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 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


Broton receives Early Career Scholar of the Year Award

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Katharine Broton, an assistant professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs, recently received the Recognizing Research and Innovation Excellence Early Career Scholar of the Year award.

Armour receives national disability leadership award

Friday, March 5, 2021
University of Iowa College of Education doctoral student Carly D. Armour received the National Disability Leadership Award for her dedication to advocating for individuals with disabilities in higher education. 

Linley selected as Diamond Honoree for international association

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Jodi Linley, associate professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, has been selected as a Diamond Honoree for the American College Personnel Association: College Student Educators International (ACPA) Foundation Class of 2021.


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