April 29, 2024

Teaching Innovation Prizes honor five faculty projects »

Five faculty projects that involve innovative approaches to improving student learning will be honored next month with Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prizes. The winning projects were chosen from 40 nominations from students, faculty and staff. Innovations were encouraged from two focus areas: anti-racist teaching and innovations to disrupt patterns of educational disenfranchisement, and strategies that help students understand the potential uses and limitations of generative artificial intelligence tools.

April 29, 2024

University addresses potential commencement protests »

With the approach of Spring Commencement, two top University of Michigan administrators have emailed the Ann Arbor campus community and the families of prospective graduates to address the possibility of protests at this year’s graduation ceremonies. Provost Laurie K. McCauley and Martino Harmon, vice president for student life, sent the messages April 26 saying the university seeks to ensure that “graduates are able to experience the joyous and celebratory event they deserve,” while also respecting everyone’s right to free speech and expression.

April 16, 2024

Provost McCauley shares vision for making education more accessible »

In the latest Michigan Minds podcast, Provost Laurie McCauley discusses U-M’s vision for making higher education more accessible and affordable. That effort is part of a key impact area — life-changing education — in Vision 2034, the university’s recently announced 10-year strategic visioning process.

April 15, 2024

University establishes the Common Agenda for Well‑being »

The steering committee of the university’s Well-being Collective has established the Common Agenda for Well-being at the University of Michigan. The Common Agenda is a vision for change that includes a common understanding of the current state of well-being and a community-created approach for the future of the Ann Arbor campus and Michigan Medicine. Key performance indicators will be determined during the summer and shared in the fall.

April 12, 2024

U-M sees surge in first-year, transfer student applications »

With more than 105,000 applicants, the University of Michigan again set a record for application volume, with a growing number of prospective first-year and transfer students looking to enroll for the fall 2024 term. The university continues to be a top choice for prospective first-year students, with more than 98,400 applying for the fall term, up 12% from the nearly 88,000 applications for fall 2023.