PERSONALIZING AT SCALE

ENGAGING EVERY STUDENT
AS AN INDIVIDUAL

What is the Third Century Initiative?
As U-M prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2017, the Third Century Initiative has been established to inspire innovative programs that enhance the student learning experience and develop creative approaches to the world’s greatest challenges.
DEEP MONITORING

CHRONIC DISEASE IN
UNDERSERVED & REMOTE POPULATIONS

What is the Third Century Initiative?
As U-M prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2017, the Third Century Initiative has been established to inspire innovative programs that enhance the student learning experience and develop creative approaches to the world’s greatest challenges.
BREAKING DOWN SILOS OF LEARNING

THE INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION
AND COLLABORATIVE CARE PROJECT

What is the Third Century Initiative?
As U-M prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2017, the Third Century Initiative has been established to inspire innovative programs that enhance the student learning experience and develop creative approaches to the world’s greatest challenges.
MASTER CLASS

A NEW MODEL OF
INTENSIVE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

What is the Third Century Initiative?
As U-M prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2017, the Third Century Initiative has been established to inspire innovative programs that enhance the student learning experience and develop creative approaches to the world’s greatest challenges.
What is the Third Century Initiative?
As U-M prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2017, the Third Century Initiative has been established to inspire and fund innovative programs that intensify learning experiences while addressing global challenges into our third century.

TAKING ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES

Many of the most pressing problems facing our region, nation and world are highly complicated and require expertise from multiple perspectives. Given the university’s long-standing commitment to the public good, combined with our breadth and depth of expertise across the institution, faculty and students are uniquely positioned to collaboratively take on these challenges. Our goal is to have a lasting and positive impact on the world. Funded Projects

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INTENSIFYING LEARNING EXPERIENCES

In order to prepare our students for the ever-changing world of the future, the university must enhance its traditional strength in educating students so that they have broad knowledge, specialized training in at least one field, critical thinking skills, appreciation of the arts and humanities, understanding of the scientific method and the role of science, and quantitative reasoning and numeracy. Our goal is to intensify action-based and innovative educational experiences that expose students to the complexity and volatility that they will face when they leave the university. Funded Projects

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PERSONALIZING AT SCALE

ENGAGING EVERY STUDENT
AS AN INDIVIDUAL

A project involving faculty and staff from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the College of Engineering, the Office of Digital Education and Innovation and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching is creating a Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG), to build upon existing personalized education technology at U-M to provide tailored advising to students in all 19 schools and colleges.

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DEEP MONITORING

CHRONIC DISEASE
IN UNDERSERVED & REMOTE POPULATIONS

The “Deep Monitoring” Chronic Disease in Underserved & Remote Populations Project is a real-world effort exploring the challenges of deploying, using and assessing sensor technologies for monitoring chronic disease in millions of individual patients who are distributed over wide distances. The project’s initial results examining chronic adult diabetes are helping inform subsequent technology and implementation decisions, in a broader range of chronic diseases, and also leading to collaboration and partnerships with foundations, health systems and students globally.

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BREAKING DOWN SILOS OF LEARNING

THE INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION
AND COLLABORATIVE CARE PROJECT

A five-year program is working to transform the way University of Michigan faculty teach more than 4,000 health professional students, with an ultimate goal to impact the patient experience, population health and the cost of health care.

The Interprofessional Health Education and Collaborative Care project seeks to break down existing silos of learning within the seven health science schools at U-M: the College of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, School of Nursing and School of Kinesiology.

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MASTER CLASS

A NEW MODEL OF INTENSIVE
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

In contrast to the terminology of “master” and “apprentice” that establishes clear, hierarchical roles between the student and teacher, this Third Century project’s title “Master Class” is drawn from studies in music performance, where musicians simultaneously learn from and perform together with a virtuoso.

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