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.


Blurred photo of students walking on campus 2022 Equity-focused Teaching @ Michigan Series
March 28, 2022

It has been one year since CRLT has broadened its lens to center equity in our teaching and learning frameworks. Across workshops and programs, we’ve made decisions to emphasize teaching as a ‘

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Wolverine Wellness eight stages of wellness “Help: My students are overwhelmed, and so am I!”
November 16, 2021

Guest Author: Joy Pehlke, Wolverine Wellness

A common theme we are hearing from instructors across campus is the level of stress they and their students are experiencing this term. To

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instructor pointing at a whiteboard Fall 2021 Course Evaluations: Creating Useful Questions
November 15, 2021

As we pass the middle of the term, instructors are asked to think about course evaluations that students complete at the end of the term (November 19-December 10). Twelve days before evaluations

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Screenshot of lecture capture function Lecture capture: A meaningful resource for learning
October 5, 2021

Still in the midst of a pandemic, you may be wrestling with the question of whether or not to record your lectures. On the one hand,

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Students working in a group around a table Using Groups and Teams in Teaching: New CRLT Resources
September 13, 2021

What are the benefits of collaborative learning? What are best practices for forming teams? How can I promote effective group dynamics? And, how do I hold students accountable in this learning

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