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Office of Educational Research
November 2007

Office of Educational Research Bulletin (ORB)

News & Notes

Strengthening COE's Dual Paths to the
Doctorate: UF College of Education
Participation in the Carnegie Project on
the Education Doctorate

Linda Serra Hagedorn, PhD, Professor and
Chair, Department of Educational
Administration and Policy

Art Levine of Teacher's College created
quite an uproar when his 2005 essay on
eliminating the EdD degree was
published. Levine's fury, however, did
not end at the EdD; rather he also
severely criticized PhD programs,
specifically in educational
administration, calling them
"inadequate or appalling."

The response to Levine's charges has
ranged from total agreement to absolute
outrage. Rather than voice an opinion,
the Carnegie Foundation joined by the
Council of Academic Deans in Research
Education Institutions (or CADREI)
decided to confront the issue and to
sponsor a national program to guide
Colleges of Education in strengthening
the professional education doctorate
(typically the EdD) and to differentiate
it from the traditional research degree

About the Initiative
The Carnegie Project on the Education
Doctorate (CPED) sponsored a 3-year
project to assist Colleges of Education to
create appropriate doctorates for the
students they serve. Twenty-one
colleges have committed to the joint
work of examining and creating
appropriate courses, content, activities,
and what is termed "capstone
experiences" for their education
doctorates. Most of the institutions offer
both the EdD and PhD. For these
institutions, the work requires colleges
to look deeply at their programs and to
differentiate the two degrees. Although
most of the colleges in the initiative may
opt to retain the EdD degree, some are
contemplating replacing it with a
P.P.D.- the Professional Practice
Doctorate. Regardless of the title or the
acronyms, the goal is the same-to
create a professional degree that
prepares students for the roles they will

CPED acknowledges that many (and
perhaps most) doctoral graduates will
not enter the research world. In some
programs, the majority of graduates
become educational administrators or
practitioners. Rather than learn to be
creators of research, these students will

be better served by intense training to be
consumers of research and to learn the
mechanics of practice. CPED encourages
colleges to create "laboratories of
practice" where students will be
immersed into the environments and
situations that they intend to serve.
Further, the initiative sponsors
enhanced training paradigms, or
"signature pedagogies," that will better
assist learning.

The goal of the initiative is not to
weaken or water-down the doctorate.
Rather the primary goal remains one of
strengthening the degree by creating a
"degree of choice" for those individuals
who want to be the next generation of
school and college leaders.

The University of Florida Plan
Our college was chosen to participate in
the CPED initiative. I wrote the proposal
because Educational Administration
and Policy (EAP), the department I
chair, was the leading grantor of EdDs
in the College. However, as the EdD
takes shape, other departments are
seeing increased value in a professional
practice degree that is different from the
traditional PhD.

Working with CPED, we are following
the steps of implementation. As the
"early adopter," EAP has initiated the
pilot program. The LEAD program (an
acronym for the Leadership in
Educational Administration Doctorate),
is currently in place as a blended (online
+ face to face instruction) program
operating in Collier County (K-12
Leadership) and Orlando (Higher

Education/Community College
Leadership). Approximately 60 new
students were admitted using a revised
admission rubric that looked more
extensively at experience and goals.
Each of the LEAD courses is newly
designed with the well-trained
educational practitioner in mind.

The work is large and continuous. The
department is currently engaged in the
process of curriculum mapping and
identifying learning outcomes to insure
that courses do not significantly overlap
and no important areas are ignored.
Further, the research components of the
program are also under construction. In
other words, we are actively building
and improving the program as we
deliver it. This unique structure allows
us to apply active learning and
formative evaluation to our own work
in the newly constructed programs.

While the pilot has been predominantly
in EAP, we expect the professional
practice doctorate to spread across the
college. Currently there is a small group
of special education students embedded
in the pilot who are interested in careers
in special education administration.
Further, the CPED planning committee,
a group of faculty across all
departments, is actively investigating
ways that the initiative will be helpful
and useful to students in other
departments. Discussions are
underway, and the utility and appeal of
the idea is growing.

Historically, our college has been open
to positive change. As a result, CPED

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has great promise here. Our college has
offered collaborative, cross-
departmental programs. In all
restructuring efforts, we have
maintained and nurtured strong
connections to and collaborative
interactions with practitioners. Our
history has prepared us to move beyond
tinkering to critical examination and
substantive restructuring. We have
demonstrated the capacity to
deconstruct our "taken-for-granted"
assumptions and have bridged difficult
"turf wars." Finally, our tradition of
successful reform demonstrates our
capacity and willingness to tackle
difficult challenges. Perhaps better than
colleagues elsewhere, we understand
both the challenges and the benefits of
such work and have a historical context
that can sustain us and keep us moving

OER Happenings

Survey Research 101
Survey research is an important and
complex tool for educational
researchers. Survey research involves
sampling, question design, data
collection, and data analysis. These are
the ingredients that combine to make an
accurate and effective final report. In the
upcoming Office of Educational
Research (OER) training, Survey
Research 101, Drs. Cyndi Garvan and
Walter Leite will familiarize participants
with basic survey research concepts and
provide resources for more in-depth

Dr. Garvan, Statistics Director of OER,
has been the chief analyst for numerous
state and national surveys including
health insurance studies in Florida,
Indiana, and Kansas, Transition to
Adult Life Programs and Services
Study, the National Marriage Survey,
and the Florida High School Exit
Survey. Dr Leite has been working with
survey research since 2001, and teaching
the Survey Research Methods class since
2005. His survey work includes the
Mathematics and Science Teacher
Survey for Texas education regions 1
and 20 (sponsored by NSF), the Survey
of the Homeless in Texas (sponsored by
the Texas Homeless Network), as well
as local teacher and student surveys.

Topics to be covered in Survey Research
101 include:
Reasons for Surveys
Overview of Sample Survey
Assembling the Survey Team
Methods for Data Collection
Sampling and Sample Design
Dealing with Nonresponse
Designing Effective Survey
Survey Interviewing
Ethical Issues in Survey Research
Data Management
Analyzing Survey Data
Preparing an Effective Final
Providing Information about
Survey Methods

Please email Dr. Garvan
( if you have a

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particular topic of interest for the

We hope you will join us on Thursday,
November 8 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at
The Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Institute, 3450 Hull Road

Please RSVP to Rosie at by Monday,
November 5.

Doctoral students are welcome!

Please mark your calendars for the
following OER events:

This month's Monday Morning Coffees
will be held in the Faculty Commons
(Access Code: 4004*) on November 5
and November 19 at 10:00am

November 5: Fulbright Scholarships
Program ~ We will convene a panel of
former Fulbright scholars from the COE
(Candace Harper, STL; Larry Loesch,
CE; Tom Oakland, EP; and Diane
Ryndak, SED) to talk about their
experiences, and two guests who will
answer questions from faculty and
doctoral students about the application
process (Lynn Frazier, Executive
Associate Director, International
Center and John Denny, Interim
Director, Honors Program).

November 19: AERA Competitions ~
this session will feature an overview of
AERA competitions open to faculty and
doctoral students.

Please invite doctoral students to attend!

Coffee and continental breakfast will be
served. Please RSVP to Rosie at
We hope to see you there!

October Awards & Submissions

Congratulations go out to Dean
Catherine Emihovich for her award
from the US Department of Housing
and Urban Development; to Fran
Vandiver for her award from the
Florida Department of Education and to
Elizabeth Bondy for her award from the
Gainesville Housing Authority.

