Office of the Provost

Centers and Institutes Guidelines

April 11, 2005

Brandeis University's research institutes and centers help define the unique identity of the university and make essential and powerful contributions to its academic life. This document presents guidelines for the creation, operations and review of centers and institutes at Brandeis University.

It is the result of the collective input of directors of centers and institutes that currently report to the provost's office. Implementation of these guidelines for existing centers and institutes will be gradual, accomplished through a process of strategic planning that will consider a range of options for each center or institute, including possible mergers of centers and institutes, where such mergers can result in stronger units both academically and financially.