The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs issued a statement Monday declaring that although student merit should be the primary concern in providing letters of recommendation, the decision to write letters must remain in the hands of faculty members.
Ten candidates, including two incumbents, are vying for two eight-year terms on the University of Michigan Board of Regents in the Nov. 6 election.
The University of Michigan’s Council for Disability Concerns has named David Chesney, a lecturer in computer science and engineering, as the 2018 recipient of the James T. Neubacher Award.
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.
Open Enrollment for eligible U-M faculty, staff and retirees seeking 2019 benefits begins today and runs until Nov. 2.
Danielle Potts teaches biology to about 180 students every week at the University of Michigan-Flint. The lecturer encourages her students to get involved in research and learn first-hand what it takes to become an environmental problem solver.
U-M prepares for Higher Learning Commission accreditation process
As the University of Michigan approaches the reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 2020, the Office of the Provost recently redesigned the university’s accreditation website to add more context and promote transparency about the process.
With a rate of return on investments near the top among all university endowments and new investments through the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign, the value of the University of Michigan’s endowment climbed to $11.9 billion, $1 billion more than a year ago.
Plans are moving forward for the expansion at the University of Michigan’s Central Power Plant to make room for new equipment that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly on campus.
Candidates seeking to fill two seats on the University of Michigan Board of Regents presented their views during a forum Monday on a variety of topics, including college affordability, diversity, academic freedom of the faculty and the relationship among the three U-M campuses.
Provost Martin A. Philbert has appointed an advisory committee in the search for a new dean of LSA. The search process is underway.
( Update: The Board of Regents approved these honorary degrees at its Oct. 18 meeting.)
Consider a future in which robots work alongside humans to search for disaster survivors, and senior citizens monitor their response to bacterial infections in real time.
The University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library has digitized the records of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, giving online access to the department’s history as well as archival material relating to black activism and to organizations of interest to black students, faculty and staff.
Faculty and staff will soon have another option for getting around campus and Ann Arbor following an announcement late last week that a local bike sharing program is returning.
As the crucial midterm election approaches, the University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility offers media and the public a tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media through a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient.
The number of startups launched at the University of Michigan nearly doubled to 21 in fiscal year 2018 as U-M inventors went to market with a broad array of discoveries ranging from autonomous shuttles to a post-surgery warning system that alerts doctors to patient distress well ahead of traditional methods.
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.
Culture change, power structures, and reporting and accountability were the areas of focus in a panel discussion about promoting an inclusive and equitable climate through the elimination of sexual misconduct at the University of Michigan.