NextGen Michigan Town Halls

 NextGen Michigan Town Halls - A campus community collaborating to create an unparalleled IT environment

You are invited to hear, ask, discuss and discover how the future of computing at Michigan will support the university's global mission. ADA options available upon request*.

IT Matters to You

A Campuswide Gathering to Discuss Computing at Michigan

  • Monday, March 18, 9-11 a.m.
  • Michigan League, Ballroom

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The purpose of this first campuswide town hall meeting was to help faculty, staff and students gain a broader awareness of the NextGen Michigan vision and strategic approach and a sense of why it is important for the university to change the way IT is delivered to campus. Laura M. Patterson, U-M's Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President, shared how the institution's approach to providing IT can help the university achieve its global mission. The session included a snapshot of the changes currently underway and presented a way for individuals to stay informed and connected with their unit IT representatives to offer input. A question and answer session followed the presentation.

Michigan IT and the Future of Computing

A Discussion on How the IT Community Could Work Together to Deliver NextGen Michigan

  • Monday, March 25, 1-4 p.m.
  • Michigan Union, Anderson Room
  • Monday, April 8, 1-4 p.m.
  • Pierpont Commons, East Room

Who Should Attend? Anyone from the U-M IT Community

Campus IT staff attending this event will participate in an active discussion about Michigan IT and how we work together to meet the needs of the university community. The session will include round-table discussions where participants will refine a suggested vision and principles for Michigan IT, identify and clarify critical roles that Unit IT and central IT can play to be successful, and begin a process of ongoing discussion and engaging others in how we can work together to serve our users. Participants will receive draft materials and a link to a short survey in advance of the meeting.

The registration list for the town hall on April 8 is full. Please join the waiting list if you are interested in attending. We will let you know if there are any cancellations.

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Presentations and discussions facilitated by the U-M Office of the Chief Information Officer.

* If you need an accommodation in order to participate, please contact at least three days before the event. Advance notice is required, as some accommodations take additional time to arrange.

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