The Policies and Procedures Library manual has been created for the college of medicine to bring together in one convenient location policies and procedures affecting many areas of the college’s programs and functions. This manual is intended to serve as a resource that can be easily revised and updated as the need occurs.
The QUCOM Policies and Procedures Library is structured in two major volumes: 1. Academic Policies; and 2. University Hospital Policies. Each volume is divided into chapters. Chapters represent the general topics that encompass many individual policies. For example, the chapter “Student Services” includes policies dealing with student services, for example, student admissions, leaves and student misconduct. Policies are, thus, subdivisions of chapters. Each policy, that have been through the formal “development process of the college Policy Management System”, has its own page on the library.
Each policy has a definite ID formed of four digits: 1.2.03-01; where the first digit denotes the volume (Academic/University Hospital); the second digit denotes the chapter where the policy belongs; the third digit is a specific serial number given to each policy, and finally the fourth and last digit denotes the version of the policy (-01: first version, -02: second version following amendments,..).
The Academic volume of the QUCOM Policies and Procedures Library is divided into four chapters:
Chapter 1: Governance
The Governance chapter contains administrative policy and procedure documents that concern and broad range of college issues. These include, but are not limited to, formulation and issuance of policies, standards of ethics and conduct for college community members.
Chapter 2: Teaching and Research
The Teaching and Research chapter contains administrative policy and procedure documents that relate to the college's mission of teaching and research. Subjects include, but are not limited to undergraduate curriculum, faculty appointment, sponsored research, e-learning activities and academic conduct.
Chapter 3: Student Services
The Student Services chapter contains administrative policy and procedure documents that relate to student life at the college of medicine. Subjects include, but are not limited to, student admissions, student leaves, and student misconduct.
Chapter 4: Risk Management and Public Safety
The Risk Management and Public Safety chapter contains administrative policy and procedure documents that relate to risk management and public safety at the college.