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.


Equity-focused teaching at U-M Equity-Focused Teaching at Michigan: Investigating our Practices
April 17, 2023

At CRLT we continue to develop our understanding of equity-focused teaching as an ongoing process of learning from doing, reflecting

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Instructor and students Reframing Rigor to Promote Equity in Teaching and Learning
February 24, 2023

In scientific research, rigor refers to the level of care and precision used in the design, execution, and interpretation of

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ChatGPT: Implications for Teaching and Student Learning
January 9, 2023

Recently, the artificial intelligence app ChatGPT has been making headlines in the higher education media and beyond. Some have taken

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Voting stickers Structuring Classroom Discussions About Elections
October 11, 2022

This midterm election season brings an important opportunity for students and instructors to connect classroom learning to the value of civic engagement. Developments in law and politics

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Instructor and students Teaching in Fall 2022: Balancing Flexibility and Accountability
August 22, 2022

Over the past two years, instructors across the university have learned a great deal about ways to build flexibility into their

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