Conduct Research and Creative Scholarship
UM currently is a Carnegie Research High Activity institution with a relatively high level of off-campus or field-based research. Fortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic affected research campuses on the West Coast far enough in advance of impacting our campus so that we were able to learn from those institutions, which helped guide our policies and procedures.
In addition, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was relatively minimal compared to many research institutions around the country. This allowed only minimal reduction in research activity at UM. Finally, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Council on Research, a national organization of chief research officers, has actively supported its members through weekly online meetings and webinars. UM has greatly benefited from these discussions.