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Board of Visitors Policy
Board of Visitors Policy (“BOV Policy”): addresses governance of the university and requires a majority approval of the Board of Visitors. BOV Policy may be required by statute or other legislative action. The authority to determine when a policy warrants Board of Visitors level of approval rests with the Board and the President with the advice of University Counsel.

Presidential Policy
Presidential Policy: a policy that promulgates the president’s decisions on the operation of the university, Board of Visitors action, changes in law or new administrative issues within the university itself. Presidential policy is issued by the president of the University with the advice of the University Counsel, and expires 90 days after the end of the president’s term in office. Board of Visitors approval is not requiredl

Administrative Policy
Administrative Policy: addresses critical operational matters to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies at the federal, state or local levels. Administrative Policies do not address practices or procedures, and have broad application throughout the University. Administrative policy is subject to the approval of the President, applicable Vice President, or respective designee for policy issuance and major revisions. Board of Visitors approval is not required.

Interim Policy
Interim Policy: provisional policy issued by the Board of Visitors or the President to satisfy an emergent need or exigency. An emergent need or exigency is a need or situation arising unexpectedly or calling for prompt action and requiring immediate action or decision.