To authorize and designate an operational policies and procedures manual for the University; to define policy initiating authorities; and to develop a standard policy format, review, approval and dissemination process.
All policies and procedures are under the authority of the President. The Wichita State University Policies and Procedures Manual is to include policies and procedures applicable to the entire University and consistent with the Strategic Plan. Any policy or procedure that is inconsistent with the Strategic Plan must be reviewed and approved by the President or the policy or procedure is null and void.
The President, members of the Executive Team, Faculty Senate, Unclassified Professional Senate, University Support Staff Senate and Student Government Association are hereby designated as policy initiating authorities. Policies or procedures shall not be changed without review of the Executive Team. The following procedures must be followed to change a policy or procedure:
The Wichita State University Policies and Procedures Manual
governs in those instances where policies or procedures published in other
University or college documents differ from those stated in the manual.
The Wichita State University Policies and Procedures Manual is
subject to applicable federal and state laws and regulations and the Kansas
Board of Regents Policy Manual.
Any policy or procedure more restrictive than federal and state laws and regulations and the Kansas Board of Regents Policy Manual as of July 1, 2014, must be reviewed and approved by the President or it will revert back to federal and state laws and regulations and the Kansas Board of Regents Policy Manual.
The Wichita State University Policies and Procedures Manual will have an effective date of July 1, 2014. All previous print versions of the policies and procedures manual are obsolete and should be discarded.
Proposed additions to or revisions of University policy must be submitted to the President for review and approval. The standard policy adoption format is:
The Office of Internal Audit is responsible for maintaining and updating the manual. The manual will be disseminated to University personnel through the University's website. Revisions or additions to the manual will note the effective date.
February 25, 1999
July 1, 2014