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Current Projects

Tennessee Reconnect – Adult Learner Research: Building the Policy Framework for Tennessee

PERC seeks to understand the experiences of students who participate in the Tennessee Reconnect Program by capturing and enlightening the experiences of learners participating in the program to enable more direct practice and policy-based interventions to support recruitment, retention, and degree attainment through a longitudinal qualitative study.


North-American Interfraternity Conference Health & Safety Policy Evaluation

Partnering with the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) as an external evaluator, we are assessing the pilot phases of NIC’s implementation of new Enhanced Health and Safety Policies.  We are providing an ethical and holistic understanding of the pilot program to help direct the revision and potential expansion of the programs.


Student Loan Debt Study

This quantitative study seeks to begin creating an understating of how students with financial aid refunds use their excess aid while advancing the knowledge about financial aid and the role it plays for students. By obtaining a greater understanding of this topic, higher education professionals policymakers to better address the student loan debt issue in the United States.


Food Insecurity on College Campuses

PERC, on behalf of the University of Tennessee, is conducting research about food insecurity programs on campus for students at the university To do this, the team examined UT’s peer and aspirational institutions to examine how other colleges and universities address food insecurity on campus.

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