An integral part of the EDL mission is to engage in teaching, research, and service that contribute to improving the quality of education and educational leadership in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world. EDL faculty host or are affiliated with several state, national and international Centers that contribute to identifying significant education and policy issues. These efforts contribute to framing individual, collaborative and interdisciplinary research as well as crafting locally constructed, highly relevant professional development programs and consultative services.
As a flagship, land grant university, the University of Kentucky is committed to its dual roles of research and service. EDL is uniquely situated at the intersection of these responsibilities as they relate to improving schools throughout the state and nation as well as internationally. Linking research findings to improving practice is accomplished by nationally prominent faculty through a broad range of activities including designing, developing, and delivering high-quality professional development products and services to educational organizations, schools and districts. In addition, EDL organizes PD to be delivered through EILA credit approved workshops, “labs”, intensive multi-day summer leadership institutes, academies and conferences that meet educators need to earn continuing education units.
Centers (faculty affiliated centers and those housed or related to the activities of Educational Leadership):