Michigan Learning Communities - College of Literature, Science

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LSA Undergraduate Student Services Reference
Manual
Chapter 4 - Programs
Living Learning Communities
MLCs are self-selected groups of students and faculty, often from diverse backgrounds,
drawn together by shared goals and common intellectual interests. Those interests can
range from community service to cutting-edge research and from mathematics to
communication arts.
Residential and Non-Residential
Residential programs are located in a University Residence Hall and require you to live in
the specific hall where the program is housed, so you may participate in just one
residential program. Residentially-based MLCs all have in-house academic advisors, a
library, a computing site, and a staff of live-in residential staff.
Non-residential programs have no residential requirement and are located at different
sites on campus. You may apply to participate in both a non-residential and residential
program, although it is important to realistically assess the ability to manage participation
in multiple programs along with course requirements. These programs offer a range of
support services that vary from peer advisors to mentors to faculty instructors.
Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)
1159 Angell Hall
(734) 764-9128
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/csp
The Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) is a Michigan Learning Community that is an
academic unit within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and which offers a
variety of academic support services, including the Summer Bridge Program, academic
year course instruction, academic advising and peer advising, tutoring, and freshmen
interest groups. CSP works closely with a wide variety of academic departments, offices
and programs throughout the university, including offices in the various schools and
colleges, the Undergraduate Admissions Office, the Office of Financial Aid, and the
Division of Student Affairs.
CSP’s mission is to support, academically enrich and retain its students within and
beyond the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. CSP's approach is
comprehensive — providing course instruction, academic advising, mentoring, and other
services — but instruction and advising are central to CSP's mission. The program's aim
is to develop self-directed, successful students.
Health Sciences Scholars Program (HSSP)
Alice Lloyd Hall
(734) 763-6091
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/hssp/
HSSP is one of the Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs), which provide a small
setting for intellectual engagement, professional exploration, and student growth.
HSSP students:
* live together on common corridors
* take a one-year core course that explores opportunities in a wide range of health fields
* observe faculty and clinicians in real-life health settings
* meet faculty, advisors, and students from UM’s health schools at co-curricular events
* participate in community service, multicultural, and wellness events
Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Alice Lloyd Hall
(734) 764-7521
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/lhsp
The Lloyd Hall Scholars Program is a University of Michigan living-learning program
that offers a welcoming and diverse educational environment for first and second year
students. The program curriculum focuses on writing and the arts, with a strong emphasis
on developing critical thinking skills.
Special programs enhance the curriculum and reinforce learning outside the classroom.
LHSP offers the best of a small college community with all the advantages of a major
university.
Max Kade German Residence Program
Dept. of Germanic Languages & Literatures
3110 Modern Languages Building
764-8018
Email: [email protected]
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/german/german/maxkade/
With the support of the Max Kade Foundation, the Department of Germanic Languages
and Literatures sponsors a residence where undergraduates and graduates have the
opportunity to learn and practice German in an informal setting. Students at all levels of
ability are welcome; beginners learn quickly by interacting with native speakers.
Participating in the Program is an excellent way to prepare for study abroad or a summer
internship, or to "reacclimate" after spending time in a German-speaking country.
Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP)
1200 East Ann Street
647-4860
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mcs/
MCSP brings together students and faculty who have a commitment to community
service, social justice, and academic study. Through small courses, service projects,
leadership opportunities, social programs, study groups and tutors, students strive to
model an ideal community in terms of friendship, responsibility, diversity, celebration,
collaboration and caring. MCSP helps students make an easy transition from high school
to college and prepares students for leadership roles on campus and in their future
careers. Students and faculty members meet for classes and office hours, and eat and
participate in student-organized events in Couzens Hall where MCSP students live.
MCSP is sponsored by the Department of Literature Science and the Arts and University
Housing and is located in Couzens Hall. Couzens Hall provided with a small and
comfortable sense of community.
