102.0 IV-1.00- POLICY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND REVIEW OF CENTERS AND INSTITUTES
  IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SYSTEM
 
 
 
  (Approved by the Board of Regents, January 11, 1990)
 
 
  1.   Centers and Institutes and similar groups and organizations
       form useful devices for organizing faculty and staff from
       different disciplines to focus on teaching, research, and/or
       service in an area of common interest.  Centers and
       Institutes should be justified on the basis of their
       contributions to specified missions of research and service
       and by their relationship to instructional programs at the
       institution.
 
  2.   The term "Center" or "Institute" generally refers to an
       organized, non-departmental unit; it may or may not have
       external or state funding and a separately identified
       budget; it usually has a formal administrative structure
       headed by a director.  Centers and Institutes have varied
       missions, and with few exceptions do not award degrees.
       Differences among these kinds of units usually are related
       to their degree of permanence and the level of commitment to
       them by the institution or the System.
 
  3.   Each institution shall ensure that its Centers and
       Institutes comply with applicable institutional and System-
       wide policies.  Those Centers which receive federal funds
       must, in addition, ensure compliance with federal policies,
       in particular those regarding the conduct of research.
 
  4.   The establishment of a Center or Institute that is multi-
       institutional shall require the approval of the Chancellor.
 
  5.   The establishment of a Center or Institute that is
       administratively separate from an institution shall require
       the approval of the Board of Regents.
 
  6.   Each institution shall develop policies and procedures for
       the establishment and monitoring of Centers and Institutes.
       These policies and procedures shall be filed with the office
       of the Chancellor.
 
 
 
  Replacement for:  BOR VII-6.00 and VII-6.01