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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

BATTLING RACISM AND INJUSTICE

In a letter to the UMOR community, Vice President for Research Rebecca Cunningham and Associate Vice President for Research - Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Tabbye Chavous speak out against “longstanding systems of racism, dehumanization, and inequality”, and pledges UMOR’s commitment looking to “understand a path forward through science and scholarship, supporting bold evidence-based action, and with a strong voice of compassion”.

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The University of Michigan Office of Research advances the excellence of research scholarship and creative activity across all three campuses by fostering new research and providing central services in research policy, research ethics and compliance, contract development and negotiation, federal relations, technology transfer, business engagement, and communications.

As outlined in UMOR’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UMOR is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment as a means to attract and retain the best talent to carry out this mission. All of our units have the responsibility to incorporate the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their activities and operations, but ultimately our ability to fulfill our commitment rests with all of us as individuals.

Below are some specific guidelines and resources available in support of our commitment:

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION (DEI) AREAS OF FOCUS

  1. Recruitment, Retention, and Development
  2. Education and Scholarship - Advance DEI in UMOR Research Community
  3. Climate and Culture - Promoting an Equitable and Inclusive Community
  4. Service

UMOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI) UNIT CONTACTS

Animal Care & Use Program – Laura King (laurakin@umich.edu)

Business Engagement Center - Sheila Waterhouse (sheilani@umich.edu)

Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research – Manish Verma (manishve@umich.edu)

Exercise and Sport Science Initiative – Lisa Rabaut (lisaraba@umich.edu)

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Barb Hibbard (barbhibb@umich.edu)

Institute for Research on Women and Gender – Tammy Culler (tammy@umich.edu)

Mcity – Kasie Meszaros (kmeszaro@umich.edu)

Michigan Institute for Data Science – Kristin Burgard (burgardk@umich.edu)

Office of Research and Sponsored Projects – Debra Dill (dldill@umich.edu)

Office of Technology Transfer – Lauren Suits (lswords@umich.edu)

Office of the Vice President for Research: Business Operations – Sarah Hallum (shallum@umich.edu)

Office of the Vice President for Research: Research Development – Jesse Johnston (jajohnst@umich.edu)

Research Ethics and Compliance – Mary Ramirez (mramirez@umich.edu)

UMOR DEI Implementation Co-Lead and UMOR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead – Tabbye Chavous (tchavous@umich.edu)

UMOR DEI Implementation Co-Lead – Sabrina Ervin (sme@umich.edu)

UMOR DEI Committee – UMORDEICOMMITTEE@umich.edu

 

GUIDELINES FOR ALL UMOR FACULTY AND STAFF

  • All faculty and senior staff involved in search committees or hiring efforts should complete the 1.5-hour Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Equity (STRIDE) program offered by ADVANCE (every 3 years)
  • All members of search committees and hiring teams will complete the Diversity in Hiring training offered by UMOR (one-time training) and will use the Interview Architect Tool for candidate selection and interview questions for all talent searches
  • All faculty and staff should complete the Unconscious Bias training offered by Organizational Learning or internally at UMOR (every 3 years).
  • UMOR staff should participate in at least two (2) DEI related training sessions or events per year (to be reported annually)

 

DEI EVENTS AT U-M

UPCOMING:

U-M Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium
2021 Keynote Memorial Lecture

Monday, January 18, 10:00 - 11:30 am

This year’s symposium features two speakers, Gloria House, poet, essayist, educator, and human rights activist, and Malik Yakini, co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN).  

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium; the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, a unit in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business with support from the William K. McInally Memorial Lecture Fund.

Livestream the keynote here: https://oami.umich.edu/um-mlk-symposium/livestream/