The Dennis Learning Center engages in translational research to promote greater understanding and support of students’ academic success. Our nationally recognized research produces empirical insights and practical methods that amplify student success at Ohio State and beyond.
Collaborating with the DLC
The DLC is an inclusive and interdisciplinary research community that builds student success research capacity. We advance scholarship in four core areas:
- student success interventions
- motivation and self-regulated learning
- teaching for belonging and engagement
- improving educational research and assessment
Members of our participatory research programs can engage in any of the following opportunities:
- joining an affiliate program
- collaborating on grants
- conducting research in the context of the DLC
- accessing DLC data
- recruiting participants from DLC courses and programs
- engaging in academic writing groups
- participating in lab meetings
Fill out an interest form to learn more about involvement in DLC research. We welcome all Ohio State faculty, staff, postdocs, and students, in addition to inviting interinstitutional partnerships.
The CLMB Lab
Directed by Dr. Lauren Hensley, the College Learning, Motivation, and Belonging (CLMB) Lab combines research and practice to support students’ pathways to and through college. Members of the CLMB Lab include graduate and undergraduate researchers who use innovative methods to investigate motivation and learning, with a special emphasis on understanding college student transitions and informing the people, practices, and policies that influence student success and belonging.