PEFF Resources

Guide to Campus Public Engagement Resources

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Design Clinic

School of Information

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Consulting
Mentoring
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: umsi.engagement@umich.edu

Design Clinic is a program at the School of Information that creates interdisciplinary student teams, mentored by professionals, to work as design consultants for clients in semester-long projects. Students learn and apply design methodology to information projects generated by NPOs and industry organizations.

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Education Policy Initiative

Ford School of Public Policy

Community-Engaged Research
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Facilitator of Public Engagement
Shared Resources
Convener

Contact: ncwag@umich.edu

The Education Policy Initiative seeks to engage in applied education policy research. This research center brings together nationally-recognized education policy scholars focused on the generation and dissemination of policy-relevant education research. Their primary goals are to conduct rigorous research to inform education policy debates in Michigan and nationwide; disseminate best practices in education reform to local, state, and national policymakers, as well as to practitioners, parents, and students; train graduate students and others to conduct cutting-edge research in education; facilitate interactions between students and faculty from different schools and/or departments who share an interest in education reform

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Donia Human Rights Center

LSA

Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Facilitator of Public Engagement
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Mentoring

Contact: umichhumanrights@umich.edu

The Donia Human Rights Center (DHRC) is a forum for intellectual exchange on issues around human rights among scholars, practitioners, students, and the broader public. DHRC invites leading practitioners and scholars to share their insights and expertise on human rights gained through experiences and research. They host various public events each year featuring prominent spakers in the field of human rights and to support educational activities such as exchange programs and curricular development.

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Poverty Solutions

Communications & Media
Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Facilitated Networking
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: kristker@umich.edu

Poverty Solutions engages with and connects U-M faculty, community organizations, policy makers, and practitioners to promote action-based research solutions to poverty in Detroit, Michigan, and at the national level.

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Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Community-Engaged Research
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Relationship Steward
Facilitated Networking

Contact: info@hfrcc.org

The Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center is a collaboration between Flint community partners, National Center for African American Health Consciousness, MSU, U-M Flint, and U-M Ann Arbor. HFRCC provides data dissemination, training, research, service, and educational projects aimed at establishing equitable relationships between community and academia.

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Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments

School of Environment and Sustainability

Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Consulting
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination
Convener

Contact: glisa-info@umich.edu

The Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment Program is a partnership between U-M and MSU that is part of the NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISAs), acting in the space between climate research and climate services. GLISA integrates information from a wide array of scientific fields, helps develop collaborations between entities with similar goals, and lends climate information support to decision-makers throughout the region.

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Taubman HS Programs

Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning

P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Capacity-Building Programs
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Mentoring

Contact: kateej@umich.edu

The Taubman College of Architecture offers two high school outreach programs to engage students in architecture- ArcStart and Michigan Architecture Prep. ArcStart is designed to introduce students to the studio intensity of a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture. Michigan Architecture Prep offers students in the metro-Detroit area interested in becoming architects and design professionals the opportunity to take a college course for high school credit as well as individualized career counseling.

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Stamps Gallery

Stamps School of Art and Design

Holdings & Collections
Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: https://stamps.umich.edu/contact

The Stamps Gallery is a non-collecting gallery with rotating exhibits and public programs that foster vibrant and inclusive platforms for presentation, discussion and inquiry.

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Federal Relations for Research

University of Michigan Office of Research

Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Consulting
Relationship Steward

Contact: https://research.umich.edu/contact-us

The Federal Relations for Research Office in Washington, D.C. reaches out to congress and the federal government for federal research funding and support of U-M research. Office staff use faculty expertise to inform policy, and advise U-M faculty on federal legislative, regulatory and research policy developments that affect the conduct of research on campus.

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Global Engagement and Education Abroad (GEEA)

International Center

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Residency Programs & Internships
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Mentoring

Contact: icenter@umich.edu

The Global Engagement and Education Abroad team at the International Center provides funding opportunities and support for students interested in conducting community service projects or internships abroad.

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Semester in Detroit

LSA

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Capacity-Building Programs
Relationship Steward
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: semesterindetroit@umich.edu

Rooted in the principles of respect, solidarity, and justice, Semester in Detroit has been engaging students with Detroit and Detroiters since 2009. The Semester in Detroit mission is to engage U-M undergraduates in substantive, sustained and reciprocal relationships with the people and communities of the City of Detroit. Combining a semester-long residence in the city with rigorous academic study and a comprehensive community-based internship, SiD students become deeply involved in – and committed to – the life, challenges, and promise of this important city.

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Materials Science and Engineering ASM Teacher Camp

College of Engineering

Capacity-Building Programs
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: amitmis@umich.edu

The Teacher Camp gives teachers the opportunity to learn about materials and methods of including materials into their high school curriculum. Past teachers have developed complete materials science programs for their high schools, while others have incorporated materials science into other areas of their curriculum.

