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Austin Peay State University Policy

Austin Peay State University supports the development and periodic review of University policies as stated in policy 0:001 Policy Administration.  APSU policies enhance the University's mission, promote operational efficiencies, reduce institutional risk, and provide an understanding of the University's expectations for operation.  APSU policies must be in accordance with local, state, federal regulations.

University Policy Committee meetings are held at 2:00 P.M. on the second Tuesday of every month. 

Click one of the links below to access APSU policies. There are 100 public access licenses for simultaneous use, so if you receive an error page, please try again later.

Public Policy Access

User Policy Access

University Policy Committee Members

Mr. Mitch Robinson, Chair, Vice President for Finance and Administration 
Dr. Maria Cronley, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mr. Greg Singleton, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
Ms. Dannelle Whiteside, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Organizational Strategy
Mr. Kris Phillips, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the APSU Foundation
Mr. Gerald Harrison, Vice President and Athletic Director
Dr. Jane Semler, Faculty Senate President
Ms. Jerica Swiger, Staff Senate President
Mr. Kito Aruh, SGA President

 

University Policy Committee Minutes:

All minutes, including archived minutes, are stored in the University repository Aspire.

Numbering System of Policies

Policies are identified by a multi-digit number. The first digit designates the section that the policy lies in. These designations are as follows:

  • 0:xxx     Policy Instructions
  • 1:xxx     Governance, Organization, and General Policies
  • 2:xxx     Academic Policies
  • 3:xxx     Student Policies
  • 4:xxx     Business and Finance Policies
  • 5:xxx     Personnel Policies
  • 6:xxx     Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct
  • 7:xxx     Advancement and Communications
  • 8:xxx     Athletics

Policy Procedures

Submission of Changes:

Proposed additions, revisions, or requests to rescind a policy should be submitted by policy owners or reviewers through PolicyTech.  Upon approval by the President and/or Board of Trustees, the policy will become official. 

Policy Review/Approval Flow Chart

 

New Policies:

When submitting a new policy, please use the New Policy Template. The content of the policy will be at the discretion of the initiating authority, being selected in accordance with the criteria of appropriateness, clarity, and conciseness. To request PolicyTech access to create a new policy, please email financeAdmin@apsu.edu.

For questions or other assistance, please call 931-221-7883 or email financeAdmin@apsu.edu

The following policy changes are submitted for University review and comment. For policy revisions, a clean version and a marked version of the policy are available for your review. A comment form can be found at the bottom of the page for comments and questions to be submitted. 

Recommended Revised Policies

POLICY
NUMBER
POLICY NAME  

COMMENT DEADLINE

5:032

HR Emergency Response Procedures

This policy underwent review because of the required 5-year mandatory review cycle of all University policies.

Marked

Clean

June 7, 2022

5:017

Charitable Organization Campaigns and Contributions

This policy underwent review because of the required 5-year mandatory review cycle of all University policies.

Marked 

Clean

 

June 7, 2022

 

 

Recommended New Policies

POLICY
NUMBER

POLICY NAME   COMMENT DEADLINE
There are no recommended new policies for review at this time.      

 

Recommended Rescinded Policies

POLICY
NUMBER

POLICY NAME   COMMENT DEADLINE
There are no recommended policies to rescind at this time.

 

 

 

 

University Policy Feedback

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Policies

When submitting a new policy, please use the New Policy Template or email financeAdmin@apsu.edu to request the template. The content of the policy will be at the discretion of the initiating authority, being selected in accordance with the criteria of clarity, conciseness, etc. For new policies, please use the Policy Template Structure guide to assist you with creating or revising a policy.

A monthly email is sent to the campus community notifying them of the recent policy updates. Additionally a list of recently updated and approved policies in the last several months can be found on the Recent Policy Approvals tab.

The University Policy Committee (UPC) reviews and approves all new and revised administrative policies and then submits recommendations for approval to the President and Board of Trustees (when applicable). The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs reviews and approves all new and revised administrative policies and then submits recommendations for approval to the President and Board of Trustees (if applicable). A list of the UPC members can be found under the Policy Overview tab.
All policies undergo mandatory review every five years from the last approval date, though many are reviewed every year or every three years as needed. Changes to existing policies are to the UPC or Provost as appropriate and are ultimately approved by the President and Board of Trustees (when applicable). Please contact the Office of Finance and Administration at 221-7883 for archived versions of policies.
For any questions regarding policies, please contact the Office of Finance and Administration at 221-7883 for assistance.
According to policy 0:001 Policy Administration, "Proposals for new policies and for policy changes may be made by administrators, faculty members, staff members, or students."