Dear CoE Faculty,
As we begin to look towards re-engaging in a residential experience in Fall 2021, it is important to plan for the upcoming academic year. In Engineering, we anticipate that the College will largely return to in-person instruction during the Fall 2021 term.
While there are many considerations and decisions still to be Continue Reading »
I hope you had a wonderful (and much needed) holiday break. As we start the new year, the College leadership team would like to thank all of you for your extraordinary efforts to continue our mission during the COVID19 pandemic. We have heard from many of you about how the pandemic has impacted Continue Reading »
Dear CoE Faculty,
In recognition of how current events continue to impact our graduate students, the College of Engineering is implementing the recently announced Rackham Graduate School grading policy changes to our grading policy for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Fall, Winter, & Spring/Summer terms). These will apply to all CoE graduate students enrolled in Rackham (MS, Continue Reading »
While we encourage faculty to use more holistic methods of assessing student learning, we recognize that many instructors still need to administer timed online exams. Please make sure that your students know what to do in case they encounter technical difficulties during the exam. The remainder of this email provides a number of Continue Reading »
As we progress through the semester, some CoE undergraduate and graduate students are reporting increased stress and difficulty due to perceived excessive workload in some of their online courses. As we are learning, the online context is completely different than in-person learning. Even an identical set of expectations may seem greater due to Continue Reading »
Dear Engineering faculty members:
Earlier today, you heard from the University and the Washtenaw County Health Department about preventive COVID-19 measures that have been enacted, including a stay-at-home order issued for undergraduate U-M students and an adjustment to some undergraduate courses.
These measures, although disappointing to some, were taken to further support community health, exercise Continue Reading »
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.
The semester is in full swing, with midterms right around Continue Reading »
The initial weeks of the semester were a bit bumpy, but it appears that the College of Engineering is faring as well as possible. Both instructors and students are adapting to the challenges of a hybrid environment. Of course, we would like to hear from you. Please fill out this brief survey Continue Reading »
Team Michigan Engineering –
As I’m sure you are aware at this point, the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO), the union representing graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants, voted to proceed with a 4-day work stoppage starting Sept 8, and voted Wednesday night to reject a deal from administrators in a general membership meeting. Continue Reading »
The University put in place a number of academic policies in light of the unusual semester we are in, including extending the undergraduate and graduate withdrawal deadlines, altering the undergraduate grading scheme to ABC;NRC, and altering the graduate grading scheme to AB;NRC. This email focuses on existing College policies regarding students Continue Reading »