Resources available for faculty and staff and College of Engineering and Computer Science. If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact the Dean's Office.

Contents:

  • Recognition for Faculty, Staff, and Students
  • LEO Lecturer Resources
  • Administrative Core Team (ACT)
  • Key Requests and Building Access

Recognition for Faculty, Staff, and Students

  • The Faculty Excellence in Teaching 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. Winners receive a $1,000 monetary award. Committee Chair: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. 

    The Faculty Excellence in Research 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. Winners receive a $1,000 monetary award. Committee Chair: Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research.

    The Faculty Excellence in Service 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. Winners receive a $1,000 monetary award. Committee Chair: CECS Dean.

    Previous recipients:

    Year Excellence in Teaching Excellence in Research Excellence in Service
    2017 Bruce Elenbogen Di Ma  

     

    How are recipients determined?

    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.

  • The Paul K. Trojan Collegiate Professorship of Engineering was established in March 2012 to recognize faculty members with a distinguished record. Appointments to this position are for a five-year renewable term.

    Term Recipient
    September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2017 Pravansu Mohanty
    September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2022 Pravansu Mohanty

     

    About Paul K. Trojan:

    Paul K. Trojan received his undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degree in metallurgical engineering (in 1955, 1956, and 1961, respectively) from the University of Michigan. 

    Professor Trojan worked as a teaching fellow in the Production Engineering Department at the Ann Arbor campus in 1956-57. From 1958-61 he worked as an instructor with the Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Department. His association with the Dearborn campus began in 1961, when he joined the faculty as an assistant professor of chemical and metallurgical engineering. He was promoted to associate professor in 1964 and professor in 1970. He was appointed as chair of the Engineering Division from 1962-64, acting dean of the School of Engineering from 1980-82, and interim dean in 1988-90. He was involved with engineering education for nearly forty years and lectured nationally throughout his career.

  • The Narasimhamurthi "Nattu" Natarajan Collegiate Professorship of Engineering was established in May 2017 to recognize faculty members who demonstrate a sustained record of outstanding teaching, dedication to student success, improvements to the curriculum, implementation of creative teaching approaches, and a commitment to outreach. Appointments to this position are for a five-year renewable term. 

    Term Recipient
    September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2022 Bruce Maxim

     

    About "Nattu" Natarajan: 

    Professor Narasimhamurthi "Nattu" Natarajan earned his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (1974) and a master's degree (1978) and Ph.D. (1979) from University of California-Berkeley. He served as a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis (1979-81) and the University of Michigan (1981-87) Ann Arbor campus before joining the electrical and computer engineering department as an associate professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1988. 

    Throughout his 27 years of service to the campus, Professor Natarajan built a strong reputation as a well-respected teacher and mentor.  He was instrumental in the establishment of the Engineering and Computer Science Experience, an annual event that invites area high school students to compete in engineering contests. He also founded the Intelligent Systems Club in 2002 to give students the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge developing engineering design projects.  After his death, the ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition renamed its team sportspersonship award the "Dr. Nattu Golden Smile Award" in his honor.

  • This award is presented to a CECS staff member who exemplifies excellence in service to the College, campus, University, and/or UM-Dearborn extended community. The awardee receives an individual monetary award of $1,000, a framed award certificate, and recognition on a plaque in the Dean's Office. Awardees are automatically nominated by the Dean for the Chancellor's Staff Recognition Award in the Exceptional Service category.

    The Staff Excellence in Service Award is presented at the Staff Recognition Luncheon in early May.

    Previous recipients:

    Year Recipient Department
    2017 Eric Kirk Dean's Office
    2016 Jesse Cross Electrical & Computer Engineering
    2015 Michael Hicks Electrical & Computer Engineering
    2014 Jennifer Makas Advising and Academic Success
    2013 Rich Durant Information Technology Services (ITS)
  • Every year, a number of engineering and computer science students are honored for their achievements in academics, community service, and competitions. A list of awards and past recipients can be found on our Student Awards page.

Administrative Core Team (ACT)

The Administrative Core Team (ACT) combines the skills and talents of the generalists in each unit who perform a large variety of administrative transactions independently into a team of experts working together as one cohesive unit to provide quality, timely service to the CECS community. Please see this page for contact information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Your transactional needs will be met by a team assigned to a particular service area instead on one individual assigned to your unit. A lead team member will be automatically assigned, along with designated back-up in case of necessity. Your request will be addressed within a published time frame (usually 1-2 business days), and updates communicated to you throughout the process.

How do I request service?

Our team has created a series of online request forms unique to each functional area.  If there are any questions or additional information needed regarding your request a team member will contact you directly. Area request forms are linked below:

Key Requests and Building Access

The safety and security of every department in CECS is our highest priority. 

  • Only staff and faculty members should submit key requests. 
  • If a student needs a key or access to your office/lab, a faculty or staff member must submit the request on their behalf.
  • Students must first complete Comprehensive Lab Safety Training before being granted access to labs.

If requesting key access to space from another CECS department you must have approval from that department office.

Students will not receive key access to teaching labs. Instead, please submit building access or short term access forms when necessary.

CECS Department Access Coordinators: Eric Kirk (erk@umich.edu), Christine Homan (homanchr@umich.edu), Courtney Duffy (cougaldu@umich.edu)

  • Key requests for students must be submitted by an appropriate faculty or staff member.

    Faculty or staff may submit requests via email to one of the CECS Department Access Coordinators (DACs) who can approve and forward them to Facilities/Public Safety.

    • Name:
    • Email:
    • Requester Type: Student/Staff/Faculty/Other
    • Faculty/Staff Authorizer (if Student/Other):
    • Building/Room:
    • UMID#:
    • Days of Access: (ex. M-F, Weekends, Holidays, Business Hours, "All Times")
    • Times of Access: (ex. 8am-5pm, "All Times")
    • Expiration Date: (ex. 8/31/2016)
  • Summarized or extracted from Facilities Operations Key Policy (FO 502):

    • Ownership of Keys: All keys to University of Michigan-Dearborn facilities are the property of the University. 
    • Individual Responsibility: Individuals may use keys only in their official capacity for the University.
    • Duplication: Duplication or reproduction of keys through channels outside of the Department of Facilities Operations is prohibited. 
    • Return of University Keys: All keys will be returned to the DAC upon transfer, termination, or departure from the University.
    • Worn or Broken Key: Worn or broken keys should be reported to the DAC. DAC will notify Facilities Operation that the worn or broken key should be exchanged for a new one. The keyholder should turn in the defective key when picking up the replacement.
    • Lost Keys: Lost keys should be reported immediately to the DAC. To obtain a replacement key, a new key request must be submitted.
    • Stolen Keys: Stolen keys should be reported immediately to the DAC and Public Safety. To obtain a replacement key, a new key request must be submitted.