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Tobier to Help Grow, Coordinate Civic Engagement Efforts


The University of Michigan has announced the appointment of Nick Tobier as special counsel to the provost on faculty civic engagement.

In this new part-time role, Tobier, associate professor and director of national engagement in the Stamps School of Art & Design, will build upon current community and civic engagement work to enhance learning, research and service opportunities for faculty, staff and students.

The role is described as one dedicated to capacity building on campus through faculty efforts and designed to: strengthen a culture of engagement for students, staff and faculty through curricular and co-curricular projects and processes; bolster faculty engagement and impact efforts in the community; enhance faculty-community ties; advance public discussion and social commitment to improve community engagement; and create opportunities to promote community engagement.