University Policies and Standards

OSU-Cascades operates with the policies and standards set by OSU.

Types of Operational Development
A governing statement and set of expected behaviors that enhances the university's mission, promotes operational efficiencies, reduces institutional risk, and helps ensure coordinated compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. While a university policy is enforceable against employees, students, agents, contractors, licensees, and volunteers, it does not have the force of law for purposes of ORS 352.087(1)(m). University employees, students, agents, contractors, licensees, volunteers, and applicants for admission to or employment with the university are subject to university policies.
A governing statement and set of expected behaviors broadly relevant throughout the university and to those who interact with the university, that enhances the university's mission, promotes operational efficiencies, reduces institutional risk, or helps ensure coordinated compliance with applicable laws and regulations. University standards are enforceable against employees, students, agents, contractors, licensees, and volunteers, and have the force of law for purposes of ORS 352.087(1)(m).
Mechanisms for administering or implementing operations that apply solely within a university unit or function. For OSU-Cascades rules the OSU-Cascades campus serves as the unit. Unit rules are applicable only to the unit or functions over which that unit has authority, and are developed and approved by the unit. Unit rules may be more restrictive than university policies and university standards, but may not be more lenient or conflict with them.
Operational instructions and guidelines compiled by the Operations Council or division leaders to guide faculty and staff on how to complete routine operations. SOPs aim to achieve efficiency and uniformity of performance, while reducing miscommunication and failure to comply with established protocols.