Success at Michigan (SaM) - Resources for New(er) Employees

March 9, 2017

The winter installment Success at Michigan features a beautifully produced video by the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. It highlights some of the university's most famous buildings and historic landmarks, academic assets, research and shares other fascinating institutional facts. We hope you'll take a few minutes to expand your knowledge of the university.


October 27, 2016

This is the fourth installment of Success at Michigan–a resource for individuals who are relatively new to the university. It includes videos, articles, and other interesting bits of information that will help you to be more successful at Michigan by giving you a better understanding of how things work here. Our fourth installment features the university's extensive research activity and the important role of research administrators. Research administrators serve as important partners to faculty so they can focus on the most important part of their work–teaching, research and patient care. There are two short video segments: Navigate: Research Administration at the University and Michigan Research at a Glance. You can also find these on the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects's website; a great resource for those involved in research activity. The first video is provided above, visit our site to see the other videos. We hope these videos help you appreciate the scope of U-M's research and the people who help our faculty to ensure its success.


September 7, 2016

This is the third installment of Success at Michigan–a resource for individuals who are relatively new to the university. It includes videos, articles, and other interesting bits of information that will help you to be more successful at Michigan by giving you a better understanding of how things work here. Our third installment features Catherine Lilly, Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President/CFO, in three short video segments: Organizational Politics, Organizational Politicians and Tips for Being a Good Organizational Politician at the University of Michigan. We learned a lot of really interesting information about how U-M operates from Catherine, and we hope you will too!


April 28, 2016

This is the second installment of the new segment of our newsletter that will remain on our website as a resource for individuals who are relatively new to the university. It is called Success at Michigan. It includes videos, articles, and other interesting bits of information that will help you to be more successful at Michigan by giving you a better understanding of how things work here. Our second installment features Amy Wang, executive director of ITS Support Services and Pam Gabel, executive director of Shared Services, in two short video segments: Navigating the Cultural Landscape at U-M and Alphabet Soup and Departmental Culture at U-M. We learned a lot of really interesting information about how U-M operates from a newcomers perspective with Amy and Pam, and we hope you will too!


February 26, 2016

We are introducing a new segment of our newsletter that will remain on our website as a resource for individuals who are relatively new to the university. We are calling it Success at Michigan. We will include videos, articles, and other interesting bits of information that will help you to be more successful at Michigan by giving you a better understanding of how things work here. Our first installment features President Emeritus James Duderstadt, in three short video segments: What Makes U-M Unique? A Short History, U-M and the State of Michigan: Constitutional Autonomy, and Risk Taking: A History of Innovation and Decentralization at U-M. We learned a lot of really interesting information about U-M's history from Dr. Duderstadt, and we hope you will too!