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.”

March 13, 2024

Grants support the launch of new faculty-led education abroad programs »

Two new grant programs from the Office of the Provost aim to encourage the development of new faculty-led education abroad programs at the University of Michigan.  Funded by the Vice Provost for Engaged Learning’s Global Engagement Strategic Plan, launched in Autumn 2023, these grant programs are designed to address the primary goal of the strategic…

March 13, 2024

How U-M’s AI services are making a difference in the classroom »

Last year, generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) had an impactful debut at the University of Michigan. Over the summer, the university’s Generative Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee published a groundbreaking report, offering guidelines and recommendations for how U-M – and any other educational institution – could thoughtfully welcome GenAI to their community. A few months later, U-M’s…

March 13, 2024

CEW+ launches financial empowerment initiative »

By Sandra Iaderosa, Associate Director, CEW+  Listen to the audio interview with CEW+ Executive Director Tiffany Marra and financial therapist Lindsay Bryan-Podvin.  Register here for an FEI workshop (Click on the “Finances” box on the left once on the CEW+ page to see dates/times.) Money stress can lead to depression, shame, isolation, and anxiety, along…

March 13, 2024

Q+A with Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Angela Dillard »

Angela Dillard, U-M’s inaugural vice provost of undergraduate education, addresses attendees at the Provost’s Seminar on Teaching. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography) Angela D. Dillard, the Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, began her five-year appointment as vice provost for undergraduate education (VPUE) on January 1, 2024. The VPUE will…