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Policies, Rules and Regulations

Chapter Name: Administrative Organization and Authority

Chapter No. 2.4

Issue: Creation and Operation of Centers and Institutes

Effective Date: 8-16-78

Revision Date: 04-20-18

It shall be the policy of the University to encourage the development and operation of organized research units where EMU has proven capacity to provide unique contributions or services. All organized research units should complement the educational mission of the University and focus on demonstrated needs.  The purposes for establishing organized research units are to:

Organized research units at EMU are established as Centers, Institutes, or Laboratories through procedures established and maintained by the Provost or designee.  The expectation is unit leadership will be provided by faculty or administrative professionals (APs) functioning as research directors, and administrative and fiscal oversight will be provided by APs.  The procedures shall articulate processes for:

The University will consider support for the organized research unit during a defined start-up phase. As a general rule, organized research units will be expected to finance their operations through external grants, contracts, gifts, endowments, or from special legislative appropriations. 



Authority for Creation or Revision:

Minutes of the Board of Regents, August 16, 1978; para. .1973M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, April 20, 2018