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|Policy||a policy states the University's position on something and/or outlines an expected behaviour pertaining to a certain activity.|
|Procedure||a procedure operationalizes a policy.|
|Guidelines||suggested approaches, best practices and/or additional information related to a procedure. Guidelines differ from procedure in that compliance is not required.|
|Issuing Authority||a member of the Senior Management Group - will ensure appropriate rigour and due diligence in the development or re-development of University policy and procedure and appoint an Office of Responsibility for each policy.|
|Office of Responsibility||appointed by the Approver, accountable to:
the term 'Office' may refer to a collective body (i.e. Board of Governors, Senate).