Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences > Protected: Values
True to being “Leaders and Best,” we do not settle. We forge paths that inspire others, and push relentlessly for quality and preeminence in all we do.
“We’ve always done it this way” is never how we do it. We seek to improve the quality of life. Bold thinking and non-traditional action are among the tools we rely on to solve problems and create opportunities.
Camaraderie is a strength. When we disagree, we remain civil. We succeed in facing complex challenges by working together — across the lab, classroom or globe. Teamwork is fundamental to how we operate. We cannot fulfill our potential unless we are combining our strengths. Our individual abilities are joined to accomplish a united vision and mission.
A consistent respect for truth breeds good relationships. We depend on open and honest sharing of data, facts and individual perspectives. In difficult situations, where discretion is required or conversations are sensitive, we acknowledge the limits of what can be shared. Trust must be preserved.
The best mix of talent achieves the greatest outcomes. People with different skills, backgrounds, identities and perspectives are necessary for us to realize our vision. Opportunities are created for all, and where barriers exist, we close the gaps. Every member of our community gets to be heard, should be involved and must be empowered to achieve to their full potential. We serve the common good.
A message to the nuclear community from NERS Chair Todd Allen.Read »
If you join the NERS Family, this entire community will support your success. We conduct our business in a respectful manner with the following principles:
During sessions and discussions, pay attention to who is contributing. Invite contributions from quieter members of the group, and be conscientious of not dominating the conversation.
In an environment where participants have different backgrounds and knowledge, it is very important that people feel comfortable saying “I don’t know” or “I don’t understand.”
“I agree, but…” and “Yes, well-actually” as a response tend to dismiss the original thought. Be conscious to not use these to transition a conversation
Do not accept racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other kinds of bias— whether these behaviors are overt or subtle.
If you encounter behavior or misconduct that does not follow the College of Engineering values or University of Michigan policies, or you are unsure if you have experienced such behavior, there are resources and contacts available for you.Learn More »