. Compliance with Academic policies is mandatory across UQ, excluding the controlled entities (unless the policy specifically includes them).

Operational policies: govern the University’s corporate/administrative and non-academic functions and their strategies and activities. Compliance with Operational policies is mandatory across UQ, excluding the controlled entities (unless the policy specifically includes them).

What are procedures?

Procedures describe processes and activities that help to reach the outcomes defined in their parent policy. Procedures are categorised in accordance with their parent policy. Compliance with procedures is mandatory across UQ, excluding the controlled entities (unless specifically included).

Senate Rules

Senate rules have an equivalent status to UQ Policies. The University is in the process of transitioning all Senate rules into the Policy and Procedures Library.