What are policies?

  • Policies define UQ’s position and objective/s on matters of strategic significance and the relevant outputs and outcomes that UQ needs to deliver to give effect to its policy position and objectives. Some policies serve as frameworks to better articulate the interdependencies and collective functioning of relevant concepts and principles.  
  • All policy requirements are principles-based, consistent with legal or regulatory obligations, and their adoption and effectiveness is evidenced and verifiable.
  • Policies have University-wide application.
  • Policies can be GovernanceAcademic or Operational in nature.

Governance policies

Governance policies relate to the Senate’s reserved powers and governance responsibilities (Senate’s reserved powers are defined in Policy 1.10.06).

Academic policies

Academic policies govern the University’s teachinglearning and research functions and their supporting strategies and activities. Unless reserved by the Senate, these policies are approved by the Vice-Chancellor and President based on advice and recommendations from the relevant member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Committee (VCC), and after considering any advice from the Academic Board. 

Operational policies

Operational policies govern the University’s corporate/administrative and non-academic functions and their strategies and activities. These policies are approved by the Vice-Chancellor and President (unless reserved by the Senate) based on advice and recommendations from the relevant member of the VCC.