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Faculty and students at the College of Human Ecology conduct research to improve nutrition and health, advance design and technology, promote development and the life course, and secure economic and social well-being for individuals, families, and communities.

Research links together the academic efforts of our college. Research informs our teaching and our outreach, it exposes us to innovative methods for dealing with the problems faced by individuals and families, and it positions us to address change and to contribute to innovation. The College of Human Ecology has a long history of creating and embracing change. We seek to continue that tradition.

Use the links at left to explore the scholarship in our departments, centers, and institutes.

Faculty Funding Opportunities

The Building Faculty Connections Program is designed to foster intellectual communities and activities that bring faculty together across colleges and/or departments. Funds are intended to promote dialogue and collaboration involving faculty, and are not to be used to fund faculty time or to pay for individual research projects. The purpose of the funding is to bring people together who otherwise would not have had an opportunity to do so. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Human Ecology tenured or tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply. Groups of faculty are encouraged to apply together when relevant. One-page proposals should include the following:

  • Purpose of activity
  • Which departments/colleges would be involved (as well as how many faculty might be involved) ″Description of planned activities ″Budget (not to exceed $3000 per year for no more than two years)

Please submit your proposals to the Associate Dean for Research and Outreach (

The Program for Review of Faculty Grant Proposals gives tenured and tenure-track faculty the opportunity to obtain valuable outside input on their grant proposals. The College of Human Ecology will pay an honorarium of $1,000 to an outside expert in the field who is willing to read and provide comment on faculty proposals. Priority will be given to junior faculty and new investigators; however all faculty are welcome to apply.

To apply for such funding, complete this form and forward it to the Associate Dean for Research and Outreach (

Guidelines for Academic Promotions and Tenure

Tenure Guidelines and Checklist

Full Professor Guidelines and Checklist

Newly Hired Associate or Full Professor Guidelines and Checklist

Non-tenure track Academic Procedures

Dossier Schedule 2017-2018

Faculty Governance

CHE Faculty Membership

CHE Faculty Meeting Procedures

CHE Faculty Standing committees

CHE Faculty Search

The current issue of Human Ecology , which reports on research, outreach, and instruction in the college, is available online.

Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research expands, strengthens, and speeds the connections between research, policy, and practice to enhance human development and well-being.