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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for January 24, 2018

President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion Seeks Input

The President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion has issued its Preliminary Recommendations Report and is seeking input and feedback from the University and Community before finalizing the Recommendations.  Please take a moment and provide your feedback via an online survey by February 18, 2018.  Additional information on our diversity and inclusion efforts may be found on the website for the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.

Welcome to our New Director of Upward Bound

Please join us in welcoming Roderick Wallace, Director of Upward Bound, to the Eastern community.  Before joining Eastern, Roderick served as the Assistant Principal at River Rouge High School, and prior to that as Principal of Westwood Community Schools.  We are excited to welcome him to the team and look forward to the leadership he will provide to our Upward Bound students. 

New Staff in Housing and Residence Life

We are happy to announce the following additions to our Housing and Residence Life staff: 

  • Kaitlyn Kenney, Housing Complex Director
  • Mark Smith, Housing Complex Director
  • MaryAnne Wilk, Housing Area Director

 We appreciate the hard work it takes to create a positive living and learning environment for our students and we welcome you to your new positions!

Congratulations to our New Department Heads

Please join me in congratulating our “new” Department Heads, Drs. Deborah Heyl-Clegg, David Winters, and James Saunoris.   Prior to their permanent appointments, Deborah had served as the Interim Department Head for Chemistry since August 2016, David had served as the Interim Department Head for Special Education since May 2017, and James had served as the Interim Department Head for Economics since May 2017.  We also welcome and congratulate Dr. Susan Gregory who was recently named the Interim Academic Department Head for the School of Technology & Professional Services Management. 

Writing to your Audience: Workshop Provides Insight on What Grant Proposal Reviewers Want to Read

If you are planning on engaging in any grant writing this year, consider attending this upcoming workshop sponsored by ORDA. This informative presentation by Christine Black, MLS, a research developer and administrator at U-M for more than 30 years, includes real-life examples and reviewers’ comments.  Questions regarding this workshop may be directed to Jennifer Glass, Research Development Officer, at [email protected] or 734.487.9212.

ORDA Workshop: Writing Grant Proposals from the Reviewers’ Perspectives
Friday, January 26, 2018
8:30–11 a.m.
McKenny Hall - Gallery 2

Reminder:  Nominations for the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards are due Today!

The Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Awards for tenure-track and tenured faculty are annually offered in the following six categories: Teaching I, Teaching II, Research I, Research II, Creative Activity, and Service.  Nominations will be accepted through January 24, 2018.  Information on the nomination process and award guidelines are available online.