Community of Practice Directory

Communities of Practice do not serve as governance or steering committees, but are about coordinating and sharing knowledge with peer IT experts across the university.

To update or remove information about an existing community, please contact michigan-it-cop@umich.edu.

  • This community joins together those at U-M who help customers navigate the U-M IT ecosystem, guide customers to services that exist, and advocate for them when services don’t yet exist.
  • This community connects members of the U-M community who are engaged in assessment or evaluation work focused on teaching and learning outcomes and foster collaboration across units and disciplinary domains.
  • This community brings together individuals responsible for audiovisual technology.
  • The purpose of this community is to explore and learn from each other on the various uses of Augmented and Virtual Reality systems.
  • This group builds and grows U-M’s analytics community through networking, information sharing, and skill development related to analytics, reporting, and business intelligence at the University of Michigan.
  • This community is intended for those interested in the use of cloud-based systems, either as infrastructure (e.g., servers, networks in the cloud) or as services (e.g., pre-built web services).
  • This community for facilitators was established in order to share resources, challenges, tips, support and tools among Michigan IT Community of Practice facilitators.
  • This community is for those interested in being involved, or just monitoring, work being done with CRM systems and projects across the university.
  • This community brings together disconnected contact centers from across our 3 campuses to discuss the challenges of addressing the needs of our stakeholders.
  • Facilitate communication among campus groups that are using containers. Provide input to container service providers of user needs.
  • This group provides a collaborative environment where Content Managers can share resources and ideas, work on sign design, content, keep informed, and provide service feedback to the ITS Digital Signage Team.
  • This group is for those interested in sharing Data Integration best practices and experiences. We focus on sharing tips and tricks for leveraging enterprise tools, like Informatica, MS SSIS, the API Directory, and more. Members also share new tools, techniques, and discoveries within the group.
  • This community fulfills a key component of the IT Strategic Plan around Institutional Data Access and Management, consolidating functional and technical requirements for data and how data and information are managed across the organization.
  • This community is for developers, admins, operators, and others who use DevOps practices or are interested in learning more.
  • A group to discuss Drupal news, development, and experience.
  • This community provides a venue for members of the campus community to share information, experiences, and ideas around GIS topics.
  • This community centers around JupyterHub use in support of teaching and learning.
  • To provide a collaborative experience for User Experience professionals within the University of Michigan to discuss UX principals, research, information architecture and more.
  • This community connects faculty and staff from U-M with those at partner institutions in other countries to assist in the design of technical and pedagogical solutions that enable regular classes to be co-taught between institutions. Faculty, instructional design, and A/V-IT support staff will find resources, training, and mentorship within the group that will assist them in creating and supporting these rich engaging learning experiences, where students gain valuable global experiences within their regular for-credit courses.
  • The purpose of this group is to connect people who have an interest in project management and program management. Discussion topics include tools, process, lessons learned and networking opportunity.
  • Sharing information for best practices in the ever changing realm of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Marketing (SEM).
  • This community facilitates sharing information and challenges around data, storage hardware, access management, and networking to help understand how we do what we do, where we can improve individually and collectively, and strengthen existing relationships to support and learn from each other.
  • The purpose of this community of practice is to create a secure base installation and management system for Ubuntu at UM. This group is primarily aimed at the IT community who install and maintain Linux for research, but it should be usable for infrastructure services as well.
  • This community seeks to establish a network of people in the field of Information Technology to support women’s career growth, education on relevant topics, and look for ways to increase the number of women in IT.