Take the U-M All-Staff Climate Survey

From March 28 to April 18, 2017, the U-M DE&I All-Staff Climate Survey will be available online to all ISR staff. We hope you’ll take the time to complete this important survey.

Survey results will provide critical information about our workplace climate, and will help ensure that issues of importance to staff are addressed through our DE&I Strategic Plan. The web-based survey will help ISR create a base level of statistics for measuring our climate that can be repeated across time to measure progress toward established goals.

Climate surveys focusing on students and faculty will be available in fall 2017.

To thank you for your time and consideration, you will be included in a random drawing to win one of fifty $50 VISA gift cards.

To ensure confidentiality, the survey will be administered by the independent, third-party firm, SoundRocket. Check your email for an invitation and survey link on March 28!

Questions or comments? The All-Staff Climate Survey Frequently Asked Questions are posted here. You may also email the DE&I Implementation Committee at isr-dei-plan@umich.edu or fill out the online feedback form. Click here for more information on the ISR DE&I Plan and here for information about the U-M Plan.


New ISR Communications Guidelines

The ISR Office of Communications has developed new guidelines to assist staff and faculty handling social media and publications for their centers and projects.

The ISR Social Media Guide offers basic tips and best practices for those handling ISR-related social media accounts or considering launching a social media account. Any questions about the guide, or social media in general, should be sent to isrcommunications@umich.edu.

The ISR Style Guide is an editorial style guide for those who are creating or contributing to publications. The style guide provides a uniform ISR style protocol. Questions on ISR style procedure may also be directed to isrcommunications@umich.edu.

The Office of Communications has also launched new submission forms for news coverage and kudos (awards and honors). Use these forms to make your work known to the Office and have it published on various ISR platforms. The guides and the forms can all be found on the intranet under CIS and Communications.

The guidelines are available on the intranet here and the forms are available here.

ISR to open Market Twenty 4 Seven

Arbor Lakes Market 24 7 location

Market Twenty 4 Seven location at Arbor Lakes

ISR will open a Market Twenty 4 Seven self-checkout kiosk meal option system in July at the site of the Glass House Café in the Thompson Building Atrium. The Glass House Café will close at the end of May and food service at ISR-Thompson will be suspended in June 2017 during the kiosk installation.

Designed for quick service, the Market Twenty 4 Seven kiosk will offer a variety of prepared and fresh foods, snacks and beverages around the clock. Selections will include: deli-style sandwiches, fresh fruit, home-made soups, ready-to-heat entrees, breakfast sandwiches, National Brand Candy and Better-For-You Snacks, bottled beverages and cappuccino and fresh coffee.  All breads and pastries are made fresh every day. The food will be stocked daily and selections will rotate every eight weeks based on trending preferences.

The secure self-checkout technology identifies each product by barcode. For added security, the store will be equipped with a closed-circuit camera.

The ISR kiosk, the fourth on U-M’s campus, will have a loyalty program to support U-M wellness initiatives. It features multiple payment options, including by debit/credit card, a pre-loaded Market card or a mobile app.

The kiosk will have a grand opening in July, which will include demonstrations.

For more information, visit the Market Twenty 4 Seven website or contact Anna Massey at abeattie@umich.edu.

SRC and Georgetown Celebrate Anniversary

ANN ARBOR – Georgetown University Executive Vice President and Provost Bob Groves joined representatives from the ISR’s Survey Research Center (SRC) this month to celebrate the one-year anniversary of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

ISR Survey Research Center and Georgetown University MOU signing. Seated: Paul Courant and Robert Groves; Standing: David Lam, Trivellore Raghunathan, Zeina Mneimneh and Pamela Davis-Kean

ISR Georgetown MOU Signing 10 mar 2017 – Paul Courant, Robert Groves, David Lam, Trivellore Raghunathan, Zeina Mneimneh, Pamela Davis-Kean

The five-year agreement was designed to foster academic exchange and interdisciplinary research between the SRC and the Massive Data Institute at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy. The MOU has already given rise to significant new collaborations between the two institutions. They have worked together to secure funding for a proposal for U-M’s Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) and on a National Science Foundation proposal involving ISR, Georgetown and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. They are also planning to offer ISR summer courses in Washington, D.C.