Graduate Student Working Group
CEDaR invites doctoral students who are in the writing phase of their dissertation, or any student who wants to work on independent research projects, to join this graduate student working group. The working group provides a time and space for students who are no longer in coursework, or who want a network of early scholars, to build community, collaborate and get feedback on their dissertation/project. This group meets weekly on TUESDAY from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in COLLINGS HALL ROOM 340. You can come and go as needed. This working group decides how to structure their work time. Bring a project or a question. CEDaR can provide resources for working group members such as faculty guests, workshops, help with department dissertation processes and more.
If you have not been able to meet on Mondays, and you are interested in collaborating, we are creating a graduate student collaboration database. Please add yourself to this list so that other students can reach out to you, and you can contact others:
This fall, CEDaR likes to launch a new project “Sharing Scholarship.” We aspire to showcase the brief bios, recent scholarly research works of the JRCoE new faculty and graduate students on our website. Scholarly works that you choose to be featured could be a journal article, conference presentation, and any other academic accomplishments.
Please visit “SHARING SCHOLARSHIP” page to enjoy the accomplishments of the JRCoE academic community.
Scholarship Think Tank
The Center for Educational Development and Research (CEDaR) hosts a new monthly event, “Scholarship Think Tank” beginning Fall 2019. Our goal is to bring together JRCoE graduate students and faculty members around the table to initiate an engaging discussion, to share and generate new ideas, and offer meaningful feedback on works that are in various stages. CEDaR aspires to share its space as a collaborative thinking pad, forwarding the research agenda of JRCoE scholars. We encourage you to bring ideas to present in small groups. Each scholar will have five minutes to present an idea with additional time for feedback form other members. Presentations of works include but are not limited to: manuscripts, new ideas, positions, arguments, visuals (e.g. figures, diagrams, images, cartoons, posters), and in other expressive forms.
CEDaR likes to invite you three times in this fall to promote the scholarly conversation among faculty and students. Please schedule at your convenience to be part of this new initiative. The link to sign in for this event would be found in the flyer for “Scholarship Think Tank” on our EVENTS page.
CEDaR seeks opportunities to support interdisciplinary work within our university, as well as with statewide organizations. Examples of our collaborations include grant-writing, literature review, research design, data collection, data analysis, serving as an external evaluator, and conducting workshops for professional development.
For this interdisciplinary project, CEDaR worked on the grant proposal in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI) from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for a four-year longitudinal study, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2017. CEDaR conducted an extensive literature review to create the research constructs including surveys, questionnaires, and assessments that were reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) located at the Norman campus of the University of Oklahoma.
John Rex Charter Elementary School (JRCES), located at Oklahoma City Downtown, is sponsored by Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education (JRCoE). In 2017, CEDaR served as an external evaluator to collect and assess feedback from parents throughout the process of designing the constructs for the surveys, distributing and monitoring the surveys, and collecting and analyzing the qualitative and quantitative data gathered through the surveys.
CEDaR has been an external evaluator for the RET III Project (Rural Educators Engaged in Bioanalytical Engineering Research and Teaching). Funded by the NSF, this program recruited rural Oklahoma educators as participants with the goal of increasing teacher self-efficacy in teaching STEM concepts to rural students.
CEDaR ADVISORY BOARD
The advisory board is department elected faculty and students whose purpose is to promote and provide input regarding annual goals, activities, and services of CEDaR. Board members are integral pieces of college-wide collaborative efforts as they are the liaison between CEDaR and each board member’s respective department. Those serving on the board for the 2019-2020 academic year are:
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS)
Dr. Derek Houston, firstname.lastname@example.org Faculty Member, Assistant Professor
Oluwayemisi Ogunade, email@example.com Student Committee Member
Department of Educational Psychology (EIPT)
Dr. Amy Bradshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org Faculty Member, Associate Professor
Laura Lewis, email@example.com Student Committee Member
Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum (ILAC)
Dr. Kate Raymond, firstname.lastname@example.org Faculty Member, Assistant Professor
Kristen Shelton, email@example.com Student Committee Member
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education (JRCoE) Staff
Michael Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org Staff Committee Member