01.001: Formulating and Issuing a University-Wide Policy - pdf
The following formatting rules will provide a readable, uniform display of the policy across a wide range of web browsers.
This policy illustrates the application of these rules.
- The title of the policy statement should be informative.
- Any of the primary sections may be organized into sub-sections, which may in turn have sub-sections.
- All sub-sections will be provided with titles and identified by sequential capital Roman Numerals, starting with “I” for the first sub-section of each main section.
- All sub-sub-sections will be provided with titles and identified by sequential capital letters, starting with “A” for the first sub-section of each sub-section.
- All section, sub-sections, and sub-sub-section titles will be presented in boldface.
- Select words and phrases may be emphasized by using boldface. Italics will not be used for emphasis, because they are harder to read on-screen. Underlines will not be used for headings, or for emphasis, because of possible confusion with selectable links in the on-line version.
- The document will use Times New Roman 12-pt font.
- All cross-references to other policy and procedure statements, on-line forms, and web pages will be selectable links in the on-line version.
The policy and procedure should be brief and user-friendly. The author of a University policy and procedure should be sensitive to the following issues:
- Legal and ethical implications
- Fiscal implications
- Personnel or human resources issues
- Gender and diversity considerations
- Simplicity in technical explanations
- Cross reference of related policies