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September 27, 2018

‘Active learning’ effort a step toward broader change in higher ed

It’s the opposite of a passive lecture. “Active learning” is a teaching method that requires students to participate in their own learning, to talk to each other in class and to purposefully engage with the material.

It works, but professors are often wary of using it because they think students will rebel.

April 12, 2017

NSF awards alliance $4.25M to enhance minorities in STEM fields

A consortium of Michigan universities and community colleges — including the University of Michigan — has been awarded a five-year, $4.25 million grant by the National Science Foundation to help increase participation and graduation rates among underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

December 4, 2014

University joins national effort to expand college access

The University of Michigan was invited to join President Obama and hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders Thursday to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

November 18, 2013

Project seeks to change how STEM courses are taught

Leaders of a project to transform the teaching of STEM courses — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in LSA say it will take a culture change from within to accomplish, but they are confident the university is ready for the challenge.

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