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Marygrove College to house Detroit K-12 education

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:26 pm

Detroit News article on new programs for UDM’s University District neighbor:

“Marygrove College slated to feature Detroit K-12 education”

https://detne.ws/2N4FSOx
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Re: Marygrove College to house Detroit K-12 education

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:19 pm

More details on this initiative from the Detroit News:

“Educational partnership at Marygrove to serve Detroit children”

https://detne.ws/2x9p8Me

Should stabilize that campus, good news long term for the University District/Live6 neighborhood.

Related message board thread from a year ago:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3414&hilit=Marygrove
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Re: Marygrove College to house Detroit K-12 education

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:33 pm

On a possibly related note, I had heard rumblings several months ago thst suggested Detroit Mercy was exploring the possibility of changing the scope of their teacher education offerings. To be honest, is not one of the University’s stronger programs. If graduate degree educational training subsidized by the Kresge Foundation is going to be the core of Marygrove College’s mission, perhaps UDM will drop their Master’s level programs that would be in direct competition with our neighboring Catholic institution.
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Postby Tacitus651 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:06 am

Just read about this in the higher ed newsletters this morning. Seems like by far the best Marygrove could have hoped for. I agree it puts UDM graduate Ed programs in trouble, but that’s a small price to pay when you consider how good the new Marygrove could end up proving for the city.
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Re: Marygrove College to house Detroit K-12 education

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:44 am

More from the Detroit News:

“Howes: Marygrove schools partnership builds on neighborhood foundation”

https://detne.ws/2xejFmp
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Postby Tacitus651 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:07 am

Can’t help but wonder if a merger with Marygrove would have actually been a net benefit after reading all this.
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Re: Marygrove College to house Detroit K-12 education

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:40 am

Tacitus651 wrote:Can’t help but wonder if a merger with Marygrove would have actually been a net benefit after reading all this.

Would probably have required a name change for the institution, an insurmountable hurdle.
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Re: Marygrove College to house Detroit K-12 education

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:50 am

Just read that there have been discussions about moving U-M’s School of Education to the Marygrove campus. Now that would really be a game changer for the University District.
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Re: Marygrove College to house Detroit K-12 education

Postby Tacitus651 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:58 am

Rogobob77 wrote:Just read that there have been discussions about moving U-M’s School of Education to the Marygrove campus. Now that would really be a game changer for the University District.


And a REAL game changer for the UM School of Education staff.
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Re: Marygrove College to house Detroit K-12 education

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:08 am

Tacitus651 wrote:
Rogobob77 wrote:Just read that there have been discussions about moving U-M’s School of Education to the Marygrove campus. Now that would really be a game changer for the University District.


And a REAL game changer for the UM School of Education staff.

My guess, a partial but perhaps somewhat significant presence for U-M staff as well as participating students will emerge. In the big picture, think this is a net plus for Detroit Mercy (as opposed to the prospect of having abandoned gothic buildings mere blocks away).

In an unrelated basketball note, I think U-M could make a big splash to connect to the city of Detroit by playing an occasional game at Calihan, not that they really need to.
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Re: Marygrove College to house Detroit K-12 education

Postby Tacitus651 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:36 am

That would be nice. I’m not holding my breath on that one. UM would call LCA and schedule a game with Duke if they wanted to do something in Detroit.
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Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:55 pm

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Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:11 pm

Rogobob77 wrote:On a possibly related note, I had heard rumblings several months ago thst suggested Detroit Mercy was exploring the possibility of changing the scope of their teacher education offerings. To be honest, is not one of the University’s stronger programs. If graduate degree educational training subsidized by the Kresge Foundation is going to be the core of Marygrove College’s mission, perhaps UDM will drop their Master’s level programs that would be in direct competition with our neighboring Catholic institution.

Was back on campus this week and picked up the September 12 edition of the Varsity News. There was a story reporting that the education program at Detroit Mercy is in fact being phased out, gone completely by 2022. Surprising that this hadn’t been reported elsewhere. Not sure if this decision is at all related to Marygrove’s move to strengthen their offerings in this academic area.
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Postby Tacitus651 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:10 pm

Just graduate education program at Detroit Mercy being phased out? Or undergraduate as well?
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Re: Marygrove College to house Detroit K-12 education

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:20 pm

Tacitus651 wrote:Just graduate education program at Detroit Mercy being phased out? Or undergraduate as well?

All teacher-training programs, undergrad and grad.

The VN articles says Detroit Mercy's education programs have witnessed declining numbers of students over the last two decades and have faced extremely low enrollment numbers recently. It states that last winter there were only six students enrolled in the elementary education program.

Liberal arts majors will no longer be able to earn a secondary-school teaching certificate at the school which means those University majors will not be as viable to anyone interested in a potential career teaching at the high school level.

Very strange that this major development has not been communicated to the general media, alumni, etc., now two months after the decision was made to discontinue the program. When Detroit Mercy decided to drop tennis, a far less significant development, the University issued a press release to announce the move. As of October 23, the website page for the University's education programs suggests continuing degree programs in this area.

Someone mentioned to me today that they thought the new K-12 offerings at the Marygrove site could adversely impact enrollment at Gesu Elementary School across from UDM's campus.
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