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College of Education

News & Notes

Smallwood Proposals Update

The Smallwood Foundation selection process has pro-
gressed steadily since we last wrote about it in Janu-
ary. You may remember that we chose 4 of 14 concept
papers to send on to Sally Muller, a Smallwood Trus-
tee and new Gainesville resident. She chose two-
Dorene Ross's (Summer Enrichment for Children Liv-
ing in Poverty) and Troy Sadler's (Broadening Oppor-
tunities for Success in the Sciences)-to present to the
entire Board. Along the way, she and Margaret Ather-
ton from the UF Foundation suggested ways in which
the proposals could be strengthened, and Dorene and
Troy were dutiful in attending to these suggestions.

They both presented their proposals to the full Board
of Trustees on Friday, February 16. Dorene presented
with Rose Pringle and Suzy Clary from Rawlings, and
Mary Jo Koroly and Deborah Paulin from CPET, and
Wanda Lastrapes of the UF Alliance, assisted Troy. As
an observer, I thought both groups made excellent
cases for the importance of the issues they're address-
ing and for the potential of their projects to have an
impact on them. In my judgment, it was an out-
standing session, and our college was represented

Troy and Dorene are keeping fast company. The Trus-
tees also heard five other proposals, two each from the
Water Institute and the Brain Institute, and one from
Integrated Technology Ventures, a collaborative ini-
tiative of the Colleges of Business, Engineering, and
Law. Fast company is the bad news; the good news is
Mrs. Muller likes both COE proposals and intends to
say so in April, when the Board meets again to make
final decisions. There's more good news in the fact
that the Mullers now reside in

Gainesville, because the same opportunity may
come around yet again.

I'm sure Dorene and Troy would agree that the
process has been edifying. I have some sense of
how foundations make decisions, so the very per-
sonal approach we're witnessing with Smallwood
struck me as unusual-and quite pleasant. Mrs.
Muller is a far gentler although equally astute critic
than most people who've read my proposals
through the years! She's more helpful, too.

OER Happenings

Please mark your calendars for the following

March Brown Bag ~
Featuring Kristen Kemple, B.O. Smith Professor

In this session, Kristen will describe her research
evaluating the effectiveness of the Second Step Vio-
lence Prevention curriculum for pre-kindergarten
children and present pre-post differences for the
experimental group.

Location: 158 Norman
Date & Time: Thursday, March 22 from

As always, doctoral students are welcome!

Bring your lunch. Refreshments & Cookies will be
provided. Please RSVP to Ana by Tuesday, March

* 6

Faculty Professional Development Series Panel
Presentation ~
Topic: Mixed Methods Research
Date & Time: Friday, March 30 from 12:00noon-
Location: Terrace Room (G-400).

Panel members are:
Troy Sadler, School of Teaching and Learning
Stephen Pape, School of Teaching and Learning
Mary Brownell, Special Education
Cyndy Griffin, Special Education

We are asking anyone interested in feedback about
their research ideas or projects to send a brief descrip-
tion of the research and specific questions you would
like the panel to address to Ana when you RSVP.

Doctoral students are invited to attend.

Please RSVP to Ana: by Mon-
day, March 26.

February Awards& Submissions

Best wishes go to Ester de Jong and Maria Coady for
the submission to the USDOE; to Fonda Eyler,
MaryLou Behnke, James Algina and Walter Leite
for their submission to the NIH/NIDA; to Candace
Harper and Zhihui Fang for their submission to the
USDOE; to I-Chan Huang and Walter Leite for their
submission to the NIH; Myrka Koro-Ljungberg and
David Miller for their submission to the NIH; and to
James Shepperd and James Algina for their submis-
sion to the NIH. For more details about these sub-
missions, see the table on the next page.

Ana & Paul

Refreshments & cookies will be provided.

College of Education Funded Projects February 2007

No new projects funded during the month of February, 2007.

College of Education Submitted Proposals February 2007
Principal Investigator: E.J. de Jong Co-PI: M. Coady
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Proposal Title: Developing English Language and Literacy through Teacher Achievement
(Project DELTA)
Requested Amount: $1,107,771

Principal Investigator: F.D. Eyler (Pediatrics) Co-PIs: M. Behnke (Pediatrics), J.J.
Algina, W. Leite
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health/NIDA
Proposal Title: Project Care (Cocaine Abuse in the Rural Environment)
Requested Amount: $1,611,172

Principal Investigator: C.A. Harper Co-PI: Z. Fang
Funding Agency: US Department of Education
Proposal Title: Project READ: Reading and ESOL for Academic Development
Requested Amount: $1,444,034

Principal Investigator: I.C. Huang (Epidemiology and Health Policy Research) Co-PI:
W. Leite
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Proposal Title: Using Item Response Theory to Improve Children Quality of Life Assess-
Requested Amount: $382,989

Principal Investigator: M. Koro-Ljungberg Co-PI: M.D. Miller
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Proposal Title: Participant-driven Trigger Methodology Applied to Risk Trajectories Re-
Requested Amount: $1,172,000

Principal Investigator: J.A. Shepperd (Psychology) Co-PI: J.J. Algina
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Proposal Title: Religiosity and Adolescent Risk Behavior
Requested Amount: $321,568

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