Programs to help faculty and staff thrive


There are a variety of university programs to help employees at the University of Michigan nurture their careers, health and emotional well-being. Here is a list of some of the specific programs to help support U-M faculty and staff.

Healthy lifestyles, mental health and well-being

MHealthy: The university’s flagship health and well-being program is an avenue for faculty and staff to engage in a variety of activities, including nutrition programs, fitness classes, and alcohol management and tobacco cessation programs. Go to

MHealthy’s Resource Coach Program: One-on-one, confidential assistance is available to faculty and staff through MHealthy’s Resource Coach program. Get help with locating the right resources at U-M and in your community for finding food, meeting basic needs and more. Go to

Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience: Offers confidential, compassionate, evidence-based counseling, consultation and debriefing services to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. Go to

Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office: Along with offering short-term, confidential counseling, the office also provides personalized coaching services and hosts support groups for faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Go to

Resources for Child and Family Care: Find resources and information to support life’s responsibilities, including child care, lactation and elder care resources. Go to

Health-related workplace resources

U-M Health Response: Originally launched during the pandemic, this site includes a variety of guidance and resources for the Ann Arbor campus community regarding vaccines, testing and other information to support safe and healthy in-person experiences for students, faculty and staff. Go to

Occupational Health Services: Provides services to Michigan Medicine and Ann Arbor campus faculty and staff for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of occupational illnesses and injuries. Go to

Additional workplace resources

Human resources: Provides information about working at U-M including employee benefits and wellness, upcoming holidays and season days, retirement planning, resources to support mental, emotional and physical health, updates to benefit plans and more. Go to

Remote Resource Guides from Information Technology Services: For those who work remotely, there are resources to help bring your university work to you. Guides are available for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint and Michigan Medicine campuses. Go to

Employee advocacy

Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office: Provides support, resources and education to promote a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living and working environment for all members of the university community. It includes information related to sexual and gender-based misconduct, disability and accessibility, and civil rights discrimination. Go to

International Center: Serves international faculty, staff and their families and hiring units on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Assists with immigration advisement, case preparation and management, compliance and risk management guidance, programming and advocacy. Go to

Office of the University Faculty Ombuds: A confidential, impartial, informal and independent resource that helps resolve academic and administrative problems and disputes through procedures that may be preferable to a formal grievance or judicial proceedings. Go to

Office of the Staff Ombuds: Promotes a civil and inclusive university community by providing independent, confidential, impartial and informal conflict resolution services to all non-bargained-for staff on the Ann Arbor campus and at Michigan Medicine. Go to

Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Reporting: U-M is committed to preventing and addressing sexual and gender-based misconduct. All members of the U-M community are encouraged share information about possible misconduct. Learn how to get support, make a report or view the university’s Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy. Go to

Voices of the Staff: U-M’s employee-engagement program provides the opportunity to share ideas and define the campus community issues that matter most to staff. Members provide staff input, develop resources and events, and meet with university leaders. Go to

Career development

ADVANCE Program: Delivers programs, resources and research supporting faculty recruitment, retention, climate and leadership. Examples include Launch Committees, which offer a circle of support for new tenure-track assistant professors as they begin their careers at U-M, and faculty recruitment workshops, which teach practices that make searches more successful in producing diverse candidates. Go to

CEW+: Supports U-M students, faculty and staff and the surrounding community with events and workshops, funding, counseling and advocacy initiatives. Offerings include career and education counseling and the Women of Color in the Academy Project. Go to

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching: Collaborates with faculty, administrators and graduate student instructors to support and enhance learning and teaching. Go to

Organizational Learning: U-M’s central department for professional, career and leadership development offering free professional and leadership development programs. Courses are available to faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses and at Michigan Medicine. Go to

LinkedIn Learning: Thousands of online courses are available at no cost to benefits-eligible faculty and staff through LinkedIn Learning. Go to

Career Path Navigator: A tool that displays university job classifications and can assist in personal career planning by showing how an employee’s current position relates to other market titles in the U-M Career Family Classification System. Go to


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