Research Centers and Institutes
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The Carnegie Foundation is a major national and international center for research and
policy studies about teaching. Its mission is to address the hardest problems faced in
teaching in public schools, colleges and universities-that is, how to succeed in the
classroom, how best to achieve lasting student learning, and how to assess the impact of
teaching on students.
Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)
promotes research on the civic and political engagement of Americans between the ages of
15 and 25.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
CCPH has developed a number of tools and resources for service learning and
community-based participatory research.
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Higher Education Research Institute
The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), based at the University of
California, Los Angeles, serves as an interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation,
information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC), a program of Learn and Serve
America, operates America's premier website supporting the service-learning efforts of
schools, higher education institutions, communities, and tribal nations. NSLC is the
nation's largest library of service-learning materials, listservs, and reference and
technical assistance services.
New England Research Center for Higher Education
The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) focuses on colleges and
universities as workplaces and organizations and brings to this mission a clear
commitment to collaboration, community building, and support for institutional change
Public Policy Institute of California
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a private, nonprofit organization
dedicated to improving public policy in California through independent, objective,
nonpartisan research. Research focuses on three program areas: population, economy, and
governance and public finance.