Education

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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.
Project Principal Investigator:
William Collins
Lead Institution:
University of Michigan Diversity, Equity& Inclusion & Academic Affairs
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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.
Project Principal Investigator:
William Collins
Lead Institution:
University of Michigan Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Academic Affairs
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The Committed to Excellence and Opportunity Program (CEO) is an expansion of the program known as the Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Scholarship Program (ISP) and is an initiative by the University of Michigan-Flint through the Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI) which reports directly to the Office of the Provost. CEO provides an outstanding educational opportunity for students to reach their full potential as scholars in the classroom and as citizens in their respective communities.
Project Principal Investigator:
Tendaji Ganges
Lead Institution:
University of Michigan – Flint; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Campus Inclusion and Student Life
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During the 2009-2010 academic year, writer and children’s book author Christopher Paul Curtis was selected for the University of Michigan-Flint’s Winegarden Visiting Professorship. During his appointment, he engaged in a special project with fourth graders from each of the Flint Community Schools. Organized by UM-Flint faculty/staff, the project was titled the Christopher Paul Curtis Writing Adventure. The success of the project and commitment of Mr. Curtis to return each year has established this as an annual project that has been additionally enhanced by the Flint Public Library. This year’s program will take place on March 18 and 19, 2013 in the UM-Flint Theatre for the introduction of the program. Over the course of two days Mr. Curtis personally addresses every fourth grade class in the district at a special presentation in the UM-Flint theatre. Students have the opportunity to hear about his experience growing up in Flint, his love of writing and how, through the American values of hard work and creativity, they can explore and develop a personal interest in writing. The Flint Public Library enriches the presentation through the involvement of one of its librarians. Students are encouraged to use the free resources of the library and explore the world through exciting books of all subjects. Following a very interactive and energizing experience with Mr. Curtis, each student is challenged to return to their respective schools and engage in a writing competition. Each student is provided a folder with a pencil, writing paper and two options for story starters. This year, the folders will also include an application for a Flint Public Library Card, and information on upcoming reading and writing programs for youth.
Project Principal Investigator:
Robert Barnett
Lead Institution:
University of Michigan Flint School of Education & Human Services
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Violent crime is a persistent problem in Flint, Michigan, which far surpasses MI and national rates for murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assaults (FBI, 2012). Although Flint faces economic and social challenges, the city also benefits from assets that provide a firm foundation for community change. We propose to examine the effects of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) on youth violence in a selected area of Flint: the University Avenue Corridor (UAC). A coalition of community organizations, the University Avenue Corridor Coalition (UACC), formed in 2012 with a mission to implement CPTED activities to address blight and crime hotspots, improve neighborhood health and safety, stabilize land use, establish leisure and recreational areas, and create and improve communication links and education in the area. Members – including universities, neighborhood groups, health and social services organizations, local businesses, charitable groups, fraternal organizations, and law enforcement – agreed to offer their resources to address critical issues facing the area and support one another’s initiatives. The proposed evaluation design capitalizes on an overlap between the UAC and intervention area of the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center?s (MI-YVPC). The MI-YVPC supports six programs in a 2.3 square mile area of Flint and has monitored a comparison area 1.6 miles from the YVPC/UAC intervention areas. Crime, injury, and property assessment data collected by MI-YVPC allow us to establish a baseline for these indicators prior to the initiation of the UACC in 2012, and during the proposed project. We will conduct an outcome evaluation of the entire UACC effort utilizing a 2X2 design. The outcome evaluation will employ a quasi-experimental design to assess the effectiveness of four conditions: CPTED only, CPTED plus MI-YVPC interventions, MI-YVPC interventions only, and a comparison area where neither intervention was implemented. We will compare neighborhoods that did not receive the interventions in two ways: 1) comparative analysis across neighborhoods with similar violence incidence and demographic characteristics; and 2) spatial analysis comparing outcomes across all census tracts controlling for several confounding variables. The study outcomes will include crime incidents, assault injuries, property conditions, and resident perceptions and behaviors. We will draw upon the expertise and data resources of the MI-YVPC to carry out a study that compares various types and intensities of violence prevention interventions. Our collaboration with the UACC both provides useful input for interpreting evaluation results, and ensures sustainability and scalability of the program after our evaluation is completed.
Project Principal Investigator:
Marc Zimmerman
Lead Institution:
University of Michigan School of Public Health
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The goal of the University of Michigan-Flint Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program is to increase the number of doctorally-prepared faculty available to teach in nursing schools, as well as the number of advanced practice nurses providing direct patient care. Supported by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, the program will provide scholarship assistance, leadership development, and networking support to expand the pipeline of future nurse faculty into research-focused and practice-focused doctoral nursing programs. The program will support 6 Scholars: 5 students will be selected for the Veterans Healthcare Program, which is designated for students who are focusing on veterans? healthcare needs in their research or practice, and 1 student will be selected as a Nurse Leader Scholar. Students selected will participate in a Nurse Leader Scholar Program orientation webinar and attend a leadership development conference in Washington, D.C. Scholars will receive $10,000 each in scholarship funds to support the completion of their DNP program. The Nurse Leader Scholar will also receive an additional $10,000 in scholarship provided by the University of Michigan-Flint.
Project Principal Investigator:
Constance Creech
Lead Institution:
University of Michigan – Flint; School of Health Profession and Studies
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The mission of the Genesee Early College (GEC) FIRST Robotics Team is to expand students’ exposure and interest in math, science, and technology by providing experiences that encourage self-confidence and curiosity. FIRST Robotics is a newly-formed club at the GEC high school located on the UM-Flint campus. The GEC, is a five-year high school that allows students to graduate with up to 60 college credits that can be transferred to their college degree program. The GEC FIRST Robotics Team began with two faculty advisors who initiated a partnership with the UM-Flint Department of Physics and Engineering. The GEC team intends to learn in this first year of participation and then mentor a club at Mott Middle College next year.
Project Principal Investigator:
Mihai Burzo
Lead Institution:
University of Michigan Flint College of Arts and Sciences
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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.
Project Principal Investigator:
William Collins
Lead Institution:
University of Michigan Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Academic Affairs
Project Type:
Description:
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.
Project Principal Investigator:
William Collins
Lead Institution:
University of Michigan Diversity, Equity& Inclusion & Academic Affairs
Project Type:
Description:
The Committed to Excellence and Opportunity Program (CEO) is an expansion of the program known as the Wade H. McCree, Jr. Incentive Scholarship Program (ISP) and is an initiative by the University of Michigan-Flint through the Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives (EOI) which reports directly to the Office of the Provost. CEO provides an outstanding educational opportunity for students to reach their full potential as scholars in the classroom and as citizens in their respective communities.
Project Principal Investigator:
Tendaji Ganges
Lead Institution:
University of Michigan – Flint; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Campus Inclusion and Student Life