Across campus, graduate students play a vital role in leading and supporting community-engaged efforts. We know that creating a civic temper within higher education–a culture of working for the public good–requires support for these committed teachers, researchers, and practitioners. Here are some of the ways we are helping graduate students across campus develop and grow their community-engaged teaching and learning.
The Ginsberg Center offers several upcoming opportunities for graduate students to gain skills while supporting community partners.
- Ginsberg Graduate Academic Liaisons broaden the Center’s capacity to support faculty in preparing students for community engagement through leading workshops across campus, developing Ginsberg’s workshop curriculum, and integrating current research into our materials and resources. All PhD students are eligible to apply; Applications are due May 1st. Learn more here.
- The Engaged Pedagogy Initiative (EPI), offered in partnership with the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship is an intensive, semester-long workshop on the theoretical foundations and ethical implications of Community-Engaged Learning. During EPI, staff from Ginsberg and Rackham will work with students to develop a syllabus for a community-engaged learning course. Applications are due May 1st. Learn more here.
Please consider applying and/or sharing these opportunities with interested graduate students! If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ginsberg has been deepening partnerships across U-M, allowing us to expand our support of both graduate students and community partners.
Rackham Graduate School
Our ongoing partnership with Rackham has expanded in recent years by adding community engagement workshops as part of the Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate and strengthening our connection with the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship (RPPS). RPPS collaborations include:
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Ginsberg is partnering with the English Department Writing Program to support a cohort of graduate student instructors teaching English 126: Community-Engaged Writing. For the upcoming academic year, Ginsberg staff will match English 126 GSIs with community partner organizations whose work and priorities align with their course goals. We are also providing training and support for GSIs to help them address the unique challenges of community-engaged teaching and make their course sustainable and beneficial for both students and community partners.
We are also partnering with the Helen Zell Writers’ Program to provide matchmaking support and training for Zell Fellows, recently-graduated Master’s students who write and work on community-engaged projects that match their interests.
These institutionalized partnerships between Ginsberg, Rackham, and LSA establish sustainable pathways for professional development opportunities for graduate students and for ongoing support for our community partners. If you are interested in exploring ways we can partner with your program or department, contact us at email@example.com.