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Campus parking enforcement changes to take effect by July 1

As activity levels begin to increase on campus, several parking and transportation changes are planned in the coming weeks. Beginning June 22, all Medical Campus structures will be enforced with gates lowered during enforcement hours. Permit enforcement in Medical Campus surface lots will remain suspended until July 1, as well as parking areas on North, Central and South campuses. On July 1, parking permit enforcement will be restored for all parking areas on North, Medical, Central and South campuses. Individual parking spaces or areas signed for 24/7 enforcement remain enforced at all times. Patient/visitor parking on the Medical Campus, including the Wall Street area, remains enforced. Parking Customer Service offices at 523 S. Division St. and University Hospital South will reopen, and permit sales and renewals for the 2020-21 fiscal year will begin, on June 15. Customers are encouraged to order online or return permits by mail if possible. For more information, visit

Record reschedules next print edition to June 29

The University Record’s next print edition will be published June 29 instead of June 22, the date for which it was originally scheduled. The decision to delay publication one week follows the announcement that the Board of Regents has rescheduled its June meeting from June 18 to June 25. The June meeting is when regents typically make budget decisions for the coming year. The new publication date will allow the Record to include June regent actions in its print edition as soon as possible. The Record will continue to post stories to its website as they become available, and in its email distributed each Wednesday during the summer. The Record’s other two print editions for the summer will be published July 20 and Aug. 10. The Record will return to its weekly print and daily email schedules with the start of the fall semester Aug. 31.

Nominations sought for Distinguished University Innovator Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Distinguished University Innovator Award, an award that honors faculty members who have made important and lasting contributions to society by developing novel ideas and insights through their research and then translating them to practice. Current members of the tenured, tenure-track, research or clinical faculty, as well as teams of up to three faculty members, are eligible. An honorarium of $5,000 will be given to the individual award recipient or shared by team recipients. The nomination deadline is June 26. Nominations of outstanding women, minorities and members of other groups historically underrepresented in their disciplines are encouraged. The Office of the Vice President for Research established the Distinguished University Innovator Award in 2007. The award is supported by endowments from the U-M Office of Research and the Stephen and Rosamund Forrest Family Foundation. Click here for more information.

Voting open for non-union staff representative for Police Department Oversight Committee

The election for a non-bargained-for staff member to serve a two-year term on the U-M Police Department Oversight Committee is underway and will continue through June 19. Non-bargained for staff can review the candidate statements and vote by visiting the University Human Resources website at The newly elected member will be appointed to the committee in July. The six-member committee includes two student members, two faculty members (one Senate and one non-Senate faculty) and two staff members (one union and one non-union) who are nominated and elected by their peers for two-year terms. The committee reviews grievances against any university police officer and makes recommendations to the executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security. Elections for Senate faculty and non-Senate faculty representatives are also underway through separate events. The election to select a union staff member to serve on the committee will take place in spring 2021.

Workshop series helps U-M faculty use Canvas to teach remotely

Sparked by record-high requests for support related to the Canvas learning management system, Information and Technology Services’ Teaching and Learning group is offering live daily workshops on how to use Canvas to teach remotely. The sequential workshop series is designed to support U-M faculty with their spring and summer courses. Workshop topics include Zoom For Teaching, Online Teaching for Canvas Mobile, Canvas Quizzes, Using Video in Canvas, and Student Rapport and Communication in Online Environments. More than 500 participants have attended more than 50 workshops since early April. Hundreds more have watched recorded content from past workshops. ITS Teaching and Learning will continue to offer a series of workshops throughout the summer to support remote instruction and help shape potential online or hybrid instruction for the fall term. Visit the ITS training site at for an up-to-date schedule.

Administration Evaluation Committee Survey open

The U-M Senate Assembly Administration Evaluation Committee is running a survey that gives faculty members an opportunity to evaluate administrators. The survey is open through June 22. To take the survey, or to see the results of past surveys, visit

— Compiled by Ann Zaniewski, The University Record


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