Best wishes to Silvia Echevarria-Doan
and Ana Puig for their submission to
the National Institutes of Health;
Elizabeth Bondy for her submission to
the Gainesville Housing Authority; Rick
Ferdig and Benjamin Lok (from
Computer and Information Science and
Engineering) for their submissions to
the MacArthur Foundation and the
National Science Foundation; Catherine
Cavanaugh for her submission to the
AT & T Foundation; Pat Snyder for her
subcontract submission to the
University of North Carolina/IES,
Elizabeth Yeager for her submission to
the Center for Civic Education; Craig
Wood for his subcontract submission to
Texas A & M University/IES; James
McLeskey for both of his submissions to
the Florida Department of Education;
Jean Crockett for her subcontract
submission Drexel University/IES; Tom
Dana and Stephen Pape for their

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subcontract submission to the
University of South Florida/FLDE; Fran
Vandiver for her submission to the
FLDE, and to James Algina, along with
Fonda Eyler and Marylou Behnke
(from Pediatrics) for their submission to
the National Institutes of Health. For
more details about these awards and
submissions, see the table on the next

Paul & Ana.

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College ofEducation Funded Projects October 2007

Principal Investigator: Catherine Emihovich Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Proposal Title: Norman Hall Renovation Project
Project Period: 10/01/07-12/31/2013
Award Amount: $396,000.00

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Bondy Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Gainesville Housing Authority
Proposal Title: Bright Futures Project
Project Period: 8/16/07-5/15/08
Award Amount: 51,478.00

Principal Investigator: Fran Vandiver Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: Title IV, Safe and Drug Free Schools
Project Period: 07/02/07-06/30/08
Award Amount: $3,162.00

College of Education Submitted Proposals October 2007

Principal Investigator: Silvia Echevarria-Doan Co-PI: Ana Puig
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Proposal Title: Project FINE Health: Families in Narrative Engagement for Health
Requested Amount: $383,486.00

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Bondy Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Gainesville Housing Authority
Proposal Title: Bright Futures Proiect
Requested Amount: $51,478.00

Principal Investigator: Richard Ferdig Co-PI: Beniamin Lok
Funding Agency: MacArthur Foundation
Proposal Title: STEMTELEO-Gaming for Stem Appreciation and Social Awareness
Re uested Amount: 249,031.00

Principal Investigator: Catherine Cavanaugh Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: AT & T Foundation
Proposal Title: Podcasts for Virtual School Teacher Education and Professional
Re tested Amount: 100,000.00

Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: University of North Carolina/IES
Proposal Title: Center on Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Special Education
Requested Amount: $ 925,000.00

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College of Education Submitted Proposals, con't.
October 2007

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Yeager Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Center for Civic Education
Proposal Title: Critical Analysis of Constitutional Issues with Implications for Social
Studies Methods Courses: A Summer Institute for Methods Professors
Re uested Amount: 69,649.00

Principal Investigator: R. Craig Wood Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Texas A & M University/IES
Proposal Title: A National Analysis of K-12 School Finance Systems & Academic
Outcomes: Investigating Multiple Linkages Between Fiscal Equity & Economic Efficiency in
the Production of Educational Outcomes, 1994-2008

Reuested Amount: $622,537.00
Principal Investigator: James McLeskey Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: 2007-2008 Personnel Development Partnerships (PDP)
Requested Amount: $190,000.00

Principal Investigator: James McLeskey Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: 2007-2008 State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)
Re uested Amount: 152,000.00

Principal Investigator: Jean Crockett Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Drexel University/IES
Proposal Title: Administrative Support for Special Education Teachers Scale (ASSETS):
Refinement and Psychometric Testing
Requested Amount: $175,456.00

Principal Investigator: Thomas Dana Co-PI: Stephen Pape
Funding Agency: University of South Florida/Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: Florida PROMISE
Re uested Amount: $1,874,254.00

Principal Investigator: Frances Vandiver Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: Schol Safety/Emergency Preparedness-Emergency Notification Services
Re uested Amount: $1,305.00

Principal Investigator: Fonda Eyler (Pediatrics) Co-PI: Marylou Behnke
(Pediatrics), James Algina (Educational Psychology)
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Proposal Title: Project CARE: Cocaine Abuse in the Rural Environment
Requested Amount: $727,827.00

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College of Education Submitted Proposals, con't.
October 2007

Principal Investigator: Benjamin Lok (CISE) Co-PI: Rick Ferdig
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Proposal Title: HCC-Medium: Mixed Reality Virtual Humans for Training
Requested Amount: $223,131.00

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