At the College of Community Innovation and Education, we believe in performing research with a purpose — to advance groundbreaking ideas that result in social impact. Through our innovative, interdisciplinary research teams, partnerships with private and public organizations and community engagement, we work together to develop solutions to complex social issues that affect our local, national and global communities.
The College of Community Innovation and Education Office of Research provides a safe, diverse and inclusive space for UCF faculty members to brainstorm disruptive ideas capable of challenging the status quo of the academic enterprise, advancing scholarship within our diverse disciplines and directly impacting our community.
The College of Community Innovation and Education received over $16.7 million in external funding during the 2021-2022 fiscal period. Federal, state and community agencies funded over 50 research projects, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Florida Supreme Court, among others.
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Distinguished Lecture Series
The Distinguished Lecture Series aims to keep the research community and public informed about the most pressing research topics. The series will focus on topics that impact education, community and policy-relevant knowledge. This initiative brings in nationally and internationally prominent researchers and scholars to present on topics of interest to a broad range of disciplines and departments within the college. The program aligns with the college's strategic goal to conduct transformative, high-impact research to address society's significant challenges. Lectures are open to both the UCF and Central Florida communities.