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CEOP'S TRIO SES + STEM Celebrates 50 Years at KU

On May 2, TRIO Supportive Educational Services (TRIO SES) will celebrate 50 years of continuous federal funding at the University of Kansas. Taking place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Kansas Union Ballroom, the reception is a chance to celebrate both the end of the semester and decades of student…

Research Funding Opportunity for KU Faculty in the Arts and Humanities

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) is pleased to announce our Arts & Humanities Grant, now in its third year, is accepting proposals. The purpose of the grant program is to foster deeper ties between the arts and humanities and the education and social sciences within which most…

How AAI’s Center for Evaluation & Educational Leadership Helps Kansas School Districts with Home-Grown and Customized Needs Assessments

Involving all members of a group when problem solving leads to better and more equitable solutions. That’s the idea at the heart of the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s Center for Evaluation & Educational Leadership (CEEL). Founded in 2022, CEEL fills a vacant need in Kansas for a third…

How AAI’s Center for Educational Opportunity Programs Serves First-Generation Students

AAI's Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) serves many types of students, but first generation and low-income students are one of the main focuses of the center as they experience significant hardships compared to their peers.