President Robert C. Detweiler
The purpose of this Presidential Memorandum is to confirm institutional acceptance of the Handbook and to enlist the participation of everyone who uses it in the refinement process which will make it increasingly valuable as it is amended and augmented to meet University needs.
A publication of this kind is never finished; that is why it will be issued in loose-leaf form. Staff responsibility for coordinating the process of updating the Handbook periodically rests with the Vice President for Administration. Each individual who will be in possession of a copy is charged with the responsibility of updating the volume each time amendments and extensions of the contents are distributed. An amendment record will be included in the Introduction.
The compilation of a policy and procedures handbook is an important accomplishment and we expect it to provide additional structure in the organization, to reduce ambiguity, and to increase efficiency.