College of Education Office of Research and Engagement

Welcome to the Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In addition to preparing future educators, the College is a highly productive and engaged academic unit that provides leadership for and contributes to the University’s research and outreach mission as a flagship, land-grant institution.  Over the past three years, the College has been awarded over 60 externally-sponsored grants and contracts worth nearly $30 million. 

ORE is proud to support the significant work of faculty colleagues throughout the College.  In doing so, ORE is responsible for supporting the strength, rigor and productivity of the College’s sponsored research activity and engagement with strategic external partners and stakeholders.  More specifically, ORE works with the faculty and administration to:

  • Promote and facilitate collaborative research activity and productivity across the College
  • Develop and monitor implementation of research policies in the College
  • Provide resources and support for sponsored research and grant activity
  • Facilitate faculty development, particularly new faculty development, with respect to research
  • Facilitate publicity for research accomplishments in coordination with College communications and marketing
  • Serve as the College of Education’s liaison with the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement’s Office
  • Facilitate and coordinate the engagement of the College with key stakeholders, partners and donors in order to promote the College’s research mission.