Research Consortium

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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.

 Research Consortium News & Events

  • Write Day - September 24, 2021

    First, in recognition of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, we invited those of you who have engaged in scholarship in the service of Latinx/Hispanic learners, teachers, or communities to share some of their work. Follow this link (or see below) to learn more about the five fascinating projects that were shared with us. We will also post the link on the Research Consortium website.

    Secondly, on behalf of the RC Committee, and in partnership with the Global Engagement Committee and Diversity Committee, I am proud to present this month's Write Day on the theme, "Global Perspectives in Local Contexts." See a brief version of the agenda below. A more detailed agenda is attached.

    • 10:00-10:45 - How Can Teachers and Teacher Educators Work with Communities from Different National, Linguistic, and Cultural Backgrounds Toward Meaningful Educational Experiences? (Drs. Paula Guerra and Sanjuana Rodriguez). First, in recognition of Latinx Heritage Month, Drs. Guerra and Rodriguez will share studies conducted with the Latinx BCOE Student Group employing pláticas, or “conversations which are a way of gathering family and cultural knowledge through communication of thoughts, memories, ambiguities and new interpretations” (Gonzalez, 1998). 
    • 12-12:45 - Lunch (food will be provided for those who plan to attend in person and RSVP by Thursday at 1pm)
    • 1:00-1:45 - Localizing the Global: Literalizing the Metaphor of Gentrification of Dual-Language Bilingual Education (Dr. James Gambrell). Scholars in dual language bilingual education (DLBE) have been using the concept of the gentrification to describe the process by which primarily White, heritage English speakers have mainstreamed and occupied dual-language education narratives, spaces, and resources (Valdez, et al., 2016). Dr. James Gambrell deepens this critique by putting the gentrification metaphor in more literal conversation with previous scholars who have analyzed historical processes of settler colonialism to understand gentrification of metropolitan spaces. 

    Note: This will be a hybrid Write Day. If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP using this link by 1:00pm on Thursday, September 23. Do not RSVP if you plan to attend remotely. Use this link to join via Teams.

    Write Day – September 3, 2021

    • 10:00-11:30 - Writing in Community (BEB 403): This is unstructured time in which the IRML will be open to those who wish to work on their writing and research projects in the company of peers and colleagues. The goal is not (necessarily) to discuss your work with one another, but rather to gather in community to motivate and support one another. Those who wish to join remotely are also welcome to do so.
    • 12:00-12:45 - Lunch (BEB 403): Lunch will be provided for those who are attending Write Day activities in person (make sure to RSVP  if you are planning to attend in person, and especially if you are planning to order lunch).
    • 1:00-2:30 - Something(s) Old, Something(s) New: Supporting Scholarship at KSU :Drs. Megan Adams, Este Jordan (CETL's Director of Faculty Success), Iván Jorrín, and Olga Koz will discuss some new and underutilized resources that can support your and (your studnets' ) scholarship and creative activites. 

    RCC ANNOUCEMENTS:

    • The deadline for applications for the interim Quantitative Methodologist-in-Residence has been expended to Friday, September 10.
    • AERA's Social Studies Research SIG is hosting a webinar entitled "Navigating CRT in Contentious Times," which will feature Bagwell's own Dr. Sohyun An, among other noteworthy experts in critical theory. See the attach flyer for details! You can use this link to register for the webinar.
    • In honor of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month (September), the RCC is looking to spotlight our colleagues' research on and for Latinx/Hispanic educators, learners, and communities. If you have conducted such work and would be interested in having it disseminated by the RCC, please complete this Microsoft Form by Monday, April 20. 
  • Write Day – April 23, 2021

