Michigan Engineering Intranet
Understanding the college
Everything we do comes back to Research, Education and Culture.
Associate Deans guide the research and teaching enterprises. Various administrative units handle academic-adjacent student services and the college’s business operations. They all work in support of the college’s Strategic Vision and its academic departments, research labs and facilities – where the teaching and research happen. And of course they all report to the Dean.
Drill down: Michigan Engineering org chart (as of January 2022)
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Who does what, and where?
Office of the Dean
Sets the course for the college. Associate deans and administrative unit directors report to the Dean’s office.
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Oversees and plans strategy for undergraduate academics.
- Domain includes: Undergraduate curriculum, experiential learning, advising, honor code, scholastic standing, innovations and best practices in teaching and learning, ABET accreditation
Oversees and plans strategy for all things related to graduate academics and professional and online programs.
- Domain includes: All masters, doctorate and professional education programs. Includes Nexus and Rackham Graduate School programs
Guides and supports the research enterprise
- Domain includes: Identifying new research opportunities, encouraging research collaborations, facilitating partnerships
Responsible for all things related to faculty.
- Domain includes: Faculty hiring, promotion, and tenure; merit review; overall budget planning and review; space allocation and management
Other administrative units
Advancement: Handles fundraising campaigns and relationships with donors, government and industry.
Communications & Marketing (C&M): Supports news, public relations and marketing across physical and digital platforms, including stories, social media, campaigns, and websites.
Culture, Community & Equity (OCCE): Supports the college’s vision, mission and values by promoting equity and inclusion in academics, research, professional development and community partnerships.
Resource Planning & Management (RPM): Handles facilities, safety and core business operations, including human resources/faculty affairs, leadership development and business intelligence. Also involved in research administration.
Student Affairs (OSA): Oversees things related to students’ experience outside the classroom including courses and scheduling, advising, career resources, student organizations and support services.
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