The Curriculum Research Group was founded in 2009 by Dr. Helen Burn and Dr. Gabrielle Gerhard, educational researchers and practitioners interested in improving teaching and learning in two-year colleges. Now, given the changing landscape of degrees offered in what would be traditionally considered community colleges, our work has branched out to include public two- and four-year colleges that primarily award associate’s degrees.

Our research has focused on students transition from basic skills to credit-bearing college courses, serving student veterans, to large-scale curriculum improve efforts, such as improving student transition to calculus in community colleges and implementing Guided Pathway.