Guide to Campus Public Engagement Resources

In collaboration with other units across campus, the Center for Academic Innovation has compiled this directory of units and programs supporting different forms of publicly engaged work at the University of Michigan.

Each entry in the database is tagged with the types of support that they offer, as well as the different areas of public engagement that they support. Learn more about the twelve domains of public engagement here.

If you would like to add an entry to the database, or if your organization would like to request a change to your existing entry, please email us at ai-public-engagement@umich.edu.

TYPES OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

TYPES OF SUPPORT AVAILABLE

School of Information 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

    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • 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 Engagement
  • 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 (GLISA)

    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 High School Programs

    Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning

  • P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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

    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)

    Provost's Office

  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • 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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    School of Social Work ENGAGE

    Ann Arbor

  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Facilitated Networking
  • Funding Opportunities: Seed and Soil
  • Convener
  • Facilitator of Public Engagement
  • Contact: sswcommunityengagement@umich.edu

    We create reciprocal partnerships with community organizations, encourage student engagement in the community during times of crises and reflect on pressing social justice issues, and coordinate community engagement efforts across the school. We facilitate a virtual discussion series, administer a small grants program to encourage faculty to engage with community-based organizations, and implement sponsored projects that focus on employment equity, economic opportunity, and equitable development in Detroit.

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    Semester in Detroit

    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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 & Training
  • 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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    Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Academic Year Community-Engaged Research

    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • 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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    Ford School International Policy Center (IPC)

    Ford School of Public Policy

  • Community-Engaged Research
  • P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • 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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    School of Nursing Global Partnerships

    School of Nursing

  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • 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 Engagement
  • P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • 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 (CSED)

    College of Engineering

  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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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    Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Career Empowerment & Leadership (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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    Council on Civic Engagement (CCE)

  • 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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    Statistics in the Community (STATCOM)

    School of Public Health

  • Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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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    Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research

    School of Environment and Sustainability

  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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 (Detroit URC)

  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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 & Training
  • 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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    Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 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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    University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

  • Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
  • Communications & Media Engagement
  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Holdings & Collections
  • P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
  • Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • 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
  • Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & 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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    Federal Relations, Washington Office

    Office of Government Relations

  • Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
  • Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination
  • Contact: kdko@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 & Training
  • 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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    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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    School of Nursing Dashboards

    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

    Office of Research

  • Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & Entrepreneurship
  • Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
  • Communications & Media Engagement
  • 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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    Michigan Road Scholars

    Office of the Vice President for Government Relations (OVPGR)

  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Contact: Dana Sitzler, Associate Director of State Outreach, dds@umich.edu, 734-763-5554

    The Michigan Road Scholars Tour is a five-day traveling seminar of the State of Michigan for U of M faculty from the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses. This educational tour exposes faculty to the state’s economy, government and politics, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history, and geography. Designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the university and the people and communities of the state, the program lets participants glimpse the locations our students call home. The tour offers a unique experience to visit diverse organizations and interact with the people working in and leading them. Itineraries reflect the diversity and breadth of local organizations both small and large; public and private; commercial and non-profit that operate across the state. It also encourages university service to the public and suggests ways faculty can address state issues through their own research, scholarship, course development and creative activity. In addition, the experience helps to develop beneficial ties between the university and communities around the state and promotes interdisciplinary discussion among the touring faculty. The tour encourages collaboration between faculty participants and between faculty and community organizations for mutual benefit. The annual Michigan Road Scholar Tour is scheduled the first week after spring commencement each year and is funded by the U-M Office of the Provost. Tour planning and staffing comes from the U-M Office of the Vice President for Government Relations (OVPGR) State Outreach Office.

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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

    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Relationship Steward
  • Contact: hxn@umich.edu

    The Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context 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

  • Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & 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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    School of Dentistry 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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    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

  • Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & 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 (IRWG)

    Office of Research

  • Communications & Media Engagement
  • 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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    A2 Data Dive

    School of Information

  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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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    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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    School of Information 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 (CHRT)

  • Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
  • Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • Relationship Steward
  • Consulting
  • Facilitator of Public Engagement
  • Convener
  • Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Contact: chrt-info@umich.edu

    The Center for Health and Research Transformation 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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    Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (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 research services 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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    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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    Edward Ginsberg Center

  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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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    Economic Growth Institute

    Office of Government Relations

  • Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & Entrepreneurship
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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 Engagement
  • 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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    Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR)

    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Student Life

  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • 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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    Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • 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 Engagement
  • 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 Engagement
  • 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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    School of Information User Experience Lab

    School of Information

  • Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
  • Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & Entrepreneurship
  • Consulting
  • Contact: umsi.engagement@umich.edu

    The School of Information’s Engaged Learning Office’s UX Design Consultancy provides entrepreneurs access to consultative services for user experience design assistance. The Design Clinic program works with clients from all industries and sectors on 12-week information projects, applying design principles to determine scope and deliverables.

