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.

Katrina Stack
My most defining moment would be the opportunity to go to Poland to study abroad. That experience helped me make so many friends, memories and mentors. It’s also made me realize that I love being in touch with history.
Katrina Stack, ‘16 History, Social studies and education/Political Science

Did You Know?

More Facts

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