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Antiracism in Data Management Project Marks Successful Second Year Advancing Racial Equity in Research

The Antiracism in Data Management project, a project featuring virtual sessions that tackle antiracism practices for local and national research and evaluation communities, is wrapping up its second successful year with a final session in November. 

How AAI's Center for Public Partnerships & Research Draws On "Futures Thinking" in their Work

When you prepare for the future, how far ahead do you look? Is it five years? 10? What about 20 or 50 or even 100? It might seem impossible to plan for a time so far away, but that’s exactly what AAI's Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) does.

New AAI Center to Focus on the Intersection of Technology, Education

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced a new center, Flexible Learning through Innovations in Technology & Education (FLITE), whose mission is to provide an integrated structure for emerging technologies aligned with student and teaching…

Center for Montessori for Research (CMR) Becomes the Center for Learner Agency Research and Action 

The University of Kansas Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) Center for Montessori for Research (CMR) will become the Center for Learner Agency Research and Action (CLARA). The name change highlights the center’s embrace of learner agency in diverse educational environments. Over the…

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Meets with AAI and SOEHS Faculty and Students During His Campus Visit

On September 5, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona launched his multi-state, “Back to School Bus Tour 2023: Raise the Bar,” at KU with a pep rally at the Jayhawk Welcome Center. Secretary Cardona’s visit to campus focused on diversity, access to education, and family engagement,…

AAI Announces the Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Neuroscience

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced the new Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Neuroscience (CCREN) whose mission is to draw on the latest research from neuroscience, education and educational psychology to better understand how…

Achievement & Assessment Institute Celebrates 10 years as a Designated Research Institute

The Achievement & Assessment Institute is marking its 10th year as a designated research institute at the University of Kansas. AAI will celebrate the milestone with two events in August and activities throughout the second half of the year.

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…

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