Academic Policies & Code of Conduct

On this page you will find the following information:

  • Academic Standing Policy
  • Academic Code of Conduct 
  • CECS Grievances Policy
  • How to Report Incidents

If you have any questions regarding the information provided here, please reach out to your department or the CECS Graduate Education Office.

CECS Graduate Academic Standing Policies

The University of Michigan-Dearborn provides its graduate academic policies in the University Catalog.  Please review the Academic Action and Expectations.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science policies and procedures are outlined below for both master's and doctoral students.  It is important to understand the academic policies for graduate education in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The information below covers good academic standing, successful academic progress, and academic probation requirements for both master's students and doctoral students.  Academic policies differ for masters and doctoral students and program requirements may also differ by programs.  Both master's and doctoral students should consult the respective student handbook and Program Directors for details.

Academic Code of Conduct

The University of Michigan-Dearborn values academic honesty and integrity. Each student has a responsibility to understand, accept, and comply with the University's standards of academic conduct as set forth by the Academic Code of Conduct, as well as policies established by the schools and colleges. Cheating, collusion, misconduct, fabrication, and plagiarism are considered serious offenses. Violations will not be tolerated and may result in penalties up to and including, expulsion from the University.

CECS Grievance Policy

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in courses offered by CECS are expected to act professionally towards their peers, as well as the faculty and staff members of the College. The students are also expected to uphold the highest level of academic and personal integrity. The students should expect members of the college faculty and staff to act professionally and demonstrate the high integrity that characterizes the professional academic community. In the event, a student files a grievance regarding a CECS faculty or staff member, or academic practices and policies, the College is committed to addressing the students concern swiftly in accordance with the procedures outlined in this document.

How to Report an Incident on Campus

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus.

The University of Michigan Compliance Hotline is a tool for U-M employees, students, vendors, and others to raise concerns regarding financial, regulatory, NCAA, substance abuse, and patient safety issues.

The Campus-Wide Incident Reporting Website is a central area to report incidents of discrimination, harassment, hate, bias, sexual assault, and instances of concern, safety, and campus community wellbeing. If there is an emergency, immediately call 9-1-1. 

CECS Graduate Education Office

2060/2070 - Professional Education Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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