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.


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Starting a New Term in the Wake of Charlottesville Violence
August 28, 2017

We return to teaching this semester in the wake of deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville and groundswells of resistance around the country. At such a critical moment in our Read more

Teaching in the Current Political Climate
February 1, 2017

In a recent blog post, we addressed challenges and opportunities in returning to the classroom in the days immediately following an extremely divisive election. Here, we want to provide Read more

Improving Student Learning: Lessons from U-M Professor Bill Gehring
December 7, 2012

“I studied really hard for the exam and felt like I knew the material, but I did poorly.” 

Have you ever heard something like this from your students? Do you wonder how you might prevent Read more

#BBUM tweets on students' marginalization: What instructors can do in class
November 20, 2013

You may have heard about the recent trending on Twitter of #BBUM, a series of tweets featuring brief student perspectives on "being black at Michigan." Some of the statements are about numbers Read more

Breaking the Ice with Your Students
August 27, 2013

With the beginning of the semester just around the corner, many instructors are strategizing about how best to start productive classroom conversations. Students who speak even briefly at the Read more

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