Cornell's framework for university policies is one component of the university's operational compliance drivers.
The framework is influenced by legislation (statutory level; formal laws, regulations, or statutes), the University Bylaws, Charter (Board of Trustees level), industry standards, the university mission, and university culture.
Envisioning the operational compliance drivers as a pyramid, the order of drivers from the apex (top) to the base (bottom) is:
- Unit Programs (including department, college, or school-level policies)
- Unit Procedures
- Supporting Documents
- Forms, Guidelines, Registers, Manuals, and Handbooks
These items are stored in a document management system.
See Key Definitions for further information on the components of the framework.