Learning Environments

Transforming Students: Powering Our Region

A 21st-century education no longer lives in a traditional classroom.

Engineers learn the trade by building vehicles in state-of-the-art machine shops.

Scientists hone their research skills by conducting experiments in high-tech labs.

And financial analysts gain a better understanding of Wall Street by working in real-world trading rooms.

In the past decade, learning has moved far beyond textbooks and whiteboards. Today, the most effective educational experiences are student-directed, creative, collaborative and interdisciplinary. To accommodate this new model of education, the university must design learning spaces and campus-life programs that give UM-Dearborn students a competitive edge…and prepare them to become victors for our world.

In order to promote a creative learning environment that focuses on collaboration between students and faculty, facilities are an important fundraising priority for the university.

The goal is to raise $12 million for learning environments.

Difference Makers

Our students are improving the lives of others and making an impact in the community. Meet more Difference Makers.

Stefanie Haag
By doing these other events, I’ve learned how to network, how to act professionally, and how to present myself in a way that is valuable to future employers. I already see the result of these things through my internships and the feedback I’ve received outside the classroom.
Stefanie Haag, ’15 Industrial and Systems Engineering

Did You Know?

More Facts

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Average class size: 26. Almost 70% of all classes have less than 30 students.