Centers and Institutes

Policy number: 
06.046
Policy description: 

Centers and Institutes provide a framework to advance UNT in the critical areas of service, outreach, interdisciplinary scholarship and externally funded research and development. This policy outlines processes for the establishment, annual reporting, review, and discontinuation of centers and institutes, ensuring alignment with UNT’s mission and strategic goals.

See full policy (PDF): 
PDF icon 06.046 Centers and Institutes.pdf
Policy owner: VP for Academic Affairs
Policy contact: 
Elizabeth Oldmixon
Policy Director
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Applies to: 
Faculty, Staff, Students, All University
Date Issued: 
Thursday, February 1, 1990

Last updated: 

Date: 
02/02/2022
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
This policy was updated to give the VPRI a formal role in reviewing and evaluating centers and institutes, per the request of the provost. The other principal change is to eliminate mandatory annual reporting through the Improve (formerly TracDat) database. Instead, there will be a review in the 3rd year, as well as the standard comprehensive 5th-year review.
Date: 
03/07/2017
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to align with new procedure for reviewing Centers and Institutes and assessment tracking per SACS recommendations. Effective 03/07/2017.
Date: 
05/04/2012
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to comply with current practice, applicable statutes, and best practice. Effective 5/4/2012.
Date: 
05/01/2002
Action: 
Revision