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.
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.
The university has awarded $5 million to three projects designed to transform the educational experience for U-M students, and has created a new program that encourages faculty to form networks around engaged learning.
The latest and final round of Third Century Initiative Quick Win/Discovery grants will go to more than 20 projects, including a technology-based design solution for children with autism, one that encourages performing artists to approach their careers from an entrepreneurial mindset, and another that expands social science research opportunities
Leaders of a major effort to transform health sciences education at U-M have launched a new center that brings together the seven health science schools, with a goal to prepare health professionals of the future.
The University of Michigan has awarded nearly $6.4 million in Third Century Initiative funding to six faculty projects that show promise to transform learning for students.
Those who have been around campus for some time may be familiar with names like Alice Crocker Lloyd, Robert P. Briggs and Margaret Bell, but until recently none of these important figures in U-M history had biographies on the most popular contemporary list of who's who in the world: Wikipedia.
Faculty and staff have one last opportunity to apply for Quick Wins/Discovery grants of up to $50,000 under the Transforming Learning for a Third Century program, part of the Third Century Initiative.
Imagine community health workers fanning out across rural villages and muddy fields to survey villagers in West Bengal, the fourth-most populous state in India.
David Burke describes a scenario that could be one outcome of the work he and colleagues are doing with their project, Deep Monitoring, which just received a large second infusion of funding from the Third Century Initiative.
"Is that pen from U-M?" he asked an interviewer furiously scribbling his comments. The answer is affirmative.
The university has awarded funding for another 18 projects under the Transforming Learning for a Third Century portion of the Third Century Initiative.
The latest Quick Wins and Discovery grants will be among the last, as the university plans only one more round of funding at this level.
The university has awarded three faculty groups funding under the first round of Transformation grants of the university’s Transforming Learning for a Third Century program.
With 100 funded projects at various stages of development across campus, leaders of the Transforming Learning for a Third Century Initiative brought a number of faculty trailblazers together Tuesday and asked them to "think big" about the future of engaged education at U-M.
Dance Professor Jessica Fogel is no stranger to multifaceted, multidisciplinary collaborations, but when she first proposed her latest project called "Into the Wind," even she did not anticipate it would include so many individuals, institutions and moving parts.
With more than $1 million in gifts, a new phase of the MCubed research-funding program will open this month, broadening the scope of U-M’s unique initiative to advance bold work that crosses traditional academic boundaries.
Electricity for rainforest villages in Gabon. Tent fabric that harvests solar energy for nomadic people in Kazakhstan. A modular greenhouse and fish farm in an unused industrial building in Highland Park, Michigan.
The University of Michigan is spearheading development of what is believed to be first-of-its-kind technology to help people who have been charged with minor offenses interact with courts online, without needing to hire an attorney.
The university is offering faculty and staff grants ranging from $100,000 to $3 million for programs that take engaged education to the next level.
Beginning this summer, students in the schools of Education and Social Work will collaborate on a project to improve the high school experience for area teens impacted by trauma.
LSA student Jaclyn Tolchin went to Gabon on Africa’s West coast and came away with a new perspective on how to go with the flow.
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