Provost Martin Philbert's Statement on Assessment 

In a rapidly changing world, one constant is the important role of education in preparing students for success throughout their lives. The University of Michigan has a long and successful history of assessing student learning and developing effective methods for enhancing teaching and learning. This is a  fundamental commitment, core to our mission of educating “leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future”.

Our institutional culture emphasizes strong schools and colleges, providing them with the ability to assess their own programs, experiment and innovate as appropriate in their field, and make evidence based decisions about how to shape their academic programs.  In addition, university-wide offices support the schools and colleges as they work to strengthen existing programs and develop new ones.  From the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching’s 50+ years of work on classroom level concerns to the exploratory work with new technologies at the Center for Academic Innovation, the university is committed to the continual improvement of the learning environment for all our students and faculty. Read more »


The Symposium brought together faculty from across LSA to highlight and disseminate assessment activities currently underway at the department and college levels, and to consider how to further embed assessment of student learning into the college culture. The resources and materials from Symposium listed below can be accessed from this page. Read more »


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CRLT’s assessment and evaluation work closely aligns with its mission by supporting evidence-based learning and teaching practices that create learning environments in which diverse students and instructors can excel.

CRLT LogoCRLT works with faculty and administrators in all 19 schools and colleges, as well as the Provost’s Office, on assessment and evaluation of U-M student learning outcomes and experiences.


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Convened each term, Provost’s Seminars on Teaching provide an opportunity for lively and substantive dialogue about a wide range of teaching and learning issues campus wide, across disciplinary boundaries. The Fall 2009 Seminar on the assessment of student learning included a keynote address by Carol Schneider, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and a poster fair documenting some of the many assessment projects currently underway at U-M.

Navigate to a PDF of the Handout and Power Point slides for Carol Schneider's presentation:
Eliciting—and Assessing—Our Students’ Best Work:  Designs for Accountability Worthy of Our Mission

Click on the title to download a PDF of the poster.


Poster Title

Crisca Bierwert

Student Reported Impact of Multidisciplinary and Team Teaching (MLTT) Courses

Melissa Brunsvold


Summary Findings

Mary Wright, Assistant Director, Evaluation, & Assistant Research Scientist, CRLT
Jim Barber, Assistant for Programs & Research, CRLT

This report presents summary results of an evaluation of LSA’s Quantitative Reasoning requirement. According to The LSA Bulletin, “The goal of the Quantitative Reasoning requirement is to ensure that every graduate of the College achieves a certain level of proficiency in using and analyzing quantitative information.” Students may fulfill the requirement by passing one course designated for QR credit (QR1) or two courses designed for half credit (QR/2). Because a wide margin (82%) of students fulfill the requirement through the former option, this evaluation focuses specifically on the impact of QR1 courses.


A. Evaluation Methods
B. Key questions and findings: Read more »