UM-Dearborn in Lansing
Representing University of Michigan-Dearborn amongst state elected officials.
UM-Dearborn’s relationship with state elected officials is critical to the fiscal and academic health of the university. The state of Michigan provides the university with financial support by way of operational funding, funding for buildings and grants. The Government Relations office works to leverage its relationships in Lansing to provide the best results possible for the university’s students, faculty and staff.
State funds for updating or building new facilities on campus.
Capital outlay is a portion of the state budget that is devoted to the planning and financing of construction, renovation, remodeling, repair and maintenance of facilities and capital assets for use by state agencies and public universities. When requested by the State Budget Office, UM-Dearborn submits a project for funding in an effort to continue its ability to offer students, faculty and staff with state-of-the-art research and learning facilities. UM-Dearborn senior leadership determines which project will be submitted to the state. Submissions are typically made annually in October.
Monitoring legislation that may impact UM-Dearborn.
The Government Relations office monitors and reacts to all legislation and state departmental policy that would impact UM-Dearborn’s students, faculty and staff. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding pending policy or legislation. To search for legislation or Public Acts, please visit the Michigan Legislature webpage.
State funding in support of university operations.
Each year, the state of Michigan provides operational funding to Michigan’s fifteen public universities. The appropriation is broken up into two areas – Base Funding consisting of the previous year’s appropriation and Performance Funding an increase based on improving upon a number of academic and financial metrics. The appropriation received from the state aids the university in minimizing tuition increases.