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Academic Resources

Sweetland Writing Center
The place to receive assistance on writing assignments no matter the level or form.

Tutoring groups and centers relevant to engineering topics.

Resources for an Inclusive Community

ECE is committed to building a more inclusive and supportive environment that will welcome people from all identities. We are striving to ensuring our environment is one that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion for everyone, and we want to hear from you.

There are many ways to make your voice heard. Contact one of the designated people listed below to share your questions/concerns/suggestions. Remember that some people are required to report instances of harassment or other forms of misconduct; these individuals are labeled “Mandatory reporter.” The others are labeled “Not a mandatory reporter.”

To speak with a confidential resource outside the department who does not have reporting obligations, please contact the University Ombuds at 734-763–3545, Staff Ombuds Office at 734-936-0600, or the Office of Faculty Ombuds at 734-763-2707. 

Thank you for helping strengthen our community!

Contact ECE Program Chairs

The program chairs are open to hearing about all kinds of concerns, questions, and requests concerning the department. You can message them directly, or attend their weekly office hours.

ECE Graduate Program Chair

Prof. Heath Hofmann
Mandatory reporter
Email: hofmann@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 647-1107
Office: 4421 EECS

ECE Undergrad Program Chair

Pei-Cheng Ku

Prof. Pei-Cheng Ku
Mandatory reporter
Email: peicheng@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 764-7134
Office: 2246 EECS

Contact the ECE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead

The ECE DEI Lead is the point-person for concerns regarding support for underrepresented minorities.

Herbert Winful

Prof. Herbert Winful
Mandatory reporter
Email: arrays@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 647-1804
Office: 3106 ERB

Contact a member of the ECE Committee for an Inclusive Department

The ECE Committee for an Inclusive Department facilitates communication among students, staff, and faculty to identify and address institutional barriers to success. The committee works to develop events and educational materials to foster a supportive, respectful environment.

Fred Terry

Prof. Fred Terry
Mandatory reporter
Email: fredty@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-9764
Office: 2308 EECS

Khalil Najafi

Prof. Khalil Najafi
Not a mandatory reporter
Email: najafi@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-6650
Office: 2404 EECS

Cynthia Finelli

Prof. Cynthia Finelli
Mandatory reporter
Email: cfinelli@umich.edu
Phone: 734-764-0244
Office: 4413 EECS

Anne Rhoades

Anne Rhoades
Mandatory reporter
ECE HR Specialist
Email: rhoadesa@umich.edu
Phone: 734-763-9030
Office: 3300 EECS

Kristen Thornton

Kristen Thornton
Not a mandatory reporter
ECE PhD Graduate Coordinator
Email: thorntok@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 647-1758
Office: 3403 EECS

Hayley Hanway

Hayley Hanway
Not a mandatory reporter
ECE Communications and Marketing
Email: hayleyma@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 764-7078
Office: 3304 EECS

U-M Guidelines for Conduct

Standard Practice Guide
Official repository for the institution-wide policies and procedures of the University of Michigan, maintained to guide and direct the university community.

Standard Practice Guide Policies – Sexual Harassment
U-M definition and policy regarding sexual harassment.

Standard Practice Guide Policies – Discrimination & Harassment
U-M definition and policy regarding discrimination and harassment.

Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
U-M policy & procedures on student sexual & gender-based misconduct & other forms of interpersonal violence.

Health and Counseling Resources

Engineering C.A.R.E. Center
The C.A.R.E. Center focuses on assisting engineering students in successfully transitioning through a variety of challenging circumstances that can impact their lives.

SilverCloud: Space for Healthy Minds
Online programs to help overall wellbeing.

University Health Services (UHS)
UHS provides a full range of health services for university students. This includes pharmacy, eye care, immunizations, nutrition, physical therapy, etc. 

Dental Clinic
The School of Dentistry provides a teeth cleaning, oral exams, and other procedures at affordable prices.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
SSD provides services and that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for students with disability. 

Counseling on North Campus
The College of Engineering has a counseling office (a branch of CAPS) to meet the needs of engineering students.

Counseling and Psychological Services
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides counseling to assist you to understand and solve your stress, anxiety, or problems.

An online mental health resource for U-M students.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness (SAPAC)
SAPAC educational and supportive services regarding sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking.

Other Resources

Rackham Graduate School Resources
Focusing on resources needed to help with problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

U-M International Center
The International Center (IC) serves the international population, facilitates intercultural and international education, and fosters a global campus community at the University of Michigan and beyond.

Child Care Funding Resources
A comprehensive list of family and parenting resources available at the University of Michigan. 

Conflict Resolution/Student Grievances
If you have a conflict or grievance with another student, faculty, or staff at the University, here are a few offices that can assist you in finding a solution.

Honor Code: Engineering
Policies and procedures regarding cheating, plagiarism, and other issues of academic integrity.

Information Technology Services
The ITS Accounts Office can assist with computing accounts, subscriptions, uniqnames, passwords, and billing inquiries regarding ITS services.

Student Legal Services
A full service law office for students to gain advice and counseling on a wide variety of legal subjects.

Student Rights and Responsibilities
Understand what is expected of you as a student with the University of Michigan community