    • 10:00-11:15am EDT – Open Writing Accountability Session
      You are invited to participate in an accountability group to promote productivity and community. Based on the Pomodoro Technique, the session will be broken into five segments: Check in/introduction, writing session #1, short break, writing session #2, and check out/closing. (Follow this link for more information on the structure of the session.)
    • 1:30-3:00pm EDT – Voices of AAPI Experiences, Scholarship, and History
      This session features presentations that address AAPI experiences from three different perspectives:
      • Dr. Jinhee Kim will present her original research on how children's names reflect cultures and socio-political beliefs of the adults' worlds, and how naming practices shape children's identities and peer relations, drawing on data from an ethnographic study of Korean-American children.
      • Dr. Sohyun An will present on the history of anti-Asian violence during epidemics to explicate its current episode: anti-Asian violence during COVID-19 pandemic.
      • Drs. Mei-Lin Chang and Jihye Kim will provide context for the session and subsequent discussion by presenting statistics about Asian immigrants, students, and teachers in the United States and in Georgia specifically.
        The presentations will be followed by Q&A and discussion
    • Consult a Methodologist and/or Research Librarian!
      Consulting hours with quantitative and qualitative methodologists, Drs. David Buckman and Megan Adams respectively, should be requested through the Research Consortium Support Services website.
    • NEW: Participate in Round Tables, Critical Friends Groups, Collaborator Matchmaking, and Research Presentations!
      To sign up or get more info on any of these activities, visit the Research Consortium website and click on “Participate in Write Days.” Make sure you sign up by 11:59pm on our upcoming Write Day (February 26) to participate on the following Write Day (March 26). These activities are open to faculty, staff, and graduate students.
    • Got questions, feedback, or ideas for future Write Day activities?Email rgaines7@kennesaw.edu or talk to your department representative:

    Early Childhood & Elementary Education…… Dr. Paula Guerra
    Educational Leadership…………………………Dr. Jen Wells
    Inclusive Education…………………………… Dr. Nihal Khote
    Instructional Technology……………………… Dr. Matthew Wilson
    Secondary & Middle Grades Education………. Dr. Rachel Gaines

    Recorded Session

    Write Day – March 26, 2021

    • 10:00-11:15am EDT – Open Writing Accountability Session
      You are invited to participate in an accountability group to promote productivity and community in our various writing efforts. Based on the Pomodoro Technique, the session will be broken into five segments: Check in/introduction, writing session #1, short break, writing session #2, and check out/closing. (Follow this link for more information on the structure of the session.)
    • 1:00-2:30pm EDT – Mentoring Doctoral Researchers: Panel Discussion and Roundtable/Work Session
      This session will open with a 45-60 minute panel discussion featuring expert, experienced doctoral mentors from through BCOE as well as current and former doctoral students. Panelists will discuss what it does/can look like to provide effective mentoring to doctoral researchers, some of the challenges that arise in mentoring our doctoral students, and approaches/strategies to address these challenges.
       
      Following the panel, participants and attendees will be invited to meet in small groups to continue the discussion, share resources, and troubleshoot together.

    Recorded Session

    • NEW: Participate in Round Tables, Critical Friends Groups, Collaborator Matchmaking, and Research Presentations!
      To sign up or get more info on any of these activities, visit the Research Consortium website and click on “Participate in Write Days.” Make sure you sign up by 11:59pm on our upcoming Write Day (February 26) to participate on the following Write Day (March 26). These activities are open to faculty, staff, and graduate students.
    • Got questions, feedback, or ideas for future Write Day activities?
      • Email rgaines7@kennesaw.edu or talk to your department representative:
      • Early Childhood & Elementary Education…… Dr. Paula Guerra
      • Educational Leadership…………………………Dr. Jen Wells
      • Inclusive Education…………………………… Dr. Nihal Khote
      • Instructional Technology……………………… Dr. Matthew Wilson
      • Secondary & Middle Grades Education………. Dr. Rachel Gaines