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Academic Year Community-Engaged Research

LSA

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Community-Engaged Research
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Facilitated Networking
Shared Resources

Contact: urop.engaged@umich.edu

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) offers students from throughout U-M community-engaged research (CER) placements aimed at advancing social justice, equity and inclusion. Academic year students work with faculty and or non-profit organizations in Detroit, Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County. In summer, Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program (DCERP) fellowship recipients work full-time on research projects for non-profits and are provided a stipend and housing.

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Community-Engaged Academic Learning

LSA

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Relationship Steward
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: ceal-info@umich.edu

LS&A’s Community-Engaged Academic Learning initiative supports and helps generate academically grounded community-based learning opportunities. CEAL staff work directly with faculty, students, staff and local communities to enhance partnerships and foster a culture of mutual benefit.

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International Policy Center

Ford School of Public Policy

Community-Engaged Research
P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Residency Programs & Internships
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: fspp-ipc-questions@umich.edu

The International Policy Center (IPC) serves as the Ford School's hub for interdisciplinary research and education on pressing global issues. To carry out its mandate, IPC manages a suite of activities and funding opportunities to advance essential international policy work, including research workshops and seminars, curricular opportunities for students who have a keen interest in international policy/affairs, and funding opportunities for students pursuing experiential learning.

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Global Partnerships

University of Michigan School of Nursing

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Community-Engaged Research
Residency Programs & Internships
Relationship Steward
Mentoring
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: jrlori@umich.edu

The University of Michigan School of Nursing has a number of global partnerships for international collaboration. These collaborations include videoconferencing, exchange of visiting scholars, joint research, faculty exchange, collaboration at Pan American Health Organization, Summer Ph.D Research Institutes, undergraduate field experiences, graduate student clinical placements, and conference co-sponsorships.

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Michigan Sea Grant

Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Communications & Media
P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Residency Programs & Internships
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Shared Resources
Convener

Contact: criseng@umich.edu

Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative program of U-M, MSU, and a national NOAA network that involves research, education, and outreach about Great Lakes ecosystems and communities. Sea Grant programs are designed to build a better understanding of Michigan resources, build resource partnerships, and support local coastal communities.

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Community Technical Assistance Collaborative

Ginsberg Center

Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Consulting
Relationship Steward
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Shared Resources

Contact: bklc@umich.edu

Ginsberg Center's Community Technical Assistance Collaborative (CTAC) is a community-university partnership convened to provide data and evaluation projects to community organizations. CTAC partnerships focus on supporting nonprofits, schools, and governmental organizations to build capacity while meeting the educational goals of students.

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Center for Socially Engaged Design

College of Engineering

Capacity-Building Programs
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Consulting

Contact: C-SED-info@umich.edu

The Center for Socially Engaged Design (C-SED) supports the development and practice of skills to co-design in an iterative, immersive context with communities of end-users. Socially Engaged Design incorporates the broader social, cultural, environmental, and economic contexts in which solutions exist, and pushes engineers to recognize and analyze how their own cultural context shapes their approach and impact.

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EXCEL Lab

School of Music, Theater, & Dance

Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil

Contact: jkuusk@umich.edu

The EXCEL Lab provides $100,000 in funding support annually for current University of Michigan students with a project or idea that will advance the performance arts.

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Technical Assistance Center

School of Social Work

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Convener
Relationship Steward

Contact: ssw.tacenter@umich.edu

The School of Social Work’s Technical Assistance Center is focused on supporting the development of communities and systems change that improve conditions in neighborhoods. Located in Detroit, TAC engages in neighborhood development and community capacity-building, community-based research, public scholarship, evaluation and implementation of pilot interventions.

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Council on Civic Engagement

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Convener

Contact: nicktob@umich.edu

The Council on Civic Engagement is an open cross-campus committee of faculty and staff whose work is in sharing best practices and increasing communication. CCE fosters opportunities in campus-community partnerships, emerging research, and initiatives.

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STATCOM

School of Public Health

Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Community-Engaged Research
Capacity-Building Programs
Consulting
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: statcom-um@umich.edu

STATCOM (Statistics in the Community) is a community outreach program provided by graduate students, free of charge, to non-profit governmental organizations and community organizations in the areas of data organization, analysis, and interpretation. They offer services in a variety of statistical issues, including: the use of data to improve the decision making process, survey/sample design and analysis, design and analysis of studies and experiments, graphical methods of summarizing and gaining meaning from data, and the use of data to detect trends and make predictions and projections.

