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LEVICH INSTITUTE CHARTER


PREAMBLE

The following Charter of The City College Institute for Applied Chemical Physics shall become effective upon approval by the Chancellor, pursuant to a Resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees (then the Board of Higher Education) on August 6, 1979. It shall not be interpreted in conflict with the By-laws of the City University Board of Trustees or the Governance Charter of The City College.

PURPOSE

Scientifically to exploit the basic methods of physics in their application to a wide range of problems of chemical physics and engineering such as-the theory of kinetics of chemical reactions, fluid mechanics and transport processes and interfacial phenomena. The institute will have under its-aegis both theoretical and experimental work and may engage in existing activities as well as initiate new programs.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Institute will be governed by an Executive Committee of five members: the Director; two tenured faculty members from the engineering disciplines; and two tenured faculty members from the science disciplines of The City College. The Director and members of the Executive Committee shall be appointed by the President of City College for terms of three years. If a vacancy occurs in the Executive Committee as a result of resignation, retirement, or other circumstance, a replacement shall be named by the President of The City College to fill the unexpired term of office in the vacant position. In addition, the Deans of Science and Engineering are members of the Committee, ex-officio, with voice and without vote. The Committee shall report directly to the President of The City College. The first Director will be Professor Benjamin Levich. Upon a vacancy in that office the Executive Committee will select the Director, subject to the approval of the President of The City College.

The Director and the members of the Executive Committee of the Institute shall serve at the pleasure of the President of The City College. Among the functions of the Executive Committee will be to set the goals of the Institute including the approval of research and seminar programs and the approval of the budget. The budget will require the final approval by the President of The City College. Budgetary and administrative matters of the Institute, with the exception of scientific research and other academic programs and issues, shall be developed and implemented with the advice and consent of the appropriate business administrative officers of The City College. Research grants shall be administered by principal investigators in accordance with the procedures and regulations of the Research Foundation of The City University of New York. Other grants, made to the Institute, shall be administered under the aegis of the Executive Committee.

MEMBERSHIP

There are three types of membership in the Institute:

  1. Persons appointed at The City College for the express purpose of conducting research within the Institute on tax levy lines under "Organized Research." The appointments shall be approved by the Executive Committee of the Institute and shall be made in accordance with the appropriate City University By-law and collective bargaining provisions.
  2. Persons appointed at The City College for the express purpose of conducting research within the Institute on non-tenure bearing lines supported by grant funds or other non-tax levy sources. The appointments shall be made in accordance with the appropriate City University By-law and collective bargaining provisions.
  3. College or City University department or unit. The appointments shall be approved by the Executive Committee of the Institute and shall be for one year at a time. With the approval of the Executive Committee of the Institute consecutive annual appoint- ments shall be permissible.

PERMANENT BY-LAWS

By March 1, 1984, a permanent governance document must be submitted by the Executive Committee to The City College Faculty Senate to go into effect no later than September 1, 1984. In accordance with the Board Resolution, the governance plan must be approved by the Chancellor.

AMENDMENTS

This Charter may be amended by vote of at least three members of the Executive Committee of the Institute with concurrence of the Faculty Senate of The City College. Amendments which include a curricular component must conform with The City College Senate guidelines and City University guidelines and approvals for such programs and City University practices.

 
 
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