LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

POLICY

APPROVED BY UNIVERSITY OFFICERS

ADOPTED JANUARY 1996

 

Centers and Institutes

 

 

I.  General

 

No entity characterized as a “center” or institute” bearing the name of Long Island University may be established, advertised, promoted or funded through external fund raising without the express approval of the University Officers.

 

Each approved center and institute must be tied to a school, college, or other academic or administrative unit of the University and must have a mission statement demonstrating association with that unit.

 

All proposals for centers and institutes advanced to the University Officers must be adopted by the faculty of a school or college.  If not associated with a school or college, approval must be by majority vote of the Campus Council/Senate.

 

All fund raising for centers and institutes, whether through membership, subscriptions, gifts, grants or contracts must be approved in advance by the Vice President for University Relations.

 

Approved centers and institutes must, except where approved otherwise by the Vice President for University Relations, use normal university procedures with respect to purchasing, advertising, promotion, fund raising, etc.

 

Any center or institute that is not approved by the University Officers may not bear the name of Long Island University, and may use University facilities and services only as approved by the pertinent Provost.  Such approval shall be based on, among other things, use of University facilities and services at market rates and with all the obligations and responsibilities of other external users of the University.

 

II.  Centers

 

The title “Center” shall be used for entities that have as their primary purpose public service, public outreach or other activity not directly related to existing curricula.

 

Center directors are not entitled to release time unless (1) it is externally funded at the equal fraction of the faculty member’s full-time salary or (2) it is negotiated in collective bargaining.  The same shall apply to stipends.

 

Long-term space arrangements for centers are subject to the normal campus processes for the distribution of space as determined by the Provost.

 

Centers shall not be established for the purpose of advocacy on social, political or other matters, as they are extensions of the mission of sponsoring units.

 

Centers shall not be lobbying organizations.

 

III.  Institutes

 

The title “Institute” shall be used for entities that have as their primary purpose education, particularly non-credit continuing education, workshops, training sessions, professional seminars, etc.  No institute, however, shall award academic credit, a function reserved to the school or college hosting the institute.

 

Institute directors are not entitled to release time unless (1) it is externally funded at the equal fraction of the faculty member’s full-time salary or (2) it is negotiated in collective bargaining.  The same shall apply to stipends.

 

Long-term space arrangements for institutes are subject to the normal campus processes for space distribution as determined by the Provost.

 

Institutes shall not be established for the principal purpose of advocacy on social, political or other mattes, as they are extensions of the missions of sponsoring units.

 

Institutes shall not be lobbying organizations.