    Write Day – February 26, 2021

    • 10:00-11:15am EST – Drop-In Writing Accountability Session
      You are invited to participate in an accountability group to promote productivity and community in our various writing efforts. Based on the Pomodoro Technique, the session will be broken into five segments: Check in/introduction, writing session #1, short break, writing session #2, and check out/closing. (Follow this link for more information on the structure of the session.)
    • 1:00-2:30pm EST – Addressing Anti-Blackness and Racism in Educational Research: Framing, Responses, and Opportunities
      This panel will open with a brief overview of Dr. Richard Milner’s perspectives on “Unapologetic Educational Research: Addressing Anti-Blackness, Racism, and White Supremacy." Dr. Roberta Gardner (Assistant Prof. of Reading & Literacy Education) and Dr. Tristan Glenn (Associate Prof. of Special Education and Director of Call me Mister) will respond to Dr. Milner’s ideas and what these ideas means for their own research on Black students, preservice and inservice teachers, and community spaces. Additionally, BCOE Research Catalyst Dr. Iván Jorrín Abellán will discuss opportunities to address anti-Blackness, racism, and white supremacy via the BCOE Research Action Plan.

    Panel Session

    • Consult a Methodologist and/or Research Librarian!
      Consulting hours with quantitative and qualitative methodologists, Drs. David Buckman and Megan Adams respectively, should be requested through the Research Consortium Support Services website.
    • NEW: Participate in Round Tables, Critical Friends Groups, Collaborator Matchmaking, and Research Presentations!
      To sign up or get more info on any of these activities, visit the Research Consortium website and click on “Participate in Write Days.” Make sure you sign up by 11:59pm on our upcoming Write Day (February 26) to participate on the following Write Day (March 26). These activities are open to faculty, staff, and graduate students.
    • Got questions, feedback, or ideas for future Write Day activities? Email rgaines7@kennesaw.edu or talk to your department representative:
      • Early Childhood & Elementary Education……  Dr. Paula Guerra
      • Educational Leadership…………………………Dr. Jen Wells
      • Inclusive Education……………………………  Dr. Nihal Khote
      • Instructional Technology……………………… Dr. Matthew Wilson
      • Secondary & Middle Grades Education………. Dr. Rachel Gaines
    Recorded session

    Write Day – January 22, 2021

    This Friday, January 22, is the first Write Day of the New Year! With ARDs and FPAs due so soon, we want to encourage you to take time on Friday to write your narratives and work on the various elements of your annual reviews.

    • Dr. Koz will be available for individual consulting sessions (use this scheduling app) to assist with the ARD section on the impact of your scholarship (including measuring publication and journal impact factors).
    • You can also request the services of our new qualitative and quantitative methodologists-in-residence, Drs. Megan Adams and David Buckman, respectively. To request services with the methodologists-in-residence, please fill out a Services Request Form.

    Announcements:

    • The Research Consortium (RC) will be offering a series of new, collaborative Write Day activities and resources this spring. More information will be provided about these activities and resources over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out!
      Dates for the remaining spring Write Days are February 26, March 26, and April 23.

    We look forward to seeing you at upcoming Write Days and RC events!

  • MM2021 LogoJoin us for the fifth RCC March Madness Writing Challenge. Commit to writing for at least 30 minutes a day over a four-week period. Think 30 minutes isn’t enough to even make a dent in your scholarship? Join the challenge and prepare to be amazed.
    This year, we will be also tracking individual results. Scroll to the end of this page to see where you can check individual weekly scores. Over the four week period of March Madness, faculty who write the most be part of the Sweet Sixteen (after week 1), advance to the Elite Eight (after week 2), and then the Final Four (after week 3). Which individual faculty member will take the prize for most time spent writing? Join the challenge!
  • Write Day – November 13, 2020


    In honor of Indigenous Heritage Month, the RCC has partnered with the Diversity Committee to highlight KSU colleagues engaged in critical work that centers Indigenous issues and aims to decolonize American education. 
     
    10:00-11:30am EST – Panel: Indigenizing and Decolonizing Classrooms and Curriculum: A Journey in Research and Practice

    • Dr. Cameron Greensmith (Assistant Prof.; Dept. of Social Work and Human Services), JoyEllen Williams (Special Collections and Rare Books Curator; Dept. of Museums, Archives, and Rare Books), and Dr. Erin Adams (Assistant Prof. of Elementary Social Studies Education) will speak about their ongoing work addressing indigeneity, settler colonialism, and decolonization from elementary to professional education. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Marrielle Myers, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (Associate Prof. of Mathematics Education).
    • This session will be hosted via Zoom:

    Consult a Methodologist and/or Research Librarian!

