Register now! Ginsberg Center's Community Engagement @ Michigan
OCEL is proud to co-sponsor the Ginsberg Center's Community Engagement @ Michigan sessions along with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. This series addresses critical topics in community-engaged teaching and learning, research, scholarship, and program/project development. Through seminars and events, this faculty and professional development series supports faculty, staff, administrators, post-docs, and graduate students at U-M who are interested in learning about or further developing community-driven practice. Participants engage with strategies and approaches to develop and sustain community partnerships for research & teaching, prepare students to work with communities, emphasize civic learning across disciplines, develop and refine course-based and program curriculum, and more.
Learn more about each session and register today!
Ways that OCEL supports faculty
OCEL supports faculty community engagement in a range of different ways. The office does this by:
- Assisting faculty and staff in collaborating with nonprofit and community partners;
- Supporting project and programs that advance faculty research and student learning;
- Providing annual seed grant funding that support community-based research, community engagement and related programming with community partners; and
- Raising the profile of community partnerships among campus and external constituents by publicly recognizing the work of engaged faculty.
“OMI’s [OCEL's] seed grant program made our project possible. There are not a lot of funders willing to risk much on research that straddles academic and community interests. Not only was OMI [OCEL] enthusiastic about the proposal they have remained an essential partner as the project expanded." Joshua Akers, Assistant Professor of Geography and Urban and Regional Studies
For more information on OCEL's Seed Grant program, click the links below!
Available Faculty Resources
Please utilize the following links to learn more about OCEL Seed Grants, reserving the Ford Collaboratory space for your engaged work, and other various OCEL initiatives: