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Draft Self-Study Chapter 4: 26 June 2000

FENN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Organizational Structure And Governance

The College consists of five engineering departments: Chemical Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering. Each engineering department offers a bachelor’s degree program as well as a master’s degree in the discipline, and participates in the Doctor of Engineering program. Two additional degrees, the M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, and the M.S. in Environmental Engineering, are both administered by Civil and Environmental Engineering. In addition the College’s Department of Engineering Technology offers the last two years of 2 + 2 programs for B.S. degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology. The College’s engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET); its technology programs by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET).

The College is headed by a Dean who is assisted by an Associate Dean for Operations, an Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, and an Assistant Dean for Outreach and Industrial Partnerships. Each department is headed by a Chairperson who reports to the Dean. Their responsibilities, delineated by the Dean, include faculty workload assignments, department budget, and general departmental operations. The College has also replaced a secretarial position with a Budget Manager, and has added a Development Officer with responsibilities for fund raising and securing increased operational support.

The governance structures and policies of the College are specified in its Bylaws. The College has six standing committees on undergraduate affairs, graduate affairs, petitions, personnel review, faculty affairs, and nominations. These committees review matters and policies which fall under their jurisdictions, and make recommendations to the College faculty which meets approximately twice each term. Information is shared among faculty and between faculty and administration at College meetings, through memorandums, and, increasingly, via e-mail messages. The Deans and Chairpersons hold monthly meetings to share information and make decisions.

The College is also governed by the University Handbook and the collective bargaining agreements with faculty and staff.


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