April 11, 2024

Nominations sought for Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award »

Nominations are being sought for the annual Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, which recognizes faculty members whose service goes above and beyond their regular duties and contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. The nominating deadline is April 26.

April 1, 2024

Faculty members consider the role of AI in the classroom »

The University of Michigan has been at the forefront of tackling how to integrate generative AI into higher education. In May 2023, Laurie McCauley, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, sponsored the Generative Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee. The committee worked throughout the summer to recommend ways U-M can use and accommodate AI technology, including best-practice standards for privacy protections, expanding upon existing information technology infrastructure, and establishing an initiative to develop methodologies for AI-augmented education and research.

March 25, 2024

Earth Month puts focus on U-M sustainability efforts »

The University of Michigan is marking late March and all of April with a series of events focused on sustainability and climate action, continuing a tradition that began with the first “Teach-In on the Environment” in 1970 — which grew into what is now known as Earth Day.

March 19, 2024

From the Desk of the Provost: March 2024 »

  Campus is brimming with fascinating work and inspiring stories. That is a testament to the vibrancy of our community.  In the Office of the Provost, one crucial means of supporting our academic mission is connecting people, especially across departments and disciplines. Early in his tenure, President Ono said that he was struck and encouraged…

March 18, 2024

Mythbreaking: The Budget »

Promoting budget literacy is a significant goal and challenge of the budget team and the Office of the Provost more broadly. The Office of Budget and Planning has produced explanation videos and articles about the budget model and state appropriations. The university’s Office of Public Affairs regularly updates its Key Issues page with budget-related materials.…

March 18, 2024

ITS enhances features, extends free use for AI services »

Information and Technology Services has made a series of enhancements to the first-of-their-kind generative artificial intelligence tools that the University of Michigan debuted last year. The recent upgrades include making the popular AI image generator DALL-E 3 and the newly updated GPT 4.0 Turbo available via U-M GPT to all U-M students, faculty and staff. Both tools are now integrated into U-M GPT and are accessible by the dropdown menu on its homepage.

March 18, 2024

XR stage expands global education through virtual production »

“The studio opens a new chapter on scalable, personalized and immersive learning technologies, giving us an opportunity to pull students into different environments that would be very difficult to create on campus,” said James DeVaney, associate vice provost for academic innovation and founding executive director of the center. “This allows our learners to practice in high-stakes environments while reducing risk. It helps students develop a sense of belonging in complex areas and solve complex problems in an increasingly uncertain world.”