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Charter Process

CRITERIA FOR CHARTERING / RE-CHARTERING CENTERS & INSTITUTES

All charters to follow required format (see Charter Template).

At least 45 days prior to a charter's expiration, Directors must submit the following documents with the request to re-charter:

  • A new original copy of the center charter, signed by the center Director and appropriate administrator (i.e., College Dean)
  • A summary of all changes made from the previous charter
  • A list of years in which no annual report was filed
  • A revenue and expense report for the entire period of the last charter
  • A list of grants and contracts applied for and secured for entire period of the last charter
  • A list of published research and/or working papers and reports submitted for the entire period of the last charter
  • If servicing clients, a report detailing numbers and effectiveness for entire period of the last charter
  • If a performance or production center, a report on creative work for the entire period of the last charter

Forward the re-charter request documents to Sherrie Hixon. Requests will then be coordinated for review at Provost's Council. 

Provost's Council can make recommendations based on the request to 1) re-charter; 2) deny re-charter; or 3) re-charter for a probationary period.