Recommendations of the Council for Research

Partnership Review Committee

 

As amended by the Faculty Senate on January 30, 2003

 

In consultation with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the Partnership Review Committee of the Council for Research recommends the following changes to sections of the UNIVERSITY MANUAL on Centers and Partnerships.

Proposed Section 8.90.21 (changes are in red)

8.90.21 Temporary Authorization for Centers. Centers, including institutes, bureaus, and partnerships, may be authorized to operate for an initial three-year period by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University who shall make the decision in consultation with the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Research and Outreach, the Council for Research, the Dean(s) of the faculty associated with the proposed center, and the Chairs of the faculty members associated with the proposed center, who will have brought the proposal to the department as a whole for their recommendations. The Council for Research will review proposals for temporary partnerships and make recommendations to the Provost based on the potential for intellectual contributions, utilization of undergraduate and graduate students, interdepartmental or intercollege involvement, and external funding. Each new temporary partnership will receive support from the university only during its initial three years.

Existing Section 8.90.21

8.90.21 Temporary Authorization for Centers. Centers, including institutes, bureaus, and partnerships, may be authorized to operate for an initial three year period by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University who shall make the decision in consultation with the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Research and Outreach, the Dean(s) of the faculty associated with the proposed center, and the chairs of the faculty members associated with the proposed center who will have brought the proposal to the department as a whole for their recommendations.

Changes:

1. The Council for Research is added to those with whom the Provost consults before declaring a temporary center, institute, partnership, etc.

2. Details on the establishment of temporary partnerships are included in the UNIVERSITY MANUAL:

a. Review and recommendations by the Council for Research is stated,

b. Selection criteria are stated,

c. Three-year limit on funding is explicit.

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Proposed Section 8.90.22 (changes are in red)

8.90.22 Continuing Authorization for Centers. Continuing authorization to operate centers, institutes, bureaus, or partnerships, including authorization to operate after an initial three-year period described in 8.90.21, shall be subject to review by units and departments involved in the center as well as review by the colleges of the involved departments during their third year. Following college review, proposals shall be forwarded with departmental and college recommendations to the Council For Research for consideration. The Council shall recommend to the Faculty Senate action on center proposals based on program quality, research, outreach, or educational activities, involvement of undergraduate and graduate students, interdepartmental or intercollege connections, and potential for continued external funding, as appropriate for the mission and goals of the center.

Existing Section 8.90.21

8.90.22 Permanent Authorization for Centers. Permanent authorization to operate centers, institutes, bureaus, or partnerships, including authorization to operate after an initial three year period described in 8.90.21, shall be subject to review by units and departments involved in the center as well as review by the colleges of the involved departments. Following college review, proposals shall be forwarded with departmental and college recommendations to the Council for Research for consideration. The Council shall recommend to the Faculty Senate action on center proposals.

Changes:

1. The concept of "permanent" is replaced by "continuing."

2. A review during the third year is now mandated.

3. Criteria for recommending the change from temporary to continuing status are stated.

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Proposed Section 8.90.30 (changes are in red)

8.90.30 Review. Once granted continuing status, centers, including institutes, bureaus, and partnerships, shall be reviewed every seven years by the Council for Research who shall submit recommendations, including recommendations for further continuation or dissolution, to the Faculty Senate based on overall program quality, research, outreach, or educational contributions, financial support of student involvement, interdepartmental or intercollege involvement, and continued external funding, as appropriate for the mission and goals of the center.

 Existing Section 8.90.30

8.90.30 Review. Centers, including, institutes, bureaus and partnerships, shall be reviewed every three years by the Council for Research who shall submit recommendations, including recommendations for continuation or dissolution, to the Faculty Senate.

Changes:

1. A seven-year cycle for review consistent with the Board of Governors and the Program Quality review cycle would replace heretofore unworkable three-year review cycle.

2. Criteria for recommending continuation or dissolution are stated.