Initiatives & Special Projects
Faculty and Staff Excellence (Strategic Planning Group)
The Faculty and Staff Excellence strategic planning group advances the campus mission by developing action-oriented plans and projects that will allow UM-Dearborn to recruit, retain, develop, support and engage faculty and staff who are passionate and at the forefront of their fields and work in a collaborative manner.
Urban Futures (Strategic Planning Group)
Urban Futures is, by definition, inclusive and intentional, collaborative and purpose-driven, imaginative and practical. In order to fully succeed, it engages all segments of society, all aspects of a community, and all disciplines within the academy. It emphasizes group efforts rather than autonomous actions, social well-being rather than extreme economic divides. The ultimate goal is to enable the emergence of human settlements that are smart, environmentally and economically sustainable, healthy and livable, and joyful places in which all can thrive.
Future of Work Task Force
The Future of Work Task Force's charge is to develop principles and recommendations that will support workplace models for employees on the Dearborn Campus. The group’s work is intended to create an institutional framework to aid colleges and units with decision-making, as well as provide tools, resources, and training to support them. In addition, the group will identify key success indicators necessary, post-pandemic, to sustain workforce excellence through the balance of flexibility, accountability and inclusivity.
Care and Equity Task Force
Campus leadership established the Care and Equity Task Force to tackle the increases demands that have impacted faculty, staff, and student mental health created and ongoing due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Open Education Campus Committee
The charge of the Open Education Committee (OEC) is to explore, learn about, and support all things Open in the disciplines and fields in higher education. This includes Open Educational Resources (OERs) as well as Open Pedagogies and Open Practices.