Western University of Health Sciences University Policy Office (UPO) Western University of Health Sciences
University Policy Office (UPO)

Policy Review & Revision

Policy Review

University policies and procedures (P&Ps) are subject to periodic review/revision. Revision may be required as new circumstances arise, new laws and regulations are enacted, or as Policy Contacts identify a basis for additions, changes and/or deletions.

A standard review of all University P&Ps is mandatory every three years. The P&P website issues scheduled email reminders to Policy Contacts and Editors to begin this standard review.  Some colleges and their departments may find it necessary to review on an annual basis to ensure compliance with new legislation. Policy Contacts and Editors should be willing to re-examine their policies as needed to ensure their P&Ps are current and accurate.


Revision Responsibility

Usually, the college/department responsible for administering and implementing P&Ps is also responsible for revisions and/or deletions. However, in some cases, the University President and/or the Board of Trustees or Legal Counsel may recommend the revision of a college or department policy or procedure.

The Policy Contact is the ultimate authority for the approval of college/department P&Ps. Proposed revisions/deletions of P&Ps must be submitted to the Policy Contact for review and approval before submission to UPO Review.

Proposed revisions must be consistent with the format as specified on the University P&P Website. Contact P&P Administrator at (909)469-5642 or jfitzpatrick@westernu.edu for assistance


Policy Revision Considerations


Revision Process Guidelines

Please refer to Policy and Procedure How-To’s on P&P Website for instructions for navagating the website.