Services of Academic Policy Development

The Office of Academic Policy Development manages the development, revision, analysis, and implementation of UCSD's academic personnel policies and procedures to carry out the vision of the University's academic leadership, to increase efficiency and compliance, and to limit institutional liability.  Kelly Lindlar, director of Academic Policy Development, may be contacted at (858) 822-4564 or

APD director's responsibilities

The director of Academic Policy Development provides the following services:

  • Develops local academic personnel policies on behalf of the EVC and campus constituents; revises existing academic personnel policies as needed.
  • Oversees the consultation process for the development of academic personnel policies, including informal and formal campuswide review and consultation with UCSD's Academic Senate, the Committee on Academic Personnel, divisional deans, department chairs, and other members of the campus community.
  • Acts as the campus liaison with Office of the President for systemwide policy reviews, and as the campus representative for systemwide committees established to review and/or develop new academic personnel policies.
  • Advises divisional deans, department chairs, and academic personnel staff on complex policy interpretation issues and ensures that faculty and staff are aware of pertinent policies.
  • Develops and delivers campuswide education concerning policy additions and updates.
  • Maintains records related to policy development.

New and recently revised policies

Associate Vice Chancellor Tammy Wall has announced the revision of UCSD Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM) 230-15, Family Accommodations Policy, which is effective retroactive to July 1, 2016

In 2014-2015, the Academic Senate, in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), convened a Joint Academic-Administrative Task Force on Family Accommodations (Task Force) to consider more competitive and flexible family accommodations for UC San Diego faculty. The proposed revisions to PPM 230-15 are responsive to recommendations made by the Task Force, which are intended to 1) expand benefits to increase equity, 2) reduce the perceived stigma associated with utilizing family accommodations, 3) and increase use of benefits.

For reference, a summary of the revisions to PPM 230-15 is available below, as well as the report of the Joint Academic-Administrative Task Force on Family Accommodations.

Summary of major revisions to PPM 230-15
Family Accommodations Task Force Report

The revised policy is available at the following website:

If you have any comments or questions regarding the revisions to PPM 230-15, please contact Kelly Lindlar, Director of Academic Policy Development, Academic Personnel Services, at

Academic personnel policies listed by topic

Click here for academic personnel policies listed in alphabetical order by topic.

Recent delegations of authority

Delegation of Authority for Appointments at the Assistant Step III Level

Following consultation with the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel, effective October 1,2016, IEVC Cowhey delegated to Divisional Deans the authority to approve all appointments at the Assistant Step III level in the following series:

Professor (Ladder-Rank)
Professor in Residence
Professor of Clinical X
Adjunct Professor
Research Scientist

For further information, please contact Kelly Lindlar, director of Academic Policy Development, at Ext. 24564 or