University of Michigan Public Engagement Resources

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

Research Projects: http://www.edpolicy.umich.edu/research-projects/ Training Opportunities: http://www.edpolicy.umich.edu/training/

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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.

1) News and Events: https://ii.umich.edu/humanrights/news-events.html2) Resources: https://ii.umich.edu/humanrights/resources.html3) Funding Opportunities: https://ii.umich.edu/humanrights/students.html

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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.

Training Opportunities: occasional training on working with media (upcoming virtual series in June 2020), communications and community-based research approaches associated with grant awardsFunding Opportunities: Ongoing grant opportunities through the faculty grant awards, fall grant opportunities through the community-academic awards in partnership with the Detroit Urban Research Center, and some funding through the Detroit Economic Mobility Partnership

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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.

We convene the Employment Equity Learning and Action Collaborative in Detroit, which brings together over 40 organizations across sectors to promote employment equity and economic opportunity for Detroiters.

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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.

Students can apply now for the spring 2021 program: https://mcompass.umich.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10923

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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.

Research: http://ipc.umich.edu/international-research. Global Engagement & Education: http://ipc.umich.edu/global-engagement Funding Opportunities: http://ipc.umich.edu/opportunities

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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.

1) Research Funding: https://www.michiganseagrant.org/research/2) Educational Resources: https://www.michiganseagrant.org/educational-programs/3) Internship and Fellowship Opportunities: https://www.michiganseagrant.org/student-opportunities/

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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.

C-SED creates customized workshops in socially engaged design to support all learners (faculty, staff, and students). Invite our Experiential Learning experts to customize a learning experience to meet your student’s needs.

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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.

Twitter: @statcom_umWith CTAC, CEDER, and MIDAS, we also co-organize a Data for Public Good symposium which is open to the university, community partners, and stakeholders to showcase the many data for good efforts on campus

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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.

Student Opportunities: https://ciglr.seas.umich.edu/opportunities/student-fellowships/ Funding Opportunities: https://ciglr.seas.umich.edu/partner-opportunities/

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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.

Training Opportunities: CBPR Partnership Academy: http://www.detroiturc.org/cbpr-partnership-academy.html

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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.

There is an annual 9-10 week training program in IFRI concepts that consists of seminar sessions, fieldwork, and a computer laboratory component that covers data entry and database management; IFRI has a training program that is run on an ad-hoc basis. It focuses on research skills in collecting socio-ecological data using well-respected methods

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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.

University Learning and Research: https://umma.umich.edu/study-researchDocent Program: https://umma.umich.edu/docents

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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.

1) Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) student surge capacity team https://sph.umich.edu/practice/centers-and-programs/phast/index.html2) Region V Public Health Training Center provides training nationally to the public health community https://sph.umich.edu/mphtc/

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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.

Tech Lab at Mcity (https://cfe.umich.edu/techlab-mcity/), through the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship, is a Company-in-Residence program for early stage mobility companies in the connected and automated vehicle (CAV) space. Undergraduate students enrolled in the TechLab course work on company-sponsored technical projects housed at Mcity. TechLab is managed by CFE in partnership with Mcity. Fund faculty research: https://mcity.umich.edu/our-work/research/

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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.

Past itineraries can be viewed here:https://www.govrel.umich.edu/index.php/stateoutreach/michigan-road-scholars/michigan-road-scholar-archive/

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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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Office of Technology Transfer

Office of Research (UMOR)

Applied Practice & Professional Consulting
Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & Entrepreneurship
Communications & Media Engagement
Facilitated Networking
Shared Resources
Consulting
Mentoring
Relationship Steward
Publication Outlets and Opportunities, and Dissemination

Contact: techtransfer@umich.edu

U-M Tech Transfer is responsible for commercializing research discoveries. We enhance these research discoveries to encourage licensing and broad deployment with existing businesses and to help launch and support newly-formed U-M start-ups.

We provide resources for intellectual property protection, licensing, business mentorship, industry connections, fund raising support, business planning and operations.

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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 Engagement
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.

Grantsmanship support: http://chgd.umich.edu/facilities-services/small-research-grant-award-program/Workshops & Trainings: http://chgd.umich.edu/news/events-and-workshops/

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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.

Funding Opportunities: $500

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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.

Funding Opportunities: https://irwg.umich.edu/fundingFaculty Research Support: https://irwg.umich.edu/faculty-research-support-services

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Energy Institute

Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & 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 & 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.

Data dive hosts a series of workshop-style bootcamps to offer students a chance to learn new data skills prior to data diveResources: https://sites.google.com/view/a2datadive/data-dive-resources?authuser=0Learning Resources: https://sites.google.com/view/a2datadive/learning-resources?authuser=0

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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.

Training Opportunities: https://spectrumcenter.umich.edu/training-consultation-requestsFunding Opportunities: https://spectrumcenter.umich.edu/financial-grantsOther Resources: https://spectrumcenter.umich.edu/resources

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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.

1) New Leadership Academy: http://www.thenationalforum.org/new-leadership-academy 2) Student Access: http://www.thenationalforum.org/research 3) uLEAD Network (http://www.thenationalforum.org/ulead-network) provides a flexible online platform for leaders in higher education to network with others in addressing complex issues of access and diversity in modern higher education. They have a vareity of materials for higher education professionals seeking additional support on topics ranging from working with undocumented students to enabling institutional change.

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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.

