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  1. May 7, 2015

    New MOOCs beginning; U-M leaders to support more courses

    As a new round of massive open online courses gets underway, U-M leaders are encouraging more faculty to form multi-unit teams to design and create additional MOOCs.

  2. April 30, 2015

    Final call for one Third Century program, third funding chance for another

    Faculty and staff have one last opportunity to apply for Quick Wins/Discovery grants, and the first of two deadlines is approaching for a third round of Transformation grants.

  3. April 27, 2015

    Five faculty projects honored for innovative teaching methods

    Five U-M faculty projects that demonstrate fresh approaches to advancing student learning are winners of the seventh annual Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize.

  4. February 16, 2015

    Course encourages students to impact campus sustainability

    A revamped Environ 211 course now focuses less on grand ideas for making a difference and more on ways students can roll up their sleeves to solve a local problem.

  5. February 6, 2015

    Exhibit, events this semester draw attention to engaged learning

    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.

  6. January 26, 2015

    Program helping young children learn to be makers

    The School of Information’s Michigan Makers course gives U-M students practice with mentorship and helps elementary school students share the joy of making things by hand.

  7. December 15, 2014

    Internship to research chronic arsenic poisoning yields great lessons

    School of Public Health master’s student Kate Helmick spent the summer gathering toenail and saliva samples in Ronphibun, Thailand, as part of a project to check for signs of chronic arsenic poisoning.

  8. December 8, 2014

    Doing away with lectures, exams, graded homework

    Professor Steven Yalisove’s syllabus for his Materials Science and Engineering course says right up front: “No Lectures, no exams, and no graded homework — but you will learn much more …”

  9. October 13, 2014

    ‘Into the Wind’ draws upon the expertise, creativity of many

    “Into the Wind,” a collaborative dance project involving U-M, Grand Valley State University and the Muskegon community, inspired dialogue about wind as a source of energy.

  10. October 3, 2014

    Session encourages faculty to globalize classrooms

    Presentation shares ways that faculty members can give students a global experience — a key goal for the university’s third century.