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    Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP)

    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • 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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    Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (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 & Training
  • Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • 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
  • Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & 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 & Training
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • 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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    Global Research, Education & Collaboration in Health (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/

    Interactive Communications and Simulations 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 & Training
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • 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 & Training
  • 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
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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

    Libraries

  • Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
  • Communications & Media Engagement
  • 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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    School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Community Outreach Performance Series

    School of Music, Theatre, 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, Theatre, and Dance Adult Programs

    School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

  • 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 (CAI)

  • Communications & Media Engagement
  • 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 & Training
  • 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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    Ross Business+ Impact Initiative

    Ross School of Business

  • Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
  • Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
  • Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & Entrepreneurship
  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • 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

    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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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    School of Dentistry 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 (ISR)

  • Communications & Media Engagement
  • 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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    Innovation Partnerships

    Office of the Vice President for Research

  • Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & Entrepreneurship
  • Relationship Steward
  • Consulting
  • Contact: innovationpartnerships@umich.edu

    Innovation Partnerships, housed within the Office of the Vice President for Research, serves as the primary resource for researchers who would like to connect with the private sector, including those who are interested in corporate sponsored research, licensing, or startup formation.

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    Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO)

    College of Engineering

  • P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • 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 & Training
  • 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 Engagement
  • 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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    Gifts of Art

    Medical School

  • Holdings & Collections
  • Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
  • Shared Resources
  • Contact: giftsofart@umich.edu

    The Gifts of Art program brings the world of art and music to Michigan Medicine, utilizing the arts to assist and enhance the healing process. GOA exhibits artwork in health system buildings, hosts weekly free public performances, and creates participatory arts projects with patients and staff members.

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    Michigan Engaging Community through the Classroom (MECC)

    Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning

  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Convener
  • Contact: paulfont@umich.edu

    Michigan Engaging Community through the Classroom is an initiative of Taubman College that explores the benefits of multi-disciplinary teams at UM working on stakeholder-based community engagement efforts.

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    State Outreach

    Office of Government Relations

  • Communications & Media Engagement
  • Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
  • Relationship Steward
  • Contact: ljforte@umich.edu

    State Outreach personnel within the Office of Government Relations provide a direct line of communication between U-M communities statewide.

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    Stamps Pre-College Programs

    Stamps School of Art and Design

  • Capacity-Building & Training
  • P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
  • Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Contact: jprophet@umich.edu

    Stamps School of Art & Design offers a number of spring and summer programs for high school students interested in art and design.

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    Wallace House Presents

  • Communications & Media Engagement
  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Facilitator of Public Engagement
  • Contact: lambal@umich.edu

    Wallace House Presents brings journalists whose work is at the forefront of national conversations to our university community and the broader public. By moving news consumption and discussion away from devices and distractions and into public spaces, Wallace House aims to foster civic engagement, open conversation and spark debate.

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    Department of History

    College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
  • Community-Engaged Learning and/or Service
  • Communications & Media Engagement
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Performance, Exhibition, & Installation
  • Internships & Residency Programs
  • Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Consulting
  • Facilitator of Public Engagement
  • Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination
  • Mentoring
  • Contact: hist.engagement@umich.edu

    U-M History is committed to history in the public service. This permeates all aspects of the History Department: undergraduate classrooms, graduate student training, faculty research, extracurricular programs, and community partnerships. From public history projects that engage broad audiences with historical scholarship to cutting-edge digital humanities initiatives with community partners, our public engagement projects demonstrate how history matters in the wider world.

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    Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI)

    Medical School

  • Communications & Media Engagement
  • Policy, Advocacy, & Government Relations
  • Convener
  • Contact: lauraabo@umich.edu

    The Institute for Healthcare Policy is a community of hundreds of the University of Michigan health services researchers and health policy experts informing public and private efforts to optimize the quality, safety, equity, and affordability of healthcare through collaboration, evidence, and impact.

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    School of Education The School at Marygrove

    School of Education

  • P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
  • Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Contact: sssmoore@umich.edu

    The School at Marygrove is a cradle-to-career public school located on the Marygrove College campus in northwest Detroit with a dual emphasis on social justice and design. A collaboration between U-M’s School of Education, DPSCD and non-profit foundations, the school utilizes a project and place based curriculum that engages students in community-based and social justice-oriented learning opportunities.

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    Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

    Provost's Office

  • P-14 Education & Educational Outreach
  • Alternative, Informal, & Lifelong Learning
  • Consulting
  • Facilitator of Public Engagement
  • Contact: umwise@umich.edu

    WISE collaborates with faculty writing broader impacts sections of grants and runs summer camps for middle school and high school students.

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