February 20, 2014
The following items were approved or presented at Thursday's Board of Regents meeting.
Regents pleased with NYC strategic session
Andrea Fischer Newman, chair of the Board of Regents, called the board’s January strategic session in New York City “immensely valuable.” She provided a brief summary of the meetings during the Feb. 20 formal session of the board.
Newman said board members and university leaders were able to meet several higher education leaders and explore such topics as learning technology, affordability, academic quality and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on academic health systems.
She also said board members appreciated having time to meet alumni and friends of the university during donor events, and having time to think about and discuss the future direction of higher education.
Expenses for the strategic session totaled $20,000, which were not paid from tuition or taxpayer resources.
New museum name reflects mission better
The Museum of Anthropology is being renamed the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology to better reflect the type of research being done by museum faculty. The name change is effective March 1.
“The new name reaffirms the faculty’s close ties with the Department of Anthropology while making it clear that the museum’s mission is exclusively scientific archaeology,” said a document recommending the change signed by Provost Martha E. Pollack and LSA Interim Dean Susan A. Gelman.
The museum was founded in 1837 with the relocation of the university from Detroit to Ann Arbor and the creation of a “Cabinet of Natural History,” the university’s first museum. It is housed in the Ruthven Museums Building, 1109 Geddes Ave.
Enrollment management is focus of new AVP position
Provost Martha E. Pollack intends to create a new student-centered effort that ties together several offices through the creation of the new position of associate vice president for enrollment management.
Regents approved creating the administrative position, which will report directly to the provost. The person filling this position will provide administrative and financial leadership for the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, University Registrar and New Student Programs. A search is underway.
In a memo outlining the position, Pollack said the new AVP will bring “increased coordination and cooperation among the units so as to best serve students and help ensure student success among all populations at the university, better envision and manage enrollment goals and increase efficiencies and synergies across these functions.”
Clinical-track positions added for Rackham units
A non-tenure-track clinical appointment sequence in the Rackham Graduate School has been established for its affiliated units, including Institute of Human Adjustment (IHA) effective March 1.
The clinical faculty will provide expertise as educators and scientists and will help train IHA students in the delivery of clinical services through three-year appointments at the following titles: clinical assistant professor, clinical associate professor and clinical professor.
IHA serves U-M and the surrounding region with evaluation and intervention programs to assist individuals, couples and families with mental health and behavioral health concerns and with difficulties related to language, literacy and communication.
Dearborn bioengineering expansion planned
Approximately 3,400 gross square feet in the UM-Dearborn Engineering Laboratory Building will be renovated to create a new bioengineering teaching laboratory and spaces for research and student projects. UM-Dearborn will fund the $1.72 million project that is scheduled to be completed this summer.
Renovations at West Quad and Michigan Union move forward
The Board of Regents authorized issuing bids and awarding construction contracts for the West Quadrangle and Michigan Union-Cambridge House Renovation project.
The project will relocate dining services for West Quad residents to the expanded Central Campus Dining Center under construction at South Quadrangle and renovate the vacated area into spaces for student interaction, creation of community, study and practice rooms, and living and learning activities. The residence hall will also receive infrastructure upgrades, including new plumbing, heating, cooling and ventilation systems; replacement of the roof; renovated bath facilities; exterior envelope and window repairs; and accessibility improvements.
The $114.5 million project is being funded from Housing resources, and construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016.
EEG/EMG clinics to be relocated
The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers plan to relocate electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) services from University Hospital to the former C.S. Mott Children’s and Women’s Hospital building.
A renovation of approximately 6,700 gross square feet of space on Level 2 of the building, previously occupied by pediatric physical and occupational therapy facilities, is planned to create the relocated clinical diagnostic laboratories and offices.
The estimated cost of the project is $2.6 million to be funded from Hospitals’ and Health Centers resources. Construction is scheduled to be completed this fall.
Renovations planned for emergency medicine at Taubman
A renovation of approximately 6,700 gross square feet of space on Level B1 of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center is planned to improve the work setting for the Department of Emergency Medicine, including renovations to the department conference room, training room, and resident workroom, and faculty and staff locker room upgrades.
The Hospitals and Health Centers will fund the $2.7 million project that is scheduled to be completed next spring.
Central Campus tunnels to be reinforced for emergency vehicles
Approximately 550 feet of university utility tunnel near the School of Social Work that is under proposed emergency vehicle access routes will be reinforced to withstand the heavy loads of vehicles, such as fire trucks.
Utilities and access to nearby buildings will be maintained during construction although some temporary detours for pedestrian traffic and emergency vehicle access will be required.
The project is estimated to cost $1.8 million, to be funded from Utility resources, and is scheduled for completion this fall.
Ann Arbor campus
Faculty appointments with tenure
* Andrew J. Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and professor of natural resources and environment, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Sept. 1.
