Research Consortium

 Research Consortium

Welcome to the Bagwell College of Education Research Consortium. The Research Consortium is a faculty-driven organization intended to provide support to BCOE faculty and graduate students for research design, implementation, and data analysis. The 2015-2016 academic year served as the pilot year for this organization to test program structure and operations.

News & Events

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Research Fellows Presentation – BEB 327

    • Kate Zimmer and Melissa Driver -AVATAR Engage - The AVATAR (Advancing Virtual interaction in Teacher preparation for Actual Reality) Engage Fellowship builds off of the previously funded project and seeks to accomplish three overarching goals: to analyze and disseminate data collected during Project AVATAR through peer-reviewed journals, prepare and apply for an Institutes of Educational Sciences (IES) grant in the 2019 competition cycle, and build internal and external partnerships to both scale up and sustain the newly acquired site license.
    • Marrielle Myers - Supporting Pre-Service Teachers in Teaching Critical Mathematics: Bridging the Gap Between the Methods Classroom and the Field – Research project in progress.
    • Mei-Lin Chang - Motivational Profiles of At-Risk Middle Grade Students in Mathematics in an Urban School - The purpose of this study is to use a person-centered approach (i.e. latent profile analysis, LPA) to understand the motivational profiles of middle grade students using variables such as self-efficacy, self-regulation, teacher support, help-seeking behavior, and co-regulation to further explore how the various motivational profiles relate to academic resilience and academic achievement. Participants included 1080 students in grades 7 and 8 enrolled at a Title-I school in the southeastern United States. The results indicated a three-class solution for the motivational profiles: students who have comparably low levels on all motivational variables (Disengaged, N = 157); students who are highly motivated (Motivated, N = 877); students who are characterized by high levels of self-efficacy and self-regulation, but have the lowest levels in perceived teacher support, co-regulation and help-seeking (Individualist, N = 46). (See presentation)

    11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Discussion – BEB 327

    1:00 – 3:00 Opportunities for one-on-one consulting with RCC Specialists

    • Qualitative Methodologist, Ivan Jorrin (BEB 370)
    • Quantitative Methodologist, Mei-Lin Chang (BEB 356)
    • Research Librarian, Olga Koz (KH 3207)
    • Editor-in-Residence, Carolyn Wallace (BEB 338)
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Advocating for Open Science (BEB 131)

    • Jonathan McMurry, KSU Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Chemistry
    • April Schweikhard, KSU Scholarly Communications Librarian and Librarian Associate Professor of Library Science
    • Olga Koz, KSUGraduate Education Librarian and Librarian Associate Professor of Library Science

    Open Science is the movement to make scientific research and data accessible to all. It includes practices such as publishing open scientific research, campaigning for open access, and generally making it easier to publish and communicate knowledge. There are many advantages of this movement:

    • Greater availability and accessibility of publicly funded research outputs;
    • Possibility for rigorous peer-review processes;
    • Greater reproducibility and transparency of works;
    • Greater impact of research.   

    Watch the recorded session         

    11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Discussion (BEB 131Lunch provided by ITEC)
    12:30 - 1:30 Visiting Scholar Presentations (BEB 131)

    • Dr. Sophia Chen- Are professors satisfied with their job? The factors that influence professors’ job satisfaction. Dr. Chen is an associate professor in Higher Education and Teacher Education at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan. She will give an overview of her research in higher education evaluation and professional development and present a study exploring the factors that influence professors’ job satisfaction. With a mixed-methods design, surveys and interviews were used to explore 117 professors’ job satisfaction and the factors that influence their satisfaction in academia in Taiwan. 
    • Ms. Iris Estévez Blanco- Learning Ecologies and Teaching Excellence in Higher EducationMs. Estévez Blanco received her degree in Early Childhood Education, from the University of Vigo (Spain) in 2014 and a master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of La Coruña (Spain) in 2015. She is an assistant professor at the University of La Coruña (Spain) where she teaches educational technology to preservice teachers. She is also a research assistant within the GIPED research team where she is working towards her doctoral degree. In this session, she will present her current work which is a mixed-methods study on learning ecologies and teaching excellence in higher education.

