Engage the Public
We support faculty working to engage more with the public.
- Teach-Outs: Hundreds of U-M faculty and guest experts have contributed their insights to the Teach-Out Series, fostering conversations amongst diverse participants using digital technology.
- Projects: We partner with faculty and staff to apply design and innovation frameworks to reimagine how scholars and the public can connect, collaborate, and learn from one another.
- Networks and Training: We connect experts across all forms of public engagement and create opportunities for faculty to develop skills crucial to effective, ethical relationships.
Please contact us to discuss your public engagement aspirations! If we can’t help, we’ll connect you to a group on campus that can.
Youth Civil Rights Academy
The Youth Civil Rights Academy, led by Professor Barry Checkoway, is a program fostering partnerships between U-M and schools and communities throughout the state of Michigan in order to prepare a new generation of civil rights leaders. The Academy utilizes a digital portal to help youth, regardless of their geography, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, learn about their rights in a modern day context, share their stories and experiences, and discover resources for effecting change at different levels.