Otago Polytechnic Policies
Our policies and procedures apply to all programmes and courses at Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago and are part of the organisation's Quality Management System (QMS).
The quality philosophy at Otago Polytechnic is that all processes (and thereby outcomes) are continuously improved based on customer (internal and external) needs and guided by documented policies and procedures. Since quality embraces all of the activities of the institution, no attempt is made to exclude any activity from the QMS. Activities are informed by documented policies, procedures and standards.
The responsibility for development and implementation of policies and procedures has been delegated to the Policies Committee in consultation with OP Council, Executive Leadership Team, Academic Board, and the relevant operational delivery contact, to ensure adequate institutional control and conformance with statutory requirements.
Policies and Procedures
Purpose - to provide staff of Otago Polytechnic with clear and current policies, procedures and guidance for the management and administration of schools/colleges and support services within an institutional context of devolved authority and responsibility.
All policies and procedures are relevant and in effect until such time as they are reviewed and replaced. The policy review schedule allows for annual review of Council, Financial, and Fees policies and for all others up to a maximum of years.
Policies are categorised and numbered under three areas Council (CPxxxx) Academic (APxxxx) and Management (MPxxxx). Classification within these three categories is divided into the Baldrige Framework areas of: Leadership / Strategy / Customers / Measurement, analysis, and knowledge management / Workforce / Operations / Results.
To assist in you search for the relevant policy the policies have then been themed under like 'families' below.