Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) is to promote excellence and innovation in teaching in all 19 schools and colleges at the University of Michigan.

CRLT is dedicated to the support and advancement of evidence-based learning and teaching practices and the professional development of all members of the campus teaching community. CRLT partners with faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and administrators to develop and sustain a university culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and creates learning environments in which diverse students and instructors can excel.


Now accepting applications for the 2019 May Preparing Future Faculty Seminar
February 1, 2019
Nikolas Sweet Ph.D Candidate 2019 PFF Program Assistant

Are you considering a faculty career after graduation?  Want to know more about how to prepare? The Center for Research on Learning and

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Thad Polk : Promoting Learning and Engagement in Large Gateway Courses
August 20, 2012

Thad Polk, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Psychology, offers practical advice for promoting student engagement in a large gateway courses. He also discusses research findings on student learning

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Advancing the Culture of Teaching on Campus
August 20, 2012
How a Teaching Center Can Make a Difference

Written by the director and staff of the first, and one of the largest, teaching centers in American higher education – the University of Michigan’s

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Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan
September 19, 2013
Friday, September 13, kicked off another year of the Student Learning and Analytics at Michigan (SLAM) speaker series with a presentation by Tim McKay, chair of the University's Learning Analytics Read more
Piazza in Your Classroom
September 17, 2013
Answering the same student questions over and over... An inbox full of student emails... Too little peer-to-peer interaction in your classroom... If these challenges sound familiar to you, you may Read more

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