Research is foundational to the work of the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research.

All CATLR programs and services are grounded in learning science research literature, and our team members actively conduct, publish and present research on the impact of experiential learning and evidence-based teaching practices. CATLR also partners and collaborates with educators seeking grant funding for research that includes educational components.

The Research Institute for Experiential Learning Science (RIELS), housed within CATLR, is dedicated to understanding how experiential learning contributes to the success of students. RIELS conducts research using multiple methods and forms partnerships both within and beyond Northeastern University to nurture an interdisciplinary network of researchers focused on deepened understanding of the principles behind effective experiential learning.