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CIGLR

School of Environment and Sustainability

Community-Engaged Research
Capacity-Building Programs
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Relationship Steward
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: ContactCIGLR@umich.edu

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) trains scientists and takes action on research with the goal of creating healthy and safe Great Lakes communities. They host seminars and events to share the latest research in addition to doing outreach and engagement with various stakeholders.

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Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center

Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Capacity-Building Programs
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Facilitated Networking
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil

Contact: DetroitURC@umich.edu

Detroit URC is a collaboration of representatives from multiple Detroit organizations and academic researchers from U-M who work together to foster health equity in the city of Detroit through Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). Detroit URC provides training, networking, grants, evaluation tools & community capacity-building workshops.

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Detroit Community Partnership Center

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Consulting
Mentoring

Contact: cradecki@umich.edu

The Detroit Community Partnership Center at Taubman College supports students and faculty engaging in urban planning projects that support Detroit community leaders/city officials. DCPC projects improve systems, create models for planning, and support community-based change initiatives.

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Ross Summer Business Academy

Ross School of Business

P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Capacity-Building Programs
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: mross.sba@umich.edu

Summer Business Academy is a two-week residential program for high school students with an interest in business. High school seniors and select rising juniors will explore how companies run, understand how leaders solve problems, and experience what it’s like to be a student at Ross.

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(Summer) Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Community-Engaged Research
Mentoring
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Facilitated Networking
Shared Resources

Contact: urop.engaged@umich.edu

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) offers students from throughout U-M community-engaged research (CER) placements aimed at advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion. Academic year students work with faculty and/ or non-profit organizations in Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Washtenaw County. In summer, Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program (DCERP) fellowship recipients work full-time on research projects for non-profits and are provided a stipend and housing.

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International Forestry Resources and Institutions

Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: arunagra@umich.edu

The International Forestry Resources and Institutions is a research network that examines how governance arrangements affect forests and the people who depend on them. It is comprised of 14 research centers around the world using a common data collection method to ensure that sites can be compared across sites and times. Its research themes include biodiversity within forests, the livelihoods associated with forests, the institutions that manage forests, and forest carbons.

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U-M Museum of Art

Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Communications & Media
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Holdings & Collections
P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
Residency Programs & Internships
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: umma.info@umich.edu

The University of Michigan Museum of Art bridges a diverse array of publics from our region, k-12 schools, and the university with its robust offerings of exhibitions and collections, performance and educational programs. art making workshops and programs for families, and programs for lifelong learners and the elderly.

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Erb Institute

Ross School of Business; School of Environment and Sustainability

Community-Engaged Research
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Business & Entrepreneurship
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Relationship Steward
Facilitated Networking
Consulting
Convener
Shared Resources

Contact: tnelidov@umich.edu

The Erb Institute is the business-sustainability partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). Erb takes a broad view of sustainability, to include environmental, social, labor, human-rights and diversity performance of business. In addition to teaching and research, we work with business and nonprofit leaders in a variety of ways to both learn from what companies are doing today, and also share our thought leadership and practical management tools with the leaders who can use them for practical impact today.

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Michigan Makers

School of Information

P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: kkowatch@umich.edu

Michigan Makers provides makerspace materials and training to under resourced schools and communities, allowing students in those communities to develop interests and skills in STEM.

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Office of Federal Relations

Office of Government Relations

Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: reinm@umich.edu

The Federal Relations Office in Washington D.C. facilitates congressional and administration meetings and issue briefings for U-M faculty and staff, working closely with higher education associations and coalitions to advance the University’s agenda in Washington.

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Office of Public Health Practice

School of Public Health

Community-Engaged Research
Capacity-Building Programs
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Mentoring
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: danat@umich.edu

Michigan Public Health Practice demonstrates the school’s commitment to securing and strengthening Michigan’s current and future public health practice community through student engagement, workforce development, and community engagement. They have a number of centers and programs designed to promote effective and accessible learning opportunities.

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Pro bono Law Clinics

Law School

Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Consulting

Contact: lawcommunications@umich.edu

Michigan Law offers sixteen pro-bono clinics that allow students to practice skills while working with real clients with real legal needs.

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Institute for Social Change

Rackham Graduate School

Community-Engaged Research
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: rackpublicscholarship@umich.edu

Rackham’s Institute for Social Change is an interactive summer experience for graduate students that allows them to examine the conceptual and practical dimensions of public scholarship. The ISC is composed of thematic panels and public engagement workshops with scholars, community members, and activists, visits to local community organizations, and opportunities for structured reflection and personalized feedback.

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UMSN Dashboards

University of Michigan School of Nursing

Community-Engaged Research
Shared Resources

Contact: carleen@umich.edu

The University of Michigan School of Nursing dashboards are an interactive and dynamic way to view data. Users can select filters such as time periods, student characteristics, research sponsor or direct sponsor type in order to visualize a data representation that meets specific needs or interests.The dashboard covers topics such as applications/admissions/enrollment, research, and faculty expertise.