* John D. Piette, professor of health behavior and health education, School of Public Health, effective Jan. 1.
* Yeidy M. Rivero, associate professor of screen arts and cultures, LSA, effective Jan. 1.
Dr. Muneesh Tewari, associate professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective Feb. 1.
** Gonçalo Abecasis, Felix E. Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective April 1, 2014-March 31, 2019.
James A. Ashton-Miller, Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor, Office of Research, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2017.
Dr. John Z. Ayanian, Alice Hamilton Collegiate Professor of Medicine, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.
Daniel J. Goldman, Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor of Neuroscience, Medical School, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.
Melissa M. Gross, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.
Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.
Dr. George A. Mashour, Bert N. La Du Professor of Anesthesiology Research, Medical School, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.
Anne J. McNeil, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.
Pavel Nagorny, William R. Roush Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2016.
Satish Narayanasamy, Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2014.
Edwin Olson, Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2014.
Jamie D. Phillips, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.
Corinna S. Schindler, William R. Roush Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2016.
Megan L. Sweeney, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.
Dr. Muneesh Tewari, Ray and Ruth Anderson-Laurence M. Sprague Memorial Research Professor, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2019.
Michael D. Thouless, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.
Robert A. Anderson, interim associate vice president for medical development and alumni relations, Health System, effective Jan. 16.
Dr. Steven J. Bernstein, associate dean for clinical affairs, Medical School, effective Jan. 1.
** Sara B. Blair, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2017.
Lynn A. Johnson, associate dean for faculty affairs and institutional effectiveness, School of Dentistry, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2018.
Lynda D. Lisabeth, interim chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, effective Feb. 10, 2014-Feb. 9, 2015.
* Stephen J. Stefanac, senior associate dean, School of Dentistry, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2018.
* Dawn M. Tilbury, associate dean for research and graduate education, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2014-July 31, 2014.
Nancy Hobbs, interim associate vice president for finance, effective March 17.
Jon W. Kinsey, assistant vice president for research — research initiatives, Office of Research, effective March 1.
** Brian P. Green, Richard E. Czarnecki Collegiate Professor, College of Business, effective Jan. 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.
Susan Baker, Richard E. Czarnecki Collegiate Professor, College of Business, effective Jan. 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.
William H. Irwin, chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2014-June 30, 2016.
* Interim approval granted
Freda L. Baum, librarian in the Law Library, effective Jan. 31. Baum joined U-M in 1985. Her work enabled coherent catalog search experiences and comprehensive access to the Law Library’s collections. Since 2007 she served as head of cataloging and on the Law Library management team. Her leadership was pivotal in the design and implementation of the library’s first online catalog and conversion to the Library of Congress subject arrangement classification system. She was active with the national Innovative Users Group, and oversaw the development of Law Library staff and School of Information graduate students.
Mohamed E. Bayou, professor of accounting, College of Business, University of Michigan-Dearborn, effective Oct. 31, 2013. He joined the faculty in 1990. Bayou authored numerous publications in leading accounting journals. He secured funding from the U.S. government to establish two international programs focused on the development of educational partnerships and the training of entrepreneurs in modern business practices. He was a frequent invited lecturer and actively involved in regional and national professional organizations including the American Accounting Association. Bayou received the Society of Automotive Engineering’s Arch T. Colwell Merit Award in 1995.
Laurel L. Northouse, Mary Lou Willard French Professor of Nursing and professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, effective Dec. 31. Northouse joined the faculty in 1999. A leading authority on cancer research, she developed the innovative FOCUS program that provides patients and family caregivers information and support. She authored numerous publications and secured funding from prominent organizations including the American Cancer Society. A gifted instructor and dedicated mentor, Northouse taught courses on implementing evidence based research and oversaw doctoral dissertations and masters research projects. She was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1993.
Jessica Schwartz, professor of molecular and integrative physiology in the Medical School, effective Dec. 31, 2013. She joined the faculty in 1979. A highly regarded investigator of hormonal regulation of growth and metabolism, she studied the pituitary growth hormone. Her work led to the landmark demonstration of the JAK-STAT signaling pathway between the GH receptor and the nucleus, and related GH signaling to that of cytokines mediating immune regulation. Schwartz guided graduate student training and grants programs that fostered a vibrant research community of faculty mentors and trainees. She received the university’s Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award in 2008.
Wayne D. Woodward, associate professor of language, culture and communications, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, University of Michigan-Dearborn, effective Aug. 31, 2013. He joined the faculty in 1997. His research focused on public relations applications in knowledge industries, in medical and mental health communications, theories of dialogue and participatory communication. He authored book chapters in books including “Handbook of Mass Media Ethics” and numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals. He also served as a reviewer of professional journals. An inspiring and accomplished teacher, he developed courses that integrated the latest research, theoretical concepts and career relevant materials.