Exploring Education Through Research

As pioneers of teaching, education research and advocacy, Grand Canyon University (GCU) encourages students and faculty to think critically about issues relating to education. Students and faculty members at the GCU College of Education partner to conduct research and publish findings that benefit a multitude of disciplines and departments. Through achievements in research, GCU has promoted new developments in contemporary education while simultaneously expanding our horizons toward future research and educational development initiatives.

Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching

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The Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching (CIRT) facilitates excellence in education research and teaching at GCU. A faculty-driven initiative, CIRT crosses teaching disciplines to foster an integrated community of educators. Learn more about the CIRT, visit cirt.gcu.edu

Journal of Instructional Research

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Each year, CIRT facilitates the online publication of the Journal of Instructional Research (JIR). The JIR helps students in the College of Education enhance comprehension and application of best practices in postsecondary education. Read current and past publications of the JIR, visit cirt.gcu.edu

Institutional Review Boards

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GCU understands that attention to ethical and responsible practices in research is integral to developing a high-quality initiative. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees GCU-sponsored research and ensures compliance with institutional and federal regulations. Read more about GCU's Institutional Review Board.

Restorative Justice Trainings

Galvanizing Cultures of Understanding is offering an eight-week program on restorative justice. Trainings are delivered in-person as well as on the Restorative Justice: We Restore Together online community platform. Trainees will learn about school-wide disciplinary plans that have historically fed the school-to-prison pipeline and how to embrace practices that encourage restoration of relationships among students and teachers.

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