University ensures that every school and department has a mechanism for
establishing operating rules to ensure consistency in carrying out the duties,
functions, and responsibilities that reflect the mission and values of the
University. This mechanism must be an
effective process for recommending, coordinating, writing, approving and
distributing these rules. Policies are
guidelines for faculty, staff, students, and outline the University’s expected standard
policies fall within a greater hierarchy of laws, statutes and rules.
University policies are subject to compliance with laws and regulations
instituted by higher governing authorities as follows:
A. Federal laws and regulations
B. State laws and administrative rules
C. State Board of Education policies and
University policies and procedures
Marian University reserves
the right to establish and carry out specific policies and procedures which, in
accordance with the applicable Federal and/or State law, are utilized and
adhered to in the conduct of the legitimate business of the University. All policies and procedures shall be applied
in a manner consistent with applicable Federal and/or State law.
Policies are to be reviewed
on a minimum three-year rotation. Every member of the
university community has the right to recommend revisions to a currently
established policy or recommend the creation of a new policy based on
institutional data, best practices, and/or new regulations or standards
relevant to the operations of the University.
Office of Academic Affairs will establish the
review schedule of institutional policies.
Individual schools, departments, or offices with policies that are not
at the institutional level will establish their own policy review schedule with
each policy being reviewed at least every three years. Procedures may be reviewed more frequently
depending on analysis of institutional data; best practices; or federal, state,
or affiliated agency requirement.