Research and Initiatives
The HAIL (High Achieving Involved Leader) Scholarship is a new approach to enrolling more high-achieving, low-income students across the state. The two-year pilot program provides four years of free tuition to students drawn from more than 250 public high schools throughout the state as long as they apply and are admitted. Students eligible for the offer receive a unique package of admissions information, including a step-by-step guide for applying to U-M, and vouchers providing free access to key portions of the application process.
University of Michigan Institutional Learning Analytics
The primary goal of University of Michigan Institutional Learning Analytics, or UMILA, is to bring analytic expertise and rich institutional data to bear on improving the quality of education at U-M. The UMILA team provides university leadership with an effective avenue for conducting world-class research into student success at Michigan wherever it is needed. The particular research questions will be generated by a group of faculty with guidance from senior academic leaders.
The Wolverine Pathways program engages middle and high school students from targeted Southeastern Michigan school districts with the dual goal of increasing students’ academic, social, and cultural preparation and increasing the probability of admission, enrollment, and degree completion. Students who successfully complete the program, apply to U-M, and are admitted receive four years of free tuition.
Posse STEM Program
The university partnered with The Posse Foundation in 2016 to enroll students interested in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and help them pursue personal and academic excellence through a supportive, 10-person multicultural team known as a “posse." The foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes.
To meet the growing need for student data in a standardized form optimized for learning analytics research, the university is building a new data set featuring students, the term in which they were enrolled, and the classes for which they registered. U-M units contributing to the project include the Office of Enrollment Management (OEM), the University of Michigan Institutional Learning Analytics (UMILA) team, and Information and Technology Services' Information Quest (IQ).