Chapter 3: Administrative Structure

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3.L Institutes and Centers

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The University supports more than 100 centers and institutes, all of which have research, service, and in some cases, teaching missions, and are typically run by a director and an executive committee. As a general rule, institutes are separate administrative units reporting to a major University unit, whereas centers are units within a school or college or sometimes spanning several departments within a school or college. Many centers and institutes are established by the Regents on recommendation of the president (Chapter VI. Schools and Colleges: Program Definitions bylaw 6.03).

The Office of the Provost provides a list of most centers and institutes as well as material on Best Practices for Centers and Institutes.