Office of the President
March 5, 1971
The following are the formal steps appropriate for the transmittal, review, and approval of matters concerning the establishment of academic instructional units in the University. The statement of the formal steps in no way restricts the activities of individual members of the faculty from discussion, or from presenting suggestions, or of the Academic Senate and its committees in advising and recommending action to the administrative officers. In all cases where administrative officers act in these matters, it is understood that such action will be taken only after consultation with the appropriate academic committees and faculty members, and that these comments will be attached to the proposal as it is transmitted.
The proposal for establishment of a school or college originates with the Chancellor, with the advice of the Divisional Academic Senate Committees on Educational Policy, Budget and Interdepartmental Relations, and the Graduate Council. When approved by the President, after consultation, when appropriate, with the Academic Senate and with the Coordinating Council on Higher Education, he recommends action to The Regents, who may establish the school or college by an amendment to the provisions pertaining to Academic Units and Related Activities set forth in the Minutes of The Regents.
The proposal for establishment of a department or division within an existing school or college originates with the Dean of the school or college. The Dean will consult with chairmen of related departments and with committees of his faculty in preparing the proposal. The Chancellor, with the advice of the Divisional Academic Senate Committees on Educational Policy, Budget and Interdepartmental Relations, and the Graduate Council, reviews the proposal, and, if he approves, transmits the entire file with his recommendations to the President. After review, the President may approve the proposal, inform The Regents of this action, and authorize the Chancellor to establish the department or division within the school or college.
Division within a Department
The proposal for establishment of a division within a department is prepared by the department chairman with the advice of the department faculty. It is reviewed by the Dean of the school or college and appropriate Divisional Academic Senate committees, and transmitted with recommendations co the Chancellor. If the Chancellor approves, he then authorizes the establishment of the division and informs the President of his action.