CSE Climate Initiatives

Climate and Diversity Events

Department town hall events focus on climate and DEI issues relevant to both undergraduate and graduate students, and welcome anyone interested to attend and make themselves heard. Attendees can also learn about recent efforts in the department to survey students and organize activities to improve our climate.

In 2020, CSE hosted three open forum town hall meetings, two community gatherings, and a joint Juneteenth Celebration with ECE and Michigan Robotics.

Graduate Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, February 17th from 5:00pm-6:00pm Eastern

Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/99074916927

Panelists: Michael Wellman (CSE Division Chair), Mary-Ann Mycek (Graduate Dean), Angie Farrehi (Engineering C.A.R.E. Center), Emily Mower Provost (CSE Graduate Program Committee Chair), Westley Weimer (CSE Diversity Committee Chair).

CSE is hosting a Climate and Diversity Town Hall focused on graduate issues. All are welcome to attend!

The Town Hall will focus primarily on graduate issues, including policies related to misconduct, remote research and education, mental health and wellbeing, and trust and mutual goals. We will briefly summarize recent events, efforts to improve CSE’s climate, and resources and support. The heart of the Town Hall should be CSE listening to students, hearing their feedback, and responding to their questions and concerns. Participants can ask questions directly during the Town Hall or submit and vote on questions anonymously in advance:


The Town Hall will not be recorded, but we will take anonymized notes to make sure we track feedback.

Town Hall Meeting Notes

Unofficial notes from previous CSE Town Halls are available here. Town Halls are not recorded and notes contain only aggregate information.