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Office of Educational Research
College of Education
November 2005


Office of Educational Research Bulletin (ORB)

News and Notes


Friday's Retreat

On Friday at 9 a.m., our strategic
planning process will continue with a
morning meeting here in Norman Hall. We
plan to renew the conversations we began
at the September 30 retreat, this time
focusing on the five major themes we
identified that day: increasing research
discourse, developing a mentoring plan,
redefining faculty work, developing a think
tank process, and rethinking existing COE
structures. Those of you who attended the
first retreat probably signed up to
participate with one of the groups, but we
will tolerate changes of heart if you now see
a more compelling topic than your original
choice. Those of you who didn't attend the
first meeting but who plan to be there
Friday may choose to participate with any of
the groups. For a better sense of the issues
the groups will be discussing, please refer
to the "Research Culture Retreat I -
Summary," which Ana sent out last
Thursday as an e-mail attachment.
We have set aside two hours for
discussion and 30 minutes for reporting by
the groups. Lunch will be served. In the
end, we hope to have a list of suggested
actions to improve the COE research culture
and some sense of how those actions will
be achieved. We expect many suggestions
to fall to the research office for action, but
others may be directed more appropriately
to chairs, the administrative team, or FPC.
Some action plans may require additional
work on the part of your group, particularly
if the action involves policy change. For
example, if we were to suggest that COE
policy on faculty load be revised, then it


would behoove us to provide FPC a draft for
its consideration.
If all goes as planned, we will
produce at this meeting what amounts to a
strategic plan for improving the COE
research culture. Actions will be identified
and assigned, and timelines will be
established. We here in the research office
plan to monitor and report progress toward
fulfillment of these action plans-and we
plan to come together again in the spring to
assess progress and discuss solutions to
nagging problems, should there be any.
Friday, we'll start at 9 a.m. in 1331
Norman. Please join us-and, if you haven't
already, please let Susie Lonon know if
you'll be attending. Please e-mail her
(zsw(coe.ufl.edu) or call (96-234) by
Wednesday at 11.

Reflections from the Dean on HHMI

One of the more exciting research
opportunities on the horizon is our college's
participation in the recent submission of a
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
grant proposal in partnership with several
units across campus (IFAS, Medicine, CLAS,
and Engineering) and external partners both
in the U.S. (Scripps Florida, Morehouse
College, Harvey Mudd College) and abroad
(Max Planck Institute, Pasteur Institute). If
this $2.2 million grant proposal is funded
(the decision will be announced May 2006),
COE faculty will have significant roles in the
postdoctoral faculty development
component, the creation of a new science
education minor, the outreach component
to Alliance high schools, and in the internal
evaluation process. Faculty involved in this


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proposal included Troy Sadler, Tom Dana,
Linda Behar-Horenstein, Bernard Oliver, and
me. Not only has the proposal opened up
new collaboration opportunities with faculty
across campus on other grant submissions,
but it also provides interested faculty with
great data sources for studying the impact
this proposal will have on changing the
nature of undergraduate science education
and on diversifying the future professoriate
in the life sciences. More and more,
foundations expect to see comprehensive,
trans-disciplinary proposals to address
systemic questions that result in widespread
educational changes, and it will be
increasingly important for us to learn how
to work within this framework.

Catherine

October A wards and Submissions

On the next two pages, we list the
awards we received in October and


submissions for the month. October was a
boom month: seven Principal Investigators
received 11 awards totaling over $1.3
million. Kudos to JeriBenson and
Thomasenia Adams (Dean's Area),
Jeanne Repetto (SE), Phil Clark (EAP),
Don Pemberton and Alyson Adams
(Lastinger Center), and Kim Dotts-
Hoehnle (PKY).
Kudos, too, to Troy Sadler and Maria
Coady, both of STL, Linda Hagedorn of EAP,
and Maureen Conroy of SE for their October
submissions. Troy submitted to the Knowles
Foundation, and Maria to the Foundation for
Child Development. Linda is part of a
consortium that applied for IES center
funding, and Maureen's was an invited NIH
resubmission.

May the sun shine on these proposals!


Paul


November 2005








College of Education Funded Projects October 2005
Principal Investigator: 3.I. Benson
Funding Agency: State Community Colleges / Central Florida Community College
Proposal Title: College Reach-out Program (CROP)
Project Period: 9/01/05 8/31/06
Award Amount: $64,256.00


Principal Investigator: T.L. Adams
Funding Agency: USDE/Florida State Univ.
Proposal Title: Project Tall Math: Teachers as Learners Learning Mathematics
Project Period: 9/01/05 7/18/06
Award Amount: $160,000.00


Principal Investigator: J. B. Repetto
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: Career Development and Transition
Project Period: 9/2/05 8/31/06
Award Amount: $773,000.00


Principal Investigator: P.A. Clark
Funding Agency: Polk County
Proposal Title: Evaluation of Polk County's 21st Century Community Learning Centers
(Project 1)
Project Period: 8/24/05 6/30/06
Award Amount: $13,000.00


Principal Investigator: P.A. Clark
Funding Agency: Polk County
Proposal Title: Evaluation of Polk County's 21st Century Community Learning Centers
(Project 2)
Project Period: 8/24/05 6/30/06
Award Amount: $13,000.00


Principal Investigator: P.A. Clark
Funding Agency: Polk County
Proposal Title: Evaluation of Polk County's 21st Century Community Learning Centers
(Project 3)
Project Period: 8/24/05 6/30/06
Award Amount: $13,000.00


Principal Investigator: D. Pemberton
Funding Agency: UFRF/Jim Moran Foundation
Proposal Title: Improving the Achievement of Florida's At-Risk Children
Project Period: 9/05 8/06
Award Amount: $100,000.00


November 2005








College of Education Funded Projects October 2005 continued....

Principal Investigator: K.L. Dotts-Hoehnle
Funding Agency: US Department of Education
Proposal Title: Idea Part B Entitlement Project
Project Period: 07/01/05 06/30/06
Award Amount: $182,121.00


Principal Investigator: Idea Part B Discretionary Supplement
Funding Agency: US Department of Education
Proposal Title: K.L. Dotts-Hoehnle
Project Period: 07/01/05 08/31/2006
Requested Amount: $5,000.00


Principal Investigator: A. Adams
Funding Agency: Volunteer Florida Foundation
Proposal Title: Best Practices in Family Literacy Study: Governor's Family Literacy Initiative
Project Period: 8/15/05 8/14/06
Requested Amount: $20,000.00


College of Education Submitted Proposals October 2005
Principal Investigator: T.D. Sadler
Funding Agency: Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Proposal Title: Inquiry and Argumentation in the Classrooms of Beginning Secondary
Science Teachers
Requested Amount: $110,000.00


Principal Investigator: M. Coady
Funding Agency: Foundation for Child Development
Proposal Title: Educating Spanish-speaking Migrant Farm-worker Children: Language and
Literacy Development in Low Incidence Settings
Requested Amount: $149,986.00


Principal Investigator: L. Hagedorn
Funding Agency: Pennsylvania Sate University (subcontract)
Proposal Title: National Center on College Access and Technology
Requested Amount: $997,117.00


Principal Investigator: M. Conroy
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Proposal Title: Investigating Functions of Prosocial Behaviors in Children with Autism
Requested Amount: $139,538.00


November 2005




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