1. Projects receive engaged learning Transformation grants, new program announced

    November 17, 2015

    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. In the latest round of awards from the Transforming Learning for a Third Century grant program, the student learning arm of the Read more


  2. Nearly $1M awarded in last call for smaller Third Century grants

    July 22, 2015

    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 for students through living labs. Leaders Read more


  3. Rebooting historical archives, expanding citizen engagement: a closer look at two TLTC projects

    May 15, 2015

    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 University of Michigan history had biographies on the most popular contemporary list of who’s who in the world: Wikipedia. Those omissions now Read more


  4. U-M funds six Third Century Initiative Transformation grants

    May 15, 2015

    The University of Michigan has awarded nearly $6.4 million of Third Century Initiative (TCI) funding to six faculty projects that show promise to transform learning for students. The second round of Transformation grants will go to four projects that received smaller awards previously to test their viability as forward thinking teaching or scholarship opportunities. Two Read more


  5. Deadline for TLTC grants, final call for one

    May 5, 2015

    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 (TLTC) program, part of the Third Century Initiative. The first of two deadlines also is approaching for a third round of the much larger Transformation grants, ranging from $100,000 to Read more


  6. Provost’s teaching innovation prize

    April 27, 2015

    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. The U-M community is invited to meet the innovators at a 9-10 a.m. poster fair and breakfast buffet in the Davidson Winter Garden at the Stephen Read more


  7. U-M funds another round of engaged learning projects

    February 13, 2015

    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. To date, U-M has funded more than Read more


  8. Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize nominations sought

    January 22, 2015

    Members of the university community have until Feb. 2 to put forward their favorite examples of outstanding teaching by nominating them for the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize. In its seventh year, the competition will award $5,000 to up to five faculty projects. Unlike other opportunities to honor an instructor’s overall teaching excellence, this prize draws Read more


  9. Teaching transformation grants awarded

    December 4, 2014

    The U-M has awarded three faculty groups funding under the first round of Transformation grants of the university’s Transforming Learning for a Third Century (TLTC) program. Two years ago, the president and provost announced the Third Century Initiative that challenged faculty to develop innovative, multi-disciplinary teaching and scholarship approaches as U-M prepares to celebrate its Read more


  10. Anne McNeil is named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor

    July 1, 2014

    A University of Michigan professor of chemistry and engineering is among the 15 scientist educators selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute professors, the institute announced today. With a five-year, $1 million grant for science education, Anne McNeil will revamp a chemistry prerequisite, start a research partnership with Washtenaw Community College and launch a summer science Read more