Friday, May 03, 2013

Brian Jacob and Peter Bahr receive Global Challenges for a Third Century grant

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Brian Jacob and Peter Bahr, along with School of Social Work professor Kristin Seefeldt, have received a phase 1 grant from the Global Challenges for a Third Century (GCTC) program. Their project is titled “Community College to Career (CCC) Project – A Project to Improve the Outcomes of Low-income Students in Career-Technical Program.”

The Third Century Initiative (TCI) is a plan from the University of Michigan President and Provost to develop innovative, multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching and to address global challenges at the University of Michigan. The overall goal is to stimulate creative thinking about how to intensify learning experiences in and beyond the classroom and how to approach some of the foremost challenges facing our world.

The Third Century Initiative has two components:

  1. creating innovative student learning experiences and
  2. developing creative approaches to the world’s greatest challenges and opportunities. 

Global Challenges for a Third Century represents a funding mechanism associated with the second component of the Third Century Initiative. 

The purpose of the GCTC grant program is to inspire and cultivate transformative ideas about how to address some of the greatest challenges facing the world today.

Brian Jacob is Professor, School of Education; Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

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