Board of Regents of the University of Michigan

Chapter XIII. Other University Units, Agencies, and Services

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Sec. 13.03. Army, Navy, and Air Force Officer Education Programs

The Military Officer Education Committee shall advise the president regarding curriculum, appointments, promotions, budgets, and the relationships between the Military Officer Education Programs and the schools and colleges of the university. The committee shall consist of four members of the University Senate, nominated by SACUA and appointed by the board, two university administrators nominated by the president and appointed by the board, two students, nominated by the Central Student Government and appointed by the board, and the commanding officers of the three military officer education programs, ex officio. The senate and administrative members shall hold office for three years, with terms adjusted to insure continuity. The student members shall hold office for one year.

The military officer education programs shall be instructed by officers nominated by the United States government and approved by the board. These officers will be recognized by their military titles, with the commanding officer designated as chair of the program. Courses of study shall be recommended by the Military Officer Education Committee for approval by the board, and suitable opportunity shall be given students of the university to pursue them. Credits may be granted toward university degrees for such courses, subject to approval by the faculties of the schools or colleges concerned and by the board.

Sec. 13.04. University of Michigan Alumni Association (revised February 2014)

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is an independent and self-governing body governed by a board of directors to be selected in accordance with the bylaws of the association.

The Association bylaws establish the duties of the board to include selecting and determining the compensation of the Association chief executive officer; providing review and advice on personnel policy, staff development, and organizational structure; undertaking financial planning, including investments, and setting the annual budgets of the Association; ensuring the proper maintenance and development of Association land, buildings, equipment, and other facilities, including Michigania; and developing policies and recommending processes to ensure that the Association remains a dynamic and efficient organization. 

Sec. 13.08. Institute for Social Research (revised April 2009)

The Institute for Social Research shall be maintained for the purpose of research, service, and training in the social sciences and related disciplines.

The institute shall be under the direction of a director, appointed by the board on recommendation by the president, and responsible to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. The director will be assisted by an executive committee, consisting of the director, ex officio, chair; the dean of the graduate school, ex officio, or a representative designated by the dean; and at least six and not more than nine additional members of the University Senate representing fields related to the activities of the institute, to be appointed by the board on recommendation by the president. The appointed members shall hold office for three years each, the terms to be so adjusted that at least two vacancies shall occur each year.

The executive committee shall be responsible for the determination of general policies regarding the nature and scope of the activities of the institute, and in cooperation with the responsible officers of the teaching units, for the coordination of its activities with the research and training functions of such units. It shall also be responsible to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for recommendations relating to the appointment of members of the staff and the budget, and for the approval of contracts for service to be rendered by the institute, provided that such contracts must also have the approval of the executive vice president and chief financial officer.

The activities of the institute shall be financially supported from the proceeds of contracts for services rendered to organizations, agencies, or institutions outside of the university; or from grants for research or training. The institute may be compensated for services rendered to the educational programs of teaching units and other agencies of the university.

Sec. 13.11. The Board for Student Publications (revised July 2011)

The Board for Student Publications is an agency of the Board of Regents of the University and as such has authority and control over all nontechnical newspapers, magazines, periodicals, programs, and other publications edited, managed, or promoted by students or student organizations of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for local sale or circulation.

The Board for Student Publications shall have nine members. At least four members shall be selected from alumni of the university student publications, and at least three members shall be selected from the university community, which includes students, faculty, and staff. Each member shall serve for three years. Members may serve no more than three consecutive terms. The editors in chief and the business managers of the governed publications shall serve ex officio on the board without vote.

The president of the university shall appoint the nine members of the initial board, three each for terms of one, two, and three years. The president shall seek nominations widely from publications alumni, members of the university community, and members of the community at large for the initial board members. Thereafter, the board shall choose three new members each year and present them as nominations to the president, who shall have power of appointment.

Whenever a vacancy on the board occurs, it shall be announced, and calls for nominations and applications for appointment shall be widely advertised. Appointment shall be by the board. Such interim appointment shall expire at the end of the term of office of the board member replaced.

The officers of the board shall consist of a chair and a secretary/treasurer. The chair shall be nominated by the board through an internal election. The board will present its nomination to the president of the university for appointment; the secretary/treasurer shall be designated by the board.

The Board for Student Publications shall have full authority with respect to the assets, budget, financial, and legal affairs of the corporation. The board shall also have the authority to consider its scope and to increase or decrease the number of publications over which it has authority. In all other matters, including editorial control, the board shall act in an advisory capacity. The Daily staff shall consult with the board with respect to the appointment of the senior editors. The details of the consultation shall be devised jointly by the Daily and the board to the mutual satisfaction of both.

The board shall adopt written operating procedures for all of its functions and responsibilities. These shall include the number of publications over which it exercises control, the procedures for advertising vacant positions and selecting nominees, the procedures for the election and term of the chair, the position descriptions and supervisory procedures for professional employees, and the processes by which any of these procedures may be changed.

The bylaws of the Board for Student Publications shall provide that all surplus funds above an amount sufficient for properly conducting the business of the board be invested through the Investment Office of the University. Such securities and funds derived therefrom shall constitute a trust fund for the general purposes connected with student publications and shall be subject to the control of the Board of Regents. All its bylaws shall be consistent with the bylaws of the Board of Regents.

Sec. 13.13. Museum of Art (revised February 2014)

The Museum of Art is a separate administrative unit whose purpose is to collect, conserve, study, and exhibit works of art, and prepare related publications. It is not a formal instructional unit. The Museum of Art serves as a laboratory and educational resource for the University community particularly the Department of History of Art, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, and other related departments, and the museum cooperates with all University agencies in furthering their educational programs in this field.

The Administration of the museum is in the charge of a director assisted by an executive committee. The director is appointed by the Board of Regents on recommendation of the president. The director reports to the provost and executive vice president. The director reports to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

The membership and terms of office of the executive committee is determined by the president in consultation with the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, with membership to reflect the interdepartmental and interdisciplinary character of the museum by inclusion of representatives of the visual arts, art history, the humanities, and other elements of the University community.

Sec. 13.14 University Human Resources (revised July 2008)

The Office of University Human Resources will be maintained for the purpose of planning, administering, and monitoring the university policies regarding personnel and employee relations, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action.

An associate vice president of human resources, responsible to the executive vice president and chief financial officer and appointed by the board on recommendation by the president, will be in charge of the Office of University Human Resources.

In coordination with the executive officers and the deans of the schools and colleges, the associate vice president of human resources willl provide leadership and services designed to ensure equal opportunity for students, faculty, and staff.

Sec. 13.15. Life Sciences Institute (added December 2001)

The Life Sciences Institute shall be maintained for the purpose of research, service, and teaching in the life sciences and related disciplines. The institute shall be a distinct academic unit with reporting and governance structures that ensure academic excellence and academic integration with the university community.

The institute shall be under the direction of a director or co-directors, responsible to the president and appointed by the board on the recommendation of the president. The director or co-directors shall be assisted by an executive committee. The executive committee shall consist of the director or co-directors of the institute, the president, the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, the executive vice president for medical affairs, and the vice president for research, all ex officio, two deans, two faculty members from the institute, and two faculty members from the university at large, appointed by the board on recommendation of the president. The appointed members of the executive committee shall be broadly representative of the life sciences or other disciplines related to the activity of the institute. The appointed members shall hold office for three years and shall not be eligible for reappointment until after the lapse of one year. The initial terms shall be adjusted so that two shall expire each year. The director or co-directors of the institute shall chair the executive committee.

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Bylaws updated: October 2016 (Revision of Section 2.13)