February 2020 DEI Updates
UPDATES REGARDING FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENT DEI-RELATED ACTIVITY
Focus on our goal: Promoting an Equitable and Inclusive Climate
During the January faculty meeting, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Paula Lantz, and DEI Officer, Stephanie Sanders, presented results from climate surveys conducted by Ford School student organization, Global Fordies in 2018, and student organizations’ Executive Boards in 2019. The discussion focused on the experiences of international students at the Ford School and included suggestions and teaching strategies to foster a more inclusive environment.
Are you a Ford School student organization planning an event during winter term? Consider submitting a DEI Funding Request. The purpose of the funding is to encourage student-led programming that advance objectives in the Y4 Ford School Diversity Plan. Access the funding request form and send inquiries to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 12 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM | 2019-2020 Tanner Lecture on Human Values | Rackham Auditorium
Theorizing Racial Justice with speaker Charles W. Mills.
Thursday, February 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 2019-2020 Tanner Lecture on Human Values | Rackham Auditorium
Symposium with Charles W. Mills.
Wednesday, February 19 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Coffee Hour with the Deans | Great Hall
Join faculty discussant, Earl Lewis, Thomas C. Hold Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies and Public Policy. RSVP here. Food will be served, so you may arrive as early as 11:45 AM for lunch.
Wednesday, February 26 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | A Lunchtime Conversation about History, Reparations, and Policy | 1110 Weill Hall (Betty)
Join faculty discussant, Earl Lewis, Thomas C. Hold Professor of history, Afroamerican and African Studies and Public Policy. RSVP here. Food will be served.
Wednesday, February 26 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Lurie Engineering Center (LEC) Johnson Room | 1221 Beal Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Network to Advance Faculty of Color. Register here.
Friday, March 13 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM | Michigan League Ballroom 911 N. University Avenue
A discussion with Robin DiAngelo on “White Fragility.”
For U-M DEI events across campus visit: diversity.umich.edu.
February is Black History Month. This is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event is the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson as well as other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. For information on Black History Month events visit: mesa.umich.edu/black-history-month.
Registration is now open for the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Winter 2020 Seminar Series. This series provides an opportunity for participants to share ideas across disciplines, improve their teaching skills, expand their repertoire of teaching methods, and gain new perspectives on teaching at Michigan. For a full list of CRLT seminars and to register for individual sessions visit CRLT Events.
For a full list of CRLT seminars and to register for individual sessions, visit the CRLT site.
- LinkedIn Learning, formerly known as Lynda.com, is an on-demand, online learning solution designed to help faculty and staff gain new skills and advance your career. LinkedIn Learning is available for free to all benefits-eligible active faculty and staff at U-M. UM’s Organizational Learning has added content and plans to curate future courses into collections by themes. To access content, a UMICH username and password are required.
- Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life Human Resources Training Dates.
- Ford School of Public Policy DEI Resources
Additional Campus Resources
- Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO) | (734) 936-8660
- Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) | (734) 763-9044
- Trotter Multicultural Center | (734) 763-3670
- Division of Public Safety & Security (DPSS) | (734) 763-1131
Do you know of an upcoming DEI related event that may be of interest to others? Send your news updates to email@example.com or call (734) 615-4402.
Thank you for supporting our DEI mission.
Diversity Officer/Lecturer III