Residential College
Room 134 Tyler, East Quadrangle
701 E. University
763-0176
http://www.rc.lsa.umich.edu/
The distinctive educational mission of the Residential College (RC) is to enable students
to develop their intellectual interests and creative talents in an environment in which they
can find their own voice and relate learning with doing. The RC faculty and staff
challenge students to take the initiative in shaping their own education, to participate
actively in classes and in extra-curricular programs, to think critically about what they are
learning and reflectively about what they are doing, and to engage with the University
community as well as the outside world
Toward this end the College offers:
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a four-year living-learning community that links students' classroom experiences
with intellectual, artistic, social and cultural activities in the East Quadrangle
an innovative curriculum that is continually being renewed and reshaped by a
faculty strongly committed to teaching, and which engages students with people
from other communities and from outside the classroom
interdisciplinary courses, concentrations and programs, as well as access to all the
courses and programs of the larger University
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student oriented classes which emphasize writing, individual and group projects,
oral reports and discussions, and in which faculty provide students with written
evaluations of their work
an intensive second language program that develops both a high level of practical
language proficiency and familiarity with different cultures
the opportunity for every student to undertake creative work in art, writing, music
or drama in a nurturing environment—whether or not the students have already
developed talent and skill in these areas.
In sum, the Residential College combines the social and intellectual advantages of a small
liberal arts college with access to the academic and cultural resources of a world-class
research university.
Telluride House
1735 Washtenaw Avenue
668-2117
Email: [email protected]
http://www.tellurideassociation.org/mbfront.html
A residential community at the University of Michigan, Telluride House brings together
students who share a passion for intellectual interchange, a dedication to improving
public life, and a commitment to self-government.
Telluride House offers full room and board scholarships to twenty to thirty University
of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of academic
backgrounds, political views, and cultural perspectives. These students form a vibrant
community, sharing lively conversation, joint projects, and the dynamic experience of
democratic life. Each year, Telluride students plan and implement a major project that
improves public life in the Ann Arbor area.
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
715 North University Avenue, Suite 201
(734) 998-9381
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/urop/
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) creates research
partnerships between first and second year students and University of Michigan faculty.
All schools and colleges of the University of Michigan are active participants in UROP,
thereby providing a wealth of research topics from which a student can choose. Begun in
1989 with 14 student/faculty partnerships the program continues to grow, offering more
first and second year students the opportunity to be part of an exciting research
community. Today, approximately 900 students and over 600 faculty researchers are
engaged in research partnerships.
UROP in Residence (UIR)
Mosher-Jordan Hall
200 Observatory
(734) 936-6536
http://uir.lsa.umich.edu/
UROP in Residence (UIR) is a residential division of UROP. It offers incoming first year
students the benefits of the UROP non-residential program, including a research
partnership with a faculty member in an area of their choosing, as well as a small, diverse
and supportive community to call home. Approximately 150 students of a variety of
disciplines and a range of different cultural and national backgrounds make up UIR. UIR
students live together on the 3 rd floor of Mosher Jordan Residence Hall, and have access
to unique research, academic, and extra-curricular programs and resources.
Women in Science & Engineering Residence Program (WISE)
Mosher-Jordan Hall
(734) 936-6536
http://www.umich.edu/~wiserp/
The Women In Science & Engineering Residence Program is a dynamic
living/learning community supported by the campus-wide WISE program and
University Housing.
Each year, we admit approximately one hundred women who are students in
the colleges of Engineering, LSA, Kinesiology, and Nursing. Our 40-45
returning students serve as mentors (Big Sisters) to our first-year students
(Little Sisters).
We offer:
A small, close-knit, diverse community of women with similar interests.
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Academic support through in-building study groups and reserved spaces
in entry-level science and engineering courses.
Dynamic academic programming through WISE Nights every Tuesday
night.
A wide variety of social programs throughout the year: intramural sports,
community service, monthly newsletters, concerts, athletics, dances, and
many more.
Opportunities for research with the Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan.
A supportive staff who foster student success at the University of
Michigan.
A great place to live, learn, and have fun!
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