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MCity

University of Michigan Office of Research

Business & Entrepreneurship
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Communications & Media
Community-Engaged Research
P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Consulting
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: https://mcity.umich.edu/contact

Mcity is a research center within the U-M Office of Research that works with U-M faculty and researchers, as well as graduate and undergraduate students from a range of academic disciplines, to help shape the future of mobility. Mcity coordinates researchers, industry, and government in work on projects to improve transportation safety, sustainability, and accessibility.

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Institute for the Humanities

Holdings & Collections
Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
Relationship Steward
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: humin@umich.edu

The Institute for the Humanities facilitates work that deepens synergies between the humanities, the arts and other regions of the university, and brings the voices of the humanities to public life. The majority of Institute events are open to the public, including book discussions, dialogues, and the Institute for the Humanities art gallery.

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Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context

LSA

Community-Engaged Research
Relationship Steward

Contact: hxn@umich.edu

This center focuses on research and action geared towards understanding the psychological, social, and educational development of African-American children. It hosts several projects to understand topics such as socialization, academic identities, and peer relationships amongst African-American youth.

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Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

Ford School of Public Policy; Center on Finance, Law, and Policy

Business & Entrepreneurship
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Consulting

Contact: jtimothy@umich.edu

The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) connects small business owners in Detroit with U-M faculty, students, and staff. Through DNEP-affiliated courses, clinics, and internships, students provide technical assistance and strategic consulting services to neighborhood-based entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Ford School Strategic Public Policy Consulting

Ford School of Public Policy

Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: contactp3e@umich.edu

The Strategic Public Policy Consulting course is a semester-long Master's level course that engages students in a supervised consulting project with real world clients. Students develop a project work plan, collect relevant materials and information, conduct research and analysis, prepare a written report, and present findings and recommendations to the client.

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Stamps Speaker Series

Stamps School of Art and Design

Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: jprophet@umich.edu

The Stamps Speaker Series seeks to elevate opportunities for the culture-makers of tomorrow by bringing respect innovators to engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities for a speaker series.

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Center for Human Growth and Development

Communications & Media
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: chgd-info@umich.edu

The Center for Human Growth and Development catalyzes, safeguards, and supports U-M research on children and adolescents (prenatal to 22 years) and their families. CHGD provides core services, grantsmanship support, workshops and trainings, opportunities for public engagement, and communications services for faculty, staff, and early career researchers (e.g., students, post-doctoral fellows, etc.) across the institution.

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Community-Based Dental Education

School of Dentistry

Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Relationship Steward

Contact: markfitz@umich.edu

The School of Dentistry's Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education program coordinates dental students working directly in Federally Qualified Health Care Centers. Clinics involved in the program provide oral health care to traditionally underserved patients in communities across the state of Michigan.

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Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

Ford School of Public Policy

Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: stpp@umich.edu

The Science, Technology and Public Policy program at the Ford School is devoted to interdisciplinary research and teaching on the politics and processes of science and technology policymaking. STPP offers a graduate certificate program that trains graduate students to analyze, explore and participate in the role of science and technology in policymaking.

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Engaged Pedagogy Initiative

Rackham Graduate School

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil

Contact: rackpublicscholarship@umich.edu

A partnership between the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship and the Ginsberg Center, the Engaged Pedagogy Initiative is a program that provides training for graduate students on community-engaged course design over the course of a semester.

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Exercise and Sport Science Initiative

Business & Entrepreneurship
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: https://essi.umich.edu/contact-us

The Exercise and Sport Science Initiative is a partnership between facult, Michigan Athletics, and industry to potimize physical performance and health.

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Institute for Research on Women and Gender

University of Michigan Office of Research

Communications & Media
Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: irwg@umich.edu

The Institute for Research on Women & Gender is an interdisciplinary unit to support research on women, gender and sexuality. IRWG provides funding for faculty-led projects that are collaborative and contribute to social justice and equity, and facilitates communications about scholarship on women, gender and sexuality through publicity, events and intellectual dialogues.

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Energy Institute

Business & Entrepreneurship
Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Shared Resources

Contact: annastef@umich.edu

The University of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI) leads a campus-wide, interdisciplinary effort focusing on the development of all forms of clean energy to improve mankind's existence for generations to come. We approach this charge by integrating science, technology, and policy solutions to the world's most pressing energy and environmental challenges.

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A2 Data Dive

School of Information

Capacity-Building Programs
Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: datadiveorganizers@umich.edu

A2 Data Dive is a community of data enthusiasts with a focus on social justice and civic service. They host a variety of workshops and data dives throughout the year. They are committed to ensuring that people feel empowered to use data, connecting experts and professionals with students and novices, and supporting nonprofit/social service work.

