June 18, 2021

Academics

  1. February 9, 2021

    Online learners hungry to find purpose, meaning in life

    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen MOOC platforms and educational institutions report increased interest, but U-M’s Vic Strecher was not quite expecting 100,000 enrollments in eight months for his “Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life: Living for What Matters Most.”

  2. February 2, 2021

    Rackham, programs partner on doctorate completion extensions

    The Rackham Graduate School has worked with faculty, staff and graduate programs to offer doctoral students additional time and funding to complete degrees, in light of disruptions over the past year.

  3. February 1, 2021

    Video games inspire ‘living textbook’ for computational sciences

    A new way of delivering course materials in the computational sciences aims to elevate the study experience from consuming static text and media to a conversation between the learner and the material.

  4. December 10, 2020

    Faculty encouraged to use student well-being statement in syllabi

    A new Syllabus Statement for Student Well-Being that is more comprehensive than the older mental health syllabus statement, and offers more campus resources to assist students is now available.

  5. December 3, 2020

    Anti-Racism Faculty Hiring Initiative selection committee named

    U-M’s Anti-Racism Faculty Hiring Initiative is moving forward with Provost Susan M. Collins naming the members of the committee who will review hiring proposals and make selections for funding for the first round of submissions.

  6. November 23, 2020

    Lab courses balance hands-on learning, safety during COVID-19

    While new U-M COVID-19 guidelines are requiring most undergraduates to study remotely for the winter semester, some classes will continue in person. Biochemistry 352 is one such class. 

  7. November 19, 2020

    Questions added to course evaluations amid ongoing pandemic

    The Office of the Provost is urging academic units to “be mindful and explicit about the context of the term,” when using fall term course evaluations in teaching personnel considerations.

  8. November 18, 2020

    Academic Innovation, Coursera seek proposals for India learners

    The Center for Academic Innovation is seeking proposals from Ann Arbor campus faculty members to develop online learning experiences to advance learning and skill development in India.

  9. November 15, 2020

    Latest state order imposes further restrictions on campus activity

    The latest state order to curb climbing rates of COVID-19 means most college and university courses must be delivered remotely starting Nov. 18. Intercollegiate athletics may continue, but without any spectators.

  10. November 13, 2020

    Ann Arbor campus students offered additional grading options

    Revisions in the grading policy for the fall 2020 and winter 2021 semesters will offer Ann Arbor campus undergraduates the choice of keeping letter grades or using Pass and No Record COVID assessments on transcripts.