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Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change

Description

Now more than ever, people are seeking ways to affect change in their communities — both locally and around the world. This course is for anyone — from novices to experienced practitioners — who wants to work more effectively with community members and organizations, including through, but not limited to:

  • community-academic partnerships
  • social change projects
  • community service and learning
  • education and work abroad
  • traditional and community-based participatory research
  • non-profit internships
  • public scholarship
  • civic performance

Prepare in advance or take this course simultaneously to get the most out of your experience by engaging with communities ethically, respectfully, and sustainably.

Developed by a highly interdisciplinary team of U-Mcontent experts and faculty, this course is designed to be both engaging and challenging, offering an accessible entry into foundational topics as well as a jumping off point to pursue work and further learning in effective community engagement. It is also a toolkit and a roadmap that offers concrete takeaways and resources for working effectively with communities.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn from experienced U-M students, faculty, and staff and local community partners, and you’ll have many opportunities to try out and apply the principles and concepts you’re learning.

No prior community engagement experience necessary.

Language

English

Duration

6 weeks

Status

Available

U-M Credit Eligible

No

Instructors

  • Jennifer Chizek

    Design and Innovation Program Manager

    Engaged Learning Office at School of Information

  • Christie Donahue

    Former Assistant Director

    Center for Socially Engaged Design at College of Engineering

  • Kelly Kowatch

    Director

    Engaged Learning Office & Adjunct

  • Katie Lopez

    Director of Office of Global Activities & Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

    School of Social Work

  • Carrie Luke

    Enrollment Strategist and Implementation Lead

    Office of Enrollment Management

  • Danyelle J. Reynolds

    Assistant Director for Student Learning and Leadership

    Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning