The third key element to manual writing is the consideration of how future manuals will
be published. This manual is different than many in that a new product will not come out
annually that will change the manual completely, although as...
It was determined that every department on campus would be given a hard copy of the
manual. This copy will be sent to the Department Administrative Assistants with instructions to
allow all faculty members in the department access to the manual as...
because many people create their own version of the form and add extra headings and sections.
This is one of the main reasons that the Board of Regents are not pleased with the proposals that
are sent from Southern Utah University. For this reason...
Appendix E is the Southern Utah University Policy 6.8.2. The hard copy of this policy
should not change, as policy revisions usually do not change more than once every five years.
This means the paper copy found in the hard copy of the manual...
University. The second group (G-J) refers to appendices from the Board of Regents. I will
explain each Appendix and how it works within the manual.
Appendix A is the University Undergraduate Curriculum Proposal Form – Consent Item.
This is a form...
People who are interested in only reference reading would search either the headings in the table
of contents or each section heading to find the information they are interested in reading.
Someone who needs to learn and understand the entire...
“Do not make up other options that are not listed.” By employing stronger wording the user
understands that it is not optional.
As previously stated Southern Utah University does not have a positive reputation for the
coherence and correctness...
Now that the basic visual outline and structure of the manual was determined and the
material was being placed together, the style of writing became the next important decision. The
next section will discuss the power of language and how it relates...
within the environment. Creating and transmitting messages in a clear manner will help create
the understanding required to successfully complete a task (Shockley-Zalabak, 2006).
If users will follow the instructions outlined, the manual is set up...
Theory, increased satisfaction with the process of communication comes as a result of reduced
uncertainty (Hargie, Tourish, & Wilson, 2002). By keeping the information in the manual
consistent, uncertainty was reduced and the manual users will be...
The purpose of this procedural manual is to define the curriculum and program change process at Southern Utah
University. It will assist the faculty and staff in their academic work.
This manual will track the necessary steps...
photographer. In doing this I did not have to worry about using someone else’s picture without
permission, and avoided the process of obtaining permission. I photographed several areas of
campus and brought the pictures back to pick out my...
Each section of the four documents found in Sections One and Two (Undergraduate
Consent Changes, Graduate Consent Changes, Undergraduate Substantive Changes, Graduate
Substantive Changes) is split into numbered sections. A picture of each section...
Using the Quick Reference Guide the user can easily see the levels of approval and get
the necessary information concerning the change. After the creation of this guide the detailed
information in the manual sections became the next step. Many...
catalog because they had students who were enrolled in this degree. I am continually explaining
that some changes are not executed once they have received approval from the Deans’ Council.
Changes that are considered more substantive often need...
The creation of the manual began by gathering data on curriculum and program changes,
Southern Utah University policies, Utah State Board of Regents policies and the way the process
was currently operating. The data was gathered this way...
In this paper, I will explain the process by which the manual was created, including
topics on the main considerations that were taken into account. These will be followed by
information concerning revisions of the manual, and the professional...
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that they should. Not only has the problem been recognized by the Regents, but also by the
Provost’s Office at Southern Utah University.
I began working at Southern Utah University on July 25, 2007. One of my
responsibilities was to track...