In cooperation with the Deans of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, the Dean of Academic Affairs coordinates the hiring of full-time and adjunct faculty in accordance with HR procedures, oversees faculty reappointment with promotion, and plans New Faculty Orientation. The Dean of Academic Affairs oversees the systematic application of the CCS assessment process, confirms compliance with applicable accreditation standards for all programs, and serves as ex officio on faculty-led committees. The Dean supervises the Director of Academic Research and the Director of Libraries.
The Academic Deans, consisting of the Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, are responsible for the conduct, supervision, and development of all academic programs and initiatives, and for ensuring academic quality and compliance with accreditation guidelines and standards. The three Academic Deans work together to promote and encourage faculty professional development, interdisciplinary learning, integration of new technologies, and partnerships with varied outside organizations. The Deans enhance the College’s reputation by serving as representatives for the institution locally, nationally, and internationally and advocating for the value of art and design to society. The Dean of Graduate Studies serves as the College’s Chief Academic Officer (CAO). The CAO is the senior academic administrator at the institution and acts as the academic liaison between AICAD, MICU, NC-SARA, and CCS.
The Vice President of Strategy and Communications evaluates the College’s strategic positioning and advances initiatives and partnerships to ensure the College’s long-term adaptability and relevance in the face of changing social and economic conditions. In addition to supporting the development and implementation of CCS’s strategic plan, the Vice President supervises CCS’s external-facing offices, including Community Arts Partnership, Design Core Detroit, Marketing and Communications, and Office of Partnerships. Ultimately, the Vice President is responsible for stewarding and advancing CCS’s brand.
Reporting to the President, the Assistant Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for advancing a diverse and equitable campus culture and oversees diversity, equity and inclusion efforts which guide campus-wide decisions, practices and policies. In addition, the Assistant Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion is responsible for administering the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct, including Title IX, and its implementing procedures.
The Vice President for Institutional Advancement works collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the College and is responsible for augmenting the College’s financial resources through philanthropy as well as engaging the alumni community. The Vice President works closely with the Board of Trustees, President, Office of Partnerships, Department Chairs, Faculty and other colleagues in support of fundraising. Functions reporting to the Vice President include annual giving, major and planned giving, foundation relations, and alumni relations. The Vice President also supervises the Kresge Arts in Detroit program.
The Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services is responsible for the College’s efforts to provide excellent student services, and to recruit, enroll, and retain undergraduate, graduate, and Pre-College and Continuing Studies students. The Vice President supervises the offices of Academic Advising and Registration, Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions, Recruitment Services, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, International Student Services and Pre-College and Continuing Studies.
In addition, the Vice President prepares enrollment and retention reports, completes all required Federal and State reports, as well as various accreditation and third-party surveys.
The Vice President for Administration and Finance is responsible for the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of the College and oversees the offices of Business Services, Human Resources, Campus Safety
The Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the College responsible for the conduct, supervision
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.
The Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies with the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for the day-to-day management of the College’s graduate and undergraduate academic departments and programs, respectively. They collaborate with the Dean of Academic Affairs on academic development and work closely with the President on a variety of strategic initiatives. The Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies supervises the department chairs and recommends appointment, reappointment, and advancement of faculty to the President.