Conducting, promoting, and disseminating high-quality research on the impact of college and the conditions for student success.

The Center for Research on Undergraduate Education (CRUE) implements and disseminates research and scholarship which foster understanding of effective undergraduate education.  We pursue and coordinate research and funding initiatives for CRUE faculty and graduate students, and disseminate research results to national, regional, and state audiences via CRUE publications; refereed journals; scholarly meetings; professional association conferences and publications; and institutional consultations.

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Research Projects

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Publications and Impact

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Research Spotlight

Nicholas Bowman, professor and director of CRUE, discusses the wide-ranging effects of higher education on society.

Katharine Broton, assistant professor, shares her research into food insecurity and higher education outcomes.

Latest News

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Dr. Ernest Pascarella Memorial fund honors the late professor, supports students

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
The Dr. Ernest Pascarella Memorial Scholarship fund was established by the family of the late professor emeritus of Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) to assist graduate students in HESA with the greatest financial need.
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Study: diverse college classrooms linked to better STEM learning outcomes for all students

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Students achieve better grades in college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses when those classrooms have higher numbers of underrepresented racial-minority and first-generation college students, according to new research, co-authored by University of Iowa Higher Education and Student Affairs Professor Nicholas Bowman.
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Faculty, Staff and Student 2022-23 Awards

Friday, October 13, 2023
College of Education faculty and staff garnered recognition and honors from our university, state, national, and international organizations.


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