"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.
The University of Michigan Office of Digital Education & Innovation will launch its first four courses on the edX platform, beginning in April.
U-M, one of the first universities to offer free massive open online courses (MOOCs), became a charter member of edX in October.
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.
An innovative community-campus partnership will provide School of Information students with access to a unique new space in which to develop tool and craft skills, learn how to mentor children, encourage creativity, and tinker with new technology and new materials.
Student Adrian Koch shows off a souvenir from the South: one of those metal bottle openers, the kind that with one upward motion would snap a crimped metal cap off the top of a bottle of pop or, rather, coke, as soft drinks are called in that part of the country.
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 a new round of massive open online courses gets underway during the next few weeks, university leaders have put out a call to encourage more faculty to come together in multi-unit teams to design and create additional MOOCs.
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.
Five University of Michigan faculty projects that demonstrate fresh approaches to advancing student learning will be recognized May 4 as winners of the seventh annual Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.
When Michaela Zint revamped the course Environ 211: Social Sciences and Environmental Problems a few years back, she decided the way to motivate students was to appeal to their desire to make a difference.
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.
A list on a whiteboard tells the children what they can do this day. Among the options: LEGOs, K'Nex, LittleBits, stencils on clothing, poster or card creation, stop-motion animation and Snap Circuits.
Although faced with monsoon rains, lunging dogs and getting lost on winding dirt roads on long days during which she might only see five people, School of Public Health master's student Kate Helmick just can't say enough about her summer experience gathering toenail and saliva samples in Ronphibun, Thailand.
The students sit at small tables of four to five, separated by whiteboards, waiting for questions to come up on their electronic devices, which are tapped into a program that knows which student is sitting in what seat.
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.
Giving students a global experience — a key goal for the university's third century — is not just about travel abroad, the leader of U-M's global and engaged education office told faculty who gathered recently to hear how some of their colleagues are bringing the world into their classrooms.