The Pulse Newsletter

April 2024 Edition

UM-Flint Commencement

More and more of our programs continue to be ranked highly in national lists. Most recently the new 2024 US News Best Graduate Schools rankings included our education and business programs.

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The International Center of Greater Flint

On March 5, 2024 The International Center of Greater Flint (ICGF) launched their Global Flint initiative with UM-Flint faculty Sasha Drummond-Lewis, Associate Professor of Sociology,  Emily Feuerherm, Associate Professor of Linguistics, and Jennifer Alvey, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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UM-Flint Campus

Representatives from our interdisciplinary iGEPA team, including myself, Rajib Ganguly, Maggie Golembiewski, and Jennifer Alvey, are attending the AAC&U General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment Conference and Forum on Transformational Leadership this month. 

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UM-Flint Students

The Student Success Center and Orientation teams are gearing up for another busy season of new student orientation sessions.

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UM-Flint wreath with global flag

Two University of Michigan-Flint students became recipients of the prestigious U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Award to study foreign languages abroad.

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Generative AI

The Office of Online and Digital Education (ODE) provides comprehensive support to instructors and academic units in the development and delivery of online courses and programs. Click on the link to find the latest information for online teaching and learning resources, upcoming events, training opportunities, and more. 

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Library book shelf

As the end of the semester looms, we are gearing up for finals along with the rest of campus with a series of fortunate events to help students along the way. Please share these opportunities with any and all students. 

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UM-Flint logo

The HLC assurance argument effort has been in progress since early fall 2023. A large committee of volunteers have been gathering data and writing drafts addressing the HLC criteria for accreditation. 

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Jacob Lederman

(…) My current project examines the social and political history of an urban planning concept called “placemaking.”  Placemaking has a long and complex history but – in brief – it argues that communities should participate in decisions about urban development and design.  Placemaking is often associated with smaller urban interventions such as mural arts or “pocket parks”.

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Christopher Lewis

“(…) I work to cultivate partnerships to ensure that students have seamless transitions through higher education while also staying on top of emerging trends and best practices in the field, continuously seeking opportunities for innovation and improvement to better serve students.”

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Learn about some of the many remarkable accomplishments of students, staff, and faculty!

  • April 24 | CIT hosting Integr8 Roundtable Series (part of Automation Alley): Transformative Synergy: Exploring Big Data and Internet of Things
  • April 27, 28 | UM-Flint Commencement Ceremonies
  • May 4 | CIT co-sponsoring MiHSEF state finals event 
  • May 31 | Career Development Summit with SOM