     Watch the recorded session

    Write Day – October 23, 2020


    With upcoming deadlines for several large grants, this month's Write Day was designed to provide professional development on internal and external funding while also ensuring you have plenty of time to write. As such, there will be one session on Friday:

    1:00-2:30pm EDT – Panel: Recent Internal and External Funding Recipients Share their Work and What they Have Learned about the Funding Process

    • Drs. Soyhun An (Spencer Foundation Grant recipient), Belinda Edwards (OVPR Pilot/Seed Grant recipient), Marrielle Myers (Spencer Foundation Grant recipient), and Matthew Wilson (OVPR Pilot/Seed Grant recipient) will speak about their recent successes securing funding to support ongoing, innovative projects. They will also describe the processes, both long- and short-term, involved to securing funding; share resources that have been valuable in their efforts; and take questions from their colleagues. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Laurie Dias. 

    Consult a Methodologist and/or Research Librarian!

    Got feedback or ideas for future Write Day activities?

    • Email rgaines7@kennesaw.edu or talk to your department representative:
      • Early Childhood & Elementary Education…… Dr. Paula Guerra
      • Educational Leadership……………………………… Dr. David Buckman
      • Inclusive Education……………………………………. Dr. Nihal Khote
      • Instructional Technology……………………………. Dr. Matthew Wilson
      • Secondary & Middle Grades Education………. Dr. Rachel Gaines

    Write Day – September 25, 2020


    Agenda for Write Day – Friday, September 25, 2020
    All sessions to be held via MS Teams (Team Research Consortium)
     
    Important note: We are no longer using Team BCOE Write Day. We will continue to use Team Research Consortium unless otherwise specified*
     
    The RCC, in partnership with the Global Engagement Committee, invites you to join us for “Spotlight on International Research and Global Engagement.” This Write Day will feature the following sessions:

    11:00-11:45am EDT – Dr. Jayoung Choi: “Addressing Unsolved Educational Problems about Linguistically Diverse Children: Perspectives of Early Childhood Educators in South Korea”

    • Dr. Choi, Associate Professor of TESOL, will present an article she and a colleague published earlier this year in the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. In the study, they “applied culturally and linguistically responsive teaching frameworks to explore perceptions about CLD students among mainstream early childhood educators – an under-research group that plays a pivotal role in children’s language and identity develop – in the rapidly diversifying country, South Korea” (Lew & Choi, 2020). She will also speak about her experiences conducting research in different countries and contexts.

    1:00-2:30pm EDT – Panel: The Importance of Global Perspectives in Research & Higher Ed

    • BCOE faculty Paula Guerra, Beth Marks, and Jim Wright will be joined by Rafael Alberto Méndez Romero, Vice Provost of Academic Affairs from the University of Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia) to discuss their experiences conducting research and teaching abroad, what it means to have a “global perspective,” and the value of global perspectives and engagement to individuals, institutions, and communities.

    Consult a Methodologist and/or Research Librarian!

    • Consulting hours with quantitative and qualitative methodologists, Drs. Jihye Kim and Iván Jorrín respectively, should be requested through the Research Consortium Support Services website.
    • To schedule an appointment with graduate librarian, Dr. Olga Koz, please use the KSU Libraries Appointment System.

    Got feedback or ideas for future Write Day activities? Email rgaines7@kennesaw.edu or talk to your department representative:

    • Early Childhood & Elementary Education…… Dr. Paula Guerra
    • Educational Leadership……………………………… Dr. David Buckman
    • Inclusive Education……………………………………. Dr. Nihal Khote
    • Instructional Technology……………………………. Dr. Matthew Wilson
    • Secondary & Middle Grades Education………. Dr. Rachel Gaines

    Recording of the session Dr. Jayoung Choi: “Addressing Unsolved Educational Problems about Linguistically Diverse Children: Perspectives of Early Childhood Educators in South Korea”

    Recording of the Panel: The Importance of Global Perspectives in Research & Higher Ed

    Write Day – September 4, 2020


     

    All sessions will be held via MS Teams (Team BCOE Write Day)
     
    The RCC invites all BCOE/EPP faculty and staff to join us for these sessions, and we would like to extend a special invitation to our new colleagues and junior faculty.
     
