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Procedures for Modifying Internal Policies Related to Faculty Academic Issues

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Approved February 21, 2000
Revised August 26, 2003 and January 15, 2004
Supplements System Policy 12.01


The HSC has developed and approved Internal Policy statements governing various faculty academic issues such as appointment, promotion, tenure, academic freedom, ethics, etc. The intent of these Internal Policies are to establish a spirit of cooperation, good faith, responsibility, and to provide useful guidelines for situations not specifically described in the present document. The text of these Internal Policies can be found on the HSC Rules and Policies website.


The following steps are to be followed in order to modify the any Internal Policies related to faculty academic issues:

2.1 Recommendations for changes to the Internal Policy may originate with any HSC Executive Committee member or faculty standing committee.

2.2 Proposed changes to the Internal Policy will be submitted to the Faculty Senate for review.

2.3 The Faculty Senate will make recommendations regarding the proposed changes and submit them to the Vice President for Academic Affairs who will then submit a recommendation to the HSC Executive Committee for review, comment, and approval or disapproval.

2.4 If changes to the Internal Policy are approved by the Executive Committee, then the proposed changes will be forwarded to the HSC Compliance Officer for formatting and numbering. The HSC Compliance Officer will forward the revised Internal Policy to the Office of General Counsel for review and comment.

2.5 The final version of the Internal Policy will then be returned to the Executive Committee for final consideration with recommendation for approval or disapproval. The President has final approval authority except when approval is required by the Chancellor or the Board of Regents.

2.6 The HSC Compliance Officer will publish the new or revised Internal Policy and provide HSC-wide distribution as appropriate.


Vice President for Academic Affairs