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Guide to the University of California, Irvine, Delegations of Authority Records
AS-066  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Bibliography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Irvine, delegations of authority records
    Date: 1959-2007,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1966-1997
    Collection Number: AS-066
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. Administrative Policies Office.
    Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: The collection comprises superseded University of California, Irvine Delegations of Authority Letters (IDA) and UC Presidential Delegations of Authority Letters (DA) and supporting documentation relevant to the UC Irvine campus. IDAs and DAs are used to convey authority to specific university officers to make certain types of decisions.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Irvine, Delegations of Authority Records. AS-066. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were transferred from the UCI Mail and Records Department from 1985 through May 1999. Since August 1999, the UCI Distribution Services Department has transferred material whenever Delegation of Authority Letters are superseded.

    Accruals

    Periodic accruals are expected.

    Processing History

    Processed by Cyndi Shein, 2007.

    Historical Background

    Under Article IX, Section 9 of the California Constitution, the University of California (UC) Board of Regents has "full powers of organization and governance" over the University of California, subject only to very specific areas of legislative control. As set forth in UC Regents Standing Order 100.4, the regents may confer policy-making duties upon the UC president. The president in turn may redelegate certain decision-making responsibilities to chancellors and other UC officers through formal Presidential Delegations of Authority Letters (DA). The chancellors may or may not be allowed to redelegate certain authorities to campus administrators. In some cases, a chancellor may redelegate his or her own authority in the form of a campus Delegation of Authority Letter. Authority remains with the office, not with the individual. Delegations of authority made by the chancellor at the UC Irvine campus are known as Irvine Delegations of Authority Letters (IDA). The Administrative Policies Office at UC Irvine maintains active IDAs. Both Presidential and Irvine Delegations of Authority Letters specify the title of the position to which the authority has been delegated, the extent of the authority, and whether or not the authority can be redelegated. An IDA often includes a reference to the DA and any specific terms or restrictions.

    Bibliography

    University of California. "Standing Orders." Regents of the University of California: 2007. http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/bylaws/standing.html   (accessed July 04, 2007).
    University of California, Berkeley. University of California History Digital Archives. "Regents of California, Historical Overview." Regents of the University of California: 1999-2005. http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/~ucalhist/general_history/overview/regents/index.html   (accessed June 12, 2007).
    University of California, Irvine Administrative Policies Office. "About UC Policies." University of California, Irvine. http://www.policies.uci.edu/resources/aboutpolicies.html  (accessed June 13, 2007).
    University of California, Irvine Administrative Policies Office. "Irvine Delegations of Authority Letters (IDA)." University of California, Irvine. http://www.policies.uci.edu/doa/subjectindex.html   (accessed June 04, 2007).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection comprises superseded University of California, Irvine Delegations of Authority Letters (IDA) and UC Presidential Delegations of Authority Letters (DA) and supporting documentation relevant to the UC Irvine campus. IDAs and DAs are used to convey authority to specific university officers to make certain types of decisions.
    Electronic versions of active Delegations of Authority Letters are found at the University of California, Irvine Policies and Procedures website at http://www.policies.uci.edu/doa/subjectindex.html.  

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 2 series:
    • Series 1. Early records, 1959-1984. 0.4 linear feet
    • Series 2. Later records, 1983-2007. 0.4 linear feet

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    University of California, Irvine -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine -- Administration.
    University of California, Irvine -- Rules and practices.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Letters -- 20th century.
    Letters -- 21st century.

    Titles

    Delegations of Authority