Development Instructions

Regulations

Existing regulations may be viewed on this site (Direct Link) and have been developed using a long-existing format that will be maintained. The FSU Board of Trustees must approve all changes to regulations. Any proposed changes to existing regulations should be submitted showing all proposed revisions in a Word document using Times New Roman 12 pt.

Submit Proposed Changes via Email

Proposal for the repeal of unneeded regulations may also be submitted.

 

Policies - New/Revised

Policies must be developed and implemented through the procedures in FSU Policy 2-1, which are summarized below.


STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE

All policies, new and revised, should utilize the official Florida State University policy template.

STEP 2 - DRAFT / REVISE POLICY

The official Florida State University template is currently formatted using Microsoft Word. Any editor capable of opening a Word template may be used as long as the template formatting is retained. There are clear fields that should be filled in and the typeface must be Times New Roman 12pt.

STEP 3 - PRELIMINARY REVIEW and APPROVAL

Preliminary review and approval by the responsible office and university official is required before a new or revised regulation/policy can be submitted to the Office of General Counsel.

STEP 4 - LEGAL REVIEW

Submit Proposed Changes via Email

Each policy must be sent to the Office of General Counsel for legal and format review, including proper titles and numbering. If the draft is an amendment to an existing policy, both a marked/redline and clean version should be submitted in Times New 12 Font — Additional space may be used. There should be clear indication in the transmittal that the draft Regulation/Policy has been reviewed and approved by its responsible office. Any suggestions after such legal and format review will be returned to the originating office for any further revisions and final review.

STEP 5 - NOTICING PERIOD

When final approval of the responsible official is achieved, the Policy shall be noticed on the central Policy website as provided in FSU Policy 2-1 for final adoption.

STEP 6 - ADOPTION

When a regulation/policy has successfully passed through the appropriate steps it can be adopted.

 

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