Michigan IT Community

Michigan IT Symposium

Participated in the second annual Michigan IT Symposium on November 23 and 24 at the Michigan Union.

Michigan IT is the university-wide community of IT professionals who further the university's missions through the innovative use of technology. Community members work in U-M's schools and colleges, libraries, research institutes, health system, technology offices, and administrative units. The community's vision is: Collaboratively providing unparalleled IT services that constantly adapt to best meet evolving campus needs.

Community Guiding Principles

  • Align to university missions.
  • Be an open door to IT services.
  • Adopt common technology foundations.
  • Innovate for emergent needs.
  • Integrate common foundations and local innovations.
  • Collaborate, communicate, and communicate more.
  • Be curious, stay open, seek first to understand.
  • Seek and use common methodologies and standards.
  • Manage for greatness.
  • Steward resources wisely.

Michigan IT Symposium

The Michigan IT Symposium was held on November 25, 2014 and included multiple types of interactions, including plenary and breakout events, to highlight the work and successes many of you are accomplishing across U-M.

Communities of Practice

Michigan IT is piloting support for several Communities of Practice (CoPs) in which like-minded professionals will share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular IT topic in support of the university’s missions. Learn how you can participate!

Event Materials

The Michigan IT Community gathered in April 2014 to discuss the university's IT Strategic Plan and begin to understand how they can work together to make it a success. The events attracted nearly 300 IT professionals from across the university.

Video Recording


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Michigan IT Strategic Planning Report

In 2012, U-M CIO Laura Patterson charged a team of university leaders to engage the IT community for the purpose of defining a strategic vision with an emphasis on mission-aligned services. This led the publication of a planning report incorporating more than 380 recommendations from the IT community, and Michigan IT's inclusion in the IT Strategic Plan.

Questions or Assistance

If you have questions about Michigan IT or would like more information on getting involved, please contact michigan-it-steering-group@umich.edu.