Committee for Fairness, Equity, and Inclusion

Irina Aristarkhova, Chair

Mark Allison, College of Arts and Sciences, UM Flint, 2023

Barry Belmont, Biomedical Engineering, 2021

Yi-Su Chen, College of Business, UM Dearborn, 2023

Anne Cong-Huyen, University Library, 2023

Yazier Henry, School of Public Policy, 2021

Jason Kosnoski, UM Flint, 2022

Carolyn Kuranz, College of Engineering, 2023

Nicolai Lehnert, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, 2023

Dinesh Pal, 2022

Alys Peisley, Life Science Institute, 2022

Holly Sorscher, Mardigian Library, UM Dearborn, 2022

Carmen Stokes, School of Nursing, UM Flint, 2023

Karen Thomas-Brown, College of Education, Health and Human Services, UM Dearborn, 2023


Agenda, September 9, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. via Zoom

11:00. Introductions

11:30. Review the committee charge and discuss prioritization

11:55. Matters Arising (Topics for next meeting)

12:00. Adjourn


Agenda, October 7, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. via Zoom

11:00. Call meeting to order, Approve Agenda and Minutes [Vote]

11:01.  Discuss sharing Zoom Recording Meetings (to those who cannot be present)

11:10. New charge: inclusivity during Zoom Senate meetings (accessibility, chat, etc.). Best practices.

11:30. Continue our discussion about concrete steps / strategies / examples as related to defining and assessing an “inclusive” unit / campus.

11:55. Matters Arising (Topics for next meeting)

12:00. Adjourn


Agenda, November 11, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. via Zoom

11:00. Call meeting to order. [Vote]

11:01. Discuss the Winter semester meeting times and shared folder as repository

11:10. Discussion of Flint faculty governance situation: disbandment of faculty committees by the president and our recommendation to reinstate them.

11:30. Continue our discussion about concrete steps / strategies / examples as related to defining and assessing an “inclusive” unit / campus.

11:55. Matters Arising (Topics for next meeting)

12:00. Adjourn


SACUA Approved, CFEI Drafted Resolution in Support of One University Campaign 

WHEREAS the University of Michigan is in a very robust financial position, with an endowment of $12.4 billion, a AAA rating from Moody’s, and an ability to establish a line of credit of $1 billion within days of a sudden crisis, and at least $3.5 billion in expendable, unrestricted funds

WHEREAS the University of Michigan’s Dearborn and Flint campuses serve a large proportion of the university’s low-income students, first-generation students, as well as students of color,

WHEREAS the Regents have already approved $10-20 million for the University of Michigan’s Dearborn and Flint campuses in the 2020-2021 budget. 

BE IT RESOLVED, the University of Michigan University Senate Committee on Fairness, Equity and Inclusion endorses the continued support of the goals of the One University campaign and the extension of funding beyond that already allocated. We specifically endorse the extension of the Go Blue Guarantee and increasing funding from the Ann Arbor campus to extend DEI initiatives on Flint and Dearborn campuses.