Professional Development

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The Office of Faculty Development is part of the University's Department of Organizational Learning. The mission of Organizational Learning is to empower people through lifelong learning. Within Organizational Learning, there are different offices that specialize in professional development of the university's faculty, staff, and students.

The Office of Faculty Development serves the Medical School's faculty, with certain programming open to administrators and staff.

Learning and Professional Development provides courses and programming for the entire University, including faculty and staff.

The Department of Organizational Learning also provides Diversity, Equity and Inclusion education and training.

Founded in 1962 at the University of Michigan, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) was the first teaching center in the country. CRLT is part of the Provost's Office and works with faculty, graduate student instructors (GSIs) and academic administrators in all nineteen schools and colleges to support and enhance learning and teaching at U-M. CRLT offers a comprehensive array of curricular and instructional development activities.