Submitted Projects for September 2014

College of Education
Submitted Projects
September 2014
Principal Investigator: Donald Pemberton (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Office of Early Learning
Proposal Title: Early Learning Florida Training Initiative (Lastinger Center Online Early Learning Professional Development System)
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Principal Investigator: Lisa Clemons (P.K. Yonge)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)
Requested Amount: $403.26
Principal Investigator: M. David Miller (SHDOSE)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Veteran’s Administration
Proposal Title: IPA for Christiana Akande (David Miller)
Requested Amount: $35,422.92
Principal Investigator: Christy Gabbard (P.K. Yonge)
Co-PI: Julie Henderson (P.K. Yonge)
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: Professional Development for Digital Learning
Requested Amount: $75,000
Principal Investigator: Dennis Kramer (SHDOSE)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: American Educational Research Association
Proposal Title: Loan Aversion and Matriculation: Impact of Loan Refusal on Postsecondary Completion
Requested Amount: $19,256
Principal Investigator: Carole Beal (STL)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: University of Arizona (IES Subcontract)
Proposal Title: Animal Watch VI Suite: A comprehensive program to increase access to math for students with visual impairments
Requested Amount: $21,068
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Gage (SESPECS)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: University of Connecticut (Subcontract)
Proposal Title: Evaluation of Connecticut K-3 Literacy Initiative
Requested Amount: $24,999
Principal Investigator: Patricia Snyder (CEECS/SESPECS)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: University of Vermont (Subcontract)
Proposal Title: Practice Based Coaching
Requested Amount: $10,601.56
Principal Investigator: Daniela Oliveira (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Co-PI: Pavlo Antonenko (STL), Richard Newman (Computer and Information Science and Engineering)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Proposal Title: SaTC-EDU: Catalyst: A Model for Recruitment and Development of Pre-College Students into Cyber Security Professionals
Requested Amount: $96,936
Principal Investigator: Donald Pemberton (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Madison for Educational Consultancy, LLC
Proposal Title: Training Services Agreement
Requested Amount: $1,816,272.47

 

Record Number of Proposals Submitted for a Single Deadline

COE faculty submitted a record number of proposals for this year’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Research and Research Training Grant Programs. For the August 7 deadline, 15 IES proposals were successfully submitted.

Thank you to everyone who worked diligently to meet the deadline, and best wishes to all!

For a complete list of the submitted proposals, please see Submitted Projects for July 2014 and Submitted Projects for August 2014.

New OER Capital Needs Form

Based on faculty feedback from the last IES submission cycle, we have integrated the two early consultation forms into one form to streamline the process. You can find the new capital needs form on the OER website: https://education.ufl.edu/educational-research/research-support/requirements.

Budgeting Graduate Research Assistants on Sponsored Projects

Principal Investigators who recruit graduate research assistants (GRAs) to attend the university specifically to work as a GRA on a grant(s) must commit to fund the GRA for the life of the grant(s) or until the GRA graduates.

For more information, please contact Ana Puig at anapuig@coe.ufl.edu.

Click Commerce to Replace Cayuse

The UF Office of Research continues to invest energy into the University of Florida Integrated Research Support Tool, UFIRST, a program to develop new business models and tools that can improve sponsored programs effectiveness at UF. The UFIRST team has determined that Click Commerce Grants management software “Click” meets the majority of the specifications needed by UF.

The implementation plan calls for the new proposal development, routing, and management tool to be implemented in March 2015 at which time proposal routing will be entirely done in Click.  Extended training is scheduled to take place January–March 2015. Click will replace Cayuse for submission of grants electronically to grants.gov by October 2015. Additional phases of implementation for submission of grants and for setting up and viewing awards will be completed by March 2016. Watch for more announcements, updates, and invitations to help make the UF Click implementation a success.

A campus team has been formed to outline the details of the new system. They have designed a new proposal routing form and the budget building tool as well as outlined how streamlined routing and approval will function.  Details on each of these are and will continue to be posted under the Project Documents tab of the UFIRST website http://research.ufl.edu/faculty-and-staff/initiatives/ufirst/project-documents.html

Save the Date: OER and Coordinated Services Post Award Open House

You are invited to attend the OER and Coordinated Services Post Award Open House, Wednesday, October 15 from 2 pm – 4 pm in Norman Hall rooms 124 and 125. An iPad will be raffled. Please bring a business card to enter the raffle. We look forward to seeing you there.

Save the Date: Research Event in October

Faculty and doctoral students are cordially invited to attend:

Data Management Plan (DMP) Tool Training
DMPTool Trainer Hannah Norton, UF Reference and Liaison Librarian

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Terrace Room

Bring your lunch. Refreshments and cookies will be served.

