Level I Program Form revised 7/08 I Summary of Proposed Changes Department/program Public Policy Research Institute, Office of Research And Development Change the name of the Institute to Center for Natural Resource and Summary Environmental Policy to (1) better reflect our teaching, research, and outreach activities; and (2) raise the visibility of UM as a center of excellence in natural resource and environmental policy. II Endorsements and Approvals Please obtain the Program Chair/Director’s approval, the Dean and the Associate Provost. Requestor: Phone: _____________________________________ Signature Date Program Chair/Director: _____________________________________ Signature Date Other affected programs: _____________________________________ Signature Date ___________________________________ Dean’s Signature Date ___________________________________ Initial Review in Provost’s Office date ____________________________________ Faculty Senate Review date _____________________________________ ___________________________________ Signature Date Provost date III Type of Level I Proposal (please check the appropriate space) (a) Re-titling existing majors, minors, or options (b) Eliminating existing majors, minors, or options via a program termination checklist (c) Adding new minors or certificates where there is a major (d) Adding new minors or certificates where there is an option in a major (e) Departmental mergers and name changes X (f) Program revisions –for minor modifications use the program modification form (g) Distance delivery of previously authorized degree program. (h) Adding option within an existing major or degree * (i) Eliminating organizational units such as departments, divisions and colleges or schools * (j) Consolidating existing program and/or degree * *Requires level II BOR documentation submitted to the Provost’s Office (refer to http://www.umt.edu/provost/curriculum.htm) IV Catalog Language If you are proposing a change to an existing Please provide the proposed copy as you wish it program or major, please cut and paste the to appear in the catalog. requirements as they appear in the current catalog below. www.umt.edu/catalog Please explain/justify the new proposal or change. Changing the name of the Institute to Center for Natural Resource and Environmental Policy better reflects our teaching, research, and outreach activities, and raises the visibility of UM as a center of excellence in natural resource and environmental policy. The proposed name change is consistent with the historic focus and purpose of the Institute – to address the social, economic, and environmental impacts associated with development. The word “center” better describes our work than “institute,” and thus we propose to change that part of the name as well. According to Policy #103, a “center” includes “a broad portfolio that includes promoting instruction, community service, and research and/or creative activity,” while an “institute” includes “a variety of independent but related educational, research, and/or creative projects.” For more information on the work of the Institute, see www.umtpri.org. What other programs are affected by your proposal? Obtain signatures as requested below. V Department Summary Required if several proposals are submitted. In a separate document list program title and proposed change for all proposals. VI Copies and Electronic Submission After all signatures have been obtained submit the original, a paper copy and electronic file to the Faculty Senate Office, UH 221.