1.4.1 Departmental Charters

Being necessary for the conduct of shared governance, every department, school, college (if without departments), library, and other academic units will establish and maintain a written charter. Charters cannot conflict with University or Senate policies and in cases where this occurs the higher-level governing document has priority and the lower-level document must be brought into compliance. Any language found not to be in agreement will immediately be considered invalid, but this will have no effect on the rest of the charter’s language.

Senate Policy 710.1 provides guidelines related to the required content and order for Charters.

07/29/2022 - Revised to reference Senate Policy 710.1.
12/08/2016 - Annual Review: No changes made to content.
06/03/2015 - To reflect current University titles, "Board of Control" is now "Board of Trustees" and "Board of Control (BOC)" is now "Board of Trustees (BOT)".
03/30/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now policy@mtu.edu. No changes made to content.
02/05/2014 - Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners, no changes made to content.
03/06/2013 - Annual Review: "Senate Proposal 09-05" was replaced by "Senate Procedure 706.1.1", "Senate Proposal 20-02" was replaced by "Senate Policy 703.1", "Senate Proposal 23-00" was replace by "Senate Policy 704.1", and "Senate Proposal 5-11" was replace by "Senate Policy 710.1."
07/10/2011 - Annual Review: Senate Proposal 16-92 was replaced by Proposal 5-11, "Required Charter Contents."  To reflect current University titles and practice, MTU is now Michigan Tech and the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.
02/27/2007 - Format changes made.