The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Connect, Prepare, Design, Assess

How can the Ginsberg Center support your Community-Engaged Scholarship efforts?

The Ginsberg Center supports faculty, academic program staff and GSIs doing community engagement. Our staff can connect your courses, research and programs to mutually beneficial community engagement experiences. We embed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) principles and perspectives throughout all of our offerings. 

To work with a Ginsberg staff member on any of these areas, please complete the Online Request Form or contact us at Ginsberg.engage@umich.edu

 

We can partner with you to:

CONNECT with community organizations
-Explore potential partnerships through our extensive network of community organizations
-Use a DEI lens to match courses, programs and research to community-defined priorities
-Assess impact of courses, programs and research on community organizations  

PREPARE students for community engagement
-Interactive workshops on how best to enter, engage and exit communities
-Engaging DEI workshops on social identities and social justice
-Peer facilitation trainings for senior students and student leaders

DESIGN or refine community-engaged courses, research projects, and programs
-Consult on the design of courses, programs and research projects, incorporating DEI principles
-Attend workshops on best practices for community-engaged scholarship
-Join communities of practice around community-engaged scholarship

ASSESS the impact of community-engaged courses, research, and programs
-Identify tools to measure student learning, intercultural understanding, and community impact
-Consult on assessment plans for community-engaged courses, programs and research projects
-Use curriculum mapping to identify overlaps and gaps in instruction within departments