University of Michigan
News for Faculty and Staff

August 18, 2018

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Links to faculty and staff resources around the University of Michigan.

Campus information

Find your way around the Central, North, South and Medical campuses with this easy-to-navigate online map.

U-M's myriad initials can be puzzling. This acronym decoder will help you figure out what they mean.

The Victor Views blog offers a student perspective on life at U-M.

Planning for a visit by family or friends? Ann Arbor Info offers a range of information about the area.

Use this page to get answers to your questions about life at U-M.

Ask a librarian

The U-M Library’s free, seven-day Ask a Librarian service can provide answers to any library-related questions..

The Mardigian Library at UM-Dearborn has several methods for posing questions to its librarians..

There are several ways to find what you need to know about the Thompson Library at UM-Flint.

The Law Library Reference Service offers assistance in person, by phone, by chat and by email.

Not sure how to find what you're looking for in the U-M Library? These tips can point you in the right direction.

Human resources

There is a variety of information about U-M jobs for faculty, staff and students — including how to apply for them.

Learn about the full range of faculty, staff and retiree benefits at this one-stop information source.

Trying to get fit, stay fit, lose weight or improve your health in other ways? MHealthy probably has a program for you.

Want to get better at what you do? Learn about classes and professional development opportunities.

U-M strives to help its faculty and staff maintain a healthy balance in their lives on and off the job.

Information technology

When a computer system goes down, the ITS 4-HELP service can assist you.

Learn about safe computing procedures for personal and university computers and information.

Wondering about phishing hoaxes or suspicious email? ITS also offers a list of recent phishing alerts.

The Flux high performance computing cluster provides easy and affordable support for large or small research computing needs across all disciplines.

Follow these tips for protecting the information on your smartphone and other mobile devices.

Resources for teaching

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching supports faculty, GSIs and academic administrators.

The CRLT Players use performance to spark dialogue among faculty, graduate students and academic administrators.

CRLT offers ​programs and services, ​consultations and resources on a variety of teaching-related topics.​

The ADVANCE Program provides a list of "good practices" for faculty hiring, mentoring and evaluation.

Looking for innovative teaching techniques? Here are some examples.

Planet Blue

Make energy-saving actions part of your day to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Join the growing community of sustainability-minded faculty and staff by becoming a Planet Blue Ambassador.

Bike, bus, and carpools are among several sustainable transportation options available on campus.

Proper recycling can help reduce the thousands of tons of trash that U-M generates each year.

The Sustainability Progress Report highlights U-M sustainability achievements in the areas of academics, research, and campus operations and engagement.

Campaign guidelines

What are U-M faculty and staff rights and responsibilities regarding participation in political campaigns or ballot initiatives?

Learn the guidelines for faculty and staff publishing letters or opinion columns, or otherwise publicly speaking out about political candidates or initiatives.

Can political candidates or ballot initiative opponents or proponents be invited to speak to a class, participate in a conference, or otherwise present their views on campus?

Campaign rules apply to university assets, such as facilities, supplies and equipment. How do they affect social media, and things like email or listservs?

The university offers a set of guidelines for U-M employees with regard to political campaigns and ballot initiatives.

Academic Innovation

The U-M Teach-Out Series provides a new model for two-way public engagement around issues of greatest significance to society.

Explore faculty led initiatives that unlock opportunities and enable personalized, engaged, and lifelong learning for the U-M community and learners around the world.

Academic Innovation events explore themes, experiments and pilot projects to aid pre-college, residential, global and lifelong learning, and public engagement.

Academic Innovation invites faculty to attend its events, sign up for one-on-one consultations, join communities of practice, and propose new projects.

The Academic Innovation Fund provides faculty innovators with funding and partnership support to help them design and develop initiatives to shape the future of teaching and learning.

Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs is the university’s designated central voice in crisis communications.

Learn more about who to call regarding specific topics in the Office of Public Affairs.

Facing a crisis in your unit? Public Affairs offers these communications tips.

When something on campus is in the news, the Public Affairs Key Issues page is the place to look for university messaging.

Has a reporter contacted your office and you're unsure what to do? Check out these Public Affairs tips for working with the media.