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October 17, 2018

Academic Innovation

August 8, 2018

Free online course certification will extend to U-M alumni

Beginning Sept. 4, the University of Michigan’s 583,000 alumni worldwide can join faculty, staff and students from all three campuses to earn individual course and course series certificates offered by Michigan Online at no cost.

June 21, 2018

General fund budget highlights increased financial aid, academic innovation

The University of Michigan will prioritize strategic investments in undergraduate education and increased access and affordability for Michigan residents in the coming fiscal year, according to the 2019 general fund budget for the Ann Arbor campus approved June 21 by the Board of Regents.

May 29, 2018

Online portal puts U-M digital learning opportunities in one place

As the University of Michigan continues to expand its digital learning portfolio, the Office of Academic Innovation has a new gateway for one-stop access to online courses and learning experiences created by Michigan faculty and instructional teams.

March 6, 2018

University announces first online degrees through Coursera

Online learners may soon have three new University of Michigan master's degree options through a partnership with Coursera — one in the growing field of applied data science, a first-of-its-kind program in public health, and an advanced program in construction engineering and management.

September 14, 2017

Summit to celebrate year of Academic Innovation successes

Academic innovation at the University of Michigan is growing rapidly, and faculty who have yet to get involved have an opportunity this fall to hear about new developments and take the plunge, leaders of the campus initiative say.

September 14, 2017

New library management MOOC series fills educational gap

A new massive open online course series offered by the University of Michigan will provide advanced training in management to public librarians, many of whom say they have to learn most of those skills on the job.

September 14, 2017

Online Teach-Out to help public understand hurricanes

As Florida assesses the damage from Hurricane Irma, Texas continues to rebuild from Harvey and meteorologists keep their eyes on Jose, University of Michigan experts in weather events and their aftermath offer the public a new Teach-Out on hurricanes.

June 21, 2017

Civil rights, elusive sleep, technology are next teach-out topics

Four new teach-outs in August and September will focus on technological advances that have changed the way we live, civil rights and civil liberties in the current political environment, and a silent epidemic that impacts the health of millions. 

The second round of the short, weekend-long global learning opportunities will focus on:

October 5, 2016

President Schlissel lays out initiatives for U-M to tackle societal problems

Declaring the University of Michigan has "the talent to advance excellence and achieve impact at levels befitting both our legacy and our potential," President Mark Schlissel on Wednesday outlined initiatives that target issues ranging from poverty to academic innovation, and from sustainability to diversity.

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