The By Laws of the Regents of the University of Michigan and certain Regental policies require that the Regents approve many types of academic personnel transactions. Regental approval is obtained by submission of a letter or memo to the Regents, usually from the dean to the Provost or chancellor. These letters are referred to as “Regents Communications.” Communication about Regental items must occur only after the Regents approve the appointment or project.

This guide describes when Regental approval is needed for an academic personnel transaction and how to prepare and submit a Regents Communication. It will provide you with many different examples of the most frequently submitted types of Regents Communications.

This guide has been prepared by the office of Academic Human Resources for your use. Please refer questions or comments you have about this guide to the office of Academic Human Resources at (734) 763-8938.