How to get a Policy Adopted or Changed

Operating Policies will be adopted or changed only as follows:

  1. The proponent of the new policy or policy revision will bring the policy to the appropriate vice president-level administrator for consideration after obtaining input from others with an interest in the policy;
  2. The administrator will forward the proposal to the president or administrative council for review.
  3. When the proposal is approved by the president, it will be forwarded to the office of general counsel for inclusion into the policy library.

For questions about the policy adoption or revision process, contact the office of general counsel at 417-836-8507 or

For questions about the content of a specific policy, please contact the Responsible Office or Administrator indicated at the bottom of the policy at issue.