Program Office

Office of Research and Public Purpose

Through targeted research and broad collaboration, the Office of Research and Public Purpose develops integrative approaches to career preparation, civic and community engagement, and student well-being.

Advancing the Public Purposes of Higher Education

Through programming and research focused on the intersection of students’ career preparation, civic and community engagement, and their holistic well-being, the Office of Research and Public Purpose collaborates with AAC&U members and a diverse range of external partners to spur innovation and advance institutional change.

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Institute

Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute

The Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute focuses on supporting campuses of all types to more fully link college learning with workforce preparedness and develop productive campus/industry partnerships.

Office Staff

  • Ashley Finley

    Ashley Finley

    Vice President for Research and Senior Advisor to the President