President Schlissel announces $50 million investment in Center for Academic Innovation

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(Academic Innovation)

U-M President Mark Schlissel announced a plan to reinvigorate the Center for Academic Innovation through a 5-year investment of $50 million, $10 million per year. This investment will allow the center to branch into new areas of data, research, and technology. Improvements to the Center of Academic Innovation will benefit millions of students from around the world.

“Now, with President Schlissel’s commitment to establish a new center, we are able to support even more opportunities at the intersection of academic excellence and public purpose and to engage new partners across a nationwide academic innovation network in ending educational privilege,” James DeVaney, the center’s founding executive director, said.

Author: Mona Beydoun, ITS Communications

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