The Board has properly left to institutional administrations broad responsibilities for development of internal policies and procedures for the conduct and management of affairs not specifically addressed by Board policy. Institutions under the governance of the Board are encouraged and expected to go beyond the policies and procedures contained in Board policies in the development of an articulated and comprehensive policy structure governing the conduct of institutional affairs. Any institutional policies that address items specifically listed in Board Policy 1.12 shall require specific Board approval.
Certain institutionally specific policies have in the past been presented to the Board for approval. Any revisions or amendments to these policies will require similar Board approval. Institutional administrations are also encouraged to seek Board approval of institutional policies developed in the future that are believed to be of such significance as to warrant Board approval. Decisions concerning the appropriateness of submission of any such policy by institutional administrations to the Board for approval or for adoption as Board policy should be made after consultation with the CEO and General Counsel and, where they deem appropriate, the Board Chair and/or a committee of the Board.