Research and Engagement
Bureau of Educational Research
Our mission extends beyond our classrooms and campus. We make a difference in people's lives locally, nationally, and globally through invigorating outreach informed by our commitment to community and rigorous research culture.Our Mission Strategic Projects Engaged Research Grant Opportunities Directory
Centers & Initiatives
Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment
CREA generates evidence for policymaking that is methodologically, culturally, and contextually defensible.
Center for Education in Small Urban Communities
The Center is a research, service, and outreach unit that offers professional development and serves as the liaison for school partnerships.
Early Childhood & Parenting Collaborative
The Early Childhood Collective can help you learn more about important topics affecting young children and families in Illinois.
Education Justice Project
EJP is a vibrant community of students and educators who are committed to expanding higher education within American prisons.
Forum on the Future of Public Education
The Forum disseminates evidence and information to policymakers and the public on key questions facing P-20 education.
Illinois New Teacher Collaborative
INTC is a group of Illinois educators providing leadership for promoting new teacher induction and mentoring.
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
NILOA helps faculty and staff in academic programs and institutions productively use assessment data.
Office of Community College Research & Leadership
OCCRL studies policies, programs, and practices that enhance education outcomes for diverse young adults.
Office of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education
MSTE enhances student achievement and teaching performance in mathematics, science, and technology.
University Primary School
UPS is a lab school where children use The Project Approach to engage in creative, challenging, and meaningful curricular inquiries.