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 a graduate student working group. A 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.
CEDaR aspires 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.
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. Please reach out if you are interested in working with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION- ART TECH PROGRAM EVALUATION
CEDaR serves as the external evaluator of the OSDE's Art Tech program. CEDaR in conjunction with Art Tech staff has developed and implanted the program evaluation plan. CEDaR provides year around research and evaluation support for this program.
RURAL EDUCATORS ENGAGED IN BIOANALYTICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND TEACHING (RET III)
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.
FOUR YEAR RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT (FYRE)
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 SCHOOL
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.