Millions of dollars in seed grants for bold, boundary-crossing work is available to faculty members as U-M launches the third round of Mcubed, a unique funding program that has more than tripled its investment since it launched in 2012.
The task force examining undergraduate education at the University of Michigan will continue this fall to gather feedback from the campus community and develop a list of core values, a focused set of grand challenges, and a proposal for initial pilot projects.
From navigating and leveraging student differences in the classroom to using digital tools for student learning, new University of Michigan faculty members learned ways to enhance their teaching and were welcomed as Wolverines at the New Faculty Orientation Aug. 29.
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Michele Hannoosh, professor of French, and Robert Ortega, associate professor of social work, will serve as the University of Michigan’s faculty ombuds under the Office of the Provost.
Applications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for the U-M President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, now in its seventh year.
President Mark Schlissel highlighted significant opportunities for research and teaching, as well as challenges that new University of Michigan faculty members will face as educators in the coming year.
Martin Philbert, dean of the School of Public Health, has been named the University of Michigan's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
His appointment is effective Sept. 1, and was approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.
Seven faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse U-M community have received the 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost.
The recipients are:
• Patricia Coleman-Burns, School of Nursing (Lifetime Achievement Award).
Campus community members say they would like the University of Michigan's next provost to possess a broad intellectual curiosity, strong commitment to the student experience and dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The search for the University of Michigan's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is officially underway.
President Mark Schlissel has appointed an 11-member search advisory committee, which he will chair. The executive search firm Korn Ferry has been retained to assist with the search.
Paul N. Courant, professor of public policy, economics and information, will serve as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs as Martha Pollack makes the transition from U-M provost to president of Cornell University in early 2017.
University of Michigan Provost Martha E. Pollack on Monday was named president of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Pollack, who has served as U-M provost since 2013, said she was "humbled and honored" to have been selected to lead Cornell, which she called a private university with a public mission.
Applications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for the U-M President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, now inviting applications for its sixth group of fellows.
Amy K. Dittmar, senior associate dean for graduate programs and diversity in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, has been appointed vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs.
Applications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for the U-M President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, now in its fifth year.