Resources for CECS faculty, staff and students related to college administration.

If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact the Dean's Office.

Faculty Governance

Faculty governance within the College of Engineering and Computer Science is exercised through regular meetings of the Governing Faculty. The University of Michigan-Dearborn's instrument of faculty governance is the Faculty Senate.

Governing and Advisory Bodies

For more detail on the college's governing and advisory bodies, please refer to the CECS Bylaws.

  • "The Executive Committee is charged with investigating and formulating educational, research, and instructional policies for consideration by The Faculty, and it shall act for The College in matters related to curriculum, budget, promotions, appointments, facilities, academic and disciplinary appeals, and other affairs." (CECS Bylaws, Section V.2.

  • "The Administrative Council shall provide a means of maintaining communication throughout The College, its members being responsible for relaying information disseminated at the meetings. The Administrative Council shall review, discuss, and advise on matters that concern the interests and welfare of The College, including the recommendations of the Curriculum Coordinating Committee." (CECS Bylaws, Section V.5.Meeting minutes can be accessed via MBox.

CECS Faculty Excellence Awards

Nominations should be submitted electronically by February 15th each year. Up to one award will be granted in each category. To be considered, all the following must be submitted: award nomination form, single page detailing relevant accomplishments/qualifications, no more than three letters of support from faculty, staff, students, or industry. Any faculty member who has received an Excellence Award within the last five years is not eligible for consideration.

Nominations for the 2017 Excellence Awards must be submitted electronically by February 15, 2017.

  • This award is granted to instructional faculty who demonstrate sustained excellence in curriculum development, teaching, or advising at the graduate or undergraduate level. Open to all Lecturers III/IV, tenured, and tenure-track faculty. Award Committee Chair: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education.

  • This award is granted to faculty who demonstrate excellence in research, scholarly achievements, creative works, or technological innovation that expands the scope of knowledge in the fields of engineering, computer science, or engineering education. Open to all tenured, tenure-track, and research faculty. Award Committee Chair: Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research.

  • This award is granted to faculty who demonstrate excellence in service. Recipients will have made outstanding contributions to CECS through direct involvement with committees, programs, special projects, or student organizations that further the mission of the College and the campus. Open to all Lecturers III/IV, tenured and tenure-track faculty, and professors of engineering practice. Award Committee Chair: CECS Dean.

  • Nominations will be considered by ad-hoc committees, which will include: the committee chair, two members of CECS faculty, one member of UM-Dearborn faculty. Lecturers III/IV can serve on the Teaching and Service Award committees. Research faculty may serve on the Research Award Committee. Professors of engineering practice can serve on the service committee.

    The award committee chair shall appoint committee members and call a meeting to consider nominees. A final decision should be submitted to the Dean’s Office no later than March 31st.