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Wayne State University Statutes

2.12.01 The Organization of the University
   
2.12.01.010 Purpose
 

The purpose of this statute is to identify the principal divisions of the University, and to define the elements of University organization that can only be changed by the Board of Governors, while also stating the President's full executive authority to make operational decisions not reserved to the Board.

   
2.12.01.020 Board of Governors
  Article 8, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Michigan establishes the Board of Governors to have general supervision of Wayne State University. The Constitution further provides that the Board of Governors shall elect the President, who shall be the chief executive officer of the University.
   
2.12.01.030 President
  The administration of the University is vested in the President, who is responsible for the organization of the University and for carrying out the policies established by the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors has retained a certain authority in this statute, and in other statutes, for the organization of the University; in areas not retained by the Board of Governors, the President is authorized to establish and reorganize the administration and to change the reporting lines of academic and nonacademic units of the University.
   
2.12.01.040 Principal Divisions (33)
  The principal divisions of the University are Executive Office of the President, Academic Affairs, Administrative Operations, Finance and Facilities Management, Research, and Development and Alumni Affairs.
   
2.12.01.050 Executive Office of the President
 

This division shall be composed of areas of responsibility designated by the President, that report directly to the President, and shall include the following executive officers: executive vice president and chief of staff, vice president of economic development, and secretary to the Board of Governors.

   
2.12.01.060 Academic Affairs
  The primary officer shall be a provost and senior vice president. The division is responsible for academic, faculty and student affairs and other appropriate areas that may be designated by the President.
   
2.12.01.070 Administrative Operations
  The primary officer shall be an executive vice president or vice president. The division is responsible for appropriate areas that may be designated by the President.
   
2.12.01.071 Marketing and Communications
 

The primary officer shall be a vice president.  The division is responsible for appropriate areas that may be designated by the President.

   
2.12.01.075 Finance and Business Operations
 

The primary officer shall be a vice president. The division is responsible for appropriate areas that may be designated by the President.

   
2.12.01.076 General Counsel
 

The primary officere shall be a vice president.  The division is responsible for appropriate areas that may be designated by the President.

   
2.12.01.077 Research
  The primary officer shall be a vice president. The division is responsible for appropriate areas that may be designated by the President.
   
2.12.01.078 Government and Community Affairs
 

The primary officer shall be a vice president.  The division is responsible for appropriate areas that may be designated by the President.

   
2.12.01.080 Development and Alumni Affairs
  The primary officer shall be a vice president. The division is responsible for appropriate areas that may be designated by the President.
   
2.12.01.090 Schools, Colleges, and other Academic Units
  Schools, colleges, and other academic units are organized within the Division of Academic Affairs. It is through the schools and colleges and, in certain cases, through divisions, programs, centers, and institutes and other special entities, that the research and instruction mission of the University, defined in its Mission Statement is carried out. Except as it may expressly delegate, the Board of Governors reserves solely to itself the authority to create, terminate, and reorganize colleges, schools, divisions, programs, academic departments, institutes and centers.
   
2.12.01.100 Each school and college (including Libraries and the Graduate School) shall have a dean, who shall be the chief officer of the unit.
   
2.12.01.110 Sub-Units
  Schools and colleges may be organized into sub-units such as academic departments or divisions, each of which shall be administered by a chairperson, director, or similar administrator, the titles to be determined by the President or `his/her designee.
   
2.12.01.120 Schools and Colleges
  The schools and colleges, in order of their founding dates, and their academic departments or equivalent divisions, as approved by the Board of Governors, are as follows:
   
2.12.01.130 SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - 1868
 

Sub-units of the School are as follows:

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology(19)
Department of Dermatology
Department of Emergency Medicine(5)
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences(36)
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Department of Internal Medicine
Department of Neurological Surgery(26)
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Oncology (43)

Department of Ophthalmology
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery(10)
Department of Pathology
Department of Pediatrics
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation DMC (43)

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Oakwood (43)
Department of Physiology
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences(21)
Department of Radiation Oncology
Department of Radiation Therapy Technology(10,24)
Department of Radiology
Department of Surgery
Department of Urology

   
2.12.01.140 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION - 1881
  Sub-units of the College are as follows:

Division of Administrative and Organizational Studies
Division of Teacher Education
Division of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations
Division of Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Studies(30
   
2.12.01.150 EUGENE L. APPLEBAUM COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES(27,29) - 1924
  Sub-units of the College are as follows:

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Department of Health Care Sciences(32)
    Nurse Anesthesia Program(30)
    Occupational Therapy Program
    Physical Therapy Program
    Physician Assistant Studies(17)
Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences(32)
    Clinical Laboratory Science(14)
    Mortuary Science
    Occupational and Environmental Health Program
   
2.12.01.160 LAW SCHOOL - 1927
   
2.12.01.170 GRADUATE SCHOOL - 1930
  The Graduate School is charged with responsibility for the graduate programs of the University, pursuant to WSUCA section 2.22.01 and such other delegations of authority as the Board of Governors or President may make.
   
