Policy Review Committee shares updated UPPs on international travel, purchasing, leaves of absence

Marquette provides University Policies and Procedures (UPPs) for the campus community as a written record of approved and current academic, operational, financial, and business policies and procedures.  

Following is an overview of three updated policies — all are available in full on the UPP website. All three were updated as part of Marquette’s ongoing effort to review all UPPs at least once every five years. 

Additionally, UPP 1-19.1 and 19.2 on Smart Classroom Usage have been deleted as these are reservation forms, not policies. Reservation forms will remain available. 

UPDATED: UPP 1-18: Policy on Marquette Sponsored International Travel 

Revisions have been made to clarify what sponsored international academic activities the policy covers and more accurately describe the forms required to be completed by faculty, staff and students to establish or participate in sponsored international travel programs.  

View the policy online. (Campus Access only.) 

UPDATED: UPP 3-01: Purchasing Policy 

Revisions have been made to raise bid limits for capital projects, add references to MARQetplace and to clarify the policy. 

View the policy online. (Campus Access only.) 

UPDATED: UPP 4-03: Leaves of Absence 

Changes have been made to align policy with current practice (all leaves are administered by the university’s third-party leave administrator), remove inaccurate information and make the policy easier to understand and administer. 

View the policy online. (Campus Access only.) 

About the Policy Review Committee  

The Policy Review Committee is responsible for guiding good practices in university policy governance and to ensure collaboration and consistency in university policy development — the committee does not originate or have final approval for policies. Final approval is by the provost and senior vice president/chief operating officer. The committee reviews proposed and revised UPPs for compliance, policy consistency, clarity, and operational efficiency, and reaches out to stakeholders who may be impacted to secure feedback. The Policy Review Committee includes members from the offices of the Provost, General Counsel, Finance and Human Resources. The Policy Review Committee reviews all UPPs at minimum every five years to determine whether they should continue as UPPs and, if so, whether any additions, deletions or modifications are appropriate.