1. Promoting Academic Excellence in STEM: The Evolving Roles of Learning Communities

    January 24, 2017

    Learning communities are broadly defined as groups drawn together by shared goals and common intellectual interests.  At the University of Michigan, they range widely in degree of formality and structure, with informal groups such as student organizations at one extreme and highly structured residential communities at another extreme.  They could be entirely student focused, faculty Read more


  2. Faculty Forum: Engaged Scholarship and Academic Values

    January 4, 2017
    Hiram E Fitzgerald

    Engaged Scholarship and Academic Values: A Broader Impact through Community Engagement Hiram E Fitzgerald, PhD Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement University Distinguished Professor, Psychology Michigan State University Date: January 31, 2017 (Event) Location: Henderson Room, Michigan League Sponsors: Center for Educational Outreach, Center for Engaged Academic Learning, Ginsberg Center, Center for Research on Learning and Read more


  3. Students present interdisciplinary design projects at engineering expo

    December 8, 2016

    Students, faculty, staff and the general public were invited to the University of Michigan College of Engineering Design Expo to hear students discuss their multidisciplinary design projects Thursday. Through these projects, students aim to develop solutions to real-life problems using collaborative, integrative approaches.


  4. Ten staff members, five staff teams receive diversity leadership awards

    October 17, 2012

    Recipients of the fourth annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Awards were honored Tuesday at a breakfast ceremony in Palmer Commons. The event included remarks from Lester Monts, senior vice provost for academic affairs, and Laurita Thomas, associate vice president for human resources. Anthony Walesby, associate vice provost and senior director of the Office of Institutional Equity, Read more


  5. U-M announces new statewide college access initiative

    April 19, 2010

    U-M is home to the new statewide Michigan College Advising Corps (MCAC), a unique approach to increasing the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education in Michigan.


  6. Center for Educational Outreach helps connect students, educators

    December 14, 2009

    Just more than a year old, the Center for Educational Outreach has established a number of new programs targeted at junior and high school students, teachers and principals, and it has become a conduit for numerous pre-existing programs that seek to bridge the gap between secondary and post-secondary education.


  7. Students say new outreach program inspires, builds interest in U-M

    December 14, 2009

    Dearborn Fordson High School sophomore Manal Saad learned a leader doesn’t have to be loud to be effective, thanks to a U-M effort to strengthen community outreach initiatives and develop new partnerships with disparate school districts and the students they serve.


  8. U-M establishes Center for Educational Outreach and Academic Success, appoints director

    March 9, 2009

    With a designated location and the appointment of its founding director, the University of Michigan’s Center for Educational Outreach and Academic Success is beginning its work. An outcome of the Diversity Blueprints Task Force report of 2007, the center is charged with promoting and coordinating educational and community outreach and engagement activities, and strengthening partnerships Read more