Our Culture Journey Timeline

The journey begins

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October 2021 – April 2022

Conducted 24 information sessions with key faculty and staff stakeholder groups

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June 2021

Obtained values statements from U-M schools, colleges and units

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july 2021

Convened working group with 21 representatives

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July 2021

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) analyzed 23 values statements to identify the most cited values to be considered for campus wide adoption

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february 2022

Conducted a pulse poll of faculty and staff (4,625 respondents)

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March 2022

Conducted 11 faculty and staff focus groups (86 participants)

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March 2022

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) created a video representing the most frequently cited values in the current values statements of U-M schools, colleges and units

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April 2022

Analyzed pulse poll and focus group data

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May 2022

Conducted a Community Assembly to share progress, obtain feedback and answer questions

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June 2022

Submitted a progress report from the working group to executive leadership

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August 2022

Gathering additional feedback about defining our identified values through a pulse poll and focus groups with faculty and staff

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September 2022

Hold a second Community Assembly to provide updates on our progress and to outline next steps

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September – November 2022

Engage with the community about the top value definitions via conversations with faculty and staff stakeholder groups

The journey continues