Auditing and Consulting Services

Policy number: 1.14

Policy section: Institutional Affairs

Revised Date: January 2, 2019

1.  Policy Statement

It is the policy of Southern Methodist University to provide Auditing and Consulting Services to serve as an independent appraisal activity for the review and evaluation of all operations of the University. As such, it will assist administrative personnel at all levels by providing information to help them evaluate and control the operations for which they are responsible.

2.  Auditing and Consulting Staff

The Director of Auditing and Consulting Services is a staff position reporting to the President of the University. The Director will review and appraise activities throughout the University at appropriate intervals.

3.  Access: Records, Information, and Personnel

The Audit and Consulting Services shall have full, free, and unrestricted access to all University schools, activities, records, property and personnel.

4.  Communication and Reporting Requirements

The Director of Auditing and Consulting Services will regularly report on the health and status of reviewed activities to appropriate administrative personnel and the Audit Committee.  Depending on the circumstances, the reporting may be ad-hoc or formally written reports or presentations.  Reporting will be done in a transparent manner balanced against the degree of privacy and confidentiality required.

Revised: January 2, 2019

Adopted: June 1, 1994