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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 Great Lakes high performance computing cluster is available to all researchers on campus for simulation, modeling, machine learning, data science, genomics and more.

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 offers programs, resources and research supporting faculty recruitment, retention, climate and leadership.

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.

U-M continues to work toward 2025 campus sustainability goals in the areas of climate, waste prevention, healthy environments and community 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.

Public Safety & Security

U-M Police — one of six units in the Division of Public Safety & Security — can be contacted immediately during a campus emergency by dialing 9-1-1.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for multiple methods for notification through the Division of Public Safety & Security’s UM Emergency Alerts.

Active-attacker education is a key component of the public safety educational programming offered by the Division of Public Safety & Security.

Division of Public Safety & Security services range from responding to calls and event security, to providing a safe-exchange zone and educational ride-along program.

The Division of Public Safety & Security has a free app for Android and iOS devices that makes reporting a crime or receiving emergency alerts easier than ever.

Academic Innovation

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

Michigan Online broadens U-M’s impact by making its learning experiences accessible at scale, including free certificates for U-M staff, faculty, students and alumni.

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 whom 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.


CEW+ offers free career and education counseling to all U-M staff and faculty. Come talk to us about your next career move.

CEW+ offers a variety of resources to support students: career and education counseling, scholarships, emergency funds and research grants.

Continually changing in response to the evolving needs of the U-M community, CEW+ offers a variety of engaging speakers, workshop topics and events.

The Women of Color Task Force at CEW+ offers leadership development and mentoring opportunities for U-M staff.

The Women of Color in the Academy Project at CEW+ is a campuswide network for women of color who are tenured, tenure-track or clinical faculty, and lecturers.

Faculty and staff ombuds

The Office of the University Faculty Ombuds and the Office of the Staff Ombuds provide independent, confidential, impartial and informal conflict resolution services for U-M faculty and staff members.

The Staff Ombuds Office seeks to resolve issues and promote a civil and positive working environment for all non-bargained-for staff on the Ann Arbor campus and at Michigan Medicine.

The Office of the University Faculty Ombuds helps U-M faculty resolve academic and administrative problems and disputes through procedures that may be preferable to a formal grievance or judicial proceedings.

Call the staff ombuds at 734- 936-0600 or fill out its contact form. Call the faculty ombuds at 734-763-2707 or fill out its contact form.

The Office of the University Faculty Ombuds website provides answers to frequently asked questions about its services. The Staff Ombuds Office website has a list of common workplace concerns it helps address.