2.12.01.180 COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE S(11,33) - 1933
 

Sub-units of the College are as follows:

Department of Africana Studies(4)
Department of Anthropology
Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders(17)
Department of Computer Science
Department of Criminal Justice(16)
Department of Economics
Department of English
Department of Urban Studies and Planning (8, 35, 42)
Department of Geology
Department of History
Department of Mathematics
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures(1,13,20,37)
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Department of Philosophy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Political Science
Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology

   
2.12.01.190 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING - 1933
 

Sub-units of the College are as follows:

Department of Biomedical Engineering(31)
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science(6,16)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering(10)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering(3, 136))
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Division of Engineering Technology

   
2.12.01.200 SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK - 1935
   
2.12.01.210 COLLEGE OF NURSING - 1945
   
2.12.01.220 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - 1946
 

Sub-units of the School are as follows(34,39):

Department of Accounting
Department of Finance(28)

Department of Management and Information Systems(23,28,39)
Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management

   
2.12.01.230 LIBRARIES AND SCHOOL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE - 1984, 2008 (40)
 

Subunits are as follows:

Library and Information Science Program

Shiffman Medical Library
Neef Law Library
Science and Engineering Library
Purdy/Kresge Library Complex
David Adamany Undergraduate Library(22)

   
2.12.01.240 COLLEGE OF FINE, PERFORMING, AND COMMUNICATION ARTS(2) - 1985
 

Sub-units of the College are as follows:

James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History (41)
Maggie Allesee Department of Dance (25)
Department of Music
Department of Theatre
Department of Communication

   
2.12.01.250 IRVIN D. REID HONORS COLLEGE 2008 (38)
   
2.12.01.260 Organization Chart
 

A chart on the organization of the University shall be distributed annually to the University community.

   

Legislative History
Adopted 7-0; Official Proceedings 33:4453 (14 April 1989) Amended(1,2); Official Proceedings (OP) 33:4456 (14 April 1989) Amended(3); Official Proceedings 33:4486 (14 July 1989) Amended(4); Official Proceedings 33:4500 (29 September 1989) Amended(5); Official Proceedings 34:4531 (9 February 1990) Amended(6); Official Proceedings 34:4532 (9 February 1990) Amended(7); Official Proceedings 34:4566 (8 June 1990) Amended(8); Official Proceedings 34:4566 (8 June 1990) Amended(9); Official Proceedings 36:4783 (14 February 1992) Amended(10); Official Proceedings 36:4788 (1 May 1992) Amended(11); Official Proceedings 36:4823 (17 July 1992) Amended(12); Official Proceedings 37:4936 (4 June 1993) Amended(13); Official Proceedings 37:4945 (16 July 1993) Amended(14); Official Proceedings 38:5012 (4 February 1994) Amended(15); Official Proceedings 38:5057 (3 June 1994) Amended(16); Official Proceedings 38:5094-95 (30 September 1994) Amended(17); Official Proceedings 39:5150 (21 April 1995); OP 50:____ (8 March 2006) Amended(18); Official Proceedings 39:5164 (9 June 1995) Amended(19); Official Proceedings 40:5216 (10 November 1995) Amended(20); Official Proceedings 40:5264 (26 April 1996) Amended(21); Official Proceedings 41:5390 (21 March 1997) Amended(22); Official Proceedings 41:5504 (12 September 1997) Amended(23); Official Proceedings 43:5690 (15 July 1999) Amended(24); Official Proceedings 44:5726 (4 November 1999) Amended(25); Official Proceedings 44:5745 (27 January 2000) Amended(26); Official Proceedings 44:5758 (9 March 2000) Amended(27); Official Proceedings 45:5824 (29 November 2000) Amended(28); Official Proceedings 45:5848 (28 March 2001) Amended(29); Official Proceedings 45:5894 (5 September 2001) Amended(30); Official Proceedings 46:5936 (1 May 2002) Amended(31); Official Proceedings 46:5942(19 June 2002) Amended(32); Official Proceedings 47:6041 (30 July 2003) Amended(33); Official Proceedings 48:____ (4 February 2004) Amended(34); Official Proceedings 48:____ (21 July 2004) Amended(35); Official Proceedings 49:____ (8 June 2005) Amended(36) OP 50:____ (26 July 2006); Amended(37) OP 51:____ (26 September 2007); Amended(38) OP 52:____, ____ (30 January 2008, 30 April 2008); Amended(39) OP 52:____ (3 December 2008); Amended(40) OP 52:____ (3 December 2008); Amended(41) OP 53:____ (22 January 2009); Amended(42) OP 54:____ (1 July 2009); Amended(43) OP 55:____ (24 March 2010);

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