We are home to 14 research and outreach units. Our faculty members in these units have a reputation for conducting innovative work in school reform, assessment, school-wide discipline and behavior management, positive youth development, family interventions, special education, early intervention, and culturally responsive educational practices. These programs help children and families of all ages—from infants and toddlers to adolescents and young adults. The work they do is making a difference in Oregon, across the country, and around the world.
Our research culture is field-leading and highly influential with a long tradition of translating research into effective models, methods, and measures that improve lives.
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The Oregon Research Schools Network (ORSN) is an educational extension outreach unit of the University of Oregon.
ORSN has continued to lean on the Agricultural Extension model as a foundation of increasing school improvement capacity, identifying problems of practice, and transferring knowledge to the field in addressing those problems of practice, in its work with school partners.
Read how the COE adapts extension model to aid teachers and school districts.
View the 2021 ORSN Impact Report
Our Social Systems Data Science (SDS) Network is dedicated to accelerating data-driven research and outreach efforts in the educational, behavioral, and social sciences.
Strengthening connections between research and practice in K-12 education
The HEDCO Institute for Evidence-Based Educational Practice aims to impact future generations by supporting today’s educators. Using the latest tools and methods to conduct rigorous evidence syntheses that meet the rapid decision-making needs of education leaders, the HEDCO Institute translates the findings from existing research, providing education leaders with trustworthy information to support the implementation of evidence-based practices, and promoting healthy students and schools.
Impact and Outcomes
We are the highest-ranked academic unit at the University of Oregon, due largely to a decades-long record of national and international research and development in special education, counseling psychology, educational leadership, and school psychology. Our research culture is unique and highly influential because our faculty have a long tradition of translating research into effective models, methods, and measures that improve lives.
Our innovations have an enduring impact in Oregon and across the nation.
Research and Outreach Units
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