1. Provost’s seminar centers on engaged learning and impact

    March 16, 2017

    At the Provost’s Seminar on Teaching, educators from the University of Michigan and across higher education discussed how to demonstrate the impact of engaged learning methods. Faculty and staff from across the campus gathered March 14 in the Michigan League Ballroom for the seminar, “Teaching at the Bicentennial: Building the Evidence Base for Engaged Learning.” Read more

  2. New food systems course opens doors to community

    February 13, 2017

    Mike Levine represents one of the original cornerstones of the global food system: farmers. The University of Michigan alumnus co-owns a Scio Township farm that spans 122 acres and boasts everything from vegetable seeds and a fruit nursery to shitake mushrooms. It’s a relatively young farm, Levine said, but through a new U-M Sustainable Food Read more

  3. R&D leaders from top universities gather at U-M to discuss what’s next in academic innovation

    January 27, 2017

    As universities increasingly experiment with how technology can enhance the learning experience, what if the people on the front lines of these efforts could systematically share stories of success and failure to help others steer in the right direction or avoid pitfalls? This is just one of the topics leaders from nearly 20 educational institutions Read more

  4. Technology in education course starts with lessons on digital citizenship

    November 1, 2016

    Eighth grade students in one group, arms linked, try to move as a unit without breaking loose from one another. At a table nearby students toss a skein of yarn to classmates, creating a web-like structure. Each student that passes the yarn to another offers a compliment or gets to ask a question of the Read more

  5. U-M president calls for Academic Innovation Initiative to set education strategy for the future

    October 17, 2016

    Calling it a next step in the evolution of the University of Michigan’s leadership in teaching, learning and research, President Mark Schlissel launched the university’s Academic Innovation Initiative today. Speaking at his Leadership Breakfast for faculty and staff, Schlissel challenged them to further embrace digital technology and other innovation in the work they do with Read more

  6. Grand Valley joins U-M in pilot collaboration on Semester in Detroit program

    October 7, 2016

    For the first time since it began in Winter 2009 the Semester in Detroit program isn’t just for University of Michigan students. The fall cohort includes six students from Grand Valley State University. But just try to figure out which of the 18 participants are from the university on the western side of the state. Read more

  7. U-M joins edX to announce three social innovation MicroMasters for online learners

    September 20, 2016

    Online learners interested in educational leadership, social work and the growing field of user experience research and design now can earn more comprehensive certification or complete work toward an advanced degree at the University of Michigan. In some cases, learners can earn as much as a quarter of the required credit for enrolled master’s degrees Read more

  8. Innovative courses offer U-M students unique learning experiences

    September 8, 2016

    From understanding our fascination with the Kardashians and cars, to rolling up sleeves to teach art to students in Detroit and create exhibition pieces for U-M’s upcoming Bicentennial, University of Michigan students have the opportunity to take several unique courses this semester. With themes that include entrepreneurship, service learning and multidisciplinary education, the following courses Read more

  9. Co-learning project in Detroit launches Campus of the Future focus

    July 6, 2016

    A student hopes to find out how cities like Detroit that experience bankruptcy or other economic hardship “get made and unmade and remade anew.” Another wants to examine the geography and politics of urban demolition, specifically how backfill materials are chosen and distributed in blighted areas. A third student plans to explore music writing and Read more

  10. U-M data science projects explore connection between student achievement, well-being

    June 21, 2016

    Can Big Data analyses improve classroom achievement and well-being for college students or teaching effectiveness for professors? Researchers at the University of Michigan will explore these questions through two new projects focused on innovative and interdisciplinary applications of learning analytics. Supported by the first round of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Challenge Initiatives Read more