2.5.2 - Department Chair/Unit Director


If an academic department is involved, the chair is the designated responsible person at the department level. If a non-academic unit is involved, the unit director is the responsible party at this level. The responsibilities of the Department Chair/Unit Director include the following:

  • Reviews proposal for consistency with department/unit and college/school/division missions
  • Reviews planned project to address availability and commitment of human and support resources, including time, space, and finances
  • Assures that all faculty/staff and department/unit proposal obligations will be met
  • Indicates concurrence with proposal by signing the UM Transmittal Sheet (including signing any cost-sharing commitments)