Rackham dean search committee seeks input
The search committee for the position of dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs-Graduate Studies is seeking nominations of individuals who might be potential candidates, or who might be in a position to recommend others as potential candidates. Comments about particular qualities and concerns the committee should consider as it reviews nominations also are welcome. Nominations and applications will be reviewed beginning in February. Nominations, applications and comments may be sent in confidence to committee chair Professor Francis X. Blouin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMHS named premier employer
The U-M Health System (UMHS) was named one of 10 Premier Healthcare Employers in the country for 2005 by the Premier Workplaces organization.
UMHS was recognized for its outstanding people practices and innovative human resources programs that attract and retain diverse talent. UMHS' total rewards compensation philosophy; employee and career development programs; commitment to diversity; focus on a family-friendly workplace and positive work-life balance; wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles for employees; retirement plan options and financial planning assistance; Employee Assistance Program; and openness, especially on the part of senior leadership to staff input regarding institutional processes, policies and practices were noted as reasons it is an exemplary and desirable workplace. To view the complete 2005 Premier Healthcare Employer list, visit http://www.premierworkplaces.com.
Nominations sought for faculty awards
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is seeking nominations for the following 2005 faculty awards with deadlines in March: Faculty Recognition Awards (March 11), University Undergraduate Teaching Awards (March 18) and Distinguished Faculty Achievement Awards (March 24).
In addition, eligible graduate student instructors (GSI) who have completed at least two terms as GSIs are eligible for Outstanding GSI Awards. The deadline for nominations is March 11. For more information on all awards, contact Pat McCune at (734) 647-4566 or email@example.com, or visit http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Faculty/index.html.