Provide assistance and advice to the Chair in the management and operation of the Department
Evaluate proposed changes to Civil and Environmental Engineering program curricula to ensure compliance with ABET guidelines, CoE policies and program needs; review and modify course scheduling in accordance with guidelines established by the Registrar’s Office. Annually verify that the course and undergraduate program descriptions on the website are up to date. Manage course approval forms including guiding course and program approvals with the CoE curriculum committee.
Facilitate the review of graduate applications by department groups; recommend applicants to the department and Rackham for admission; recommend fellowship and GSRA funding decisions and review petitions as needed; review and define policies pertaining to graduate programs, enrollment, and current students. Organize visitation weekend(s) on campus for prospective students. Develop recruiting program for Master and PhD programs.
Nominate and prepare nomination supporting material for members of the CEE community (students, faculty, and staff) for awards and other honors (internal: college and university; external); make decisions on CEE or CoE undergraduate scholarship awards (June/July/August, depending when information from CoE is distributed).
Provide guidance for the maintenance and improvement of the computing climate and web identity of the department; yearly coordinate with the Undergraduate Committee, Curriculum Committee and Graduate Committee to ensure web content for all programs and curricula are up to date.
Ensure CEE compliance with all CoE and EHSsafety standards and enforce these standards; inform department of safety concerns; ensure that all facilities users are trained and well-educated in laboratory safety; update safety information and protocols on website on an annual basis.
Evaluate and modify Civil and Environmental Engineering undergraduate curricula for compliance with ABET-established guidelines, CoE policies and program needs. Maintain curriculum assessment records for periodic review; keep up with changes in the accreditation requirements; make recommendations as needed to maintain accreditation compliance and help in the preparation of for ABET reviews; perform periodic curriculum assessment; guide and lead student recruitment program for CEE.
Cultivate a creative community of scholars with diverse interests, knowledge and backgrounds; undertake social activities aimed at nurturing an inclusive environment in department; administer recruiting programs to recruit a diverse set of faculty, students and staff; administer diversity-focused student programs (e.g., Pelham Scholars Program); members also liaison with other standing committees to ensure coordination between DEI Committee and other department committees.
Implement new programs aimed at enhancing department pursuit of strategic directions in research, education and outreach; invest in laboratory upgrades to enhance capabilities to pursue strategic directions; track metrics associated with the impacts of each department strategic direction.
Select annual Richart Lecturer and organize Richart Lecture during Winter semester; develop plan for additional invited speakers as part of a broader Richart Lecture Series for CEE.
Develop new and improve undergraduate recruitment initiatives, coordinate CEE message and messaging about UG programs, and develop retention strategies to enhance undergraduate enrollments; host open houses to describe department undergraduate program to prospective students.
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