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Spectrum Center

Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Convener
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: spectrumcenter@umich.edu

The Spectrum Center provides funding for projects that seek to improve climate and experience for LGBTQ communities, as well as transform policies and practices on campus, in the community, or on a larger scale.

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School of Kinesiology Research Labs and Centers

School of Kinesiology

Community-Engaged Research
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Convener

Contact: gcartee@umich.edu

The School of Kinesiology Research Labs and Centers plays a role in solving key problems involving Kinesiology.

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National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good

School of Education

Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: jcbforum@umich.edu

The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good’s mission is to support higher education through research as well as advocacy and policy development. The scope of their efforts have been local, institutional, and national.

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Engaged Learning Office

School of Information

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: umsi.client.engagement@umich.edu

The Engaged Learning Office facilitates transformational, high-quality engaged learning experiences for all School of Information students. The ELO works with a wide range of community partners, including grassroots social service non-profit organizations, cultural and heritage industries in a variety of design, innovation, and project-based opportunities.

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Center for Health and Research Transformation

Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Residency Programs & Internships
Relationship Steward
Consulting
Facilitator of Public Engagement
Convener
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: chrt-info@umich.edu

CHRT is a non-profit organization at the University of Michigan that helps decision leaders translate findings into policies and practices that improve public health.

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CEDER

School of Education

Community-Engaged Research
Consulting
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: risuena@umich.edu

The center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research provides access to high-quality design,evaluation, and researchservices through collaborations with the university, school, & community partners. CEDER offers contract services for consultation and evaluation, and disseminates research and resources produced from School of Education research grants and centers.

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Citizen Interaction Design

School of Information

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Relationship Steward
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: umsi.engagement@umich.edu

Citizen Interaction Design at the School of Information partners rising information professionals with Michigan communities to create information tools for twenty-first century citizens. Through long-term partnerships, project teams work with partner communities to develop new tools that foster civic engagement through short and long-term co-curricular projects and curricular opportunities.

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Center on Finance, Law, & Policy

Ford School of Public Policy

Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Community-Engaged Research
Convener
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: cbaer@umich.edu

The Center on Finance, Law, & Policy is an interdisciplinary research center that focuses on creating financial system that is safer, fairer, and better harnessed to the real economy. They have hpsted several large-scale workshops, conferences, and talks bringing together scholars, current and former government officials, industry, non-profit, and community leaders to focus on important issues.

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Innovation In Action

School of Public Health

Business & Entrepreneurship
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: innovation.in.action@umich.edu

Innovation in Action is an interdisciplinary student competition in which teams tackle real-world problems, with seed funding awarded at the end for winning projects. Previous projects have involved partner organizations and/or demonstrated community impact.

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The Edward Ginsberg Center

Capacity-Building Programs
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Community-Engaged Research
Shared Resources
Facilitated Networking
Relationship Steward

Contact: ginsberg.matchmaking@umich.edu

As a community and civic engagement center, the Ginsberg Center serves as an access point for social sector partners interested in engaging with the University of Michigan. Through an “outside-in” community engagement approach that begins with community-identified needs and priorities, the Ginsberg Center matches community interests and priorities with research, teaching, service, and related resources from throughout the University of Michigan, to the benefit of both partners.

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School of Public Health Centers and Initiatives

School of Public Health

Community-Engaged Research
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: meekerj@umich.edu

The University of Michigan School of Public Health has more than 30 research centers that explore topics such as epidemiology, health disparities, environmental health, aging, child health, global public health, healthcare costs, access to health resources, and much more.

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Economic Growth Institute

University of Michigan Office of Government Relations

Business & Entrepreneurship
Community-Engaged Research
Capacity-Building Programs
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Consulting
Facilitated Networking
Relationship Steward
Convener
Facilitator of Public Engagement
Mentoring
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: economicgrowth@umich.edu

The Economic Growth Institute provides innovative economic development programming and applied research. Through our work, we build more resilient businesses and communities, connect university innovations with small and medium-sized enterprises, and provide student learning experiences for the next generation of community and business leaders.

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Taubman News and Events

Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Communications & Media
Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: kateej@umich.edu

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning holds a variety of events, lectures, exhibitions, conferences, and symposiums that create a space to discuss and understand building and planning for the environment, and to advocate social and environmental justice. Taubman College news focuses on keeping the internal and external communities informed about the impact the school is making in the world.

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Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Holdings & Collections
P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
Facilitated Networking
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: mbgna.arc@umich.edu

The Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum seeks to make connections between its work and U-M stakeholders, as well as connecting academics with the public. MBGNA engages with youth, lifelong learners, professionals as collaborators, media, and communities through public lectures, exhibits, workshops, field classes, self-guided tours, and nature play for young children.

