Policy Development and Revision

Policies play an important role in university governance.  To be effective, SFU’s policies and procedures must be current, practical and useful, readily accessible, and comply with applicable law.

B10.00, Policy on Policies and Procedures, formally defines the process for developing and conducting regular reviews of university policies that are within the jurisdiction of the Board of

Governors. The policy management framework set out in B 10.00 provides guidance and support to members of the university community who are developing new university policies or revising existing policies.  The proposed framework, associated procedures and related documents, provides step-by-step guidance for those involved in policy development, from initiation through to Board of Governors approval.

The framework also requires policy developers and approvers to consider why a new policy or amendment is needed and the benefits, risks, and the other implications associated with it. This includes how the policy advances the University’s core principles (including commitments to reconciliation and to equity, diversity, and inclusion) and any inconsistencies with those principles.

Whether developing a new university policy or revising an existing one, please refer to the resources below: