Accountability and Approval Pathways
Policy Development Roles
Each Policy, Procedure and Schedule will have an author, owner, endorser and approver. Owner, endorser and approver are specified as roles or committees, not named individuals. In some situations there may be one or more endorsing bodies prior to approval.
- Author is a delegate of the policy owner and is responsible for:
- creating a document or reviewing and amending an existing document;
- managing the appropriate consultation with relevant stakeholders; and
- managing the transmission of the document to endorsement and through to approval.
- Owner is accountable for:
- the ongoing relevance and currency of the document;
- the document, once approved, is appropriately communicated to all relevant stakeholders, including students; and
- implementation of a policy, procedure or schedule.
- Endorser is responsible for:
- endorsing a document to be submitted to the final approver.
- Approver is responsible for:
- approval of the document.
Approval pathways for all policy, procedures and schedules are listed in the table below.
|Policy||Monash University Council||Relevant Council committee, following the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Committee|
|Procedure||Delegated to the relevant Council committee, following the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Committee||Vice-President Strategy and Governance|
|Schedule||Delegated to the relevant Council committee, following the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Committee||Vice-President Strategy and Governance|
|Policy||Academic Board||Relevant Academic Board standing committees: Education Committee, GRC and/or MRC.|
|Education procedures||Education Committee||Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)|
|Graduate research procedure||Graduate Research Committee (GRC)||Relevant senior officer: e.g. Vice-Provost (Faculty & Graduate Affairs)|
|Research procedure||Monash Research Committee (MRC)||Relevant senior officer: e.g. Senior Vice-Provost and Vice-Provost (Research)|
|Schedule||Delegated to the parent policy owner: e.g. DVC (Education)||Relevant faculty/campus committees or senior officer(s)|
|Policy||Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Committee||Relevant senior officer: e.g. COO, CFO|
|Procedure||Delegated to the relevant executive officer: e.g. COO, CFO||Relevant senior officer: e.g. Executive Director, FiRM|
|Schedule||Delegated to the parent policy owner: e.g. COO, CFO||Relevant faculty/campus committees or senior officer(s), e.g. PVC & President (Malaysia)|