Thank you for visiting the University of Oregon Policy Library!
On this site, you can…
Find existing UO Policies. The “Find a Policy” tab allows you to search by key word or sort alphabetically. Each policy contains the timeline for its enactment and revision history. If you wish to see an older version of a policy, please email email@example.com.
Each policy also includes contact information for the Responsible Office, which is the office that can answer questions about the policy’s substance.
See what policies are currently under review by the President’s Policy Advisory Council (PAC). The PAC is an advisory group that doesn’t focus on substance, but instead focuses on proper review and process for any changes to a UO policy. Its charge is available here.
Find historic agendas and policy concepts from previous PAC meetings. It’s important to remember that only those policies posted on the official policy page are in effect. However, this background information may be useful if you wish to see the types of changes proposed.
A note about policy numbering. As you can see on the list of policies, the policy numbering system is a bit confusing right now. This is because the UO inherited hundreds of Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs), Oregon University System (OUS) policies, and OUS Internal Management Directives (IMDs) when governance transitioned from a state board to our independent board. Those were added to an already big library of UO policy statements. Thus, there are now hundreds of policies previously organized under four different numbering schemes.
We are actively working to fix this. Every single policy – old and inherited – is going through a review process to ensure it is necessary and current. As policies work through that process, they will get a new number under a new UO policy taxonomy that organizes policies into chapters by related topic. Until this process is completed, some policies will retain their prior numbering system, hence the categories of “original source” (e.g. OAR, IMD, etc.) and “original number.” THANK YOU for your patience during this time of transition.
If you have any questions or feedback regarding a UO Policy or the Policy Library, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.