Council for Centers, Institutes, Museums, & Labs
The Council is responsible for initial review and recommendation of proposals for new centers, institutes, museums, and laboratories as well as for conducting annual reviews of existing units. These units are primarily directed toward basic/applied research, client or public service, policy studies and reports, or serve as an archive/repository.
Recommendations from the Council are forwarded to the Vice President for Research. The Vice President for Research, in turn, makes a recommendation to the Executive Vice President and Provost. Requests for new centers, institutes, museums and laboratories are then forwarded for processing through the Chancellor’s Office and the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. After a new center, institute, museum or laboratory is approved by the Board of Regents, the day-to-day operational administration and oversight typically is managed through an academic department, school, or college.
The Council holds a monthly meeting to consider among other agenda items new applications for the approval, closure and name changes for any units seeking to use the words Center, Institute, Museum or Laboratory in their name. Those applications must also be approved pursuant to the Board of Regents schedule of meetings.
In Fall 2023, regular meetings of the Council will take place on Zoom as follows
- Sept. 1, 3 pm
- Oct. 6, 3 pm
- Nov. 2, 3pm
- Dec. 1, 3pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to get your item on an upcoming agenda.