Student Life - Research

Student Life at the University of Michigan presents findings on a variety of projects and conducts a number of research projects. If you would like to arrange for a presentation, please call (734) 764-5132.

We are thinking about Fall 2014 sophomores, too

As we continue to greet our incoming class of students, we also plan for our rising sophomores. Incoming students take the CIRP First Year Student Survey during New Student Orientation. What we learn from this information informs learning across the whole University. This particular snapshot shows our students in comparison to students at other highly selective institutions. See if your assumptions about students match their reality.

Comparison of UM students to those at other highly selective institutions.

Research Symposium Keynote 2012

Welcome to the first day of classes!

If you might have been away in May, or might think May was many vacations ago, we had a great Division of Student Life Research Symposium. Provost Philip Hanlon provided an excellent Eric Dey Keynote Address describing his thoughts about the University of Michigan's upcoming third century. 

Physical Place on Campus: Report on the Summit on Building Community

For the past five years, we have been on a journey to assert the importance of physical place to learning, community, and engagement on college campuses, and to consider what more higher education should do to assure that its vast physical plant is leveraged more intentionally for educational and civic goals. This journey led us to create a unique gathering of higher education and industry leaders called Physical Place on Campus: A Summit on Building Community.

The report at the link below presents what was learned from this Summit.