Centers play a valuable function in organizing activities for groups of people who wish to work together in teaching and/or research and/or outreach on specialized topics. The following documents and links provide information about planning new centers, institutes and center-like units, and reorganizing or discontinuing those entities.
- Guidelines for Establishing, Evaluating, and Changing Centers, Institutes, and Center-like Units
These guidelines were adopted by the University Academic Planning Council, 20 January 2011: Announcement of new guidelines, February 2011
- Establishing, Evaluating, and Changing Centers, Institutes, and Center-like Units in the School of Medicine and Public Health
- Review Guidelines for CALS Centers
Templates and Forms
- List of Approved Centers and Institutes (PDF, updated 30 June 2021)