Welcome to Possibilities: A Zine about “Students as Partners.” This issue features pieces from all corners of our campus and community. From the office of the Provost to Macomb Correctional Facility, students, faculty, staff, and their collaborators are speaking to you through this zine.
Our mission is to grow connections within UM-Dearborn’s campus community by celebrating stories that reflect the myriad of enriching collaborations that this institution facilitates.
In this second issue, we’ll start off by giving you a glimpse into the criminal justice project that connects students with individuals who currently or formerly lived inside Michigan’s correctional system. The paintings you’ll see throughout the issue and on the cover were created by currently incarcerated artists. We’ll then feature articles about academic and pedagogical collaborations between students as partners. These discuss the development of new campus programs, the maintenance of existing programs in a remote environment, and the organizational structures that facilitate these programs. There are also reflective pieces, such as a scrapbook celebrating student organizations and a tribute to the late academic bell hooks.
What are you waiting for? Go forth and read!
Click the button below to view the PDF version of the Zine, or check out the web versions of each article below!
An Untitled Interview with a Thought-Provoking Subtitle
Chris Thomas, the Student Co-Editor-In-Chief of A Zine about “Students as Partners”, sat down with Lilit Avetisyan and Muskan Jain to discuss their experiences working on a project together.
Inside “Inside Voices”: Where students, faculty, and those formerly incarcerated collaborate as equals
Follow the accounts of faculty, formerly incarcerated guest professors, and student representatives as they recollect and recount their experience participating in the multidisciplinary Inside-Out Prison Exchange.
On Identity and Partnership – A Conversation with the Center for Arab American Studies
Dr. Maya Barak, the faculty zBoard editor of A Zine About “Students as Partners”, sat down with Dr. Sally Howell and Mohamad Jafar to talk about several projects they’ve work on together and the experiences coupled with this collaboration.
PHS Scrapbook 2021-2022
PHS is a student organization committed to spreading public health values and knowledge to UMD and the Dearborn community. In the 2021-2022 school year, PHS has created over 11 events, and over 6 philanthropic and volunteer opportunities for students on campus.
Reimagining our Foundational Practices
Dr. Patrick Beauchesne, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UM-Dearborn, gives his take on being a professor, and how the Foundations program at UM-D has changed his outlook on the way he teaches.
Teaching Transgressions – A Tribute to bell hooks
Dr. Mike MacDonald, the faculty co-editor-in-chief, and Chris, reflect on bell hooks’ seminal Teaching to Transgress and what its reading meant to them.
Unsettled Lives – The Undergrad Journey of a Displaced Iraqiyya
Follow the journey of Fatima Al-Rasool during her experience working on the Unsettled Lives project as an undergraduate student at UM-Dearborn.
Working Remotely, Together: Challenges and Opportunities for Building Student-Faculty Partnerships during COVID
In this piece, as the subtitle suggests, Mackenzie Kortes and Dr. Jamie L. Wraight recounted the turbulence that accompanied maintaining Voice/Vision archive during the pandemic and the camaraderie it nurtured.