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School of Information UX Lab

School of Information

Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Business & Entrepreneurship
Consulting

Contact: umsi.engagement@umich.edu

The School of Information’s Engaged Learning Office’s UX Lab provides U-M student and other local entrepreneurs access to consultative services for user experience design assistance.

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The Program on Intergroup Relations

LSA & Student Life

Capacity-Building Programs
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Community-Engaged Research
Residency Programs & Internships
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Consulting
Shared Resources
Convener
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: IGR.Info@umich.edu

The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) is a social justice education program. IGR blends theory and experiential learning to facilitate students' learning about social group identity, social inequality, and intergroup relations. The program prepares students to live and work in a diverse world and educates them in making choices that advance equity, justice, and peace.

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Residence Education/ DSA Housing

P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: jpclay@umich.edu

The Residential Education’s team mission is to foster academic, cultural, intellectual, personal, and social development. Residential Education uses educational, cultural, and social programs that promote the values of diversity, inclusion, and restorative and social justice.

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Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

LSA

Holdings & Collections
Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
Shared Resources

Contact: spinsker@umich.edu

Judaic Studies explores the Jewish experience in an interdisciplinary fashion. They explore all aspects of the Jewish experience and use a variety of projects and programs to share that knowledge.

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Ross Thought in Action

Ross School of Business

Communications & Media
Community-Engaged Research
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: needhamr@umich.edu

Ross Thought in Action publishes practical business and thought leadership from Michigan Ross faculty.

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MForesight

Community-Engaged Research
Communications & Media
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Consulting
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: kota@mforesight.org

MForesight provides the US manufacturing community with input on research and development. They advocate for technology policy issues by convening key stakeholders in business, government, and academia to prioritize development of promising technologies, develop recommendations to accelerate technology innovation, and disseminate information on technologies. They partner with government agencies, researchers, small and medium manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers.

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Prison Creative Arts Project

LSA

Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: pcapinfo@umich.edu

The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) in LSA Residential College brings those impacted by the justice system and the University of Michigan community into artistic collaboration for mutual learning and growth. PCAP offers engaged learning courses and an exchange program in Brazil for U-M students and volunteer opportunities for students and community members. Members of the U-M community facilitate creative arts workshops in prisons, youth detention and treatment centers, and community centers; publish the Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing; curate the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners and other exhibitions, and organize arts programming for formerly incarcerated people.

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Detroit School

Rackham Graduate School

Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Community-Engaged Research
Facilitated Networking
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: detroitschool@umich.edu

The Taubman School's Detroit School lecture series focuses on urban planning in Detroit. It invites experts and researchers from around the country to share their experiences and research on Detroit and other cities facing disinvestment and decline.

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MICHR

Community-Engaged Research
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Consulting
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: kwikwi@umich.edu

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) enables and enhances clinical and translational research at U-M. MICHR provides consultation, education, and funding to support research projects in community and practice-based settings. MICHR also offers assistance in connecting potential research partners who have complementary interests and areas of expertise.

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Weiser Diplomacy Center

Ford School of Public Policy

Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Capacity-Building Programs
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Residency Programs & Internships
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Convener
Facilitator of Public Engagement
Mentoring

Contact: zwiseley@umich.edu

The Weiser Diplomacy Center's mission is to provide practical training to students interested in international affairs, to inform research on topics related to diplomacy, and serve as a hub for U-M's engagement with the foreign policy community. It supports student internships and other student-led initiatives pertaining to foreign affairs, convenes dialogues connecting experts at the Ford School and University of Michigan with the foreign policy community. It also has shorter-term opportunities for diplomats in residence from around the world.

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Ross Open Road

Ross School of Business

Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Business & Entrepreneurship
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Consulting

Contact: catjohn@umich.edu

The Open Road @ Ross is a social entrepreneurship program designed to give small business owners extra hands in solving complex challenges. Students spend five weeks traveling to different entrepreneurs, spending one week on each site working on a solution to a business problem.

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School of Information Engaged Learning Office

School of Information

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Capacity-Building Programs
Residency Programs & Internships
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: umsi.engagement@umich.edu

The School of Information's Engaged Learning Office facilitates transformational, high-quality engaged learning experiences for all School of Information students. The ELO works with a wide range of community partners, including grassroots social service non-profit organizations, cultural and heritage industries through information-related project-based opportunities as part of 20+ courses and programs.

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U-M Dearborn Office of Metropolitan Impact: Public Allies Metro Detroit

University of Michigan Dearborn

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Relationship Steward
Convener

Contact: paquenias@publicallies.org

Public Allies Metro Detroit is a program of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Office of Metropolitan Impact that collaborates on Healing Centered Restorative Engagement (HCRE). HCRE believes in connecting human serving agencies, connecting Opportunity Youth to work and educational opportunities.

