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. Please the IT@UMN Communities of Practice Page for information on the fCoPs and iCoPs hosted by the IT@UMN community.
If you know of updates to this list, please contact Ryan Ceresnak (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.
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
The Art of Participatory Leadership (aka 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. Visit the Art of Participatory Leadership Google Group and Facebook page for more information.
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.
Promotes excellence in communications and enhances
cooperation among communications professionals working at the University.
Community Campus Coordinators Alliance
The Community Campus Coordinators Alliance (CCCA) is the professional association for Civil Service Bargaining Unit (CSBU) and Professional/Administrative (PA), Public Engagement (PE) staff across the University of Minnesota System. The organization supports PE staff professional development with activities like regular networking opportunities, a mentorship program, staff awards, and dissemination of scholarly work.
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 email@example.com
The Consultation Collaborative is intended to form a network of consulting services to support holistic professional development of instructors
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
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
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
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