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Templates

Templates are used in the university policy development process to guide new policies and policy revisions through the standard approval processes, and to standardize how university policies are written.

Please see the definitions page for an explanation of policy-specific terms used on this page.

Impact Statement Template

  • Purpose: rationale for policy, including current and target conditions, stakeholders who will be consulted, compliance and risk information, and communication and training information
  • Used to: propose a new policy, an interim policy, or a substantial revision to an existing policy; required for all policy work except non-substantial revisions
  • Available to: individual designated as the policy owner by the responsible office(s); request from the University Compliance Office
  • Completed by: policy owner, with participation and review by the stakeholders, including the responsible executive(s), responsible office(s), and the Office of General Counsel (see overview of policy development and approval)
  • Approved by: responsible executive and Executive Policy Review Group (EPRG)
  • Maintained by: University Compliance Office

Standard Presentation Templates

Policy Template

  • Purpose: official university directive that mandates requirements of or provisions for members of the Cornell University community; enhances the university‚Äôs mission, reduces risk, and/or promotes operational efficiency; and helps achieve compliance with any applicable laws and regulations
  • Used to: document the policy statement and requirements, constituents, definitions, and policy administrator information; required for all university policies
  • Available to: individual designated as the policy owner by the responsible office(s); request from the University Compliance Office
  • Completed by: policy owner, with participation and review by the stakeholders, including the responsible executive(s), responsible office(s), and the Office of General Counsel (see overview of policy development and approval)
  • Approved by: responsible executive, Policy Advisory Group (PAG), and Executive Policy Review Group (EPRG)
  • Maintained by: University Compliance Office