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Revised Board of Regents Ordinance available for public comment

A revised University of Michigan Board of Regents’ Ordinance has been proposed and is now being posted for public comment. The ordinance covers the regulation of parking and traffic, and the use and protection of U-M buildings and property. PDF versions of the full proposed revised ordinance and a summary of material modifications can be viewed at Please address any comments to [email protected] by Aug. 27.

Campuswide New Faculty Orientation set for Aug. 28

A campuswide New Faculty Orientation, designed to introduce all new faculty to U-M, will take place Aug. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., on the second floor of the Michigan League. Conducted by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, the program will include remarks by President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martin Philbert, information about support for faculty research and teaching, and interactive sessions in which faculty can share experiences and strategize about good teaching. An Information Fair will provide materials and answer questions about life at U-M. For an agenda or to register, go to Email questions to Lisa Tune at [email protected] or call 734-763-4418.

Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education releases annual report

The Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education recently released its 2018-19 annual report. It includes examples of fourth-year progress with interprofessional education and practice across the health sciences on U-M’s Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses. While 215 U-M faculty engaged with the center for IPE efforts, 2,874 learners engaged in interprofessional activities. A new professional development opportunity for faculty — the Interprofessional Facilitation Workshop — will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Sept. 5 at Palmer Commons. To register for the free workshop, visit To view the complete report, visit

Portal offers guidance for international research and scholarship

International collaborations contribute to academic excellence by advancing research and scholarship. U-M is committed to supporting these activities with the utmost integrity, transparency and trust. A new web portal features information and resources to promote successful research collaborations with international partners. To visit the portal, go to

New SPG provides more clarity around student fees

In an effort to increase clarity, transparency and the accessibility of student fee information, U-M recently made additions to the Standard Practice Guide to clarify the process for reviewing and approving student fees. As the governing body of the university, the Board of Regents is responsible for determining the cost of tuition and mandatory fees that are applicable to all students. The new SPG, effective Aug. 1, explains the approval processes for more narrowly tailored nominal fees, and addresses immediate and extraordinary expenses. The new SPG defines the roles and responsibilities a number of university offices will perform in an effort to outline a clear, consistent fee approval process. The SPG will also act as a roadmap that will help guide U-M schools, colleges and units as they develop and propose class fees and educational program fees to support engaged learning opportunities. Read the SPG at and email questions to the Office of Budget and Planning at [email protected].

Michigan Medicine shares parking changes for employees, patients

As Michigan Medicine continues to grow, efforts are made daily to improve patient care and patient access. The organization is planning to increase patient parking by about 600 spaces to accommodate current and future needs. Beginning Aug. 12, several transitions are planned in terms of parking space allocations. These include turning 280 gold spaces into patient or visitor spaces in the Taubman P3 parking structure, making 280 blue spaces into gold spaces in the Simpson P4 parking structure, turning 250 yellow spaces into blue spaces at the Fuller Road lot, and creating 48 blue spaces out of current valet spaces at the Arboretum Pit lot. In all, patient spaces will increase by 280 and blue spaces will remain the same. Overnight parking, accessible parking spaces, business vehicle parking and other special programs will not be affected by the plan. For more information on parking and transportation improvements, visit

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record


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