The mission of the Teaching and Learning Research Center (TLRC) is to support research on teaching and learning at the University of California, Irvine. Toward that end, we offer the following services:

  • Centralized development of research efforts in teaching and learning, particularly collaborative, large scale, cross-discipline and longitudinal research projects
  • Faculty support for teaching and learning-related grant submissions
  • Assessment support for educational components of federal grants (e.g., Education Plans for NSF CAREER Grants, or Broader Impacts for NSF research grants)
  • Coordination of cross-campus and cross-unit data collection and dissemination
  • Dissemination of results in discipline-based education research

Interim Director: Brian Sato  (

Project Scientist: Kameryn Denaro  (

Postdoctoral Scholar: Elizabeth Park (

To consult with the TLRC about these services or to discuss your ideas about teaching and learning research, please contact the Interim Director, Brian Sato, or 949-824-0661.

Primary mission statement: Promote excellence in research on teaching and learning at UCI

Goal 1: Promote grant funding for teaching and learning research

  1. Bring people together and lead grants
  2. Advise people who are writing grants
  3. Provide evaluation and assessment support to grants written by others

Goal 2: Improve the use of institutional data in research

  1. Conduct research using institutional data to address issues related to improving instruction on campus
  2. Develop mechanisms to make campus data broadly accessible for educational research
  3. Partner with other key data groups on campus (Office of Institutional Research, Center for Assessment and Applied Research, and Office of Information Technology) to achieve these goals

Goal 3: Create a culture of expertise in research on teaching and learning

  1. Promote and provide professional development and support for faculty to assess student learning in their own courses
  2. Provide local and national dissemination of teaching and learning research findings