The faculty of the College participate in the governance of the College through the Faculty Assembly and its committees. The faculty play a central role in developing curriculum and academic policies, in setting standards of excellence, and in maintaining the quality of a CCS education. The Faculty Assembly is the principal vehicle through which the faculty fulfill this role. While the Faculty Assembly cannot by its decisions bind the administration or Board of Trustees, the administration and Board accord great respect to the Assembly and seek to cooperate with it in all areas affecting the well-being of the College. The Faculty Assembly operates according to the Faculty Assembly By- laws and through a set of committees. The By-Laws and committee guidelines are posted on the College’s Blackboard portal.
Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, the Dean of Students is responsible for the day-to-day management of the offices within Student Affairs. In addition, the Dean of Students oversees institutional retention initiatives, judicial affairs, the Student Concerns Committee, the Student Handbook, and the Code of Student Conduct.
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Dean of Graduate Studies are responsible for the day-to-day management of the College’s undergraduate and graduate academic departments and programs, respectively. They supervise the department chairs of those departments, make recommendations to the Provost regarding faculty contract renewals, collaborate with the Associate Provost and Registrar on class scheduling and work closely with the Provost on a variety of strategic initiatives.
As chief executive officer of the institution, the President is responsible for carrying out the mission and goals of the College. He supervises and directs the affairs of the College through its staff, and assures that the standards and procedures used by the institution conform to the policies established by the Board of Trustees. The President is responsible for the preservation of existing institutional resources and the creation of new resources and is the chief spokesperson and representative of the College, working for public understanding and recognition. Reporting to the President are the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, Director of Community Arts Partnerships, Director of Design Core Detroit, and the Assistant Secretary of the Board who is also the President’s Executive Assistant.
The College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Interior Design department is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.