A predetermined course of action established as a guide toward accepted university strategies and objectives as specified by the Board of Governors' statutes, Executive Orders of the President, and federal, state and municipal laws or other prescribed course(s) of action as defined in the Wayne State University Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM) or by the School of Medicine Bylaws. A policy reflects the objectives of the university, then the school.


The means/steps by which a policy's actions can be accomplished. Procedures provide continuing guidelines to management for making daily decisions.


The plan followed in documentation of policies and procedures involving the arrangement of words and sentences, the choice of words and the formatting of university manuals.