As we celebrate the Bicentennial year, our University community is well positioned to reflect on our major investment in the Third Century Initiative. The projects funded by the Transforming Learning for a Third Century grant program have provided a robust array of settings and demonstrations of engaged learning in multiple forms. As we move forward, we want to continue to build on the foundation of these projects and document the ways that students learn and grow from these diverse experiences.

President Schlissel’s stated goal is to ensure that every U-M student has at least one high-impact engaged learning experience during their time at Michigan, guided by those in the U-M community who can help them refine their knowledge, develop key skills, and reflect meaningfully on their experiences. An essential part of the President’s goal is that students, faculty, and staff are able to tell the story of how and what students learn as a result of these experiences. Read more »


Agenda with Resource Links

10:30-11:30 Resource Cafe Ballroom

Please use the first hour of the Provost’s Seminar (10:30am-11:30am) to connect with valuable resources on campus.

  • How might you use these resources in the instruction of your own courses?

  • How can these resources help in transforming and sustaining key introductory courses?

  • How might U-M build on, extend or connect these resources to make them even more valuable to instructors and students in introductory classes?

Please share your key takeaways, ideas, and visions for the future on the large flip charts.

Resource Tables

  1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

Deborah Meizlish, Senior Associate Director (

  1. Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Neeraja Aravamudan, Interim Assistant Director for Engaged Learning (

  1. HHMI Advanced Research Connection

Julieanne Vernon, Research Program Officer ( Read more »


Provost's Seminar on Teaching: thinking long term next steps for engaged learning at michigan and beyond

University of Michigan Provost's Seminar on Teaching: Thinking Long-term: Next Steps for Engaged Learning at Michigan & Beyond. This page contains videos of the opening plenary remarks as well as materials and resources for each of the breakout sessions. The keynote speaker for the May 2016 Provost's Seminar on Teaching was Dr. Randy Bass, Vice Provost for Education, Georgetown University. 

Full Seminar Program Including Project Descriptions


Plenary Session:


Matthew Kaplan, Executive Director, Center for Research on Learning & Teaching 



University of Michigan Provost's Seminar on Humanities Classrooms, Digital Environments, Critical Questions. The video below features the opening remarks by Sidonie Smith, Mary Fair Croushore Professor of the Humanities, Director of the Institute for the Humanities. Click here for the full agenda.




Dialogues on Teaching Sustainability: Where Music Meets Medicine, Engineering Meets Politics, the Humanities Meet Business, etc.

Convened twice per year, Provost’s Seminars on Teaching provide an opportunity for lively and substantive dialogue about a wide range of teaching and learning issues campus wide, across disciplinary boundaries. The Spring 2010 Seminar on teaching about sustainability included keynote addresses by Don Scavia, Special Counsel to the President for Sustainability and Graham Family Professor of Environmental Sustainability, and Lydia McMullen-Laird, Undergraduate Student in the Ford School of Public Policy, as well as a poster fair, concurrent sessions, and roundtable discussions featuring diverse faculty approaches to teaching about sustainability.

This event was featured in The Record Update and on the University of Michigan Sustainability website. Please click here to see the article. Read more »