Inspiration and Resources

During the strategic planning process the campus community was encouraged to read thought-provoking books, read interesting and relevant articles, listen to engaging talks and participate in interactive discussions with national leaders from academia. These resources helped to provide a new mindset for the work ahead and helped usher in new and bold ideas for the campus. 

Thought Leader Series

The university invited national thought leaders to campus that are doing great things across the country. The entire campus community was invited to listen to unique and different approaches to higher education and engage with speakers regarding ideas that could work at UM-Dearborn.  

Mar 20, 2019. "Reimagining Higher Education: Lessons Learned at Olin College", Richard K. Miller, PhD. President at Olin College.
Sep 18, 2019. "A New American University", Mark S Searle, PhD. Executive Vice President and Provost at Arizona State University.
Dec 6, 2019. "Generous Thinking", Kathleen Fitzpatrick. English Professor and director of Digital Humanities at Michigan State University.
May 8, 2020. "Rethinking America's Urban Water Infrastructure", Nancy G. Love, PhD. Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor, department of civil and environmental engineering at University of Michigan.
Nov 7, 2022. "Diversity & Inclusion's Value Proposition Implementing an Inclusive Mindset", Scott E. Page, PhD. John Seely Brown Distinguished University Professor of Complexity, Social Science, and Management at University of Michigan.
Nov 3, 2022. "Purposeful Work and STEM Equity-Part 1", President Clayton Spencer and Professor April Hill at Bates College.
Nov 3, 2022. "Purposeful Work and STEM Equity-Part 2", President Clayton Spencer and Professor April Hill at Bates College.
Nov 10, 2022. "How Technology Developers and Social Scientists Can Work Together to Combat Bias in the Metaverse", Desmond Patton, PhD. Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
March 31, 2023. "Reversing the Shecession: A Call to Action for Women to Arrive and Thrive", President Lynn Perry Wooten at Simmons University.