Utah Tech University

Policy Steering Committee

Board of Trustees Policy Committee Members

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Betty Barnum

Board of Trustees

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Larry Bergeson

Board of Trustees

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Ginger Chinn

Board of Trustees

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Committee Advisors

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Travis Rosenberg

Executive Director of Human Resources

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Becky Broadbent

General Counsel

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Jared Rasband

Associate General Counsel

Committee Members

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Jaclyn Kerouac

Associate Academic Advisor for Athletics and NCAA Eligibility Coordinator, Co-Chair)

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Kathleen Broeder

Assistant Librarian-Head of Special Collections/Archivist, Co-Chair

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Anilee Adams

Assistant Director, Student Involvement & Leadership-Clubs/Services

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Andrew Goble

Information Security Officer

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Jim Haendiges

Associate Professor of English/Director of FYE

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Josh Thayn

Executive Director of Events Services & Risk Events Management (Fire Marshall)

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Patrick Schwab

Assistant Professor of Education

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Mike Nelson

Asst. Director of the Center for Inclusion and Belonging

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Mike Pinegar

Executive Director of Internal Audit

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Scott Jensen

Executive Director of Business Services

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Sam Tobler

Associate Professor of Physics

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Cesar Ruiz

UTSA Representative

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Christine Arlotti

Executive Assistant for Administrative Affairs

Mission and Objectives

The Policy Steering Committee (PSC) receives input and policies from relevant stakeholders and subject experts, objectively reviews and develops policies, assures an efficient and transparent process, provides
technical support, edits, and fosters collaboration by engaging key stakeholders and provides
access to all levels and parts of the university community.

Mission

  1. Provide a comprehensive, timely, consistent, and relevant set of policies that cover key aspects
    of university life to protect and support students, staff, faculty, and university resources. Policies
    are designed to bring the University into compliance with state and federal law and best practices in higher education.
  2. Provide support to the policy development process, assisting owners and stewards with draft
    development and review in such a way that the process remains transparent. The PSC
    catalogs, archives, and maps university policy.
  3. The PSC provides editorial support to owners and stewards to provide consistency,
    objectivity, compliance, and reliability to university policy. Trains owners and stewards in the
    policy process to help them understand it so that they perform their role to the fullest.
  4. The PSC Provides technical support to the policy process by managing the Policy
    Library web page and SharePoint site.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Transparency

Roles and Responsibilities

The Policy Steering Committee (PSC)

The PSC should be made up of broad university representation from faculty, staff, students, and specialty functions. The committee coordinates policy writing, development, process and revision, and assists owners in prioritizing policies. The committee’s responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating comments and suggestions from policy stakeholders.
  • Representing various constituencies on campus (e.g., Student Government, Faculty Senate, Staff Association, Deans’ Council, etc.).
  • Providing feedback and comments to the steward and sponsor of a policy proposal.
  • Communicating their actions and provide information to the campus groups they represent.
  • Facilitating the policy development and revision process.
  • Ensuring compliance with Federal and State regulatory standards and laws, Board of Regents Policy, higher-education best practices, and UT Policy Policies and Procedures..
  • Reviewing editorial quality and consistency, and developing style guidelines.
  • Maintaining an online policy library.
The Role of the Policy Owner

The Policy Owner(s) must be a member of the President’s Cabinet and is charged with the following:

  • Prioritizing Policy Development.
  • Reviewing and oversee university policies for his or her area(s) of responsibility and appoint policy stewards.
  • Overseeing the development and advancement of policy proposals through the policy approval processes.
  • Conducting policy research.
  • Giving approval to post for public comment period (email policies@utahtech.edu).
  • Meeting with assigned Policy Steward & PSC to review comments and approve any modifications (notifications of meetings will be sent via email).
  • Presenting new/modified policy to Academic Council & University Council.
  • Presenting new/modified policy for final approval to Board of Trustees.
  • Giving approval for final posting to the Official Policy Website (email policies@utahtech.edu).
The Role of the Policy Steward

The Policy Stewards work with the Policy Owner(s) and are subject or experience experts who can assist in research and writing policy. Policy Stewards are charged with the following:

  • Under Policy Owner guidance, overseeing the development of a policy draft.
  • Presenting policy draft to PSC to begin approval process.
  • Advancing policy through the approval stages as noted above.
  • Conducting policy research.
  • Working with the PSC to address questions or concerns.
  • Soliciting approval from Policy Owner to submit final draft to the PSC for comment period posting.
  • Helping Policy Owner facilitate approvals from Academic Council, University Council, and Board of Trustees – Policy Owner may assign Steward to present if desired.
  • Provide policy management (updates/revisions) to comply with the required 5-Year cyclical review.

Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel provides legal review of all policies and advises of any legal compliance issues.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees reviews end-of-stage policy drafts and gives final approval.