Last Revised: June 2009
The procedures below govern the reorganization of all academic units. This includes the reorganization of any department, school, college, center, institute, or other organizational unit involving teaching programs awarding credits to students. See section 6,518 for reorganization of research or outreach centers, institutes or other units.
Regulations regarding reorganization of existing departments, schools, colleges, or other academic units are specified in the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 7. A condensed proposal form entitled NSHE Proposal for Reorganization of Program/Unit is available from the Provost's Office or from the university website forms page: http://www.unr.edu/general-information/faculty-and-staff/forms . The following information is required on the form:
The proposal should outline the plans for success of the proposed unit. All proposals for new academic units must be approved by the appropriate college(s), and then should be forwarded by the dean(s) to the Provost's Office.
The Provost's Office will forward proposals to the Faculty Senate for review and recommendation. Some changes may come under the jurisdiction of the UNR Bylaws (Part 2, Chapter 1, Section 3) regarding changes in university organization. In accordance with Faculty Senate policy, completed proposals must be submitted to the Faculty Senate at least two full working months before consideration by the NSHE Academic Affairs Council.
Additionally, review and recommendations from the Graduate Council, Academic Leadership Council, and/or UCCC may be sought at the discretion of the executive vice president & provost.
After receiving final recommendations, the president will determine whether or not to approve the final proposal and forward it to the NSHE Academic Affairs Council and the Board of Regents for approval.
Upon notification of approval by the Board of Regents, the Provost's Office will send a confirming memo to the department or unit, with copies to the following: the appropriate college dean, Admissions & Records, Planning, Budget & Analysis, the Graduate School (if applicable), the vice provost, University Assessment, and the President's Office.