Faculty and staff members at the University of Michigan will be expected to adopt the following workplace values: Integrity, Respect, Inclusion, Equity, Diversity and Innovation, President Santa J. Ono announced on January 17. It’s all about accountability, he said. “Words are not enough – our behaviors matter. And as citizens of this university, we must be accountable to ourselves, and to one another.” Faculty and staff will soon have opportunities to help identify behaviors and actions that exemplify these values through a poll and community engagement events.

The values were adopted after a long input process that involved regular engagement with faculty and staff members, reported The University Record. The process included focus groups, community assemblies, information sessions and polls.

You can read more about U-M’s new workplace roles and their definitions, plus view an explanatory video from President Ono, here.