CRL holds retreat to engage new research partners

CRL holds retreat to engage new research partners

Karen Salisbury Henry


As part of an effort to expand the research capacity of the Center for Research on Learning, Mike Hock, director, invited several former CRL doctoral students from across the country to attend collaborative retreats held in Lawrence, Kan., in June and July.

Sixteen former CRL graduate students who are now early career researchers at such institutions as the University of California, Irvine, the University of Virginia, the University of Hawaii and Texas Christian University joined KU researchers in sessions to identify common research interests, form teams, prioritize potential collaborative proposals and set up an ongoing communication system. Hock said his intent was is to reach out to former doctoral students “to involve them in ways to grow the capacity of the CRL to remain a player in the world of education research.”
   
According to Hock, the retreats generated several collaborative projects. Participants will next develop proposals for possible funding from outside granting agencies.