Regents Roundup - July 2021

July 19, 2021

The July 15 Board of Regents meeting featured a variety of agenda items relating to UM-Dearborn, including the creation of the new Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office (ECRT) and the announcement of three new associate deans.

The July 15 Board of Regents meeting featured a variety of agenda items relating to UM-Dearborn, including the creation of the new Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office (ECRT) on the three U-M campuses and a renewed commitment to educational and prevention initiatives to address sexual misconduct, academic and administrative faculty appointments and college executive committee appointments. 

Chancellor Domenico Grasso shared a commitment to making the campus safe and welcoming for the entire community and provided an update on flood damage and recovery. 

And UM-Dearborn’s bylaws that incorporate the following: defining the charge of the Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee; changing pronouns to be gender-inclusive; consistently defining the governing faculty; and correcting spelling inconsistencies were approved. 

The personnel actions below were approved at the meeting.

Joint or additional appointments or transfers of regular associate or full professors and selected academic and administrative staff:

Di Ma, associate dean for graduate education and research, CECS, effective September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2025 (also associate professor of computer and information science, with tenure). 

Brahim Medjahed, associate dean for undergraduate education, CECS, effective September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2025 (also professor of computer and information science, with tenure, CECS, and associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, U-M-Ann Arbor). 

Yunus Zeytuncu, interim associate dean, CASL, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 (also associate professor of mathematics, with tenure).

Committee Appointments:

College of Arts Sciences, and Letters Executive Committee 

Hans J. Czap, retroactive, temporary appointment, one-year term. September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020, correction to appointment. 

Krim Lacey, three-year term. September 1, 2021 through August 31. 2024. 

Dale E. Thomson, three-year term. September 1, 2021 through August 31. 2024.

College of Business Executive Committee 

Zhixin Liu, three-year term, September 1. 2021 through August 31. 2024. 

College of Education, Health, and Human Services Executive Committee 

Natalie R. Sampson, reappointment, three-year term. September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2024. 

College of Engineering and Computer Science Executive Committee 

Yubao Chen, three-year term. September 1. 2021 through August 31. 2024.

Cheol Lee, reappointment, three-year term. September 1.2021 through August 31. 2024.

New appointment of instructional staff represented by the Lecturers’ Employee Organization:

Chen, Xi, Ph.D., Lecturer III, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, CECS, September 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022.

Mawari, Redhawn K., Ph.D., lecturer I, Electrical and Computer Engineering, CECS, July 1 – August 31, 2021.

Retirement memoir:

Orin G. Gelderloos, Ph.D., professor of environmental studies. 

A complete overview of the Regents’ meeting can be found here.

 

 

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