Education

Flint,
,
The MCAC employs recent U-M graduates to work full-time in underserved schools across the state of Michigan to serve as college advisers providing college planning and preparation services to high school students and their parents. These advisers participate in an extensive training program that includes all aspects of the college preparation process. Advisers serve for terms of one to two years for which they receive a service stipend and education award to be used for student loan repayment or future graduate studies. Advisers provide one-on-one advising to students as well as school-wide programming and parent outreach. Examples of programming include assistance with application/essay writing, scholarship searching, financial aid, career exploration, goal setting, and academic planning. Data are collected in coordination with the National College Advising Corps to determine the effectiveness of the program.

n/a

William Collins
University of Michigan Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Academic Affairs
n/a
Flint
The University of Michigan-Flint is requesting a gift of $25,000 from the A.G. Bishop Charitable Trust to purchase equipment for a Clinical Simulation Laboratory that will be used each year by more than 800 nursing, nurse practitioner, physical therapy, and medical students to better develop critical thinking and clinical problem-solving skills before entering the workplace.

n/a

Margaret Andrews
Health and Human Services – School of Health Professions and Studies
n/a
Flint
,
The University of Michigan-Flint’s Alternative Spring Break is a University Outreach sponsored program that offers a community service learning experience on a local level during the traditional Spring Break of the academic calendar. Students spend time learning about complex social, cultural and environmental issues. During spring break, groups are bussed to a selected site to engage in meaningful action toward a greater understanding of root causes of relevant issues. Students participate in critical reflection and analysis of social justice issues they experience first-hand. In 2013, the week will culminate with students traveling to Detroit to visit the Campus Martius Park, Freedom House, Detroit Institute of Art and Ford Field as part of the reflection activity.

n/a

Gerard Voland
University of Michigan- Flint; Office of Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
n/a
Flint, and Genesee County
Super Science Friday is a multi-disciplinary, hands-on event that brings 600 middle school youth to the University of Michigan-Flint campus for experiential learning opportunities related to science. Middle school is a critical period in the development of young people, a time when many, often begin to lag in their mastery of science concepts. Studies have shown that field trips are an important resource that can boost interest and drive. The excitement of the day and change in teaching and learning style can be a catalyst for greater enthusiasm to achieve.

n/a

Vahid Lotfi
University of Michigan- Flint Office of the Provost
n/a
Flint, and Genesee County
Super Science Friday is a multi-disciplinary, hands-on event that brings 600 middle school youth to the University of Michigan-Flint campus for experiential learning opportunities related to science. Middle school is a critical period in the development of young people, a time when many, often begin to lag in their mastery of science concepts. Studies have shown that field trips are an important resource that can boost interest and drive. The excitement of the day and change in teaching and learning style can be a catalyst for greater enthusiasm to achieve.

n/a

Vahid Lotfi
University of Michigan- Flint Office of the Provost
n/a
Flint, Ann Arbor
Follow-up meetings of working groups emerging from this year’s conference — Completion of publications emerging from this year’s conference; — Planning for and launching of specific projects in this arena to be undertaken between the Ann Arbor

n/a

Laura Lein
University of Michigan School of Social Work
n/a
Flint
The purpose of this NCIN in Flint Michigan project is to increase the number of nurses and the level of diversity in the nursing workforce in Flint and the surrounding area by providing scholarship, mentorship, and leadership development activities to underrepresented/economically disadvantaged ABSN students. The objectives of this project are (1) to recruit underrepresented/economically disadvantaged prospective students from the UM-Flint campus (senior students in undergraduate programs other than nursing) and community (African American churches, the office of UAW Local 598, a union representing over 2,700 employees at the General Motors Vehicle Manufacturing Flint Assembly plant); (2) to provide scholarships to alleviate the financial burdens that prevent or delay underrepresented/economically disadvantaged students from completing their ABSN degree; and (3) to provide mentorship and leadership development activities that will enable underrepresented/economically disadvantaged ABSN students to successfully complete their ABSN degree. We plan to expand the capacity of the ABSN program from 32 admits to 40 admits per year. We will be able to admit 30 qualified, underrepresented/economically disadvantaged ABSN students in Fall 2012. Therefore, we are requesting 20 scholarships to be awarded to the underrepresented/economically disadvantaged students who have been accepted into the UM-Flint ABSN program. The NCIN in Flint Michigan team will develop mentorship and leadership development activities based on three publications/toolkits developed by the RWJF New Careers in Nursing program. We foresee that the recruitment efforts at African American churches and UAW Local 598 will be sustained beyond the term of this grant. These networks have not been fully established yet. The Department of Nursing will continue partnering with the Office of Admission and Academic Advising and Career Center on planning and delivering recruitment events.

n/a

Huey-Ming Tzeng
University of Michigan – Flint; School of Health Professions and Studies
n/a
Flint; surrounding Flint area
The purpose of this NCIN project is to increase the number of nurses and the level of diversity in the nursing workforce in Flint and the surrounding area by providing scholarship, mentorship and leadership development activities to underrepresented/economically disadvantaged (UED) ABSN students. The objectives of the project are (1) to recruit UED prospective students from the UM-Flint campus (senior students in undergraduate programs other than nursing); community (African American churches, UAW Local 598, professional/educational organizations) and media (the RWJF NCIN scholar information will be available on the Department of Nursing website along with pictures of present recipients and their comments); (2) to provide scholarships to alleviate the financial burden that prevent or delay UED students from completing their degree; and (3) to provide mentorship and leadership development activities (programs customized and developed using the RWJF NCIN Toolkits) that will enable completion of their ABSN Degree and NCLEX-RN success. We plan to expand the capacity of the BSN program from 32 admits to 40 admits per year. We will be able to admit 30 qualified, UED ABSN students in Fall 2013. Therefore, we are requesting 20 scholarships to be awarded to the UED students who have been accepted into the UM-Flint ABSN program. UM-Flint has demonstrated a firm commitment to diversity and enhancement of UED and minority students. The University’s Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI) has developed and implemented several pre-and post-matriculation programs and services to enhance the enrollment, progression, retention, and graduation of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Department of Nursing will continue to partner with the EOI, The Academic Advising and Career Center, Office of Student Development, Woman’s Educational Center, and Office of Financial Aid, to recruit and sustain UED students.

n/a

Melva Craft-Blacksheare
University of Michigan – Flint; School of Health Professions and Studies
n/a
Flint
The project challenges the notion: dance is only for agile bodies. Determining rather that there is dance in every-body. The project is based on the belief that dance can be a way to bridge difference. At the heart of this multi-generational community-based project is the idea that when we share our dances, we realize our commonalities, shared hopes and joys, and nourish communities.

n/a

William Irwin
University of Michigan Flint – College of Arts and Sciences
n/a
Flint
,
Tthe Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint (BGCGF) is expected to employ thirty-two urban teens between the ages of 16-19 through a fifteen week Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Summer Youth Employment Program. University Outreach at the University of Michigan-Flint proposes to work in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint to expand their Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) by offering an additional a 5 day series of experiences for the SYEP teens focused on career opportunities in natural resource professions while connecting them to locally relevant natural resource issues and parks and recreation projects.

n/a

Jacob Blumner
University of Michigan Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
n/a