Associate Deans Group

Meetings Calendar and Notes

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Academic year 2023-24

Friday, 3/8/24, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
• Welcome and Introductions
The Prepared Leader: A Proposal
Faculty Honorifics Office (Henry Dyson, Director of External Honorifics) (Slide Deck)
Inclusive History Project (Jay Cook, Professor of History & Director of Research, UM Inclusive History Project)
(Slide Deck)
• Academic HR: Updates on LEO negotiations & GSRA plans  (Katie DeLong, Associate Director of Academic Human Resources and Sascha Matish, Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs and Senior Director, Academic Human Resources)

Friday, 2/9/24, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
• Introductions & Quick Wins: Tell us what went well lately
Bold Challenges: Arthur Lupia, Gerald R Ford Distinguished University Professor, Associate Vice President for Research and Director for Bold Challenges
Record Article
Alicia Simon, Dual Career Services, Office of the Provost
• Free Speech and the Right to Protest: The Engineering Career Fair Protest & An Evolving U-M Campus & National Landscape

Friday, 1/19/24, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Topic(s): VPUE Role & Bringing Early Momentum to Michigan; Optimize & Student Innovation Challenge’s Pitch Your Project for Undergraduate Education at Michigan;  Next Steps for University Accreditation: HLC Year 4 Assurance Review
Final Report of the Initiative Planning Group on Student Academic Success
Optimize & Student Innovation Challenge (U-M students develop mobile app ‘MDex’)
University Accreditation: HLC Year 4 Assurance Review (2020 Assurance Argument)

Friday, 12/1/23, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Topic(s): Peer-to-Peer sharing of work/activities that schools have launched to address students’ concerns about the Palestinian crisis
Dean’s Letter – School of Social Work
Joint Dean’s Letter – School of Dentistry
Medical School’s Community Guidelines for OMSE Listserv Communication
CRLT Resources Link and OGC and Student Life Guest Speakers’ Contact Information

Friday, 11/10/23, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Topic(s): “Findings from the Initiative Planning Group on Student Academic Success” and “The 2023-26 GEO Contract – practical aspects and implementation strategies”

Student Academic Success Final Report Briefing
Initiative Planning Group on Student Academic Success Final Report

Friday, 10/13/23, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Topic(s): The Arts Initiative and International Safety

Arts Inititives slides
Break-Out Groups Jamboard
International Safety slides
U-M Emergency Protocols

Wednesday, 9/20/23, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
“Provost Goals as we Launch into AY2023-24 with Q&A” (Social Event)

Academic year 2022-23

Friday, 4/14/2023, 10:30 am – Noon
Topic(s): “Outcomes and recommendations from the Provost’s Seminar on Advancing Climate Change Education at UM”; and “Faculty and staff mental health and wellness – new initiatives and programs”

Advancing Climate Education slides
Break-Out Groups slides
Mental Health Resources slides
Faculty/Staff Mental Health and Well-being Resources


Friday, 3/10/2023, 10:30 am – Noon
Topic(s): “GEO Negotiation Updates”; and “DEI Professional Development for Students”
DEI Professional Development for Students (slides)
Willis and Schram article


Friday, 2/24/2023, Noon-1:00 p.m.
Topic: “President’s Vision and Strategic Plan for UM with Q&A” (Social Event)


Friday, 2/10/2023, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Initiative Planning Group on Student Academic Success”; and “Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct Management Resources”
Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct Management Resources


Friday, 12/2/2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “New Vice Provost Updates”; and “Future of Work Steering Group Update”
Vice Provost Tom Finholt Budget Overview
Future of Work Steering Group Presentation

Friday, 11/11/2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Academic Policies and Mental Health and Well-being”; and “Post-COVID Grading Policy
Academic Policies and Mental Health and Well-Being Slides
Post-COVID Grading Policy Recommendation Slides


Friday, 10/14/2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Roe vs. Wade Panel Discussion”; and “Academic Policies and Mental Health and Well-being Pitch”
Roe vs. Wade slides
Academic Policies and Mental Health and Well-being Slides


Friday, 9/16/2022, Noon – 1 pm
Topic(s): “Provost’s Goals as we Launch into AY22-23 with Q&A” (Social Event)


Academic year 2021-22

Friday, 4/8/2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Strategic Pedagogy, Early Tenure Track Faculty Research Support Initiative, and President’s Office Updates”
Strategic Pedagogy slides
ETT Initiative slides

Friday, 3/11/2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Enrollment Management, Mental Health Implementation on Academic Policies, and The Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative”
Mental Health Academic Workgroup
Anti-Racism Hiring Initiative

Friday, 2/11/2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “The Anti-Racism Collaborative updates”
2/11/22 breakout notes
• ARC slides

Friday, 1/7/2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Progress on carbon neutrality plans”
• Carbon Neutrality update
• U-M Climate & Sustainability update

Friday, 12/10/2021, 11:00 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “The COVID Pandemic and Faculty Tenure and Promotion: clocks, diversity and long-term impacts”
ADVANCE Program Slides

Friday, 11/5/2021, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Great lessons learned from a hybrid academic year: How to convert them to new habits”
11/5/21 breakout notes

Friday, 10/8/2021, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Mental health and well being for faculty and students: Where are we?”
10/8/21 breakout notes

Friday, 9/10/2021, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Provost’s Vision in Launching AY21-22 and Beyond”
9/10/21 Meeting Notes

Academic year 2020-21

Friday, 4/9/2021, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Student Mental Health Task Force” moderated by Laura Blake Jones; and “U-M Culture Change” moderated by Sonya Jacobs
Breakout notes
Meeting Notes
Culture Change slides
Student Mental Health Slides

Friday, 3/12/2021, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “The president’s commission on carbon neutrality report” with Jennifer Haverkamp and Stephen Forrest
Breakout notes
Meeting Notes
PCCN Report Slides

Friday, 2/12/2021, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “New central-campus classroom building” moderated by Francis Mueller and “Interim policy on sexual-and gender-based misconduct” moderated by Tina Strickman
Meeting Notes

Friday, 1/15/2021, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Student Life Priorities for Winter Semester and Beyond” with Martino Harmon, Vice President for Student Life, and Dr. Rob Ernst
Meeting Notes

Friday, 12/11/2020, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “What is happening this Fall in student enrollment and financial aid” with Paul Robinson
Breakout slides
Enrollment Management Updates

Friday, 11/13/2020, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Lessons learned from the mass shift to remote teaching” – A panel discussion moderated by Prof. Michaela Zint
Breakout notes

Friday, 10/9/2020, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Updates on Campus Health and Safety” with Dr. Rob Ernst
Breakout notes

Friday, 9/11/2020, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Topic(s): “Launching the most challenging academic year ever” with special remarks by Provost Susan Collins
ADG overview
Breakout notes