Office of Professional Research and Development (OPRD)
The Office of Professional Research and Development provides quality research, evaluation, and development services to support public schools, higher education, human service, and community organizations. OPRD’s mission is to improve organizational capacity through research-based practices, evaluation that focuses on serious study of practice, and development and dissemination of exemplary programs. OPRD’s activities are funded by grants and contracts, often in collaboration with other colleges or agencies, with the work achieved through a team from SU and statewide consultant specialists.
OPRD's capacity combines the scholarship of faculty from a private research university and esteemed School of Education with the expertise of seasoned field practitioners and research associates. The OPRD has recently joined with Training Systems Institute (TSI) at Syracuse University. This increased capacity creates the opportunity for expanding our outreach to national and international government and corporate organizations.