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0:001 Policy Administration


Austin Peay State University Policy Administration


Issued:  May 19, 2017
Responsible Official:  General Counsel
Responsible Office:  Office of Legal Affairs






Policy Statement

The Board of Trustees has ultimate authority to approve policies in the areas of Governance, Organization, and General. The Board of Trustees delegates approval authority to the President for policies in all other areas. Each responsible official has the responsibility for ensuring that the policies for his/her responsible office(s) are current and accurate. All policies must be in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee. The Policy Committee Chair will present all policies for approval to the University Policy Committee and maintain the official copy of each approved policy.  Committee approval shall be indicated by a simple majority vote.


- Responsible Official
- Initiator

- Review of Policies
- Standard Format  
- Publication
- Exceptions   

- Appendix A - Policy Process Flow Chart
- APSU Policies and Procedures
- Procedures for New, Revised, or Rescinded Policies


Responsible Official The responsible officials for APSU are the Provost, Vice Presidents, and Direct Reports to the President.

Initiator Proposals for new policies and for policy changes may be made by administrators, faculty members, staff members, or students.


Review of Policies The process for reviewing policies is outlined in the flow chart found in Appendix A.

Standard Format In order to provide for the standardization and clarity of policies, all drafts submitted for inclusion should conform to the following criteria:
  1. Numbering System: Policies will be identified by a multi-digit number. The first digit will designate the section in which the policy lies. These designations are as follows:
    • 0:xxx Policy Instructions
    • 1:xxx Governance, Organization, and General
    • 2:xxx Academics
    • 3:xxx Students
    • 4:xxx Business and Finance
    • 5:xxx Personnel
    • 6:xxx Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct
    • 7:xxx Advancement and Communications
    • 8:xxx Athletics
Publication Upon signature of the President and approval of the Board of Trustees, a notice will be provided to the campus community, the policy will be posted to the University policy webpage and an electronic copy will be sent to the Library for the University Policy Binder.

Exceptions Exceptions to this process may be made at the direction and discretion of the President after disclosure to the Chair of the Board of Trustees.


Appendix A - Policy
Process Flow Chart

Policy Process Flow Chart
APSU Policies and

Procedures for New,
Revised, or Rescinded


Revision Dates

APSU Policy 0:001– Rev.: May 19, 2017
APSU Policy 0:001– Rev.: March 30, 2017
APSU Policy 0:001– Issued: October 28, 2015

Subject Areas:

Academic Finance General Human



President: signature on file