Engaged Learning Works

Biology students learning human anatomy

UM-Flint owes its existence to the principle that "knowledge is power" only when it is successfully applied.

In 1956, Ann Arbor's higher education experts put their talents towards the establishment of a new University of Michigan campus. From the outset, the University of Michigan-Flint would define success by the results real people achieve in the real world. Today, UM-Flint is a global leader in this active, engaged approach to higher education.

Engaged learning not only puts theory to the test, it enhances skills, deepens connections, and grows confidence. This is what the best employers and graduate schools expect. This is what communities like Flint need. This is how UM-Flint creates “leaders and best.”

Gone fishing: Hamilton Dam removal offers research opportunities for wildlife biology

Gone fishing: Hamilton Dam removal offers research opportunities for wildlife biology

UM-Flint faculty and students are conducting research to learn how the removal of the Hamilton Dam affects the local ecology.

Setting the stage: theatre student Lisa Bilaski showcases her scenic design skills

Setting the stage: theatre student Lisa Bilaski showcases her scenic design skills

Lisa Bilaski said her studies within the Department of Theatre & Dance prepared her to be director of scenic design for the play "My Children! My Africa!"

History Department and Factory Two “forge” partnership

History Department and Factory Two “forge” partnership

Learning to teach English to speakers of other languages

Learning to teach English to speakers of other languages

The seminar and practicum within the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate program at UM-Flint helps students fine-tune their teaching skills by contributing within the community.