    11:00-11:15am EDT – Overview of Research Consortium Services and Resources

    • The Research Consortium Committee (RCC) chair Dr. Rachel Gaines will offer a brief run-down of the services/resources available to BCOE faculty and graduate students through the RCC, introduce new RCC members, and share some upcoming opportunities for faculty to become more involved with Write Days and the RCC. 

    11:15-12:00pm EDT – Research Resources from Bagwell and Beyond

    • BCOE Research Catalyst Dr. Iván Jorrín will present a variety of resources meant to support faculty research. Specifically, he will be introducing recent initiatives, programs, and opportunities within Bagwell as well as University-level resources, including those provided by the Office of Research.
    • Check presentation 

    1:00-2:00pm EDT – Panel: Early Career Award Winners on their Experiences as Junior Faculty

    • Drs. David Buckman (KSU Outstanding Faculty Early Career Award winner), Erin Adams (BCOE Early Career Award winner), and Sanjuana Rodriguez (BCOE Early Career Award winner) will discuss the challenges they faced, as well as the resources, skills, and strategies that helped them achieve tremendous success in their first few years at KSU. They will also address promotion and tenure and take questions from the audience.
      Check Recorded Session

    Consult a Methodologist and/or Research Librarian!

    • Consulting hours with quantitative and qualitative methodologists, Drs. Jihye Kim and Iván Jorrín respectively, should be requested through the Research Consortium Support Services website.
      To schedule an appointment with graduate librarian, Dr. Olga Koz, please use the KSU Libraries Appointment System.
    • Got feedback or ideas for future Write Day activities?
      • Email rgaines7@kennesaw.edu or talk to your department representative:
      • Early Childhood & Elementary Education…… Dr. Paula Guerra
      • Educational Leadership……………………………… Dr. David Buckman
      • Inclusive Education……………………………………. Dr. Nihal Khote
      • Instructional Technology……………………………. Dr. Matthew Wilson
      • Secondary & Middle Grades Education………. Dr. Rachel Gaines
  • Spring-2020: March Madness Writing Challenge 2020 MM-Logo 2020

    Commit to writing for at least 30 minutes a day over a four-week period. Think 30 minutes isn’t enough to even make a dent in your scholarship? Join the challenge and prepare to be amazed.

    New this year, we will be also be tracking individual results. Check out this page to see where you can track individual weekly scores. Over the four week period of March Madness, faculty who write the most be part of the Sweet Sixteen, advance to the Elite Eight, and then the Final Four. Which faculty member will take the prize for most time spent writing? Join the challenge!

    See a complete description of the challenge in this link.

    Write Day – February 28, 2020


    10:30 – 11:40 pm - Critical Friends Group (BEB 219) 

    • Dr. Rachel Gaines will share her manuscript Assumptive worlds of U.S. schools: How regional culture shapes teachers’ perceptions of school administrators for review. Dr. Julie Moore will lead the Critical Friends Group (CFG) using the Issaquah Protocol in the review of the findings and discussion sections. The manuscript will be shared via e-mail on Wednesday, February 26th. If you wish to participate, please e-mail Dr. Anete Vásquez who will share the manuscript with you in advance of Write Day. Join us this Friday to see how CFGs work. Then prepare your manuscript for review at our next CFG session during Write Day in April. 

    11:40 – 12:30 pm – Lunch Break (BEB 219) 

    • Join colleagues for an informal “bring your own lunch” gathering. Talk about current research projects, recent or planned publications, anything else research related, or simply enjoy conversation with your colleagues. Lunch will be provided by the Department of Inclusive Education. 

