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Policy Consultation Notice Board

The policy notice board supports the consultation process by giving members of the university community the opportunity to provide input on the development and review of policy instruments. 

Consultation is considered a key element of the university's Policy Framework.   Consultation throughout the development and review cycle is crucial to the effective administration of policy instruments and has the potential for increasing adoption and improving the quality of policy outcomes.

As part of the consultation process, Policy Owners may submit drafts of new policy instruments that are under development, and existing policy instruments under review, for posting to this page.  Please contact the Policy and Compliance Advisor to arrange for publication on this page.   

Policy Bulletin

If you would like to be notified when policy instruments are made available for consultation, please contact the Policy and Compliance Advisor and you will be added to our Policy Bulletin subscription list.

Policy Instrument Input

You may submit your feedback and recommendations for any of the posted policy instruments using the Policy Instrument Feedback Form

Some of the key aspects of the policy instrument you may want to consider in providing your feedback are:

  • Clarity:  Is it clear what the purpose of the policy instrument is?  Is it understandable? Is it likely to achieve its intended purpose?

  • Consistency and overlapIs the policy instrument consistent with the Policy Framework and other approved university policies and procedures? Are there potential areas of overlap and/or conflict with other policy instruments?

  • Operational practicality and impact:  What is the potential impact of the policy instrument? This includes the impact on students, faculty, staff, or other significant institutional relationships, as well as potential risks, costs and operational requirements to implement the policy instrument.

  • Implementation and communication:  What are some of the factors that should be considered in how the policy instrument is implemented? Who may need to be notified? What type of resources and education are needed to support the implementation?

Policy instruments for consultation

Policy instruments that have been submitted for consultation will be posted below. Please contact the Policy and Compliance Advisor to arrange for publication on this page or for any other inquiries.

  • Procedures for Use of Service Animals – Request for Feedback

    The Student Accessibility Services Office is currently seeking feedback on the revisions to the following policy instrument:

    The Student Accessibility Services Office is seeking feedback from all members of the community on this policy instrument. If you would like to share your suggestions and feedback in writing, please use the Policy Instrument Feedback Form. The Policy Owner will consider the comments received. We will be accepting comments until November 5 at 3:00 pm.

     

     

  • Accessibility Policy and Procedures - Request for Feedback

    The Office of University Secretary and General Counsel, Human Resources Department and the Student Accessibility Office is currently seeking feedback on the following proposed policy instruments:

    The Office of University Secretary and General Counsel, Human Resources Department and the Student Accessibility Office is seeking feedback from all members of the community on these policy instruments. If you would like to share your suggestions and feedback in writing, please use the Policy Instrument Feedback Form. The Policy Owner will consider the comments received. We will be accepting comments until October 22 at 3:00 pm.

  • Building Naming Policy - Request for Feedback

    The Communications and Marketing department is currently seeking feedback on the following proposed drafts of Building Naming policy:

    The Communications and Marketing department is seeking feedback from all members of the community on this policy instrument. If you would like to share your suggestions and feedback in writing, please use the Policy Instrument Feedback Form. The Policy Owner will consider the comments received. We will be accepting comments until October 29 at 3:00 pm.

  • Postering in University Spaces Procedures - Request for Feedback
    The Office of Student Life is currently seeking feedback on the following proposed policy instrument:

    The Office of Student Life is seeking feedback from all members of the community on this policy instrument. If you would like to share your suggestions and feedback in writing, please use the Policy Instrument Feedback Form. The Policy Owner will consider the comments received. We will be accepting comments until October 28 at 3:00 pm.
  • Closed consultation periods

    This consultation period for the below policies are now closed. Thank you to all community members who commented. Comments received will be considered by the Policy Owner.

    • Policy on Auditing an Undergraduate and Graduate Course
    • Procedures for Academic Council Selection of Vice-Chair
    • Procedures for Academic Council Selection of Board of Governors Liaison
    • Drones Directive - closed
    • Institutional Quality Assurance Process - closed
    • Graduate Fees and Charges policy - closed
    • Undergraduate Fees and Charges Policy - closed
    • Animal Care Policy and Procedures - closed
    • Student Sexual Violence Policy and Procedure - closed
    • Policy on Recognition of Student Organizations - closed 
    • Change of Gender Policy for Students - closed
    • Administrative Guidelines for Determining the Academic Schedule - closed
    • University-Hosted Event Approval Directive - closed
    • Field Trip Risk Management and Approval Directive - closed
    • Directives for the Use of Digital Learning Resources - closed