Policy Development Theory and Practice: An Emphasis on IT
This presentation will discuss a generic process for policy development that was developed by policy administrators from various institutions that belong to the Association of College and University Policy Administrators (ACUPA). These policy development theories will be linked to specific examples being used at colleges and universities. One of the examples will include a practice at the University of Minnesota that quickly generates IT policy guidelines and standards without going through the sometimes glacier-like pace of developing a comprehensive policy. Resources and tools to facilitate policy development on the ACUPA Web site will also be reviewed.