New Centers

A proposal for a new Center is considered a Level II proposal and requires both Faculty Senate and Board of Regents approval.

To submit a proposal for a new center:

  1. Submit the following required forms (completed with all required signatures) to the Office of the Provost for review:
    1. Faculty Senate Forms:
      1. Proposal for the establishment of a new center (required by UM Policy 103)
      2. Center Review Budget Form
      3. Faculty Senate Level II Form (with all required signatures)
    2. Montana University System forms:
      1. Academic Proposal Request Form
      2. Research Center and Institute Proposal Form
  2. The Provost will distribute copies to the President, relevant administrators, and the Faculty Senate.
  3. The Provost and the Faculty Senate provide a written rationale for a recommendation of approval or disapproval to the President.
  4. The President considers all recommendations and provides a written explanation of the decision to each reviewer and the University community.
  5. Upon approval, the proposal will be sent to the Board of Regents for final authorization.

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