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.
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 collaborate on many projects regarding faculty recruitment, tenure and promotions issues, departmental climate, retention, faculty development, and leadership coaching.
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.
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.
Center for the Education of Women (CEW)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Office for Institutional Equity (OIE)
OIE 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
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.
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.
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.
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.