Policy Office Advisory Group

Policy Office Advisory Group

The Policy Office Advisory Group (POAG) is a group of cross divisional representatives appointed by their vice president or the president to provide advisory input to the University Policy Office Program Manager who serves to chair the POAG. The scope of this input focuses on policies in the Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP) related to administrative and operational matters. A representative from each of the university’s governance groups (Faculty Council, Staff Council and Student Government) also sit on the POAG. Membership on the POAG is annually approved by the president.  


Policy Office Advisory Group 2022-2023 Membership List


POAG Roles & Responsibilities


Scope: Roles and responsibilities of the POAG members focus on policy matters related to administrative and operational policies residing in the HOP.


Role of POAG members:  

  • Facilitation: Serve to review HOP policy proposals/plans/drafts advanced through the University Policy Office to offer feedback to the policy owners to facilitate successful development of policy before advancing for executive level review and approval. 
  • Representation: Serve as key liaisons for his/her division or governance group for policy review and emerging policy-related issues serving as a conduit for improving communication and input on those issues.
  • The POAG does not set policy nor has veto power on policy advancement, but rather serves to improve the HOP policy process to successful conclusion. 

Responsibilities of POAG members:

  • Attend ad hoc POAG meetings
  • Review and provide divisional-specific feedback, as needed, on HOP amendment policy drafts (new policy, significant revisions to existing policy) 
  • Serve as an ambassador for his/her division or governance group on HOP policy-related matters
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