CONTAINER TO CLINIC

U-M-DESIGNED POP-UP CLINIC
A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND IN JAMAICA

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.
MICHIGAN SUSTAINABILITY CASES

TRANSFORMING CASE-BASED TEACHING
AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING

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.
M-WRITE II

WRITING-TO-LEARN
IN LARGE COURSES

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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MICHIGAN SUSTAINABILITY CASES

TRANSFORMING CASE-BASED TEACHING
AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING

The School of Natural Resources & Environment’s (SNRE) and College of Literature, Science, & the Arts’ Program in the Environment (PitE) are adopting an approach to teaching graduate and undergraduate students that exposes them to case-based learning using digital multimedia materials. The goal is to connect students with scholars from humanities; the social, natural and biomedical sciences; engineering and landscape architecture by creating Michigan Sustainability Case models that link students, faculty and professionals from the field in exploring sustainability topics. A master case already created, titled “Wolf Wars: Should We Hunt Gray Wolves in Michigan?” provides podcasts, videos and other digital materials that explain the debate among groups pushing for a hunt, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Natural Resources Commission and groups that are opposed to the idea.

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M-WRITE II

WRITING-TO-LEARN
IN LARGE COURSES

Many of the University of Michigan’s introductory or gateway courses have large enrollments, so writing has not been a major part of the learning experience in those classes. Yet, appropriately framed writing assignments can help students better learn the core content of these courses while also fostering critical thinking skills. Using technology that includes a peer review system and automatic text analysis, faculty members from the College of Literature, Science, & the Arts (LSA) and the College of Engineering, in conjunction with the Sweetland Writing Center, will be using M-Write II to integrate writing-to-learn pedagogies into five large introductory courses.

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CONTAINER TO CLINIC

U-M-DESIGNED POP-UP CLINIC
A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND IN JAMAICA

It was inside-the-box thinking that led a multidisciplinary U-M team to reimagine a shipping container as an ophthalmology clinic in Jamaica.

Opened in late October 2016 inside a 20-by-8-foot customized shipping container, the new facility is the product of an unlikely collaboration between faculty members at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, the architecture school, as well as the University Health Service.

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