A comprehensive look at the teaching and learning program of the University of Michigan Third Century Initiative shows a changed U-M culture around engaged learning. The initiative was a $50 million project to transform teaching and scholarship at the university.
As U-M heads into a new century with engaged and interdisciplinary learning and research at the forefront of the educational experience, the Office of the Provost is sharing a new hub for resources and storytelling around these goals.
At the Provost's Seminar on Teaching, educators from the University of Michigan and across higher education discussed how to demonstrate the impact of engaged learning methods.
"What would it take for every student at the University of Michigan to have a high-impact engaged learning experience?" That's approximately 7,000 experiences a year for undergraduates, using current enrollment trends.
"What if a common element of the Wolverine Experience was not just a seat in the northwest corner of the Big House?"
To keep the momentum going beyond the Third Century Initiative — which officially ends with U-M's Bicentennial in 2017 — the university is offering Transforming Learning for the Third Century-Networks for Engaged Teaching funds of up to $1,000.
It was a slightly bizarre scene. On a recent Thursday, students stood facing — and talking engagingly to — the blank wall in classroom 2011 in the Modern Languages Building.
A "me-search" lab for University of Michigan biology undergraduates gives students a close look at what might be the most compelling study subject of all: themselves.
Michigan's 83 counties showed significant improvement in 2015 with regard to information they provide minors about an abortion rights law, when compared with University of Michigan-led research from five years ago.
Students who worked on a research project at three different times over five years all had pretty much the same thing to say: tackling a "real life" legal issue was an experience that continues to impact their lives today.
Mary Jo Callan wants to better serve students, faculty and the community by further connecting the available resources at the University of Michigan to the needs within the community through engaged-learning opportunities.
If you want to transform the campus learning experience to suit the needs of today's students, who better to ask what that should look like than the people who will benefit from the changes?
As the university continues to place emphasis on engaged learning experiences, one new course offered this winter has challenged students to think about how to design education for the future.
One student's engaged learning experience changed her career path.
Lello Guluma went from a pre-health focus to being a Program in the Environment student after working on two projects, one abroad and one in the United States.
A library exhibit and a talk by a national advocate for faculty who practice engaged scholarship are among the ways the university will spotlight engaged learning this semester.
The historic launch next month of the university’s boldest-ever capital campaign and the celebration of its bicentennial in 2017 will both draw on U-M’s strengths and past achievements, while focusing on the Michigan of tomorrow.