Library policy feedback and updating mechanism
In its role of oversight of the institution, and in accordance with its governing legislation, the Board of Trustees delegates policy-making authority in relation to effective administration and management.
In addition, the Board of Trustees, through its governing legislation, delegates authority to establish administrative, educational and academic policies for the University.
This policy defines the process for developing, reviewing, approving, and maintaining all University-wide policies.
It creates procedures and guidelines for implementing new University policies and reviewing policies to determine need, conflicts, and compliance.
The Northern Illinois University Policy on Managing University Policies is the primary document that formalizes the University’s policy making procedures and mechanisms.
Under State Law, Northern Illinois University is governed by a Board of Trustees that has ultimate policy-making authority for the university.
Policies posted on the policy library website supersede policies that exist only on paper and those not located on the policy library website.Any associated procedures shall be written in a step-by-step format that is easy to understand.The Policy Library Committee (PLC) is a standing committee comprised of individuals (or their designee) including the the policy librarian, executive vice president and provost; the vice president for Administration and Finance; the senior associate vice president for Human Resources; the executive secretary of University Council; the chair of the University Council’s Rules, Governance, and Elections Committee; the presidents of the Operating Staff Council, Supportive Professional Staff Council, and Student Association.In addition, past practice and the nature of the policy can help determine the appropriate policy-making authority.If a question arises whether a policy falls under the purview and jurisdiction of (a) the Board, (b) the President, or (c) University Council, the University General Counsel and Policy Library Committee will be consulted for advice.