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Free Accounting Fridays

Ross School of Business

Business & Entrepreneurship
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Consulting

Contact: accountinghelp@umich.edu

Free Accounting Fridays is a program of the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) and Business+Impact. Through Free Accounting Fridays, students work directly with Detroit small business owners and entrepreurs, helping them solve complex accounting and finance challenges.

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Global REACH

Medical School

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Community-Engaged Research
Relationship Steward

Contact: taniag@med.umich.edu

Global REACH is global engagement unit in the Medical School that focuses on enabling our learners and faculty to pursue their global health interests. Our unit convenes and connects the global health community at the medical school. Funding opportunities and other programs that support global engagement can be found at our website

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Interactive Communications and Simulations

School of Education; Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: https://icsmich.org/contact-form/

ICS uses mentored learning projects to tackle serious subjects in creative ways for a worldwide network of schools. Their projects include the simulations like the transhistorical Place Out Of Time, and the geopolitical Arab-Israeli Conflict Simulation, as well as the Earth Odyssey global exploration project.

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School of Information Citizen Interaction Design

School of Information

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Capacity-Building Programs
Residency Programs & Internships
Relationship Steward
Consulting
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: umsi.citizeninteraction@umich.edu

Citizen Interaction Design at the School of Information partners rising information professionals with Michigan communities to create information tools for twenty-first century citizens. Through long-term partnerships, project teams work with partner communities to develop new tools that foster civic engagement through short and long-term curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

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School of Information Client-based Courses

School of Information

Capacity-Building Programs
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Consulting
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: umsi.engagement@umich.edu

Many School of Information courses are associated with client-based opportunities. These courses cover a variety of topics, including user experience, libraries and archives, process analysis and consulting, data analysis, digital curation, and community engagement. These courses allow students to utilize their developing knowledge and skills to address real information challenges in a variety of areas. Learn more at umsi.info/clientopportunities.

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School of Information Global Information Engagement Program

School of Information

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Residency Programs & Internships
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Capacity-Building Programs
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: umsi.giep@umich.edu

The Global Information Engagement Program partners global and local nonprofit organizations with University of Michigan masters students. The students use interdisciplinary skills, framed by the creative problem solving methodology, to build capacity for social service and cultural heritage organizations. Students prepare for these projects during a May term course and spend two months on-site, working full time on their information challenges.

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Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)

Ford School of Public Policy

Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Holdings & Collections
Facilitator of Public Engagement
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination
Shared Resources
Relationship Steward

Contact: closup@umich.edu

The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) conducts, supports, and fosters applied academic research to improve understanding of local, state, and urban policy issues. The Center works to foster effective communication between academic researchers, stakeholders, and the policymakers dealing with today's state, local, and urban policy problems. One of CLOSUP's core programs is the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), the nation's only ongoing census-style survey of every unit of general purpose local government across an entire state. The center also facilitates student engagement with today’s critical policy issues through its CLOSUP in the Classroom Initiative, integrating U-M students as policy analysts in the center's research activities, bringing the center's findings into the classroom, and supporting student collaborations with organizations focused on state and local policy.

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Shapiro Design Lab

U-M Library

Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Communications & Media
Shared Resources
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: shapirodesignlab@umich.edu

We offer creative workspace and expert guidance for students, faculty, and staff to develop, experiment, and collaborate on projects through the use of a variety of available tools — from hands-on and digital prototype and design equipment to community engagement resources. Specialities include audio and video production, community and citizen science, as well as digital and physical accessibility.

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Community Outreach Performance Series

School of Music, Theater, and Dance

P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Shared Resources
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: myrickr@umich.edu

The Community Outreach Performance Series at the School of Music, Theater and Dance connects SMTD students with community organizations and provides resources and support for positive interactions between performers and audiences. Performances in this series occur in various non-traditional venues, including senior centers, hospitals and libraries.

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School of Music, Theater, and Dance Adult Programs

Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: galefko@umich.edu

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance offers a variety of outreach programs for adults. These programs include an adult choir and a variety of summer intensives.

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Center for Academic Innovation

Communications & Media
Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Facilitated Networking
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Consulting
Shared Resources
Convener
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: ai-public-engagement@umich.edu

The Center for Academic Innovation was one of the units charged with increasing faculty public engagement across campus. We have focused on: applying design and innovation frameworks, and technology, to foster conversations and catalyze collaborations between scholars and diverse publics, building skills and capacity to help scholars to engage with the public more effectively, and accelerating innovation in public engagement by connecting units and individuals doing different kinds of public engagement with one another. The Center for Academic Innovation also hosts the Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship and a grant-making program through the Academic Innovation Fund. The Center for Academic Innovation also supports the development of online learning experiences, software tools to support personalized learning at scale, learning data and analytics, and augmented/virtual reality.

