Jeffrey Veidlinger, Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, has been named director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.
Veidlinger will succeed Deborah Dash Moore, the Frankel Center's director for the past decade.
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.
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered by institutions around the world have served millions of people of all ages in the three years since they have risen in prominence. But who are these online learners, what attracts them to a course, and what makes them engage with the material and stay with it to the end — or not?
"A world of opportunities."
That's how James Hilton, vice provost for digital education and innovation, describes the possibilities of a consortium of universities, joined together by a desire to create and share digital tools and data, in effort to enhance the learning experience for students today.
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?
Doctoral students at the University of Michigan are completing their degrees at a higher rate than in the past, following changes implemented by the Rackham Graduate School.
Undergraduate students at the University of Michigan have a new major course of study to choose from — one that is highly relevant in this age of "Big Data."
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.
The Institute for the Humanities has awarded fellowships to nine faculty members and nine graduate students to support research projects they will pursue during 2015-16.
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.
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.
Beginning with the fall 2015 semester, the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science will offer a graduate certificate in cognitive science.
As the university continues to place emphasis on engaged learning experiences, one new course offered this winter has challenged students to think about how to design education for the future.
The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 12 Faculty Seed Grants for projects on women, gender and sexuality, which may be structured creatively to produce the best possible end products, including publications, conferences, works of fine art, and novel research and scholarship.
The University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded four Collaborative Planning Grants for faculty projects on women, gender and sexuality. The IRWG grants generally support interdisciplinary teams working toward submission of an extramural grant application and publication.
Mark Tucker, art director and head puppeteer for the Lloyd Hall Scholars program, doesn't just throw parades for fun.
The university has received a gift of $2 million to establish the Thai Professorship of Theravada Buddhism, which will further enhance one of the largest Buddhist studies programs in North America.
This professorship, dedicated to the Thai tradition of Theravada Buddhism, is believed to be the first such chair in the world.
• Caren Stalburg: Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education MOOC
"I will not try to teach anything that can't be Googled."
"I look forward to seeing where it's going to go."