Advancing Equity and Opportunities for Education

Centering diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we work collaboratively across the center, the university, and beyond to design and strengthen university structures around the future of learning. We foster exploration, intellectual risk-taking, and learning from failure both in and beyond the classroom. We are committed to transforming the student and learner experience with new innovations in support of expanded access and inclusion.


Co-creating with Students​

Undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to enhance their learning in areas such as technology, learning, research, design, and education. Students, alongside our staff and faculty innovators, co-design and contribute to work and work products that are shaping the future of higher education.​

Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Everything We Do

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organizational work, culture, and climate. We aim to create equitable and inclusive learning experiences and work environments that advance learning, foster equity and inclusion, and increase educational access.

Removing Educational Barriers with Michigan Online ​

Michigan Online increases access by removing barriers to education in accessible MOOCs, Master Tracks and degree programs. There are courses, series and Teach-Outs dedicated to coding, culture, the arts, engineering and building up communities and creating social change. ​

Empowering Students with Educational Technology

We empower students to make more informed choices on their educational journey, and give them tools to succeed in the classroom through the Center for Academic Innovation Educational Technology portfolio. Each tool is designed with access and equity in mind to solve big problems faced by all students and faculty.​