Texas Education RP3 Network Meet and Greet
The Texas Education RP3 Network invites College of Education faculty and researchers for an afternoon Meet and Greet to connect with the RP3 network and learn how COE faculty can benefit and contribute. During this event, faculty will engage with network hosts and learn more about:
- Advancing collaborative education research done through authentic engagement with community members to address long-standing inequities and disparities
- Connecting with like-minded researchers across the college, campus and state
- Improving institutional recognition for partnership research
- Increasing the impact of your research
Please note this event is only open to College of Education faculty members. Space is limited and registration is strongly encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.
Community-connected scholarship offers a compelling strategy to deploy the research acumen of universities in ways that address real and persistent social challenges right in their own backyards, providing tangible and demonstrable value for those who live there.
Enter the Texas Education Research Practice Policy Partnership Network. The idea to develop a statewide education-focused partnership research network emerged during the pandemic, as researchers and constituents sought to address gaps in research and support educational change in both practice and policy.
Today the College of Education is the hub of that Network, with members located in communities ranging from El Paso to Harlingen, Dallas to Houston, and Austin to Lubbock, each deeply engaged through long-standing, formal relationships with local education systems, and with formal MOU with more than 48 school districts serving over 1.5 million students, representing 25% of the Texas K12 student population.
The Network has completed its Founding Charter, formed and organized a representative Steering Committee, and mobilized researchers from across the Network in a prototype process to synthesize Network Member findings related to the Texas Teacher Workforce.
The Network is designed to facilitate collaborative education research within and across institutions, support the translation of research findings to decision-makers at multiple levels, and build capacity and institutional support for partnership research. The Network is relentlessly focused on urgent and timely problems of practice and policy identified locally, and the co-generation of knowledge, tools, and resources needed to produce equitable improvements for students and communities across the state. Now.
For information about the RP3 Network Research Community, contact Sarah Woulfin (Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy).
For information about the day-to-day operations of the Network, events, and communication, contact Carolyn Landel (Director, Texas Education RP3 Network)