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The University of Michigan will be a smoke-free campus starting July 2011

SUBCOMMITTEE CHARGES


Subcommittee Facilities, Grounds & Ann Arbor Interface Subcommittee

 

Statement of Purpose

 

This subcommittee will, with regard to University facilities, grounds on campus and the interface with the Ann Arbor community:

  • engage in a dialogue with relevant individuals regarding community well-being and the choices of individuals regarding smoking.
  • review options, with pros and cons, to address the issues related to smoke free grounds in regard to smoking and secondhand smoke exposure.
  • make recommendations to the Smoke Free University Steering Committee.

 

Objectives

 

  • Determine a plan, with budget, for signage, trash and cigarette butt container locations.
  • Insofar as possible, minimize the impact on merchants, restaurants, hotels, etc. across from and adjacent to campus grounds.
  • Identify strategies for use with contractors working on campus properties.
  • Identify strategies for enforcement.

 

Scope

 

The scope of this work should involve facilities and grounds units on all University of Michigan properties and representative individuals from the communities adjacent to University properties.  Dearborn and Flint campuses present unique challenges that should be addressed by their leadership.

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Subcommittee Guests, Events & Athletics Subcommittee

 

Statement of Purpose

 

This subcommittee will, with regards to guests, events, public performances, athletic events, and athletic properties on campus, engage in a dialogue with relevant individuals regarding the University’s decision to become smoke free and the effects on our community guests and will:

  • review options, with pros and cons, to address the issues related to smoke free grounds in regard to smoking and secondhand smoke exposure
  • make recommendations to the Smoke Free University Steering Committee.

 

Objectives

 

Through a dialogue with relevant individuals who are non-smokers, ex-smokers, and smokers:

  • recommend broadly applicable strategies for events on campus properties including performance art, athletic events, athletic properties, and tailgates.

 

Scope

 

The scope of this work should involve representatives from Guests Relations, Event Planning and Athletics on all University of Michigan properties.

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Subcommittee Faculty & Staff Subcommittee

 

Statement of Purpose

 

This subcommittee will engage in a dialogue with staff and faculty regarding community and employee well-being with regard to personnel and community life on campus and will:

  • address the choices of individuals regarding smoking, and health care costs for the University.
  • review options, with pros and cons, to address the issues related to smoke free properties that have been raised in regard to smoking and secondhand smoke exposure
  • make recommendations to the Smoke Free University Steering Committee.

 

Objectives

 

Through a dialogue with staff and faculty who are non-smokers, ex-smokers, and smokers:

  • identify strategies to encourage a culture of health related to smoking
  • collaborate with the communication team
  • recommend modifications to the SPG to reflect the new policy
  • explore options for working with faculty and employees who are non-compliant

 

Scope

 

The scope of this work should involve staff and faculty on all University of Michigan properties working in collaboration with the Dearborn and Flint campus leadership.

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Subcommittee Student Life Subcommittee

 

Statement of Purpose

 

This subcommittee will, with regard to students and student life on campus, engage in a dialogue with students regarding student well-being, the University’s mission to educate students both inside and outside of the classroom, and the choices of individuals regarding smoking and will:

  • review options, with pros and cons, to address the issues related to smoke free University properties that have been raised in regard to smoking and secondhand smoke exposure
  •  make recommendations to the Smoke Free University Steering Committee

 

Objectives

 

Through a dialogue with students who are non-smokers, ex-smokers, and smokers:

  • make recommendations regarding changes to the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities that align with the concept of smoke free University properties and grounds.
  • identify themes relevant to students that convey respect for student rights and responsibilities with regard to smoking on campus.

 

Scope

 

The scope of this work should involve students on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan.  The Dearborn and Flint campuses will be responsible for their similar implementation plans.

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Subcommittee Communications Subcommittee

 

Statement of Purpose

 

This subcommittee will, with regard to communications on all campuses:

  • create and manage the communication plan for the Smoke Free University  Initiative
  • engage in dialogues with relevant individuals representing faculty, staff, students and other non-smokers, ex-smokers, and smokers to identify the most relevant communication messages regarding community well-being, the University’s mission to educate students both inside and outside of the classroom, and the choices of individuals regarding tobacco use

 

Objectives

 

  • Create University-wide understanding of the relevant issues.
  • Encourage participation in dialogues.
  • Communication to future students and guests that are congruent with the overall plan.
  • Promote leadership position.
  • Communications to future students, faculty, staff and visitors.

 

Scope

 

The scope of this work should involve communication with respect to all University of Michigan properties working in collaboration with the Dearborn and Flint campus leadership.

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