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Office of Educational Research
College of Education
December 2005


Office of Educational Research Bulletin (ORB)

News and Notes


Planning Update

At the 11/4 follow-up retreat, the
faculty work issues group suggested that
we needed data to inform our discussion of
faculty load. As Ana and I began to
organize for the next meeting of the
Research Initiatives Task Force, curiosity
got the better of us, and we Googled faculty
work load. One link,
(www.cepri.state.fl.us/pdf/facul prod full%
20report.pdf), produced a report by MGT of
America that focused on faculty productivity
at Florida's 10 public universities. Although
load was only one consideration in this
study, the findings provide a benchmark for
comparisons, albeit a general one that
applies to all colleges at all 10 universities.
With that in mind, consider these three
tidbits.
1. For tenure track faculty at the
state universities, teaching loads increased
modestly over the decade of the 90s from
about 52% to 55%. Over the same span,
research assignments dropped from roughly
23% to 17%.
2. In this regard, Florida seems to
be no different than other states. Citing
data from the National Survey of
Postsecondary Faculty, MGT reported that
teaching loads were essentially unchanged
from 1988 (43.6%) to 1999 (45.9%), but
that research assignments decreased from
30.1% to 25.9%. (These are data from
"Research institutions" and are not
comparable to the Florida data, which
derive from all 10 universities, regardless of
institutional status.
3. In Florida, during the decade of
the 90s, FTE enrollments increased by


nearly 33%, while FTE faculty in tenure
earning ranks increased by only 20%. So
how was enrollment growth
accommodated? We all know the answer to
that question: Substantial growth in the use
of non-tenure earning faculty (122%),
graduate TAs (81%), and others, including
adjunct instructors (50%).
I mention these points only to pique
your curiosity about the interesting agenda
we have set for ourselves in bolstering the
COE research culture. The Task Force is
meeting later today--3 p.m. in 158 NRN, a
meeting open to all--to lay out issues for
consideration by OER, FPC, and the Dean's
Office, but the success of the process
ultimately will hinge on the involvement of
the faculty and your willingness to invest
time and effort in the process.
We've come a long way but still
have a long way to go. Hang in there with
us. Let's make things happen!

November Awards and Submissions

On the next two pages, we list the
awards we received in November and
submissions for the month. Congratulations
are in order for Cirecie West-Olatunje
(CE), who received a Tutt-Jones
Memorial Research Grant from the
African-American Success Foundation,
Kim Dotts-Hoehnle (PKY), who received a
Title II, Teacher and Principal Training
and Recruiting award from the U.S.
Department of Education and Tina Smith-
Bonahue (EDF), who received the
Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training
Program award from the FL Department of
Education.


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Kudos, too, to the host of November
submitters: Tom Oakland (EP, NSF), David
Therriault (EdPsy, IES), Troy Sadler (STL,
National Academy of Education), Mary
Brownell (SE, IES), and Wanda LaStrapes
(UF Alliance, BellSouth). We also put out a
slew of subcontract proposals as well:
Jeanne Repetto (SE, Kansas) and Mary


Brownell (SE, Colorado, Boulder), and two
from Holly Lane (SE, USF). Subcontract
proposals are important evidence of strong
collaborative relationships with researchers
elsewhere.

Paul


December 2005








College of Education Funded Projects November 2005
Principal Investigator: K.L. Dotts-Hoehnle
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
Proposal Title: Title II, Part A Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund
Project Period: 7/1/05 6/30/06
Award Amount: $27,027.00


Principal Investigator: T.M. Smith-Bonahue
Funding Agency: FL Department of Education
Proposal Title: Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program
Project Period: 7/1/05 6/30/06
Award Amount: $312,467.00


Principal Investigator: C.A. West-Olatunji
Funding Agency: African-American Success Foundation
Proposal Title: Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant
Project Period: 6/1/05 5/31/06
Award Amount: $2,000.00


College of Education Submitted Proposals November 2005
Principal Investigator: T.D. Oakland
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Proposal Title: Identifying Critical Markers in Science/Technology/Math/Engineering
Career Aspirations for Females
Requested Amount: $399,498.00


Principal Investigator: D.J. Therriault
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences
Proposal Title: Increasing Comprehension from Expository Text: Testing the Benefits of
Perceptually Augmenting Text Materials
Requested Amount: $189,134.00


Principal Investigator: T. D. Sadler
Funding Agency: National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship
Proposal Title: Situating Scientific Argumentation in Classrooms: Assessing and
Enhancing Student Practice
Requested Amount: $55,000.00


Principal Investigator: J.B. Repetto
Funding Agency: Kansas University (Subcontract)
Proposal Title: IES Secondary and Postsecondary Outcomes
Requested Amount: $400,000.00


December 2005









College of Education Submitted Proposals November 2005 continued....

Principal Investigator: H.B. Lane
Funding Agency: University of South Florida (Subcontract)
Proposal Title: Improving Algebra Outcomes for Students with Mild Disabilities at the
Elementary and Secondary Levels
Requested Amount: $200,323.00


Principal Investigator: M.T. Brownell
Funding Agency: Colorado University at Boulder
Proposal Title: What do Teachers Need to Know about Teaching Reading Effectively to
Learning Disabled Students and How Can We Measure This?
Requested Amount: $399,039.00


Principal Investigator: H.B. Lane
Funding Agency: University of South Florida (Subcontract)
Proposal Title: The Student Learning Stream
Requested Amount: $144,962.00


Principal Investigator: M.T. Brownell
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/IES
Proposal Title: The Influence of Collaborative Professional Development Groups and
Coaching on the Literacy Instruction of Upper Elementary Special Education Teachers
Requested Amount: $1,671,144.00


Principal Investigator: W.G. Lastrapes
Funding Agency: BellSouth Foundations, Inc.
Proposal Title: Urban Teacher Induction and Retention: Developing Professional Learning
Communities
Requested Amount: $30,000.00


December 2005




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