    Watch the recorded Session

    1:00 - 3:00 One-on-One Consulting with RCC Specialists

    • Qualitative Methodologist, Iván Jorrín (BEB 370)
    • Quantitative Methodologist, Mei-Lin Chang (BEB 356)
    • Research Librarian, Olga Koz (KH 3207)
    • Editor-in-Residence, Carolyn Wallace (BEB 338)
  • Please join the BCOE Research Consortium for Write Day this Friday, September 21. In a needs assessment conducted in spring 2018, BCOE faculty shared with us that on a few Write Days, there should be more opportunities for writing and opportunities to participate from off-campus. We listened!
    Most of the day is dedicated to pure writing time. Please post what you're working on on the RCC Facebook page, and encourage your colleagues in their research and writing. If you are not on Facebook, send me your information, and I'll post it on FB for you.
    Aside from writing, you are welcome to participate in any of the following events:
    10:00 – 11:30 - Webinar: How to Show, Measure, and Enhance the Impact of Research (BEB 132)

    The webinar is designed for faculty who wish to use metrics to enhance their tenure and promotion portfolio, recommendation letters, gain funding success, and promote their scholarship.  Drs. Ivan Jorrin-Abellan and OlgaKozwill share the strategy and tools that will assist faculty in creating an academic profile and collecting evidence of the impact of their publications. 

    1:00 - 3:00 - Opportunities for one-on-oneconsultation

    • Meet for a one-on-one with our Editor-in-Residence, Carolyn Wallace (BEB 338)
    • Meet for a one-on-one with our qualitative methodologist, Ivan Jorrin (BEB 370)
    • Meet for a one-on-one with our quantitative methodologist, Jihye Kim (BEB 343)
    • Meet for a one-on-one with our grant specialist, Connie Lane (BEB 317)
    • Meet for a one-on-one with our Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Dana Fox, to discuss your research agenda (BEB 314)
  • 8:00 – 10:30 - Wake up and Write!

    10:30 – 11:30 - Introduction to the RCC  (BEB 327)

    • Introduction to RCC Video & Online Resources
    • RCC services (BEB 327)
      • Methodologists:
        • Mei-Lin Chang and Jihye Kim (quantitative)
        • Iván Jorrín (qualitative)
      • Editor- in- Residence: Carolyn Wallace
      • Grant Assistance: Connie Lane
      • Research Librarian: Olga Koz
      • Associate Dean for Graduate Studies: Dana Fox 
      • Department Representatives:
        •  EECE: Sohyun An
        • EL: Arvin Johnson 
        • INED: Katie Bennett
        • ITEC: Matthew Wilson
        • SMGE: Rachel Gaines
      • Chair: Anete Vásquez (2018-2019)

    11:30 – 1:00 - Lunch and Research Roundtable (BEB 327)

    • New faculty share research interests (5 min and/or 1 slide)

Video summarizing RCC


As a faculty-driven organization, the Research Consortium requires an active collection of faculty representation. Each BCOE department elects one representative to join the committee. Departmental representatives began their service in August of 2015, the pilot year of the Research Consortium. Each department will have the opportunity to elect a Research Consortium representative, or to opt out of sending representation.

2018-2019 Committee Members

EECE: Sohyun An
EL: Arvin Johnson
INED: Katie Bennett
ITEC: Matthew Wilson
SMGE: Rachel Gaines

2018-2019 Committee Chair

Anete Vasquez (chair 2018-2019)

Additional non-voting members: Mei-Lin Chang, Jihye Kim Ivan Jorrin, Carolyn Wallace, Connie Lane, Olga Koz, Dana Fox

The chair of the Research Consortium committee must be one of the elected department representatives and will be elected chair by the Research Consortium Committee members. This individual serves to lead and coordinate the activities and resources of the consortium. During the pilot year, this service responsibility is compensated by a stipend as the responsibilities exceed standard college-level service commitments. 

All RCC meetings are open to any BCOE faculty members interested in observing or participating.

Key terms and acronyms:

  • BCOE-RC: Bagwell College of Education Research Consortium
  • RCC-PC: Research Consortium Committee--Planning Committee (founding committee 2014-2015)
  • RCC-PY: Research Consortium Committee--Pilot Year (committee 2015-2016)
  • RCC: Research Consortium Committee (committees Fall 2016 and forward)