The University of Michigan’s Faculty Senate Committee on Civil Rights and Liberties (henceforth, “CCRL”) is meant to represent the voice of the faculty, advising and consulting on policy and procedure issues related to civil liberties. The Committee’s advice should/shall be sought and given in a timely manner so that the advice could affect the decision-making outcome.
Charge, 2018 – 2019
Consider the University’s position on balancing freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and freedom of assembly.
Keep abreast of civil rights legislation (proposed and pending, on the federal, state, and local levels) which can affect the Committee’s ability to advise on faculty civil rights matters.
Consider the University’s position and best practices for addressing hate speech.
Present a statement that articulated conditions under which First Amendment rights ought to be upheld while maintaining a safe campus environment.
Develop a mechanism to make the Committee a first response team for a faculty voice on matters that arise and that require a faculty perspective.
Official Website: Faculty Senate website
Barry Belmont, Biomedical Engineering, Chair, 2018-2021
Rachael Kohl, Michigan Law, 2017-2020
Herman Love, Michigan Medicine, 2018-2019
Kyriaki Marti, School of Dentistry, 2017-2020
Jennifer Matthews, Michigan Medicine, 2018-2021
Martha McComas, School of Dentistry, 2017-2020
Kate Saylor, University Library (Taubman), 2017-2020
Deirdre Spencer, SACUA Liaison, University Library, 2018-2019
Heather Walline, School of Medicine, 2017-2020
Matthew Zimmer, Michigan Medicine, 2018-2021
Daniel Green, CSG Student Representative, 2018-2019
Darrius Robinson, RSG Student Representative, 2018-2019