Initiatives

The Office of the Associate Provost & Dean of Undergraduate Studies oversees many important initiatives on campus, some of which are listed below:

Academic Assessment
The university’s academic assessment activities are focused on promoting and sustaining the culture of continuous improvements through the purposeful alignment of learning objectives and their criteria for evaluating success. The Academic Assessment & Policy Committee supports these efforts.

Common Read
The Common Read Project is faculty-led, in collaboration with academic and student affairs. The charge of the committee is to select a book that inspires intellectual curiosity, prepares students for the challenging reading that is part of a university education, and contributes to the university as a community of ideas, inquiry, and discussion. The committee invites the author to campus for a major presentation and other discussions.

General Education Program
The General Education Program at the University of Michigan-Flint fulfills an important academic role in the student’s total educational experience. The program is designed to provide training in reasoning and critical thinking, and to introduce the fundamental disciplines through which people seek to understand themselves, their surroundings, and cultures different from their own. In accordance with the university’s mission, the program aims to educate all students in an environment that emphasizes literacy, critical thinking, and humanistic and scientific inquiry. Through the program students hone the skills employers want and informed citizens need. The Director for General Education and the University Curriculum Committee support the efforts of the Genera Education Program.

Faculty & Staff Mentoring & Professional Development
The Faculty & Staff Mentoring & Professional Development program is organized by the Faculty and Staff Mentoring and Professional Development Steering Committee (FASMAP). University of Michigan-Flint Human Resources also maintains a list of professional development offerings.

UM-Flint Chapter of MI ACE
The Michigan ACE Women’s Network is committed to identifying, developing the leadership of, advancing, and supporting the retention of women in higher education throughout the state. The Michigan ACE Network is open to all public and private, two-year and four-year institutions in the state and requires institutional membership for participation in Network activities.