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Faculty Resources

Accessible & Inclusive Events Resource Guide

Sometimes inclusion means more than a welcoming smile. There are often practical issues involved to make sure that as many meeting attendees as possible can participate comfortably. This can include ensuring that people who have food allergies or religious requirements will find things they can eat, that Deaf and hard of hearing individuals will be able to enjoy videos, that nursing mothers know where to find lactation rooms, that signage will be widely understandable, and that anyone can find help when they need it.

To get started, see this Accessible & Inclusive Events Resource Guide from the Office for Institutional Equity, and this Accessibility - Design Resources from the U-M Vice President for Communications.


See also:

Zoom Accessibility - Best Practices / Zoom Accessibility - Teaching / Zoom Accessibility - Meetings



ADVANCE University of Michigan

The ADVANCE Program began in January 2002 as a five-year, NSF-funded project promoting institutional transformation with respect to women faculty in science and engineering fields. The program has since expanded to promote other kinds of diversity among faculty in all fields. The ADVANCE Program aims to improve the University of Michigan's campus environment in four general areas: recruitment, retention, climate, and leadership.

ADVANCE and the College of LSA Faculty Development Workshops

ADVANCE and the College of LSA collaborate on many projects regarding faculty recruitment, tenure and promotions issues, departmental climate, retention, faculty development, and leadership coaching.

STRIDE: Committee on Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence

The STRIDE Committee provides information and advice about practices that will maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty positions will be identified, and, if selected for offers, recruited, retained, and promoted at the University of Michigan. The committee leads workshops for faculty and administrators involved in hiring. It also works with departments by meeting with chairs, faculty search committees, and other department members involved with recruitment and retention.

Leadership and Integration at Faculty Transitions (LIFT) Program

The LIFT program facilitates the success, empowerment, and satisfaction of individual faculty, while enabling and informing their contributions as leaders to the departments, disciplines, and other institutional structures that define the academic community. The program includes two seminars offered to new associate or new full professors, and several Core Competency Seminars open to all tenure-track faculty.


Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Listen. Learn. Engage. Commit.


Center for the Education of Women (CEW)

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP)

The Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) is a campus-wide faculty network at U-M, committed to highlighting the work of women of color scholars, promoting their development and advocating for institutional change on their behalf.

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) New Faculty Resources

Faculty resources provided by the University of Michigan’s Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) including general programs and policies, teaching and research, and dual career resources.

Center for the Education of Women (CEW) Women of Color Task Force (WCTF)

The Women of Color Task Force is a staff organization, founded in 1979 at the University of Michigan, that provides professional development opportunities for employees, with a special focus on women of color staff. For more than 35 years, the Task Force has served as a forum for the exchange of information about the status of women of color staff at the University of Michigan and as a focal point for action necessary for the resolution of their concerns.


Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)

Teaching Equity and Inclusion

CRLT provides training opportunities and individual and unit consultation on equitable and inclusive teaching year-round. For information on workshops and other events, please see their upcoming events page. To request a meeting with a CRLT consultant to discuss equitable and inclusive teaching in your course or department, please fill out and submit a contact form.


Just Community: A Reading and Action Program

Just Community

A website with a great many resources related to Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), along with supplemental resources on topics EJI addresses, including Black history, criminal justice, and racial justice. You will also find a number of publications from our own U-M scholars.


LSA Inclusive Teaching

LSA Inclusive Teaching

The Inclusive Teaching Website, developed by the LSA Committee on Inclusive Pedagogies, includes curated materials to help instructors and staff think about the creation of intentionally inclusive syllabi, pedagogy, and course content. It includes classroom exercises, videos from faculty and students, recommended readings, and more to help build capacity to create inclusive classroom spaces. Special pages highlight resources for online, STEM, and large courses.


Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office  (ECRT)

Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office   

ECRT serves as a vital resource and leader in promoting and furthering the university’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunity for all members of its community.They work with partners on campus to foster and support an environment that is inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination and harassment.


Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost - Mentoring Faculty

In 2001, the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Faculty Mentoring and Community Building was charged with the task of identifying strategies to improve support for faculty, improving awareness and understanding of mentoring, surveying faculty and administrators regarding their experiences with and their needs for mentoring, and identifying ways that central administration can encourage and facilitate mentoring and community building in the individual units.

2021-22 Academic Year - Religious Holidays Calendar


Rackham's Faculty Committee on Mentoring (MORE)

Rackham’s Faculty Committee on Mentoring (MORE)

MORE (Mentoring Others Results in Excellence) is a Rackham committee that engages with faculty and graduate students to foster conversations about mentoring. Specifically, the committee provides faculty with effective tools and practices for mentoring graduate students in an effort to improve retention, productivity and overall student success. MORE committee members are ten faculty with appointments in six different Schools and Colleges of the University of Michigan and it is sponsored by Rackham Graduate School, the Office of the Provost, and the Michigan AGEP Alliance.


Spectrum Center

Spectrum Center at the University of Michigan

The Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and members of communities using sexual orientation and gender identity and expression as our framework. Our work is accomplished through a student-centered intersectional lens.

A pilot program of our Introduction to LGBTQIA2S+ Communities and Identities Webcourse, an introductory course on LGBTQIA2S+ vocabulary and identity terminology for members of the University of Michigan community. 
This webcourse was developed with two primary goals in mind: To expand our current educational offeringsTo provide a way to teach fundamental LGBTQIA2S+ terms and topics outside of our workshops. 
Introduction to LGBTQIA2S+ Communities and Identities is open to students, faculty, and staff interested in learning core concepts and introductory vocabulary related to LGBTQIA2S+ communities. We designed this course to prepare learners for participation in our live trainings and workshops by creating a baseline for understanding. By moving more foundational learning out of live workshops, we intend to make our workshops  more engaging and enriching. 
We hope this course provides learners an approachable opportunity to learn at their own pace. Although the course was designed to accompany our live workshops, independent learners are also welcome to participate. However, this is course is not designed to substitute for allyship development programs, other LGBTQIA2S+ workshops, or even an LGBTQ 101 workshop. This course is a starting point in the journey of lifelong learning about LGBTQIA2S+ justice, equity, inclusion, and belonging.


Umich Faculty Ombuds

Umich Faculty Ombuds

The Office of the Ombuds is a confidential, impartial, informal, and independent resource for information or conflict management that serves all faculty members of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus community. The Office assists those who seek guidance with the resolution of academic or administrative issues and disputes that are not being adequately addressed through other University processes. It is a safe place to express concerns.