OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY
Change In Name of An Academic Department
This statement sets forth the procedures to be followed for obtaining approval of a change in the name of an existing academic department. It supersedes my statement issued on March 5, 1971 concerning Change In Name of An Academic Department, and it is effective immediately.
Chancellors are authorized to establish procedures for the initiation of name changes of their campus academic departments. However, such procedures shall provide for preliminary review by the appropriate divisional Academic Senate committees.
A recommendation for name change shall be forwarded by the Chancellor to the Vice President--Academic Affairs for review and recommendation to the President. The proposal shall provide the reason for the change, shall include relevant comments from the appropriate divisional Academic Senate committees, and shall state whether there are changes in functions or costs of operation. For a proposal which requires a substantial change in function and cost, the Vice President--Academic Affairs shall provide for review of the proposal by the Steering Committee of the Academic Planning and Program Review Board, after which the Vice President-Academic Affairs will submit a recommendation to the President. If the President approves the proposal, he determines the effective date of the change in consultation with the Chancellor and reports the change in name of the academic department to The Regents 1.
Chancellors shall assure that arrangements are made to reflect name changes in campus and University-wide records.Sincerely,
C. O. McCorkle Jr.