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The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook

7.A General Principles

The original works of the faculty—whether research, scholarship or other creative activities—are vital contributions to the mission of the University of Michigan. These endeavors enhance the teaching by the faculty, enrich the educational experience of the undergraduate students, provide the forum for the training of students pursuing graduate education, and contribute to the missions of advancing knowledge and serving the public. Details about most aspects of research at the U-M can be found at the UM Office of Research website, referred to throughout this chapter. The website is located at <>. Questions about the website should be directed by e-mail to

Faculty Handbook: Scholarship And Research: