The College of Engineering’s weekly update aims to provide transparent and frequent information about how the College is operating, adapting and caring for its community. Updated information can always be found at the College’s COVID website. Questions and feedback can be submitted here.
Greetings Michigan Engineering faculty and staff. It’s week four and officially fall. Our sense is that our community is settling into its routines, but awareness about College resources/info and feelings about University leadership vary across the board, and in some cases are split down the middle. Discourse is going to make us stronger, but along the way we need to remember that we are all in this together. Supporting each other, patience and empathy are most important right now.
ONLINE ACADEMIC INTEGRITY TOWN HALL
Examining issues related to academic integrity in the new remote teaching context, with a specific emphasis on online exams.
Tuesday, September 29. 10-11am | Hosted by Michigan Engineering’s Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Joanna Millunchick.
Town hall recording will be available for those who cannot attend. Learn more about the Town Hall and resources for supporting academic integrity, in this Nexus Faculty Resources blog.
WINTER 2021: COURSE PLANNING, SCHEDULING & FUNDING
The winter term will continue in our current format: a mixture of in person, hybrid and remote. Room capacities will stay reduced for physical distancing.
- The mode of instruction for every course must be finalized by October 5, 2020.
Funding is available for tenured / tenure-track faculty and lecturers to convert their W21 courses to a new hybrid format.
- Prioritized for ENGR100 sections, Capstone Design courses, and Lab courses.
- Can be used for an array of applications: hiring student temps, lab kits, equipment.
- Cannot be used for faculty salary support.
APPLY BY OCTOBER 19, and include:
- One page proposal (description of why funding is needed, expected impact and learning outcomes, and a simple budget)
- Course number and expected W21 enrollment
- Amount requested
Open 10am – 7pm, Mon-Fri. Through Election Day, November 3rd.
Here you will be able to:
- Register to Vote
- Request an absentee ballot
- Vote on the spot
Please share this nonpartisan Turn Up Turnout Voter Resource Guide with students and colleagues or utilize our resource guide which contains graphics and other information to help inform community members on how to vote.
LIBRARIES, DINING OPTIONS & STUDY SPACES
Campus libraries continue phased re-opening of public facing services, like Mujos and Bert’s. Contactless pickup is now available on North Campus: Music Library, Art & Architecture and Engineering Library.
Mon – Fri 8 am – 9 pm
Sat/Sun 10 am – 6 pm.
Mon – Thu 9 am – 9 pm
Fri 9 am – 5 pm
Sun 1 pm – 9 pm
Students are able to make onsite reservations, assuming availability, in addition to making advanced reservations. To date, use of study spaces, whether appointment-based or drop-in, has been modest. In the Duderstadt Center, where we have both appointment-based and drop-in study spaces, our highest number of people at any given time is typically around 75 in study spaces that have a total capacity of approximately 500.