    12:30 – 1:30 pm – Research Presentation (BEB 219) (Watch recorded session)

    • Dr. David Buckman will share his academic research in the area of school human resources and school finance. Topics of study include the following: job quality practices and their effect on employees, personnel pay, industrial psychology theories (i.e., job satisfaction, pay satisfaction, and motivation), student achievement predictors, and school diversity. To see a full list of Dr. Buckman’s publications, visit his Google Scholar page at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=B2lkluoAAAAJ

    1:30 – 3:30 pm - Consult a Methodologist and/or Research Librarian 

    • Our research methodologists for this semester, Drs. Iván Jorrín (BEB 370) and Mei-Lin Chang (BEB 368), will be available and in their offices for consultation. You may also request their services through this link to schedule F2F or online appointments. Our graduate librarian, Dr. Olga Koz (BEB 219), will also be available for consultation. You may also schedule an appointment with her through this link.

    Joining Write Day Online

    MARCH MADNESS is Coming! 

    • Commit to writing for at least 30 minutes a day over a four-week period. Think 30 minutes isn’t enough to even make a dent in your scholarship? Join the challenge and prepare to be amazed. New this year, we will be also be tracking individual results. Scroll to the end of this page to see where you can check individual weekly scores. Over the four week period of March Madness, faculty who write the most be part of the Sweet Sixteen, advance to the Elite Eight, and then the Final Four. Which faculty member will take the prize for most time spent writing? Join the challenge! Record your writing time at this link.

    Quantitative Research Methods Workshop – February 8, 2020


     

    • When: 2/8, Saturday, 10:00 am -3:00 pm
    • Where: BEB 219 (Interactive Research Methods Lab)
    • Instructors: Dr. Mei-Lin Chang (Associate Professor, Applied Quantitative Research and Educational Analysis), and; Dr. Jihye Kim (Assistant Professor, Quantitative Research Methods)
    • Schedule
      • 10:00 am -10:30 am Sign in. Getting ready for workshop
      • 10:30 am -11:15 am Overview of research design with examples (Kim and Chang)
      • 11:15 am -12:00 pm Application for dissertation proposal and research design, tips for research proposal writing (Chang and Kim)
      • 12:00 pm -12:45 pm Small group discussion with lunch
      • 12:45 pm -2: 00 pm SPSS Refresher (Data management, data screening, survey item analysis) (Chang) 2:00 pm – 3: 00 pm Regression using SPSS (Kim)
    • Note:This workshop is sponsored by BCOE Research Collaborative Consortium (RCC).

    Write Day – January 24, 2020


    RC's JANUARY 24th WRITE DAY is going to be a pure write day, so you can get those ARDs and FPAs completed!

    • Wake Up and Write!
      The Interactive Research Methods Lab (BEB 219) will be open from 10:00am - 1:30pm as a quiet space where you may work on your ARDs and FPAs in the company of colleagues. Feel free to bring snacks.
    • Consult a Methodologist: As usual, our research methodologists for this semester, Drs. Jorrín (BEB 370) and Chang (BEB 368), will be available and in their offices for consultation from 1:30 - 3:00pm. You may also request their services through this link to schedule F2F or online appointments. 
    • Our graduate librarian, Dr. Olga Koz (BEB 219) will also be available for consultation. You may also schedule an appointment with her through this link: http://bit.ly/2okoz
    • Answer RCC's Call: Please share publications/presentations and grants that you have submitted as a part of your 2019 ARD with the RCC. We want to create a "Gallery of Experts" for our BCOE colleagues.
  • Write Day – November 8, 2019


    9:00-10:30 Wake up and Write!

    • Gather with colleagues and get some writing in first thing! 

    10:30 – 12:00 Stakeholders for Educational Change: Perspectives on Improvement 

    • Using a parent research approach, Dr. Sohyun An sought to “inquire how [her] child, an Asian American elementary student, navigates the master narratives of U.S. history taught at school.” On Write Day, she will share findings from her ongoing study and engage the audience on the “challenges and possibilities in critical race parenting, research, and teacher education.”
    • Dr. Belinda Edwards teaches secondary mathematics methods courses “embedded within [high school] mathematics classrooms…so that secondary mathematics preservice teachers have opportunities to apply pedagogical strategies they learn in the methods class immediately with [high school] students.” On Write Day, Dr. Edwards will discuss her ongoing research, which explores how preservice teachers experience learning core teaching practices through the cycle of learning.
    • Dr. Arvin Johnson will present research entitled, “The professional learning needs of principals: Perspectives of superintendents.” Although a great deal of existing research examines superintendents’ perceptions of principal preparation programs, Dr. Johnson’s focus on professional learning needs frames the discussion in terms of the potential growth and development of Inservice as well as preservice school leaders. 

