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Faculty & staff

Leading by example

We’re committed to engineering research and education for the common good, and our people are at the center of that commitment.

Michigan Engineering faculty and staff play an active and vocal role in shaping our College culture.

We’ve made strides in increasing diversity among faculty and leadership, but we still have work to do. To ensure that women and underrepresented minorities aren’t overlooked in faculty recruiting and promotion, we’re ramping up our effort through faculty recruitment workshops and programs like ADVANCE and NextProf. Promoting diversity in STEM leadership benefits us all.

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Faculty DEI department leads

Our 14 Faculty DEI Department Leads are crucial to making each department as inclusive and diverse as possible.

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Goal for participation in DEI workshops

Our goal is to have at least 50% or more of all departments participate in diversity related workshops.

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Current faculty from underrepresented groups

With just 6% of our faculty made up of scholars from underrepresented groups, we’re recruiting to improve diversity and excellence.

Health & wellness

Need help now?


MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS TEXT LINE

Text the word HOME to 741741.

Talk to a counselor

Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office, known as FASCCO, is open and available to provide support to U-M faculty and staff with free, confidential phone sessions and virtual telehealth sessions as appropriate. 

Self-guided, online help

Try Silvercloud, a free, confidential, online, self-guided and interactive mental health resource.

 Help with food

A new initiative formed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maize & Blue Cupboard provides free food to anyone with a University of Michigan ID.  


Supporting staff diversity

Whether you work directly with students and faculty or behind the scenes, we’re committed to providing the training, skills, and experience to help you thrive in a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.

The Staff Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture Committee is composed of volunteers from across the College. The committee was designed to gather staff feedback on the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan and develop ideas that will make the College of Engineering a more inclusive place for all staff to work and grow.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Faculty Grant

The grant will be awarded to College of Engineering faculty members interested in leading an activity to foster diversity, equity and inclusion within one of our departments and divisions. 

Funds will go toward innovative activities, events and/or projects that enhance diversity, promote equity and help create an engaging and inclusive environment for our students, faculty and staff at the unit level.

Speak out


  • If you have been harassed, threatened, or harmed.
  • If you are experiencing or notice a potential toxic culture in a lab, classroom, dorm or work

Trainings


U-M offers a growing curriculum of courses to help schools, colleges and units create more inclusive and welcoming environments.