Policy approval process

The party accountable for achieving the objectives of the policy is the owner of the policy (e.g. finance policies are owned by the Chief Financial Officer).

Depending on their categorisation, policies are approved by either Senate or the Vice-Chancellor and President.

Unless approval has been reserved by the Vice-Chancellor and President:

  • Academic procedures are approved by the relevant member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Committee after considering any advice from the Academic Board or its subcommittees.
  • Operational procedures are approved by the relevant policy owner.

UQ’s policy approval process details the workflow and appropriate approval authorities for drafting new and amending existing policies and procedures.

Prior endorsement of the Vice-Chancellor’s Committee is required for the development of a new policy or to make significant changes to an existing policy.