Within each subject field, documents are classified by type. There are six types. Below is a summary description of each type.
1. Objectives and strategy
Visions and overall operational objectives, as well as measures needed to achieve the objectives.
A declaration of intent from a faculty or the university as a whole. Policies, together with objectives and strategies, are used to guide decisions and actions in the desired direction.
3. Delegation of authority/organisational decision
Delegations of authority describe the responsibilities and powers delegated to different bodies and officials. They are binding documents.
Guidelines are often based on laws and regulations, more detailed and adapted to SLU. They can also be a more detailed clarification of a policy. They are binding documents.
5. Annual planning and governing document
Annual planning and governing documents are budget instructions, operational plans with financial allocations, budgets and operational assignments. They are sometimes binding documents.
An instruction describes how to perform a task or action. They are often used to specify further details for guidelines.