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Nov. 1, 2023

MSU launches new Policy Management Program and University Policies website

Michigan State University Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., today announced the launch of the MSU Policy Management Program and University Policies website. After a multiyear effort that engaged stakeholders across campus, the first edition of the University Policies website is now live.

The searchable policy website serves as the official up-to-date resource for all university-wide policies at MSU. The website features search functionality that allows users to search by category or keywords. 

The MSU Policy Management Program provides the university’s first centralized system for developing, maintaining, reviewing, revising, approving, retiring and communicating university-wide policies for the MSU community. The University Policies website also includes resources and tools that should be used for the development of a new policy or the revision of an existing policy.

Aligned with the website, the standing MSU Policy Library Advisory Committee has developed standard policy templates and website posting requirements for university-wide policies. This Policy Development, Management and Review policy creates the rubric for standardized formats and policy access. All existing university-wide policies will be revised, updated and converted to the new template by Dec. 31, 2025. 

The long-term vision for this work is to create a centralized MSU website that houses all university and unit policies, the academic catalog and university handbooks/manuals, guidelines and bylaws. The centralized policy library will create an environment of clarity, transparency and accountability for the MSU community. 

“MSU is committed to a culture of compliance, accountability, collaboration, equity, excellence, integrity and respect in which all university employees and students are enabled to act responsibly. A centralized repository for all university-wide policies will make it easier to find and access the necessary policies guiding our daily work and provide another layer of accountability and transparency,” said Woodruff.

Oversight of the MSU Policy Management Program and University Policies website will be managed by the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance, or OARC, which works in collaboration with the MSU Policy Library Advisory Committee. The committee consists of representation from across university units and departments.  

By: Mark Bullion

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