KU Center for Research on Learning

KU Center for Research on Learning

Mission, Values, and Goals


Vision

The Center for Research on Learning is an internationally recognized research and development organization noted for creating solutions that dramatically improve quality of life, learning, and performance…especially for those who experience barriers to success.


Mission

Our work centers on solving the problems that limit individuals’ quality of life and their ability to learn and perform in school, work, home, or the community.


Values

Respect: We will treat all individuals with dignity by seeking to understand their point of view and by being sensitive to their feelings.

Integrity: We will apply the highest standards to our work. We will honor our agreements, and we will be honest in our dealings with others.

Teamwork: We will value diverse backgrounds and perspectives as we seek solutions to difficult problems.

Trust: We will trust the intentions and work done by our colleagues.

Comprehensive solutions: We will value most those solutions that affect the performance of all individuals, especially those individuals who are most vulnerable to failure or who confront significant barriers.


Goals

Research: To conduct research that dramatically improves the quality of life in the school, workplace, home, and community for all individuals, but especially for those who experience barriers to success.

Development: To develop resources, technologies, and procedures that facilitate learning, teaching, and advocacy for individuals.

Professional Development: To prepare others to use new knowledge and validated practices that improve quality-of-life outcomes.

Organizational Change: To promote public policy and reform in schools, social service agencies, and other institutions that enhance optimal learning, social proficiency, personal success, and appreciation of human diversity.

Dissemination: To share knowledge generated through research and development in ways that reach the largest possible audiences.