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 see 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.
University Analysts Group (UAG)
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.
Campus Climate Engagement Team
This is a diverse group of staff and students (faculty are welcome) who are working specifically on campus engagement for the broad campus climate initiative on the Twin Cities campus. Who this is for: Any Twin Cities campus student, staff, or faculty member who has a strong interest in campus climate. Space is limited.
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.
Kit Breshears - Chair 2016-2017
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 and professional development opportunities, 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.
The Consultation Collaborative is intended to form a network of consulting services to support holistic professional development of instructors.
Enterprise Data Management & Reporting (EDMR)
EDMR provides data and reporting resources, information, community discussion, and opportunities to participate in ongoing efforts. This organization is comprised of four groups (click links for more information and how to join - UMN log-in required to view EDMR resources & info):
Analytics Collaborative (AC) - Facilitates University data management & reporting by developing knowledge, skills and abilities, coordinating community building and networking, and vetting new data and reporting projects
Data Governance Council (DGC) - Builds confidence in the University's assets by establishing shared understanding through data quality, availability, and usability.
Reporting & Data Specialists (RADS) - The RADS Network develops an active and engaged data community by raising awareness of unit data needs, and applying University data and reporting resources in local units.
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. PCMC was established 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
Women in Technology
Women in Technology (WIT) formed at the University of Minnesota in 2016 as a community that provides a forum for women to share experiences and resources in a supportive network.
Women who work with technology and students interested in working in technology will grow their professional network, knowledge share with peers, and develop a support system to empower their future careers. We strive to increase diversity in technology on campus at all levels.
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