Everyday Policy Impact Worksheet
FAM 475 Presentation – Everyday Policy Impacts
Students are expected to understand the fact that policy has an impact on their day-to-day life, whether they are aware of it or not.
What is policy?
- A policy is a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. A policy is a statement of intent and is implemented as a procedure or protocol. Policies are generally adopted by a governance body within an organization. (Wikipedia. Wikipedia.org, 8 Jan, 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Policy. Accessed 10 January 2020.)
- Although you don’t need to include it here, you should be able to find a copy of your policy in the appropriate handbook (ie:, school handbook, parking regulations webpage, employment handbook, a sign posted at a facility, homeowners association handbook, email with the policy, or state/federal policy).
For this assignment I would like you to do a scavenger hunt about policy that affects your day-to-day life. Complete the chart below, including 4 different policy impact topics. Note: you can’t pick any policy related to COVID-19 or mask mandates. State why the policy is important to you, how it has or could have an impact on you, why you think the policy is in place, and then take a picture of how the policy could impact or has impacted you.
|Policy found in Writing||Why is this policy important to me?||How has this policy had an impact on me?||Why do you think this policy is in place?||Picture of how the policy impacts me|
|MHSAAYouth Sports||My son plays on a independent travel team.||If more than 7 of his teammates go to the same High School, he may not be able to start.||To help decrease recruitment of players to “stack” High School teams.|
|Work ParkingPolicy||It is difficult to find parking close to my building||If I’m unable to find parking close sometimes I’m walking alone after dark||To help students and perspective students access the administrative offices|
|School Car Line pickup policy||My kids go to different schools, so I have limited time to get both.||It impacts my daily schedule and the time I have in my day.||To decrease the number of teachers who have help with the car rider line|
|Check deposit policy||It delays the time I have access to my money when banks put a hold on my husband’s business checks.||I must postpone buying something (going to the doctor etc.) because I must wait longer to have access to money.||Decrease the number of fraudulent checks being cashed.|