Student Life - Research

Student Life Assessment and Research coordinates the Annual Student Life Research Symposium at the University of Michigan each May.

2019 Research Symposium

Thank you to all who attended the 16th Annual Student Life Research Symposium "Finding Meaning Through Inquiry: Using Data to Enhance the Student Experience"! The Eric Dey Memorial Keynote Address was presented by Dr. Ashley Finley, Senior Advisor to the President and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Partnerships for the Association of American Colleges and Universities.


2018 Research Symposium

Thank you to all who attended the 15th Annual Student Life Research Symposium: Utilizing Data to Advance Our Goals. We were fortunate to welcome our Eric Dey Memorial Keynote Speaker, Dr. Deborah Santiago, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Policy at Excelencia in Education, who has led research and policy efforts from the community to national and federal levels to improve educational opportunities and student success for more than 20 years.



2016 Research Symposium: Time for your proposals!

Save the Date: May 10, 2016 for the Research Symposium

Proposals due March 11, 2016

As we prepare for our upcoming Student Life Research Symposium, we welcome your proposals! As we integrate theory and practice, we examine how to apply research to collaborative work educating students, and apply what we learn from these collaborations to research in progress. Questions we'll pursue include: