The University of Michigan is making changes to strengthen its efforts to prevent and address sexual and gender-based misconduct on campus following internal discussions of best practices and two comprehensive reviews of its related policies and procedures that began last year.
Among the changes being implemented are:
A search is underway for the next associate vice provost and senior director to lead the university’s Office for Institutional Equity.
This senior leadership role includes universitywide oversight for handling allegations of harassment or other discriminatory behavior, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The University of Michigan is expanding its annual reporting on campus sexual misconduct with a review that details the number of reports the university received involving faculty and staff, and how those matters were addressed.
Reports of prohibited student conduct at the University of Michigan increased in fiscal year 2018 following continued efforts to enhance awareness of sexual misconduct and other interpersonal violence issues, and how to report concerns on campus.
After completing a regular policy review last fall, the University of Michigan will make a handful of updates to its policy and procedures regarding student sexual and gender-based misconduct.
The revisions include numerous edits to make the policy easier to read and understand.
Reports and investigations of prohibited student conduct at the University of Michigan increased in fiscal year 2017, following the addition of new types of allegations covered under the university's policy, and increased efforts to enhance awareness of these issues and how to report concerns.
Pam Heatlie has been appointed the university's associate vice provost for academic and faculty affairs, senior director for institutional equity and Title IX coordinator. Her appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, begins immediately.
Jeffery Frumkin, associate vice provost and senior director of academic human resources, will serve as interim associate vice provost for academic and faculty affairs and senior director for institutional equity.
Reports and investigations of student sexual misconduct decreased in fiscal year 2016, according to the University of Michigan's Student Sexual Misconduct Annual Report.
Reports of sexual misconduct increased in fiscal year 2015 while the number of investigations remained the same, according to the University of Michigan's Student Sexual Misconduct annual report.