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Volume 1

For decades, higher education has embraced Paulo Freire’s belief that students and teachers should work together, teaching each other, problem solving, and engaging in the important work of critical thinking.

Our mission is to feature stories about students, faculty, and staff working together as partners. The zine itself is also a collaboration in that same tradition. In these pages, both paper and digital, we see a wide range of how partnership happens on the UM-Dearborn campus. From the classroom to the community, from student support to working conditions, from engineering to creative writing, these partnerships show the innovations students, faculty, and staff are continually engaging in on campus. We hope to highlight that work here while pointing toward the transformative potential of partnering in the future.

Click the button below to view the PDF version of the Zine, or check out the web versions of each article below!

  • Conversations about Students as Partners

    Conversations about Students as Partners

    In our debut issue of a zine about students as partners, we have shared research partnerships on campus between students and faculty, creative projects between students, and even ideas about how to think about the wider partnerships had as a community. However, there are common and long-standing partnerships on campus, such as the Supplemental Instruction…

  • Humanizing Higher Education Through Group Chats

    Humanizing Higher Education Through Group Chats

    In the era of remote learning, student group chats should be encouraged – not regarded with suspicion and punished. They carry many benefits for both faculty and students promoting peer learning and providing a source of community in times of great isolation and beyond.

  • Lyceum Collaboration

    Lyceum Collaboration

    Lyceum, a publication established at UM-Dearborn in 1971, showcases the creative talents of writers and artists within the university community, featuring poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, drama, photography, and artwork submitted by students, alumni, faculty, and staff. In a special Lyceum-Zine collaboration, students shared their thoughts on sticky notes about what it means to view students,…

  • Nonbinary Gender: Scholarship and Experience

    Nonbinary Gender: Scholarship and Experience

    Nonbinary Gender: Scholarship and Experience is a 10-part podcast series produced by four UM-Dearborn students pursuing LGBTQ+ Studies Certificates. This project is the culmination of research and interviews collected during the Summer 2021 semester for an independent study of nonbinary identities.

  • The CoOp – Summer Mathematics REU 2021

    The CoOp – Summer Mathematics REU 2021

    Join Timothy Batt and Professor John Clifford as they reflect on their experiences with their team in the 2021 Summer Mathematics REU.

  • Tracking Air Pollution with the Flow2

    Tracking Air Pollution with the Flow2

    This infographic was created in collaboration with the Environmental Health Research-to-Action (EHRA), a community-academic partnership led by UM-Dearborn students and faculty, as well as local public school students, community organizations, and elected officials.

  • UM-Dearborn Community Discord Server

    UM-Dearborn Community Discord Server

    Created and managed by UM-Dearborn students, this space of digital community has flourished during the COVID-19 pandemic as students gather to meet and connect with others. The server has been especially impactful for the class of 2024, who ended high school and began college in a fully virtual environment. Faculty and staff have even joined,…

  • Understanding Students, Faculty, & Staff As Partners

    Understanding Students, Faculty, & Staff As Partners

    What does it mean to view students, faculty, & staff as partners in higher education?

  • Working Together, Attending Class

    Working Together, Attending Class

    How can we think of the university as a commons, a community, a site of solidarity? The pitfalls and obstacles are many. Let’s consider one particular viewpoint: the university as an integral part of capitalist society. Viewed as such, who are the workers, who are the bosses, who are the consumers, and what are the…