Policy Site Launched
In December, the College started a policy initiative to coordinate policy development and dissemination at the College. (See Dec 4, 2009 Blog Entry.) Using a Policy Brief developed by Dr. Erin Sperling (AHC Policy Analyst) a core group was convened to discuss goals. From that meeting, it was determined that:
1) There should be one central person to coordinate the various owners of policy within the college. This person would ensure policies were regularly reviewed, available to those that need them, etc.. In addition, this person should have a backup. 2) A liaison/"owner" should be named in each area for the coordinator to work with. 3) A policy on policy should be created to codify the procedures for proposing, reviewing, updating, revising and withdrawing policies 4) The University's Policy Format was feasible, particularly if movement to this format was completed as policies were up for review.
In completion of items #1 and #2, the College of Pharmacy policy point person and policy owners are:
Point person/coordinator: Fodness
Prof Educ Program: Stouder
Outreach Education: Kast
All new policies are now being developed using the University's Policy Format. In addition, Central Council has reviewed a draft Policy on Policy, which will be completed this fall.
Thanks to all the owners, along with Amy Leslie and Danielle Carrigan for working to centralize our policies onto a policy website, which was officially launched at the June College Assembly Meeting. Suggestions for updates and changes are welcome!