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Welcome to the UNI Center for Educational Transformation

 Founded upon the values of partnership and innovation, the UNI-based Center for Educational Transformation (CET) is a PreK-12 education research and development hub within the state of Iowa that is designed to respond to and be inclusive of all education stakeholders.  Through field-based and action-oriented research, innovative educational practices and effective policy analysis, the center works to leverage existing strengths to dramatically impact PreK-12 student learning and teacher effectiveness across the state and to inform the national education landscape.  The Roy J. Carver Trust has provided two years of funding to help establish the center. 

UNI undergraduate students delivering transformative social and emotional education to Iowa's secondary school districts
Secondary students engaged in school engagement, environment and student safety.
The Center for Educational Transformation...finding unique and alternative ways to teach and inspire students.
Collaboration between teacher practitioners and faculty researchers supports the overall mission and focus of the Center for Educational Transformation.

CET News

Center Director – Search Underway

Three candidates for the position of CET Director were on campus during November and December.  We encouraged everyone to attend the open forums for each of the candidates at which they will share their ideas and vision for the position and the center.  Videos will be made of their public presentations for those who could not attend the forums.  Candidate CVs and presentation videos will posted when available.  The search has now entered the decision phase.  

Candidate Presentation Schedule

H. Alan Heisterkamp CV

Candidate Presentation Schedule

Cindy Diehl Yang CV

Research Fellowships

The Center will support internal Research Fellows from UNI and other Regents institutions, as well as external Fellows in residence at UNI from across the country to conduct research and otherwise participate in the work of the center.  Fellows will be responsible for strengthening and expanding existing research themes, creating original research ideas, and working with partner sites to implement research results.  In addition, these individuals will seek external funding and disseminate their work in peer-reviewed journals as well as state and national conferences and seminars.  Fall 2013-2014 Solicitation for Inaugural UNI Fellows