CAEN offers a number of web and email services to Michigan Engineering faculty and staff including:
- Moderated Email Lists
- Faculty, Research or Administrative websites
- Support and development for Michigan Engineering built web applications
- Support for 3rd Party Software as a Service (SAAS) tools
- Automation of activities through Google App Scripting
- Reduction of Administrative Burden
Moderated Email List
CAEN moderates “official” and “unofficial” email lists for distribution to regular Michigan Engineering faculty and staff. Michigan Engineering Administration sets the policies for all list memberships, and the requirements for moderation.
CAEN’s moderated email service provides Michigan Engineering administration and departments with a secure way to administer and maintain email lists to communicate University business with faculty, staff, students, and other affiliates.
Faculty, Research or Administrative websites
To support Michigan Engineering faculty and staff with their website needs, CAEN offers a Web Publishing Service using WordPress for managing content with the goal of allowing you to focus on the content and message that you want to share. This service is available to any faculty, academic or research group that has an affiliation to Michigan Engineering. Our Web Publishing service comes ready to go with an Engineering branded template and suite of commonly needed plugins. Users of this service are not able to add their own templates and plug-ins.
For individuals that are academic or research groups affiliated with Michigan Engineering, CAEN offers WordPress hosting. Users of this service are responsible for updating and coding the themes and plugins of their sites as well as updating those things if any security issues come up.
CAEN also works with Communications & Marketing to host the Michigan Engineering website, news center, and departmental sites hosted through their group. For feedback on the look and feel or content on that website contact Communications & Marketing at email@example.com.
Michigan Engineering Built Web Applications
CAEN, with direction from Michigan Engineering HR, built a Performance Review system that is used for staff performance reviews at Michigan Engineering and other schools and colleges that are interested. If you are interested in learning more about the system contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Transfer Credit Approval Form (TCAF) is designed for current undergraduate Michigan Engineering students to have courses pre-approved before their enrollment as a guest student at another college/university.
Several web-based applications exist to help faculty, staff, and students in Michigan Engineering departments gain deeper insight into University data, and use it in ways that improve day-to-day productivity. Several examples include the Course Information Center, Online Purchasing System, Visiting Scholars, and Faculty Activity Reports.
A full list of applications are available.
3rd Party Software Support
Salesforce is a cloud-based constituent (or customer) relationship management (CRM) system that Michigan Engineering uses to enable easy management and analysis of interactions. Michigan Engineering CRM participates in two different collaborative Salesforce campus organizations: one focused on students and recruiting and the other focused on alumni. These tools are available to departments and administrative units within Michigan Engineering.
CAEN services regarding Salesforce include data management, email marketing support, email analytics, training, and consultation. Depending on your use case, individuals in your unit may or may not be issued a license. Staff assigned to your project will be determined upon review of your specific needs.
For more information on how to get started with Salesforce email email@example.com.
The University of Michigan licenses use of Interfolio’s By Committee tool for faculty hiring and searches. To get started with creating an application and review site for your open faculty position contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As many of our administrative units utilize the Google Workspace tools, CAEN can help automate some processes by creating custom app scripts. To see if your use case is a good fit for this, contact email@example.com.
CAEN works in collaboration with the RPM Business Intelligence team to work with members of the Michigan Engineering community to reduce their administrative burden by improving both process and technology. This project based work includes support through project managers and business analysts.
Michigan Engineering faculty and staff who have needs for additional assistance should contact the CAEN Web Services Team. Staff members who have expertise in identifying solutions – based on a variety of technologies – and are available to meet, evaluate your needs, and connect you with the right resources .
CAEN’s role may include capturing requirements, identifying and evaluating potential technology solutions, building a solution, or brokering an engagement with third-party vendors.