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Learn more about how our faculty and students are engaging with the community and solving difficult social and educational issues.

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Institutes and Centers Our Partnerships

The School of Education at Colorado State University is engaged with the professional external community through a number of mechanisms such as institutes, formal partnerships, and extramural funding.

Embedded within our partnership with the Center for Educator Preparation is our long-term relationship with Poudre School District, the local school district of Fort Collins and the immediate surrounding community.

RISE brings together a variety of educational stakeholders to advance community-engaged education research.

Its goal is to transform practices, pedagogies, policies, and leadership for intersectional racial justice and equity in PK-12 and postsecondary educational institutions.

A university-level research center housed in the School of Education, C-ALT strives to advance the use of learning analytics to improve teaching and learning practices.

Scenario Planning Institute

Scenario planning is a discipline for developing multiple imagined futures in which decisions about the future can be played out in order to:

  • Change thinking
  • Improve decision-making
  • Foster human and organization learning
  • Improve performance

The Colo-STEM Center is a campuswide initiative that serves as a central point-of-contact for integrating and coordinating CSU’s STEM outreach programs.

It also facilitates the creation of new programs that positively affect the STEM pipeline and the research, teaching, and learning missions of the University.

A training and research clinic staffed by our Counseling and Career Development master’s students (under the direct supervision of licensed mental health professionals), the clinic offers outpatient counseling services to the public, free of charge.


On December 15, 2020, our Family and Consumer Sciences program partnered with the FBI and several state and federal agencies to present The Faces of Fraud, a seminar focused on fraud trends, identification, prevention, and reporting.

Consumer fraud affects people of all ages and in all stages of life. As part of its mission to provide information that makes a difference in the lives of others, the recording of this seminar is provided for public viewing.