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Definitions 

    CENTER
  • A smaller, interdisciplinary, collaborative effort, revolving around a specific research or education activity, whose participants are involved in more than one academic department or unit
  • Is administered by a director or agency director or someone holding a lower title
  • Is focused largely on externally supported research or education activities broader than those interests of an individual department or administrative unit

    INSTITUTE
  • A large integrative unit, housing intercollegiate or interagency activities
  • Is administered by a director reporting to a dean or agency director or someone with a title above dean or agency director
  • Is focused largely on externally supported research or educational activities that are much broader than those interests of a given college or administrative unit

    PROGRAMS, LABORATORIES, FACULTIES & FACILITIES
  • Are lesser administrative, educational or research entities, usually residing within an academic department or unit.
  • Do not require approval by the Board of Regents.

Requirements for a New Center or Institute