Research Unit

The Research Unit

The Research Unit of the Counseling Center

The Research Unit is responsible for generating new ideas and conducting research studies that support the interests of the Counseling Center, Student Affairs, and the larger University community. Design, implementation, and analyses of the annual University New Student Census and the Withdrawal Survey are the Research Unit's primary responsibilities.


Areas of Research
  • Student Development & Retention
  • Clinical Service Delivery
  • College Students’ Basic Needs (Food & Housing Security), Academic Success, and Well-being
  • Multiculturalism, Inclusiveness, & Action Research

The Research Unit produces a variety of research briefs, publishes articles in professional journals, and presents study findings at conferences and to the University campus community. The Research Unit also offers the Guided Study Sessions (GSS) program for traditionally difficult courses and maintains the University of Maryland Resource Directory. In addition to the Research Director, the staff is comprised of a Research Analyst, a Coordinator of Collaborative Learning, and three graduate assistants.

For more information about the Research Unit and projects that have been completed or are in progress, please contact Dr. Yu-Wei Wang.