The University of Michigan recently announced a $5 million dollar initiative to give humanities faculty resources to experiment with collaboration and team-based approaches to their work. Michigan News reports that, “Under the Michigan Humanities Collaboratory, several teams will work on large-scale projects that create new models for humanities research, its communication to the broader public and training of the next generation of scholars.” Read more about the initiative here.
The Futures Initiative is happy to share an evaluation report (PDF) of our inaugural course, Mapping the Futures of Higher Education. The analysis was conducted by two Urban Education doctoral students, Deborah Greenblatt and Janey Flanagan. We were delighted to learn that both undergraduate and graduate students considered the course and teaching methods to be highly effective. The report also contains many lessons for us as we plan for the