1. July 15, 2021

    Revised policy adds process for revoking emeritus status

    The university has revised its policy on emeritus and emerita status for retired faculty members to include, for the first time, a process to revoke that status for misconduct or other compelling circumstances.

  2. August 29, 2020

    Some faculty members voice concerns about fall semester

    Some faculty members said during a Faculty Senate meeting that the U-M’s COVID-19 pandemic response plans for the fall semester are inefficient and not transparent enough. They want a shift to all-virtual instruction.

  3. August 13, 2020

    Schlissel to faculty: Despite pandemic, U-M’s commitment has not wavered

    President Mark Schlissel told faculty during a virtual town hall that even though the fall semester will look different this year, U-M’s commitment to education, research and patient care has not wavered.  

  4. May 28, 2020

    U-M leaders address fall semester, other pandemic issues with faculty, staff

    University leaders say they plan to announce a decision regarding U-M’s fall semester by the end of June, while continuing to examine how the university pursues its mission under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic.

  5. May 21, 2020

    Regents approve overhaul of dismissal policies for tenured faculty

    The Board of Regents have revised two Regents’ Bylaws to streamline policies governing the dismissal of tenured faculty. Changes affect procedures for dismissal, demotion or terminal appointment, and severance pay.

  6. May 15, 2020

    Faculty Perspective: Keep tenure protections robust

    Kentaro Toyama, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the School of Information, shares his concerns about some of the proposed changes to Regents’ Bylaws 5.09 and 5.10.

  7. March 26, 2020

    Regents Roundup — March 2020

    Other items approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting March 26 meeting.

  8. March 17, 2020

    Three faculty members elected to SACUA after e-vote

    J. Caitlin Finlayson, Allen P. Liu and Kentaro Toyama have been elected to the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the executive arm of U-M’s central faculty governance system.

  9. March 16, 2020

    Biosciences Initiative offering final round of two funding sources

    U-M’s Biosciences Initiative has issued its third and final request for applications in two categories of funding that seek high-impact research projects from U-M faculty to solve biosciences problems.

  10. February 20, 2020

    Faculty group recommends streamlined tenure dismissal process

    A faculty working group is recommending U-M policies governing the dismissal of tenured faculty should be amended to “improve efficiency, reduce ambiguity and … ensure fairness, transparency and due process.”