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Department Name Change


The following policy and procedure outlines how a department can change its name:

  1. A department requesting a change of its name will send the request in writing to the dean of the college with an explanation of the reasons for the change.

  2. The dean will receive recommendations on the request from the college council and Academic Senate college caucus, add his/her own recommendation, and send the request with the recommendations to the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

  3. The Provost will ask for a recommendation on the proposed name change from the Academic Senate and the academic deans' council.

  4. The Provost will approve or disapprove the proposed name change after considering the recommendations of the dean, the college council, the Academic Senate, and the academic deans' council.



Academic Senate Resolution AS-328-89 "Resolution on Department Name Changes" (pdf)

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