Carnegie Foundation Recognizes University of Michigan-Flint for Community Engagement

Carnegie Foundation Recognizes University of Michigan-Flint for Community Engagement
January 10, 2011/Flint Journal

By Beata Mostafavi

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has nationally recognized the University of Michigan-Flint for its community engagement, university leaders announced Monday.

The campus joins 311 colleges and universities in the nation with the same prestigious classification.

“It celebrates not only this campus but the entire community,” Chancellor Ruth Person said.

In a 40-page application, UM-Flint cited more than 15 examples of partnerships that included the Genesee Intermediate School District, Hurley Medical Center, City of Flint, Flint Cultural Center and Mott Foundation. The university was to demonstrate engagement through outreach, partnerships and curriculum,

Also on the list were community internships, the Genesee Early College, alternative spring break, the Flint River Corridor Alliance partnership and dozens of other projects that benefited both the university and greater Flint community.

“They will bring us back to where we all want Flint to be,” GISD Superintendent Lisa Hagel said of the Flint campus.



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