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Office of Educational Research
March 2008

Office of Educational Research Bulletin (ORB)

News & Notes

Fien Professorship Search

On the recommendation of the Fien
Professorship Search Committee and
with the blessing of the Fien daughters,
Catherine decided last fall to seek a Fien
Professor from the College faculty.
Although this Fien Professor will serve a
3-year term, little else about the
Professorship was changed. Thus, we
remain committed to seeking candidates
who are "well known nationally and
internationally for the high quality of
their research and their professional
leadership" and "committed to
improving educational outcomes for
children living in poverty and children
otherwise disadvantaged by cultural or
linguistic barriers, or disabilities." With
regard to qualifications, we are seeking
a colleague with "outstanding records of
(a) research and scholarly writing, (b)
success in securing and administering
grants and contracts, (c) teaching, (d)
mentoring doctoral students and junior
colleagues, and (e) engagement with
children, schools, or communities."

The Fien Professorship Search
Committee meets this afternoon to
deliberate on three distinguished
applicants: Drs. Mary Brownell, Dorene
Ross, and Craig Wood. We are very

pleased with the strong response to our
announcement and hope to move
forward quickly in the selection process.
To this point, however, our progress has
been slow, in large part because Rosie
and I have both been down with the flu.
Getting this meeting scheduled got to be
an ordeal.

The search committee has been
reconstituted somewhat, but Bernie
Oliver (EAP), Edil Torres Rivera (CE),
Kathy Dixon (SBAC), and Katheryn
Russell-Brown (Law) have hung on
since we started this process two years
ago--a level of commitment that far
exceeds expectation and for which I am
most grateful. New departmental
representatives include Pat Ashton (EP),
Candace Harper (STL), and Holly Lane
(SE). Tom Dana is now representing the
Chairs, and Christopher Mullin (EAP),
graduate students in the college.

We will invite finalists to interview.
Although the committee has not
finalized an itinerary, I suspect we'll
provide time for the candidates to meet
with the search committee, the faculty,
the Dean, and doctoral students. We
also will ask them to talk about their
research work and how they hope to
advance the mission of the Fien

Professorship in the three years they
have in the bully pulpit. Following these
talks, we plan time for questions.

Copies of the candidates' letters of
application, curricula vitae, references,
and publications are posted on an
intranet site. (From the College home
page, follow the "Intranet,"
"Committee," and "Search Committee-
OER, Fien Professorship" links. Then
click on "Shared Documents" to find the

Because the Fien Professor will play a
significant leadership role in the
College, it is very important for us to
participate in the selection process. If
you have the chance, please read the
candidates' dossiers and let us know
what you think of them. Later, come
hear the candidates and give us
feedback. If you prefer to read hard
copies, they are available in 125
Norman. Please see Rosie, who will set
you up comfortably. Copies of the
evaluation form will be posted on the
web site and will be available from
Rosie as well.

On behalf of the committee, we look
forward to hearing from you.

The OER Needs You!

It's time to update our faculty research
profiles and we need your help! Since
you are all probably working on the
required annual report database
updates, we thought to ask a small
favor: could you send us your new
information? Rosie is ready to upload

any new materials you would like
featured in your OER web profile,
including changes to your research
profile abstract. It's easy! Just email
Rosie: and she will
make sure we keep your profile up-to-

March OER Happenings

Brown Bag Training-
Thursday, March 6

Topic: "Privacy and Information
Security, what's in it for me?" with
Fabian Andre Perez and Cyndi Garvan
Location: Terrace Room
Date & Time: Thursday March 6 from

Information Security does not apply
only to technical people; it applies to
every individual in a society. Each one
of us applies some security
considerations every day of our lives.
For example, fastening the seat belt
while we drive, or locking the doors
while we are away from home. Every
day, we consciously (and sub-
consciously) make decisions about how
to perform our actions; if we are aware
of the issues and consequences we are
positioned to make better decisions.

Training in Privacy and Information
Security can be full of technical terms
and jargon and not always accessible to
the average person! This OER training is
designed for a novice audience who
may not realize that their daily tasks can
have critical security implications.

ORB -March 2008

Bring your lunch.
Refreshments and cookies will be

Doctoral students are welcome.

Please RSVP to Rosie Warner: by Monday, March

We hope to see you there!

Monday Morning Coffee
March 17-

Topic: It's never too early to start your
proposal! Part II with Paul Sindelar,
Cyndi Garvan & Ana Puig

10:00-11:00am in the Faculty Commons
(Access Code: 4004*) & Terrace Room

The second in the workshop/support
group series for those of you who plan
to submit proposals in the near future
and know the competition you will be
submitting to. Please bring a copy of
your application packet and any
relevant documents developed to date.

Please RSVP to Rosie: by Friday, March 4

February 2007 Awards

Congratulations go out to Linda Hayes
(PKY) for her Florida Department of
Education award, to Pat Snyder (SED)
for her Vanderbilt University
subcontract award and to Walter Leite
(EP) for his AERA award.

For more details about these awards, see
the table on the next page.

Paul & Ana

ORB -March 2008

College of Education Funded Projects February 2008

Principal Investigator: Lynda Hayes Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Project Title: Reading Leadership Team Grants to Florida School Districts
Project Period: 07/01/07-06/30/08
Award Amount: $1,000.00

Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder Co-PIs: N/A
Funding Agency: Vanderbilt University
Project Title: TEIDS Plus: Integrating Quality Assurance and Data-Based Decision
Making to Enhance IFSP Quality, Implementation, and Child and Family Outcomes
Project Period: 08/06/07-06/30/11
Award Amount: $284,458.00

Principal Investigator: Walter Leite Co-PIs: N/A
Funding Agency: American Educational Research Association
Project Title: Combining latent growth modeling with propensity score matching to
estimate the time-varying effect of student mobility
Project Period: 05/01/08-04/30/09
Award Amount: $20,000.00

ORB -March 2008

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