Department and Divisional Governance

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(MUPIM 2.9)

General (MUPIM 2.9.A)

Academic departments and divisions are authorized to adopt appropriate rules, policies, and procedures for the discharge of responsibilities and governance of the unit.  All departmental and divisional rules, policies, and procedures that define or elaborate University rules, policies, and procedures must be consistent with University rules, policies, and procedures.  To the extent that any departmental rule, policy, or procedure conflicts with any divisional or University rule, policy, or procedure, the divisional or University rule, policy, or procedure prevails.  To the extent that any divisional rule, policy, or procedure conflicts with any University rule, policy, or procedure, then the University rule, policy, or procedure prevails.

Academic Department and/or Division Name Changes (MUPIM 2.9.B)

Requests for name changes to academic departments (programs, if appropriate) and/or divisions, after consultation with the relevant parties, are reported on the University Senate consent calendar and require the approval of the following bodies: department chair (program director, if appropriate), academic dean of the division, Provost, and the Board of Trustees. Upon approval from the Board of Trustees, the Ohio Board of Regents is to be notified of department and/or division name changes.

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