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About the Policies and Procedures Manual

This website provides a central location for policies and procedures currently in effect that have been approved by the university's Board of Governors or the General Faculties Council. This site is intended to function as a convenient point of reference for all members of the university community. The policies and procedures available here, taken together, form the university's policy and procedure manual.

The Athabasca University policy and procedure manual is maintained and issued by the Office of the University Secretariat. It is the official source for Athabasca University's policies and procedures. The policies and procedures in the policy and procedure manual apply to all units under the jurisdiction of Athabasca University (whether located in Athabasca; at the Edmonton, or Calgary Learning Centres; or at off-site locations) unless otherwise noted. For internal procedures applicable to specific academic or administrative units, please refer to those units directly.

The Athabasca University policy and procedure manual is a public document.

One paper copy of each policy and procedure will be kept in a central location within the Office of the University Secretariat and will be considered the "original copy" of each policy. Policies are permanent records of Athabasca University and the final disposition of all policies will be the Archives. In the event of a discrepancy between the web site version and the approved word version, the latter shall govern.

Questions regarding content of a particular policy should be directed to the policy sponsor, as noted in the policy.

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Updated September 20 2017 by Office of the University Secretariat

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