    12:00 – 1:00 Lunch!
    1:00-3:00 Consultation Hours

    • Consulting hours will be held in BEB 219 unless otherwise specified by the methodologist.
    • Quantitative Methodologists, Jihye Kim
    • Qualitative Methodologist, Iván Jorrín
    • Research Librarian, Olga Koz

    Write Day – October 18, 2019


    9:00-10:00 Wake up and write! – BEB 221 

    • Gather with colleagues and get some writing in first thing!

    10:00 – 11:00 Faculty Presentations on Grant Funded Research – BEB 219

    • Dr. Tiffany Roman will present on her current research, and the process of winning the grant that is funding the project. Then, Drs. Brendan Callahan and James Gambrell will speak about their experiences in the Office of Research Summer Fellowship program, as well as the research that grew out of the program.

    11:00 – 12:00 Innovative Research from BCOE Faculty – BEB 219

    • Drs. Arvin Johnson and Mike Dias will each present current research projects. 

    12:00-1:00  Lunch!

    1:00-3:00 – Consulting Hours with Research Methodologists

    • Consulting hours will be held in BEB 219 unless otherwise specified by the methodologist.
    • Quantitative Methodologists, Jihye Kim 
    • Qualitative Methodologist, Iván Jorrín 
    • Research Librarian, Olga Koz

    Write Day – September 27, 2019


    This Friday (9/27/2019) is the second Write Day of the year. This Write Day should be devoted to writing! Take the day and devote yourself to the research you are developing.

    To support your writing efforts, the RCC will be offering the following:

    • For those interested, the Interactive Research Methods Lab will be open for people to use as a collaborative space. Come and work with your peers either on developing something new or simply to help motivate one another to stay focused.
    • The methodologists in residence will be offering consultation hours in the afternoon. You can complete the request form on the RCC site to request services.

    Write Day – August 6, 2019


     

    10:00 – 10:40 Research Consortium Services and Resources – BEB 219

    • Description: RCC members will introduce services and resources available for anybody who involve in research.

    10:45 – 11:15 Meeting with Dr. Phaedra Corso, Vice President for Research – BEB 219

    11:15 – 12:00 Discussion of the opportunity to form an editorial team of the journal "GATEways to Teacher Education" by BCOE faculty. – BEB 219

    • Dr. Anissa Vega will lead the discussion, describe the journal and benefits.

    12:00 – 12:15 Lunch (picking the lunch) – BEB 221

    12:15 – 13:00 Publishing and hosting a journal on the KSU Digital Commons platform – BEB 219

    • Presentation by the KSU Digital Commons Editor, Aajay Murphy (During the lunch)

    1:30 – 3:00 Opportunities for one-on-one consulting with RCC Specialists

    • Quantitative Methodologists, Mei-Lin Chang/Jihye Kim (BEB 356)
    • Qualitative Methodologist, Iván Jorrín (BEB 370)
    • Research Librarian, Olga Koz (KH 3207)

    Independent Work

  • Write Day – April 26, 2019


    11:00 – 11:15 Impact a critical friends group can have in participants’ research – BEB 219

    • Please join this brief session regarding the impact a critical friends group conducted by the RCC a couple of years ago had in the research work of Dr. Erin Adams.

    11:15 – 1:00 Critical friends group – BEB 219

    • Dr. Julie Moore will be facilitating a critical friends group (CFG), in which peers offer constructive feedback to researchers in a collegial and safe environment (in comparison to a traditional scholarly peer review). The RCC is seeking volunteers who are interested in receiving feedback through the CFG protocol during this session. Regardless of the stage your research is in, we want to hear from you!
    • If you are interested in presenting (OR in participating in CFGs in the future), fill out this short google form by Friday, April 19. The RCC will email volunteers on Monday, April 22 with more details.
    • Lunch will be provided during the session by the Department of Educational Leadership.

