The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Attendees at the 2018 Dewey Lecture

The Ginsberg Center and the University of Michigan offers numerous sessions related to community-engaged teaching, research, and service. Below we list recent past events with links to additional resources, when applicable.  

Our upcoming events are listed on our home page.

The Dewey Lecture

April 6, 2018
The Dewey Lecture brings together faculty, staff and community partners to explore the ways in which scholarship can be advanced through mutually beneficial partnerships.
This year's lecture was “Amplifying the Diminished Voice of Detroit’s Urban Landscape,” with keynote speaker Charles Cross of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center and Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. Katie Richards-Schuster, Director of Undergraduate Minor Programs and Assistant Professor of Social Work, and her community partners Morghan Williams, Scott Phillips, and Zearia Chestang presented on Ypsilanti Youth Creating Change (Y2C2), a collaboration between Corner Health Center’s Youth Leadership Council and Ozone House’s Peer Outreach Workers. In addition, Hani Bawardi, Associate Professor of History at U-M Dearborn, spoke about oral histories of Arab American communities in Flint and Detroit.

Engaged Scholarship and Academic Values: A Broader Impact Through Community Engagement

January 31, 2017
In this event, co-sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Center for Research on Learning & Teaching (CRLT), Center for Engaged Academic Learning (CEAL), and the Ginsberg Center, Dr. Fitzgerald provided an overview of the emergence of CES from the developmental science movement and provided examples of how CES illustrates higher education’s important contributions to the society that supports it. Dr. Fitzgerald's bio is available here. Slides from his session are available here.

Engagement Symposium

March 31-April 1, 2016
At this symposium, undergraduate and graduate students presented innovative and collaborative projects and ePortfolios completed in partnership with the University Library's Student Engagement Program and MPortfolio. 

Provost's Seminars on Teaching

The Provost's Seminars on Teaching, organized by CRLT, allows select faculty the opportunity for lively and substantive dialogue about a wide range of teaching and learning issues campus wide, across disciplinary boundaries. Below we have highlighted Seminars related to engaged learning. 
  • Thinking Long-Term: Next Steps for Engaged Learning at Michigan and Beyond
    May 16, 2016: Click here for videos of the opening plenary and materials for each breakout session 
  • Unscripted: Engaged Learning Experiences for U-M Students
    March 10, 2015: Click here for videos of the opening plenary and materials for each breakout session