As part of its core mission, the DLC is devoted to the advancement of research that promotes greater knowledge and understanding of college students’ academic success. The DLC supports theoretically grounded empirical research that addresses this goal. We enthusiastically collaborate with Ohio State faculty, students and research staff who want to conduct well-designed educational research at the DLC. Many of our own faculty, staff and instructors also conduct and disseminate studies that addresses this goal. Together these efforts position the DLC to play an active role in producing prominent, nationally recognized research that promotes theoretical understanding and contributes to the next generation of practical methods and interventions that facilitate the academic success of students at Ohio State and at post-secondary institutions around the nation and the world.