CHRT's health policy fellowship pairs U-M resarchers with Lansing policymakers and state nonprofit leaders to learn from outside experts and others while collaborating on projects designed to translate new research for policymakers and practitioners.https://chrt.org/fellowship/apply/

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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.

1) News and Events: http://financelawpolicy.umich.edu/news 2) Conferences: http://financelawpolicy.umich.edu/conferences 3) Research Projects: http://financelawpolicy.umich.edu/research-projects

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Innovation In Action

School of Public Health

Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, & 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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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.

Student Engagement Resources: https://ginsberg.umich.edu/student-engagementAcademic Partner Resources: https://ginsberg.umich.edu/topic/academic-partnershipsCommunity Partner Resources: https://ginsberg.umich.edu/campus-community-partnerships

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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.

Training Opportunities: unbiased decision making, student courses include "reimagining companies through innovation" and "technology transfer" in partnership with CFE. Institute funding is available for SME businesses in region through the Institute's grant funded programs. Professional staff work with client firms through each program, which include assistance to small and medium sized manufacturers, defense supply chain cybersecurity, support for new technology startups developing first customers, and regional innovaiton programs. EGI conducts applied research, which has covered topics in tech transfer, middle-skill workforce development, community economic development, and other topics. The Institue maintains relationships with several federal/state agencies. Programming relationships include other public universities across Michigan as well as Purude University and Ohio State. Undergraduate and graduate student research associates play an important role in all our work. As an outward facing organization, EGI welcomes the chance to work with other programs or faculty who are seeking to develop new research or programming that connects with businesses, communities, or applied research opportunities.

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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.

Faculty & Student Research: https://mbgna.umich.edu/education/faculty-student-research/

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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 Lab provides U-M student and other local entrepreneurs access to consultative services for user experience design assistance.

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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.

1) Frankely Jewish Podcast: https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/resources/frankely-judaic-podcasts.html2) Belin Lecture Series: https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/resources/BelinBook.html3) Institute Annual: https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/resources/InstituteAnnual.html4) Library Collections: https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/resources/library-collections.html5) 3D Pushke Exhibit: https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/resources/library-collections.html

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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.

Gamechangers assists developers of innovative technologies with disseminating information about their technology: http://mforesight.org/gamechangers/

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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.

Training Opportunities: full day training for workshop facilitators in Fall and Winter semesters, short training in Winter semester for gallery docents, PCAP students and volunteers have registration priority. Funding: PCAP considers small sponsorship and co-sponsorship requests for projets with a similar mission. Resources: PCAP offers speakers for panels, classrooms, and events, PCAP can license artwork for publication and help connect you with artists for commission work, Artwork images and artist statements from 25 years of the annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners will be included in the forthcoming Documenting Criminalizations and Confinement Initiative of Carceral State Projects

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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.

Curriculum: http://diplomacy.umich.edu/curriculum Policy Simulations: http://diplomacy.umich.edu/simulations Funding and Training Opportunities: http://diplomacy.umich.edu/opportunities News and Events: http://diplomacy.umich.edu/news

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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.

Michigan Public Policy Survey: http://closup.umich.edu/michigan-public-policy-survey Energy & Environmental Policy Initiative/Renewable Energy Policy Initiative: http://closup.umich.edu/energy-environment Publications: http://closup.umich.edu/publications Events: https://fordschool.umich.edu/events?keyword=&sort_bef_combine=field_date_range_value_ASC&field_policy_topics_target_id=All&field_event_host_target_id=173&field_event_type_target_id=All&field_event_series_target_id=All&field_virtual_event_value=All

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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.

1) Schedule a consultation: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8XwKZVO0uDh1UFuW2lJE_eiUqYeR3TprJIpeaETsqCN2fbQ/viewform2) Request an audio session: https://www.lib.umich.edu/shapiro-design-lab3) Blog: https://apps.lib.umich.edu/blogs/lab-notes

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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

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.

1) Events: http://www.cew.umich.edu/events-workshops/2) Stories & Podcasts: http://www.cew.umich.edu/stories/3) Funding: http://www.cew.umich.edu/funding/4) Advocacy Initiatives: http://www.cew.umich.edu/advocacy-initiatives/5) Counseling: http://www.cew.umich.edu/counseling/6) Awards: http://www.cew.umich.edu/about/#awards

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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.

1) Board Fellowship Program: https://businessimpact.umich.edu/our-programs/nonprofit-board-fellowships/2) Impact Summer Internship Fund:https://businessimpact.umich.edu/our-programs/internships/3) Impact Studio:https://businessimpact.umich.edu/our-programs/impact-studio/4) Social Innovation Series:https://businessimpact.umich.edu/our-programs/social-innovation-series/

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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.

1) ALA 175: Leadership Lab https://lsa.umich.edu/bli/fellows-program-structure/phase-1--members/leadership-labs.html2) Leadership Fellows: https://lsa.umich.edu/bli/fellows-program-structure/phase-2--fellows.html3) Advanced Leadership Fellows: https://lsa.umich.edu/bli/fellows-program-structure/phase-3--advanced-fellows.html4) Student Grants and Funding: https://lsa.umich.edu/bli/funding.html

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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.

Funding Opportunities: $3,500-$8,000

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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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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.

Funding Opportunities:1) Public Scholarship Grants: up to $8,000 for graduate students to design and implement a publicly-engaged research project. https://rackham.umich.edu/professional-development/program-in-public-scholarship/public-scholarship-grants/

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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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