Academics

Four University of Michigan faculty members were elected as members to the National Academy of Sciences — one of the highest honors in academia in the United States —Tuesday.

Former SACUA Chair Silke-Maria Weineck speaks at a SACUA meeting at Fletcher Administrative Building on Monday.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs hosted its first meeting under the new leadership of Chair William Schultz, professor of mechanical engineering, naval architecture and marine engineering.

University of Michigan Mark Schlissel speaks at a SACUA meeting at the Fletcher Administrative Building on Monday.

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel joined the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs on Monday to discuss faculty engagement with the public, the tenure process for faculty, the incorporation of a University-wide honor code and new Internet security protocols for faculty mem

Chair of SACUA Senate Assembly Silke Weineck speaks at a SACUA meeting at Palmer Commons on Monday.

Members of the University’s Senate Assembly focused on the University’s transition to Canvas at Monday’s meeting, during which guests from the University’s Information and Technology Services, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching and the faculty at large were in attendence

In the fall of 2016, a new tool will be available for students choosing their courses and professors. Based on guidance from the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs and Central Student Government, University Provost Martha Pollack has approved the release of course evaluations for the upcoming fall semester.

Ryan Ball, the Assistant Professor of Accounting at Ross, and this year's winner of the Golden Apple Award delivering his speech on Thursday at Rackham.

On Wednesday night in Rackham Auditorium, nearly 200 students and faculty heard Ryan Ball, assistant professor of accounting at the Ross School of Business, talk Denmark, mixed martial arts and improv comedy in his ideal “last lecture” as the 26th Recipient of the Golden Apple Award. Many in the audience were former students, some of whom nominated him for the award.

SACUA Chair Silke-Maria Weineck discusses the effectiveness of the administration's reactions to recent Diag chalkings in the Fleming Building on Monday.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs heard remarks from University of Michigan Provost Martha Pollack and University Enrollment Manager Kedra Ishop during their meeting Monday.

Ryan Ball, assistant professor of accounting at the Ross School of Business, in his office on Sunday.

Created in 1991, the Golden Apple Award seeks to honor teachers who consistently teach every lecture as if it were their last.

Lynette Clemetson, current senior director of strategy and content initiatives at National Public Radio, will take on a new position at the University of Michigan in July as the director of Wallace House.

Warde Manuel, Director of Athletics, discusses the importance of communication between faculty and the athletic department at the SACUA meeting in the Fleming building on Monday.

Warde Manuel, University of Michigan athletic director, emphasized the seriousness he places on academics for student athletes at Monday’s Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs meeting.