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May 19, 2016

UM-Flint adds departments to meet growth

The School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint will expand this year with two new instructional departments: the Department of Accounting, Finance and International Business, and the Department of Management and Marketing.

The departments were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

May 17, 2016

National leaders address what's next for engaged learning

"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?"

May 18, 2016

Funding still available for engaged learning projects

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.

May 3, 2016

U-M launches first three XSeries programs on edX platform

The University of Michigan is launching three new certificate programs on the online edX platform that are designed to help global lifelong learners keep pace with their careers and prepare for the rigor of academic programs at the university.

March 28, 2016

Digital information project to help students with course decisions

A student taking a large course load next semester wants to know how much work will be involved with the classes she tentatively has mapped out.

Another wonders if other students have found a certain course helpful for the major he intends to pursue.

March 8, 2016

U-M announces first massive open online courses on edX platform

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.

February 22, 2016

Sparling to explore the moving body on stage, screen and canvas

Back when Peter Sparling began dancing 46 years ago, the concept of creating and performing across media wasn't widely accepted or practiced.

He began to challenge this notion as a young violin student at Interlochen Arts Academy, when he decided to take a dance class during his sophomore year.

November 18, 2015

TeachingWorks gets $6.8M grant to establish teacher prep center

TeachingWorks, a national organization based at the School of Education dedicated to improving professional preparation for teaching, has received a $6.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Teacher Preparation Transformation Center.

October 29, 2015

SI partners with Ann Arbor library on makerspace project

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.

October 19, 2015

Chemistry, Sweetland get $1M from NSF to aid S.T.E.M. learning

The Sweetland Writing Center and Department of Chemistry are partnering on a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to implement writing-to-learn strategies for science, technology, engineering and mathematics students.

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