After a nearly 50 year history, Project Community is in the process of restructuring to ensure it is around for an additional 50 years!
These key structural revisions include the formal partnership, or division of labor, between the Ginsberg Center, where my office is situated, and the Sociology Department, where Ian Robinson, the faculty sponsor’s, office is located.
This means the entire marketing, curriculum and enrollment management components, including the course descriptions, site information and registration for SOC 389 and SOC 325, has transitioned from the Ginsberg Center to the Sociology department. Both the well-known name and logo that is Project Community will also follow to the Sociology department.
The well-proven theory of Integrative Learning, which informs the DSA’s Learning Outcomes, will now become Engaged Learning Partnerships offered through the Ginsberg Center. This service will partner with faculty and graduate teaching assistants in various academic disciplines, throughout the UM campus, who are interested in receiving pedagogical and research assistance with integrating community engagement into their already existing, or newly created, courses. To date, partnerships have already been established with the College of Engineering, School of Information, School of Nursing and College of Pharmacy.
Again, thank you for your valuable support though the years!