Policies to Know
- Honorary Posthumous Degrees (University Policy 3.02)
Online Courses and Programs
Academic policies and procedures are set at a variety of levels and maintained by varying administrative bodies across campus. To help understand how different policies work together, a policy hierarchy exists at Michigan Technological University. See University Policy 1.01 "University Policy on Policy Structure" for additional information.
Important academic policy exists at the following levels and are listed in order of their rank (where Board of Trustees policy has highest precedence):
- Board of Trustees
- University Policy
- Faculty Handbook
- University Senate Policies and Procedures
- Provost's Office Curricular Policy and Procedure
Through a system of shared governance, proposals that are reviewed and approved by the University Senate may set, inform, or modify academic policy or procedure at a different hierarchy level.
Should two or more policy statements be in conflict, the one with the higher precedence should be used. For example, while a Board policy may have started as a senate proposal, the Board policy statement will outrank the senate proposal or any related senate policy/procedure.
In no case may any internal, Michigan Tech policy or procedure be in conflict with federal or state law.