Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a preliminary announcement about online study eligibility for international students for the fall 2020 semester. The University of Michigan has issued a statement expressing its strong disagreement with this temporary policy, as have we at the College of Engineering. The University’s government relations Continue Reading »
Monday, you heard the announcement from President Mark S. Schlissel regarding a public health-informed in-residence semester this fall. This means we will welcome students to the Ann Arbor campus, classrooms and residence halls for a mixture of in-person and remote instruction.
This news confirms our need to design high-quality, flexible options for our students. Continue Reading »
Team Michigan Engineering:
Depending on how you are counting, it has been approximately 100 days since we all left campus en masse to continue our work from home. Since then, much has changed about our daily routines to ensure we could flatten the curve of COVID-19 here in Michigan.
I am now pleased to join Continue Reading »
Team Michigan Engineering:
Last week, we joined the University in safely re-engaging research and scholarship in accordance with state regulations within the College of Engineering. This effort involved a complicated organization of personnel, training, COVID-19 safety procedures, and new guidelines for entering buildings.
As a pilot, there was plenty of room for confusion and mistakes. Continue Reading »
May is mental health awareness month. During these times, it’s even more crucial for us to actively check-in on our emotional wellbeing and utilize tools to manage the stressors and challenges we are facing. Today we’re writing to let you know about a new online mental health tool that is now available for the well-being Continue Reading »
Earlier this week you received a message from Alec about the critical need to utilize the month of May to plan for the Fall 2020 term. As you know, the fall will present a number of challenges for both faculty and students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Issues such as physical distancing, travel Continue Reading »
I write to you today to both express my gratitude for your dedication over the past two months, and to set the stage for a successful AY20-21.
Your accomplishments since our shift to fully remote operations have been nothing short of extraordinary. Many of you tackled an online delivery of your curriculum for Continue Reading »
Greetings, Team Michigan Engineering:
The end of the semester is upon us – although it hardly feels like it. There are no graduates in regalia taking pictures with parents, no bubbling Lurie fountain, and no students sleeping in the Dude between study sessions.
This end of the semester may feel uneventful.
But it is far Continue Reading »
Dear CoE Community,
As Dean Gallimore shared on Monday, we have had dozens of volunteers step up to join our first “Victory Garden” projects – volunteering to do work not usually in their job duties to serve areas of high need, or donating blood to serve the common good.
At this time, we are in Continue Reading »
Dear Michigan Engineering Community:
I hope you all are doing well and are finding ways to manage in this situation. We have now come upon a month since the University moved classes online, and we began to transition to remote operations. On Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order to 30 Continue Reading »