In this brown-bag workshop, you will learn how to use the DMPTool to generate a comprehensive DMP tailored to specific funding agency requirements. DMPs are now becoming a standard part of grant proposals for most funding agencies. The DMP should address the entire life cycle of the data. Some components of a DMP include data types, metadata, legal and ethical issues, data sharing, and data preservation.

Awarded Projects for August 2014

College of Education
Awarded Projects
August 2014
Principal Investigator: Donald Pemberton (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Project Title: VPK POP Course Development
Project Period: 6/27/2014 – 9/4/2014
Award Amount: $75,000
Principal Investigator: Donald Pemberton (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Project Title: Office of Early Learning Web Portal
Project Period: 6/30/2014 – 6/30/2015
Award Amount: $31,189
Principal Investigator: Keith Muller (Health Outcomes and Policy)
Co-PI: Albert Ritzhaupt (STL)
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Project Title: A Master Course on Power for Multilevel and Longitudinal Health Behavior Studies
Project Period: 8/25/2014 – 6/30/2018
Award Amount: $90,728
Principal Investigator: Special Circumstance (Not Reporting PIs)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: UF Division of Sponsored Programs
Project Title: DSP Research & Development Award
Project Period: 7/7/2014 – 8/31/2016
Award Amount: $300,000

 

Submitted Projects for August 2014

College of Education
Submitted Projects
August 2014
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Bondy (School of Teaching and Learning)
Co-PI: Ester de Jong (School of Teaching and Learning), Suzanne Colvin (School of Teaching and Learning)
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: Advancing the Development of Preservice Teachers (ADePT)
Requested Amount: $2,718,695
Principal Investigator: Dennis Kramer (SHDOSE)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Law School Admission Council
Proposal Title: Law Schools and Decision to Apply: The Role of Application Fees and Industry Unemployment
Requested Amount: $64,207
Principal Investigator: Christy Gabbard (P.K. Yonge)
Co-PI: Catherine Atria (P.K. Yonge)
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: Instructional Leadership and Faculty Development
Requested Amount: $7,908
Principal Investigator: Sylvia Boynton (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Funding Agency: Alachua County Schools
Proposal Title: Reaching All Readers: A K-5 Series of Reading Modules
Requested Amount: $18,000
Principal Investigator: Mary Brownell (SESPECS)
Co-PI: Nancy Corbett (SESPECS)
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/IES
Proposal Title: Project Coordinate: Increasing Coordination and Use of Evidence-based Practice in Word Study and Fluency in an RTI Framework for Teams of 4th Grade Teachers
Requested Amount: $1,499,999
Principal Investigator: Pavlo Antonenko (STL)
Co-PI: Kent Crippen (STL), Carole Beal (STL), E. Christine Davis (Biology)
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/IES
Proposal Title: Transforming Gateway STEM Courses with ECLIPSE: Environment for Collaborative Learning Integrating Problem Solving Experiences
Requested Amount: $1,346,173
Principal Investigator: Dennis Kramer (SHDOSE)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/IES
Proposal Title: Accessing Loan Information: An RCT Study to Evaluate the Impact of Digital Loan Information Access on Student Borrowing, Repayment, and Academic Success in Florida Community Colleges
Requested Amount: $1,356,771
Principal Investigator: Dennis Kramer (SHDOSE)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/IES
Proposal Title: Synthetic Control Models and State Policy Evaluation: An Applied Approach
Requested Amount: $198,489
Principal Investigator: Walter Leite (SHDOSE)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/IES
Proposal Title: Project INCUBATE: Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Big Data Training in Education
Requested Amount: $3,583,068
Principal Investigator: Rose Pringle (STL)
Co-PI: Lynda Hayes (P.K. Yonge), Selman Hershfield (Physics)
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Proposal Title: University of Florida Integrating and Reforming Science Teachers (UFIRST)
Requested Amount: $3,492,277
Principal Investigator: Marisa Stukey (P.K. Yonge)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Developmental Studies Center
Proposal Title: The Collaborative Classroom
Requested Amount: $47,740.23
Principal Investigator: Stephen Smith (SESPECS)
Co-PI: Michelle Cumming (SESPECS)
Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation
Proposal Title: Investigating the Executive Function and Stress Loop: Implications for Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Requested Amount: $19,522
Principal Investigator: Stephen Smith (SESPECS)
Co-PI: Kristen Merrill (SESPECS)
Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation
Proposal Title: Improving Behavioral and Social Outcomes for At-Risk Fifth Graders: Investigation of a Social Problem-Solving Intervention
Requested Amount: $23,065

OER Report of Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

The OER is currently completing a draft of its annual report outlining data on externally funded projects and grants activities. Faculty productivity has been sustained, and efforts toward securing external funding remain active.