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Office of State Relations

Office of Government Relations

Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: reinm@umich.edu

The Office of State Relations monitors legislation of interest to universities generally and U-M specifically; facilitates legislative and administration meetings and issue briefings for U-M faculty and staff; provides assistance for University people on business in Lansing; and serves as a clearinghouse on government activities, places, and people.

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Center for the Education of Women + (CEW+)

Community-Engaged Research
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Capacity-Building Programs
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Shared Resources
Convener
Facilitator of Public Engagement
Mentoring

Contact: contactcew@umich.edu

CEW+ empowers women and underserved individuals in the University of Michigan and surrounding communities by serving as an advocate and providing resources to help them reach their academic, financial, and professional potential. CEW+ offers awards and funding for individuals who work beyond U-M to advance equity, as well as for visiting activists on campus.

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Business+ Impact Initiative

Ross School of Business

Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Business & Entrepreneurship
Capacity-Building Programs
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Community-Engaged Research
Residency Programs & Internships
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Facilitated Networking
Relationship Steward
Shared Resources
Convener
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Facilitator of Public Engagement
Mentoring

Contact: businessimpact@umich.edu

The Business+ Impact Initiative (B+I) is a school-wide initiative of the Ross School of Business. B+I aims to build a better world through powerful ideas and solutions to address the global challenges of our time. To achieve this, B+I works to embed impact into every core activity of Ross, including teaching, research, and outreach. The initiative serves as a champion for impact within the Ross School and across campus, highlighting and promoting impact opportunities as well as providing its own signature programs, events, and activities.

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Barger Leadership Institute

LSA

Capacity-Building Programs
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Facilitator of Public Engagement
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: ramawasi@umich.edu

The Barger Leadership Institute is a flexible leadership program for any Michigan undergraduate. As a community of staff, students and faculty, we work to create authentic learning experiences where you can cultivate leadership habits and start your life-long commitment to leadership learning. The BLI partners with other programs and units on campus to provide University of Michigan students with rich curricular and co-curriculuar opportunities as well as funding in support of leadership learning that teaches beyond the conventional classroom.

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Rackham Public Engagement Internships

Rackham Graduate School

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: rackpublicscholarship@umich.edu

Rackham Public Engagement Internships provides students exciting opportunities to intern at cultural, nonprofit, and educational organizations on campus, in Ann Arbor, and in nearby communities like Detroit. The goals of these internships are to connect graduate students' knowledge to opportunities for impact outside the classroom, to advance mutually beneficial projects with partner organizations that serve diverse public audiences, andto assist students in exploring diverse career paths.

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Global Initiatives

School of Dentistry

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: carlosgc@umich.edu

The Global Initiatives program in the School of Dentistry provides opportunities for students and faculty to pursue oral health care projects in countries around the world, including Brazil, Ethiopia, Greece, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Jamaica, and Mexico.

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Institute for Social Research

Communications & Media
Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: isrcommunications@umich.edu

The world's largest academic social science survey and research organization, ISR consists of five interdependent research centers that conduct research of social science in the public interest. ISR makes information and data readily available to aid in public education and decision-making.

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Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach

College of Engineering

P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
Capacity-Building Programs
Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Relationship Steward
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: cedo-admin@umich.edu

The mission of the Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach is to provide expertise, leadership, and programming that supports the College’s belief that an excellent educational experience is intrinsically linked to fostering a climate that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students. They do this through K-12 programming, current student support, and graduate student exposure to academic career pathways.

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Rackham Program in Public Scholarship

Rackham Graduate School

Community-Engaged Research
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil

Contact: joescia@umich.edu

The Rackham Program in Public Scholarship supports graduate students doing public engagement work, provides support and training for graduate students through grants and workshops, and helps them develop their identities as publicly engaged scholars.

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School of Information Alternative Spring Break

School of Information

Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
Capacity-Building Programs
Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Facilitator of Public Engagement

Contact: umsi.engagement@umich.edu

The School of Information's Alternative Spring Break provides students the opportunity to practice the skills they are learning about working for nonprofit organizations in cities around the country. Students are also able to propose a self-initiated project in a city of their choice. BSI, MSI, MADSm and MHI students are eligible to participate in Alternative Spring Break. Alternative Spring Break hosts programming during both fall break and spring break. This program is facilited by the School of Information's Engaged Learning Office.

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Public Engagement and Impact

Office of the Vice President for Communications

Communications & Media
Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities

Contact: publicengagement@umich.edu

A focus area within the Office of the Vice President for Communications, Public Engagement and Impact publishes news about public engagement work around the university and provides resources to help faculty get involved.

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