Faculty and Staff Services
Computer Account Information
As a Faculty or Staff member at the University of Michigan-Flint, you are issued a Uniqname, and three accounts:
- LAN (Local Area Network) Account
- Outlook email account
- UMICH (Ann Arbor and Kerberos) Password
(A UM-Flint employee may request a permanent email account upon retirement.)
These items grant you access to the various computing services offered by the University. Banner accounts are issued as necessary for thsoe who use Banner and Access Reports. New faculty, staff, and student employees, please submit this online Access Request Form.
New faculty and staff should consult the Faculty/Staff Computing Guide, and view the online documentation.
A Uniqname is a general identifier used by UM-Flint. Your uniqname allows you to log in to your computer on campus, access wireless services, access the VPN, and much more. Your uniqname is also the first part of your email address. You will also be asked for your uniqname when requesting work tickets. Please contact the Helpdesk if you have forgotten or need assistance with your uniqname.
If you need assistance with changing any of the following passwords (LAN, Outlook, Ann Arbor [or Kerberos], or Banner), please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 766-6804 or stop by the Helpdesk in any open computer lab.
UM-Flint faculty and staff must change their LAN and Banner computer passwords every 90 days. For more information, please consult the Password Policy located at http://www.umflint.edu/its/policies/home.page#Password%20Policy.
LAN Passwords are used in conjunction with your uniqname to grant access to computing services on campus and email.
You may access your email either on campus or from home using the Outlook application or Outlook Web Access. For detailed information about installing and using Outlook, please contact the ITS Helpdesk or the Email category on the Helpdesk website (http://www.umflint.edu/helpdesk)
Ann Arbor Passwords (also known as Kerberos passwords) are used to gain interest access from a remote site, when used with your uniqname. Ann Arbor passwords are also used to gain access to M-Pathways, M-Stores, some Library resources, Wolverine Access, and UM Online Directory entries.
If you need assistance resetting your Ann Arbor password, bring picture identification to the ITS Helpdesk in any of the open computer labs.
Banner Passwords grant you access to Banner, UM-Flint’s administrative data system. Email Addresses
Email Addresses for UM-Flint employees are as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may access your email either on campus or from home using web-based email by typing http://email.umflint.edu in the browser (Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher recommended).
The supported software for employee email is Microsoft Web Access and Microsoft Outlook. Please be aware that the size limit for sending attachments is 20 MB. For email guidelines, please consult the Electronic Communication Policy.
Outlook Mailbox storage capacity for faculty and staff follows is 9 Gb.
NOTE: Messages left in your Deleted Items folder may be automatically deleted after 30 days.
Email Lists (List Serves) can be created to allow you to contact many people at once via email. These groups can include students of a particular course, employees of a department, or members of a club. Please view the Email List Serves Policy for more information, or contact the ITS Helpdesk. If you would like to create an e-mail list, please submit this online Email List Form.
Personal and Department Directories
Personal directories (also known at H: Drives) are available for saving data on the campus server. Each UM-Flint employee is allotted 500MB of space. Personal directories can be accessed by you when you are logged in to a computer on campus. you can identify your H: Drive in the list of directories on the computer, because it begins with your uniqname.
Within the Homedrive directory, faculty and staff will now find a folder called “homepage” which can be used to house personal web pages. There is an online gallery to showcase these web sites. Please visit the Homepage Gallery for more information. You can now create a blog at http://blogs.umflint.edu, which can also be listed in the gallery.
Departmental directories (also known as I: Drives) work in much the same way. the main difference is that I: Drives are accessible by any employee in your department with rights to the departmental directory. Up to 25 Gig is available to each department free of charge. More space can be allotted for a fee.
These directories can be accessed from home using a VPN at https://vpn.umflint.edu.
To help protect your privacy by keeping your social security number confidential, UM-Flint has issued identification numbers, called the UMID, for all students and employees. The UMID is a universal number issued by all University of Michigan campuses and is sometimes referred to as the EMPL ID. If you are employed by the University, this number is also used for your payroll records.
It is also good for all Faculty and Staff to memorize this number so that you may provide it to faculty and staff who may be assisting you.
If you have additional questions, you may contact the ITS Helpdesk at 810-766-6804.
Work tickets will be placed through the ITS Helpdesk by walk-in (any ITS open computer lab), phone (810-766-6804), or email (email@example.com).