Core Skill: Collaboration
Collaboration is the intentional process of working effectively with others toward shared objectives (e.g., active listening, sharing responsibility, valuing, and learning from the contributions of team members). Collaboration also involves deeper commitments to communities where knowledge and public goods are co-created through mutually beneficial partnerships.
The Rackham Program in Public Scholarship supports collaborative scholarly and creative endeavors that engage communities and co-create public goods. RPPS supports graduate students looking to deepen their public engagement and professional development through four core offerings: The Institute for Social Change, the Engaged Pedagogy Initiative, Public Scholarship Grants, and Public Engagement Fellowship internships at sites across southeast Michigan.
Rackham sponsors interdisciplinary graduate-student and faculty groups to encourage exchange and collaboration among students and faculty who share intellectual interests but do not necessarily have an easily available forum in common because they have different academic affiliations.
Contact Professional and Academic Development
1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 647-4013
Fax: (734) 936-2848
Professional and Academic Development is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.