    1:00 – 2:00 Sharing conference presentation with BCOE– BEB 219

    • The RCC is inviting anyone who has presented at a conference this year or is presenting at an upcoming conference to share their work with BCOE. The format of this session will be determined based on the number of people who express interested in presenting.
    • If you are interested in sharing a conference presentation during the upcoming Write Day, please fill out this even shorter google form by Friday, April 19th.

    2:00 – 3:00 Opportunities for one-on-one consulting with RCC Specialists

    • Quantitative Methodologists, Mei-Lin Chang/Jihye Kim (BEB 356)
      Qualitative Methodologist, Iván Jorrín (BEB 370)
      Research Librarian, Olga Koz (KH 3207)
      Editor-in-Residence, Carolyn Wallace (BEB 338)

     March Madness Writing Challenge 2019


     MMWD-2019

    • Join us for the third RCC March Madness Writing Challenge!! Commit to writing for at least 30 minutes a day over a four-week period. Think 30 minutes isn’t enough to even make a dent in your scholarship? Join the challenge and prepare to be amazed.
    • Access the 2019 RCC March Madness Writing Challenge

    Write Day – February 22, 2019


     

    11:30 – 12:30 Panel Presentation on Undergraduate Research – BEB 327

    • Please join fellow faculty who work with and provide high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity opportunities for students. Learn about the what, how, and why of engaging with undergraduate students on research projects and explore the possibilities that exist. Panelists will share lessons learned, challenges faced, and wisdom gained.
    • Potential panelists include these faculty members:Erin Adams; Stacy Delacruz; Nora Schlesinger
      Sohyun An; Jillian Ford; Anete Vásquez; Amy Buddie; Virginie Jackson; Jennifer Ward; Debra Coffey; Susanna Molitoris-Miller; Amanda Whitlock & Ike Ukeje

    12:30 – 1:30  Lunch and Discussion – BEB 327

    • Whole group dialogue: How can we better support faculty & students for UR in BCOE?
      • Possibilities
      • Challenges
      • Support needed

    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)

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Will INED continue to hold the trophy? Join us for the third annual RCCMarch Madness Writing Challenge to see! Commit to writing for at least 30 minutes a day over a four-week period. Think 30 minutes isn’t enough to even make a dent in your scholarship? Join the challenge and prepare to be amazed. Information about how to track you writing time from March 1 – March 29 will be sent soon.

    Write Day – January 25, 2019


     The Research Consortium Committee invites you to participate in our NO AGENDA Write Day.

    • How does this work? 
      • Pick one of the tasks below or create your own!
      • Sit quietly and think. Invite creativity to join you.
      • Whatever you decide to do, enjoy the doing of it. Share today's work on the RCC Facebook page for encouragement, kudos, and great ideas from colleagues. We'll comment on each of your posts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RC4BCOE/
      • The RCC is eager to read about what you accomplish today!
  • Write Day – November 30, 2018


    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)

    Write Day – October 26, 2018


     10:00 - 11:30 Advocating for Open Science (BEB 131) (Watch the recorded session)

    • 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.         

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

    • 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 Education. Ms. 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.

    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)

    Write Day – September 21, 2018


    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. 
    • Watch the recorded webinar: https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback

    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)

     Write Day – August 24, 2018


    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)

What is the Research Consortium

  • 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.

    2020-2021 Committee Members

    • ECE: Paula Guerra
    • EDL: Jen Wells
    • INED: Nihal Khote
    • ITEC: Matthew Wilson
    • SMGE: Rachel Gaines (committee chair)
    • Qualitative Methodologist-in-Residence: Megan Adams
    • Quantitative Methodologist-in-Residence: David Buckman
    • Graduate Librarian: Olga Koz
    • Grants Manager: Connie Lane
    • BCOE Research Catalyst: Iván M. Jorrín Abellán

    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

 

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