December 11, 2017
Topic: Campus News
U-M releases annual salary report
Faculty salary increases at the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus for 2017-18 averaged 2.7 percent, according to figures for the university's salary report, released Dec. 8. Salary increases for staff averaged 2.7 percent. Merit salary increases for executive officers averaged 2.7 percent. Merit increases for deans averaged 3.0 percent. The 2017-18 Faculty and Staff Salary Disclosure Report now is available on the Human Resources website, myumi.ch/LrPw4.
New Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab opens at Michigan Engineering Zone
More than 3,000 middle school students each year will be introduced to careers in science, technology, engineering and math thanks to a collaboration between Qualcomm Inc. and the College of Engineering. They are bringing the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab, a hands-on engineering and career awareness program, into the Michigan Engineering Zone, known for its makerspace and high school robotics program. Youth from more than 60 Detroit public middle schools will have access to one-day workshops at the lab.
Retiring Congressman Levin to join Ford School
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, who announced he won't seek re-election in 2018, will join the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy as a Distinguished Policymaker in Residence in January 2019. Levin, D-Royal Oak, has served in the House for nearly 35 years. In his new role, Levin will teach and mentor students on leadership, international trade, poverty and other issues.
Record temporarily suspends commenting for online stories
The University Record has temporarily suspended the commenting function for stories that appear on its website while the commenting process is upgraded. Existing comments currently published on Record stories will remain visible, but no new comments will be added while this upgrade is underway. Online commenting will resume in January.
CIRHT teams to present at global health conference
The Center for International Reproductive Health at U-M will present several abstracts at the upcoming 2018 Consortium of Universities for Global Health annual conference. Thirteen abstracts, which cover a range of topics from implementing quality improvement and pre-service education programs to contraception and abortion care, from CIRHT staff in Michigan and Ethiopia and five partner universities throughout Ethiopia have been accepted for presentation at the conference. The conference will take place in March.
Registration open for 2018 Kids Kare at Home child care service
Registration for Kids Kare at Home, a sick-child and backup child care service for the U-M community, is now open. This service is for times when regular care is unavailable. To use the Kids Kare at Home program, faculty, staff and students must first register online. Parents are encouraged to register now to ensure access to the service beginning Jan. 1. Registration is free and there is no obligation to use the service. An hourly sliding-scale rate based on total family income will be determined upon registration. Parents who enrolled for the service in 2017 must register again for next year. For more information, visit myumi.ch/65GWy.
— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record, and Kim Broekhuizen, Public Affairs