Changes to the name or structure of a department, school, or college are governed by the UF Constitution and Faculty Senate Bylaw 22: "Under the Constitution, the Faculty Senate approves any changes to the structure and character, including but not limited to forming, consolidating, transferring, closing and renaming, of the colleges, schools, and departments." In addition, such changes must be vetted and approved by the University Curriculum Committee, the Office of Academic Affairs, and in some cases by the Board of Trustees.
Prior to initiating any such changes, the college should discuss the proposed changes with the Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty affairs. Once there is agreement on the proposed change, the appropriate department (or college for college-level change) should create a proposal that includes the following:
The final proposal and supporting documentation listed above should be entered into the approval.ufl.edu system for routing through the appropriate steps. Indication of support from the University Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Council, as appropriate, will be entered at the appropriate point in the process.
The academic approval tracking system will automatically route the request (including all accompanying forms and documents) to the following groups for approval and/or notification.
Click the start button below to enter the approval tracking system (requires GatorLink login).
Process ID: #213
Page name: Unit_New-Modify-Close
Page title: Unit, New/Modify/Close