Institutes, Clinics, and Outreach Programs

The College of Natural and Health Sciences includes a number of institutes, clinics, and outreach programs that support a variety of teaching, scholarly, and service activities:

Institutes:

Mathematics and Science Teaching (MAST) Institute

The MAST Institute is committed to equitable and systemic reform in the teaching and learning of science, mathematics and technology education and provides leadership and coordination for projects and programs to improve mathematics and science education, within the University, the State and nationally.

Mathematics Teacher Leadership Center (Math TLC)

The Mathematics Teacher Leadership Center, an integrated partnership of the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Wyoming and Colorado and Wyoming school districts, serves the mathematical community by seeking to improve mathematics achievement in middle, secondary, and post-secondary education in Colorado and Wyoming.   By weaving together existing and new research, teacher expertise, and culturally responsive professional development, we are developing and offering a virtual master’s degree program for secondary teachers and a mathematics teacher-leader program for 4th through 12th grade teachers.  The Math TLC researches the impact of the initiative on the  teacher-participants and their students' achievement and the teacher educators. Funding for the Math TLC comes primarily from a five year, $5,000,000 National Science Funded math and Science Partnership grant awarded in 2008. 

National Institute for Nursing Education and Scholarship (NINES)

The National Institute for Nursing Education and Scholarship is dedicated to addressing state and national priorities within Nursing Education. The mission of the NINES is to impact and facilitate scholarly resources and leadership for effective, high quality nurse-educator workforce in the 21st Century.  Institute projects currently involve addressing best practices for health professions education, nursing faculty capacity models and novel curriculum approaches to the education of nurses in the U.S.     

Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute (RMCRI)

The Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute is committed to improving the quality of life of cancer patients through prescriptive exercise rehabilitation. The Institute specializes in clinical services, clinical and basic research, and education on cancer treatment-related symptoms.

Sport Marketing Research Institute (SMRI)

The University of Northern Colorado Sport Marketing Research Institute (SMRI) aims to enrich the learning experience of graduate students studying sport administration by conducting field research for sport enterprises that wish to better understand how its presence affects our community. Toward this end, the SMRI provides high quality research opportunities for both graduate students preparing for careers in sport management and organizations interested in the business of sport.

Clinics:

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic

The Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Clinic provides a variety of diagnostic and rehabilitative services to individuals with speech, language, hearing, and/or balance difficulties.

Outreach Programs:

Mathematics and Science Teaching (MAST) Hotline

Through the MAST Hotline, Colorado and Wyoming educators can have their math and science teaching questions answered and access free resources.

Region VIII Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE)

The mission of TACE is to maximize quality training and development opportunities for employed rehabilitation personnel in Region VIII so that they may continue to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies in order to more effectively and efficiently increase quality employment and independent living.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

The mission of RSVP is to invite adults age 55 and over to use their life experience, wisdom, and skills to answer the call of their neighbors in need, and in doing so, improve the quality of life for both volunteer and community.

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