The following represents a summary of accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2013-2014:

  • COE faculty members in all schools and centers have submitted a total of 70 proposals, requesting $32.2 million in grant funding. Proposal submissions included one to the National Institutes of Health, two to the U.S. Department of Justice, eight to the U.S. Department of Education (including one to the Institute of Educational Science [IES]), six for IES subcontracts, ten to the National Science Foundation, seven to the Florida Department of Education, and two to the Spencer Foundation.
  • COE PIs and Co-PIs had 30 new proposals funded totaling over $8 million in new awards, including two awards from the National Science Foundation. This represents a 36.4% percent increase in the number of newly funded awards as compared to the previous fiscal year.
  • Finally, COE schools and centers have 70 currently funded projects totaling over $74 million. This represents a 4.5% percent increase in the number of currently funded projects as compared to the previous fiscal year.

Congratulations for another great year!

The final version of OER’s annual report will be available through the OER website soon.

New Demo Video and Training Available for myinvestiGator

A brief online video is now available at myinvestiGator 2.0 Video Demo (New) providing an overview of myinvestiGator functionality. Additionally, OER will host a more in-depth myinvestiGator training for faculty this fall. Information on the training will be available soon.

MyinvestiGator is an online decision-support tool for sponsored projects.  The tool easily answers such questions as “How much money do I have left?” and “Can I hire another graduate student this summer?”  The navigation and information is geared specifically to principal investigators (PIs) with additional details available to administrators who can facilitate communication with core offices, review balances and transactions, and perform other management functions.

Navigation to myinvestiGator is through myUFL > Main Menu > myinvestiGator, or via direct access at https://myinvestigator.erp.ufl.edu.

The Division of Sponsored Programs, Contracts and Grants, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, and UFIT partnered to build myinvestiGator designed to increase accountability, transparency, and efficiency in UF’s sponsored activities.

New Three-Part Qualtrics Workshop Series Introduced

Do you need to learn how to develop surveys and analyze respondent data? Learn all of the ins and outs of survey development by signing up for the free three-part Qualtrics workshops. Offered at the HUB, the series explains how to use Qualtrics, the online survey tool provided free to all faculty and staff.

The three workshops in the series are Qualtrics Basic, Qualtrics Moving On, and Qualtrics Advanced. Each 2 hr 30 min workshop features a hands-on learning experience. The series covers everything from creating and distributing surveys to editing surveys and analyzing the results.

A new Qualtrics for Mobile Devices and Offline Surveys workshop is also available for faculty and staff interested in using the Qualtrics app on their mobile devices. Workshops are scheduled as needed. If you’re interested in participating, please e-mail Jose Silva-Lugo with your name, college or department affiliation, and UF employee affiliation (faculty, staff, master’s degree student or Ph.D. candidate). The workshop series will be scheduled once 15 participants express an interest, with a maximum of 20 participants per workshop.

Data Management Plan (DMPTool) Training Coming This Fall

This fall, the OER will host a DMPTool training for COE faculty. Information on the DMPTool training will be available soon. Data management plans (DMPs) are now becoming a standard part of grant proposals for most funding agencies. The DMP should address the entire life cycle of the data. Some components of a DMP include data types, metadata, legal and ethical issues, data sharing, and data preservation.

The DMPTool helps you through the process of generating a comprehensive DMP tailored to specific funding agency requirements. The DMPTool also allows multiple users to access the plan during the development process, so other members of the grant team can provide input. Once you have created a DMP template, it can be saved for use on subsequent grant proposals. A fun caricature of what not to do is shown in this YouTube video by the New York University Health Sciences Library Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts courtesy of DMPTool Trainer Hannah Norton, UF Reference and Liaison Librarian.

Secure On-Site Data Disposal Service

UF requires the destruction of old data on any electronic equipment that is discarded, transferred, or reused. UF has an on-site media disposal and shredding service available for faculty and staff. The service is available at the Health Science Center (in the Communicore Building) and at the Hub. Items accepted for secure disposal include the following: CDs and DVDs, USB flash drives and memory sticks, cell phones, camera memory cards, microfiche and film, external hard drives, floppy disks, tapes, and removed internal hard drives. If you have any items with stored data that you want to discard, this is the way to do it safely and quickly. Learn more about the process in this UF Information Technology news article.

Awarded Projects for July 2014

College of Education
Awarded Projects
July 2014
Principal Investigator: Marisa Stukey (P. K. Yonge)
Co-PI: Ashley Pennypacker-Hill  (P. K. Yonge)
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Education
Project Title: Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting 2014-2015
Project Period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2015
Award Amount: $24,956
Principal Investigator: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: School Board of Duval County
Project Title: Duval County Certified Instructional Leadership Coaching Program
Project Period: 6/20/2014 – 6/1/2015
Award Amount: $98,000
Principal Investigator: Donald Pemberton (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI: Susan Butler (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Funding Agency: University of Florida Foundation
Project Title: Job-embedded Professional Development for Palm Beach County Elementary STEM Teachers
Project Period: 6/1/2014 – 5/31/2016
Award Amount: $470,000