The TCI is committed to doing research in the community and for the community. The TCI strives to enhance our local and statewide community engagement and program impact by partnering with community-based agencies to address the pressing needs in our communities. With an intentional fusion of research, teaching, and action, the TCI provides an exciting opportunity to bring the resources of the university to our local community.
The Annual Project works to combat pressing issues in our community. Through engagement with community members and stakeholders, the most critical issues facing our community are identified. These issues are narrowed until a topic is selected for the annual project using Advisory Board input and faculty research expertise. Over the course of a year, students develop instrumentation, field surveys, analyze and report data, and design data-driven community-level interventions.