370.001 Centers and Institutes at Florida International University


A center or institute shall report to the dean of the college or school in which it resides.

If a center or institute is multidisciplinary and involves collaboration and cooperation across different colleges and/or schools, then it will report to the Vice President for Research unless a different reporting line is approved by the Provost.

Centers and institutes are expected to engage in at least seven of the following initiatives, three of which are mandatory:


• Respond to the overall mission of the University (mandatory)


• Educate students (mandatory)

• Create and transfer knowledge to students

• Offer students opportunities to apply knowledge to the real world

• Support graduate students


• Support faculty and research goals

• Increase faculty productivity


• Increase interdisciplinary interactions

• Engage the community

• Be linked to broader programs and consortia


• Transfer research to technology

• Translation of research findings to usable products for academia and/or public

• Have an impact on the economy

Resource Utilization/Return on Investment(ROI)

• Show a positive ROI [see Florida International University Request for a New Center or Institute Form, Section 7 for examples at apa.fiu.edu](mandatory)

• Obtain external funding to enhance or replace the University’s initial E&G investment

Forms available here.

Individually you may find them at:

Florida International University Request for a New Center or Institute Request for a New Center or Institute

Florida International University Annual Center/Institute Report Annual Center/Institute Report

Florida International University Center/Institute Disbandment Form Center/Institute Disbandment Form

Forms may also be obtained upon request through the Office of the Provost.

Published on 2012-10-16

Administrative Oversight & Contact Information

Susan P Himburg


Office of Academic Planning and Accountability 11200 S.W. Eighth Street, PC 112 Miami FL 33199
  • Phone: 3053483233
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