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ERIC Number: EJ791308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Modeling a Diverse and Democratic America: The Michigan Community Scholars Program
Schoem, David
About Campus, v10 n5 p18-23 Nov-Dec 2005
Too often, innovation in undergraduate education unfolds something like this: the latest, best idea is implemented by itself, as an add-on to existing curricular and cocurricular practice. While most of the student experience remains the same as it was before the innovation, the new idea offers a twist: a service learning class here, a learning community there, a toe-dip into civic engagement, or an isolated opportunity for student leadership. By contrast, the Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP) at the University of Michigan is an attempt to integrate some of the most successful undergraduate initiatives into a holistic, diversity-focused, and democratic educational experience. Student, faculty, community, and staff participants in the scholarly program at the University of Michigan are attempting to create a microcosmic representation of a country built on shared work and celebration of diverse perspectives. In this article, the author describes the community's vision in action. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Gratz et al v Bollinger et al; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al