U-M Slack accounts are available to all active faculty, staff, students, and Type-1 sponsored affiliates on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses and Michigan Medicine. You will lose access immediately after your active affiliation at the university changes (i.e., after graduation, after the last day of employment, etc.). This document explains what steps to take before you leave the university and lose access to your U-M Slack account.
Note: U-M Slack accounts remain intact for emeritus/emerita faculty who retain all standard computing services. For details, refer to 19.K Emeritus/Emerita Status in the U-M Faculty Handbook.
Important: @umich.edu and other UMICH email addresses cannot be used to create new personal Slack workspaces. You must create personal Slack workspaces using a non-UMICH email address. (However, you can continue to be a member in a workspace that already exists using your @umich.edu and other UMICH email addresses.)
For more detailed information on what happens when someone leaves U-M, refer to Leaving U-M.
Before You Leave U-M
Before your affiliation with U-M ends, be sure to:
- Download any files you wish to retain.
- Consult with your Workspace Admins about obtaining a single-channel guest role using a non-UMICH email address or a sponsorship (Type-1 affiliates only) if you will need access after your affiliation ends.
An uncooperative departure is when the affected U-M person cannot be relied on to assist with their departure.
If the departure involves an uncooperative employee, the best practice is to involve ITS User Advocate as soon as possible by emailing [email protected].
With User Advocate involvement, U-M Slack administrators can assist in:
- Suspending the individual's Slack access sooner than the automated process.
- Preserving the history of a Slack account.
- Downloading university data from the person’s Slack account, if time-critical.