University professional groups exist in many forms around campus. They are a great resource for connecting with others who have similar job responsibilities but are in different units. Members of the groups network and share ideas. This site is dedicated to maintaining an accurate list of these groups. If you know of updates to this list, please contact Christa Nicols (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Academic Advising Network
Includes and serves professional advisors, faculty
members, administrators and others in academic and student affairs concerned
with the intellectual, personal and educational needs of students.
Alliance for Learning and Teaching (ALT)
A group of mid to upper-level staff from across the University who work collaboratively on initiatives to support and improve teaching and learning.
Works to share knowledge and perspectives related to university data, systems, and policies, analysis tools, techniques, and approaches to research questions, and serves to promote professional development among its members.
Peter M Radcliffe
Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter
A community of staff, faculty and students working together to create meaningful conversations at the University. We draw on strategies and frameworks for engagement and change including World Cafe, Open Space, ProAction Cafe, Storytelling, Chaordic Path, 4-fold Practice and many more.
A periodic forum to discuss issues of interest to the University community.
Career Development Network
Comprised of career and student services
professionals, fosters professional growth and the sharing of best practices
among members, which enhances our ability to provide quality career development
resources to students at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.
Application developers who get together to network and
share programming experiences, techniques and knowledge to strengthen our
ability to code.
Promotes excellence in communications and enhances
cooperation among communications professionals working at the University.
A group for technical support persons held in conjunction with NetPeople. Meetings are monthly on the second Thursday. To subscribe to the comp-sec mailing/discussion list: send an e-mail to email@example.com with "SUBSCRIBE comp-sec " as the first line of your message.
The Computer Management (CM) Group at the University of Minnesota is a diverse group of IT professionals that meet monthly to discuss, develop, and collaborate on Computer Management standards across the University System.
To contact the Steering committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Consultation Collaborative is intended to form a network of consulting services to support holistic professional development of instructors
Course Management System (CMS) Implementation Group
The CMS Implementation Group (CMSIG), sponsored by the Office of Information Technology (OIT), is comprised mainly of academic and operational technology professionals who support coordinate campuses, colleges, and departments in their use of course management systems. The formation of this group is a part of OIT’s effort to help facilitate the University of Minnesota’s transition to Moodle as the sole CMS. The CMS Implementation Group holds Quarterly Meetings and
Bring together developers, system administrators and other University community members to come up with better ways to work. Join the Google Group (email@example.com) for announcements.
A group for people who work in any area of online education.
FileMaker Pro User Group
FileMaker User group at the University dedicated to sharing ideas, raising the level of expertise among our members, supporting FileMaker development at the University and creating a common development taxonomy.
Help Desk Consolidation
Develop and evolve the relationships, roadmap, best practices, and templates to accomplish the following:
- consolidate the University’s 73 helpdesks to a single point of contact
- create and maintain credibility in consolidated help desk services
- develop desktop support standards
List-serv address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Security Framework
The Information Security Framework fCoP's purpose is to help establish, coordinate, and communicate an information security framework for the University of Minnesota.
Information Technology Training and Support Network (IT-TSN)
IT Leadership Community of Practice (ITLCoP)
A self-governing collaborative group of end-user information technology training and support professionals from all University of Minnesota campuses. This group fosters
innovative ways of capturing and sharing knowledge and resources on
information technology training and support for the benefit of students,
faculty, and staff.
The IT Leadership Community of Practice’s purpose is to engage the entire information technology (IT) community in learning, relationship building, and purposeful work to mobilize around strategies that advance higher education and the University of Minnesota.
University Media Community
The purpose of this group is to share ideas, best practices and update each other of the latest media related activities around the University. The group also acts as feedback conduit which helps to guide the future direction of the Video and Conferencing Service. The members of the group have the essential function of sharing information from and with their colleagues, departments, and colleges. All are invited. To join our Google Group please visit: http://z.umn.edu/joinumc
of information technology people that meet the second Thursday of each
month and use the net-people mailing list to discuss issues, problems
Project And Change Management Collaborators (PCMC)
A vibrant and responsive peer network at the University of Minnesota that strives to advance knowledge and foster exceptional results in project and change management.
Began in 2007
Monthly programs offered throughout the academic year
The ServiceNow iCoP will provide an education on how to use the tool. Tips, shortcuts and best practices will be discussed and refined. Moving beyond resolving tickets to monitoring trends and preparing for the future using the reporting features will be demonstrated. As new modules are added, new standards can be developed by the community. The iCoP will communicate through the Google Group.
Survey Peer Network
A platform designed to connect University professionals with survey-related resources, and each other, to generate a campus-wide awareness of survey best practice and implementation and to facilitate survey-related conversation through multiple communication channels.
Erin Heath Lever
Web Standards Group
A continuing education resource for university staff to discuss web standards and best practices
Improve service delivery by providing a software solution that can be shared across University units to automate the workflow that supports business processes and facilitates process improvement