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Division of Professional Practice

Center for Cooperative Education Research and Innovation

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of the University of Cincinnati Center for Cooperative Education Research and Innovation (CERI) are to:

  • Drive the development and implementation of cooperative education as a pedagogic model at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Develop assessment systems that measure student learning outcomes.
  • Serve as a data repository that can provide cooperative education data to assist in externally funded research at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Advocate the use of cooperative education assessment data in policy development within the University of Cincinnati.
  • Provide a forum to discuss the impact of cooperative education.
  • Share our knowledge to the benefit of higher education through scholarly work and training.
  • Seek externally funded research opportunities related to the mission of the center.
  • Facilitate connections between cooperative education employers who have research needs and faculty members in the UC co-op colleges to enhance UC’s industry funded research portfolio.
  • Serve as an incubator for innovative programs of cooperative education.


The mission of CERI is to advance cooperative education at the University of Cincinnati and beyond through innovation and scholarship.