University of Illinois Researchers

We are excited to have you join us in Champaign Unit 4 Schools! Our buildings are wonderful places for you to interact and learn from our fantastic students, staff, families, and community members. As we prepare to welcome you, there are a few things we need from you to ensure your experience is as enjoyable as possible and to protect our students’ safety and welfare. 

The following must be completed before you can begin your research in Champaign Unit 4 Schools: 

1. Research Approval

Complete the information requested at the site below. The University will then contact Deputy Superintendent Laura Taylor about the possible research opportunity. If approved by the District, the researcher will be notified by Dr. Taylor or the College of Education.

https://education.illinois.edu/associate-dean-for-research/school-research-partnerships

2. Background Check

The type of background check Champaign Unit 4 Schools conducts depends on the nature of your research. The determining factor for what type is required depends on the nature of your interaction with Unit 4 students and the presence of Unit 4 staff members.

Learn more about background checks and download necessary forms in the Researcher Requirements Packet (PDF).

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