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Office of Educational Research
May 2008


Office of Educational Research Bulletin (ORB)


News & Notes

In May ORBs, we've published
information that we previously
had presented orally at Spring
Faculty Meetings. Although there
were no oral reports this year, we
did contribute to the compendium
of annual reports that Rick Ferdig
compiled. An updated version of
that report is presented below. The
most notable change from the
original is the addition of Sevan
Terzian's Spencer Foundation
grant, which Sevan learned about a
day or so after the meeting. We
salute Sevan on this signal
accomplishment! Details about his
award will appear in the June
ORB, once the NOA is received.

OER Report of Accomplishments
for FY 2007-2008

To date in FY 2007-2008...

*COE faculty members have submitted
49 proposals, requesting more than $25
million;

~ In April, as detailed in this issue, COE PIs
added over $5 million to that total
-Faculty members in all five departments,
PK Yonge, and the Dean's Areas have
submitted proposals as Principal
Investigators


-Our submissions include 2 NIH proposals,
7 NSF proposals, and 11 USDE proposals
-In April month, one more USDE and two
more NSF proposals were submitted


*COE PIs have had 24 proposals funded,
which total over $11 million in new
awards

-Faculty members in four departments, PK
Yonge, and the Dean's Area have received
new awards
-1 NSF, 4 USDE, and 1 Spencer Foundation
projects have been funded with COE faculty
members as PIs
-Although 2 months remain in the fiscal year,
2007-2008 new awards exceed 2006-2007 new
awards by over 40%

*Included among the newly funded
projects are four million dollar plus
awards (with a fifth awaiting a final
budget).

*For the second consecutive year, a team
led by a COE Principal Investigator (with
COE colleagues and a colleague from IFAS)
has received a Research Opportunity Fund
award. This is the third ROF award in
college history.

In FY 2006-2007...


*COEfaculty submitted proposals







requesting $32,375,103, up 137% from 2005-
2006, when submissions totaled $13,634,320

*Newly funded projects totaled $7,771,967,
up 52% from 2005-2006, when newly
funded projects totaled $5, 215,737

*Research expenditures increased by 8%
over 2005-2006 totals to $4,404,538

Other 2007-2008 accomplishments of note...

*We hired a statistical consultant, Cyndi
Garvan, who is available at no charge to
COE faculty to assist proposal writers with
questions regarding design and analysis
and to help write methodology sections

*With Dave Miller, Mirka Koro-Ljungberg,
Cyndi Garvan, and Ana Puig, we received a
DSR grant of $110,000+ for costs associated
with the start-up of a campus-wide
evaluation center, CAPES (Collaborative
Assessment and Project Evaluation
Services)

*As part of the College wide discussion of
research and professional practice
doctorates, we undertook a study of COE
doctoral graduates and current doctoral
students,


*We continued our training agenda and
sponsored these events:

~ Monday Morning Coffee sessions covering
a variety of topics (Collaborating with a
Statistician, Finding Funding Sources, NSF
Competitions Overview, The Zen of
Budgeting, Fulbright Scholars & Fellows
Panel, Overview of Research Databases,


It's never too early to start your proposal!,
Preparing your College Research Incentive
Fund (CRIF) Proposal, and the BO Smith
Professors Annual Report)
-Brown Bags and Trainings for faculty and
doctoral students covering SPSS overview,
Narrative Analysis Methods, and Data
Safety Issues.

May OER Happenings


Survey Methodology with Walter Leite
& Cyndi Garvan

Day: Saturday, May 10
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Location: 1331 Norman Hall

Course Description
The one day course touches on the
major topics of survey methodology
including: 1) survey planning (e.g.,
design of survey project, assembling a
project team, writing a budget, etc.), 2)
survey questionnaire development
(highlights Dillman's principles to
create survey items), 3) survey
implementation, 4) data management, 5)
survey data analysis (covers the topic of
weighting), and 6) effective report
writing (includes information about
calculating response rates). The course
instructors will share best practices
based on survey methods research and
offer tips based on their extensive
survey experiences. The course will use
an active learning format with
integrated hands-on activities that are
designed to enhance participant
learning.


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Please RSVP to Rosie Warner by
Tuesday, May 6: rwarner@coe.ufl.eu




SPSS Basics with Luis Ponjuan, Mary
Grace-Anne Jackman & Cyndi Garvan

Day: Saturday, May 17
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Location: Terrace Room

Course Description
The "SPSS Basics" workshop will
provide a step by step guide for using
SPSS software.

The one day course covers the major
topics of SPSS programming including:
1) the SPSS operating environment, 2)
importing data into SPSS, 3) calculating
summary statistics, 4) performing
univariate and bivariate analyses, 5)
performing multiple and logistic
regression, 6) manipulating and
processing data, 7) generating basic
graphs. The course instructors will share
best practices and offer tips based on
their extensive experience with SPSS
programming. The course will use an
active learning format with integrated
hands-on activities that are designed to
enhance participant learning.

Bring your laptops that have SPSS
installed.

Please RSVP to Rosie Warner by
Tuesday, May 13: rwarner@coe.ufl.eu

Both training open to all COE Faculty
and Doctoral students!


April 2008 Submissions

Best wishes to Edwidge Bryant (STL) for
her submission to the Florida
Department of Education; Troy Sadler
(STL), Richard Ferdig (STL), Mary Jo
Koroly (CPET) and Richard Snyder
(Molecular Genetics & Microbiology) for
their submission to the National Science
Foundation; Kara Dawson (STL),
Catherine Cavanaugh (STL), and Nancy
Dana (STL) for their submission to the
US Department of Education; Fred
Taylor (Electrical & Computer
Engineering) and David Miller (Ed.
Psych) for their submission to the
National Science Foundation, and Diana
Joyce (Ed. Psych) and Thomas Oakland
(Ed. Psych) for their submission to the
Society for the Study of School
Psychology.

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

Paul & Ana


ORB -May 2008 3









College of Education Submitted Proposals April 2008

Principal Investigator: Edwidge Bryant Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: The ICAN Program (Integrative Community Afterschool Network)
Requested Amount: $3,080,000.00

Principal Investigator: Troy Sadler Co-PI: Richard Ferdig, Mary Jo Koroly (CPET),
Richard Snyder (Molecular Genetics & Microbiology)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Proposal Title: OUTBREAK: Opportunities to Use Immersive Technologies to Explore
Biotechnology Resources, Career Education and Knowledge
Requested Amount: $1,489,596.00

Principal Investigator: Fred Taylor (Electrical & Computer Engineering) Co-PI: David
Miller
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Proposal Title: ENGAGE
Requested Amount: $99,175.00

Principal Investigator: Diana Joyce Co-PI: Thomas Oakland
Funding Agency: Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP)
Proposal Title: Project BENEFIT: Behavioral & Emotional Needs Evaluation for
Interventions Teams
Requested Amount: $10,390.00

Principal Investigator: Kara Dawson Co-PI: Catherine Cavanaugh, Nancy Dana
Funding Agency: US Department of Education
Proposal Title: Project ARTI
Requested Amount: $599,917.00


ORB -May 2008 4




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