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Research Spotlight: Christopher Redding

Q & A with Christopher Redding, Assistant Professor in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education

What basic questions does your research seek to answer?

My research uses survey and administrative data to better understand the policies and educator labor market patterns that exacerbate the unequal distribution of high-quality teachers and the reforms intended to reduce this problem. Broadly, this research describes failures in the teacher labor market that impede the learning opportunities for underserved students and the ways in which changes in teacher education, development, and leadership opportunities can lead to better teacher retention and student outcomes, particularly in underserved schools.

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IES Hosts Live Webinars on FY 2018 Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation Grant Competitions

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will host webinars to provide in-depth information about two Fiscal Year 2018 competitions: Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions (84.305L) and Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions (84.324L).

Low-Cost, Short-Duration Webinar I: Research Requirements and Recommendations for a Strong Application will be held on the following dates and times (EST):

December 14, 2017 (Thursday), 3:00 – 4:00 pm
December 19, 2017 (Tuesday), 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Low-Cost, Short-Duration Webinar II: Avoiding Common Application Problems and General Advice Based on Submitted Letters of Intent will be held on the following dates and times (EST):

January 18, 2018 (Thursday), 1:00 – 2:00 pm
January 23, 2018 (Tuesday), 3:00 – 4:00 pm

The login information for the webinar will be available several days prior to the event. Visit the IES Webinar Series webpage for login information.

Applications for these competitions are due on March 1, 2018, and Letters of Intent are requested by January 11, 2018.

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NSF Issues Revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 18-1) has been issued.

The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Significant changes include the following:

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UF Office of Research Launches New Website

The UF Office of Research launched its new website on November 14. It features a modern, responsive design that aims to ease navigation for both internal and external users on any device from a desktop to a smartphone. The website contains simplified menus, no redundant pages, and provides many quick-access buttons.

As part of this major overhaul, many of the previous URLs have changed, but automatic redirects have been included to the most-used pages. The Office of Research recommends finding the pages you are looking for from the new homepage, and then creating new bookmarks. The IT department is working to simplify the process for anyone who uses an old bookmark that doesn’t redirect.

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Resources for Learning about and Using ResearchVault

On November 9, UF Information Technology hosted the first “ResearchVault” Day. The event provided a high-level overview to using UF’s secured, isolated environment to store and work on restricted data. Due to the interest in the topic, UFIT wanted to make the materials available to all research faculty and their staff.  The video stream of the four ResearchVault Day presentations is now on UF’s Mediasite. The event agenda and presentations are available on UFIT News.

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Awarded Projects for November 2017

Congratulations to Ester de Jong for her subcontract FLDOE Flow Through from the Suwannee County School Board; Herman Knopf for his subcontract DHHS Flow Through from the University of South Carolina; Isaac McFarlin for his award from the Walton Family Foundation; and Donald Pemberton for his award from Study Edge.

For more details, see the Awarded Projects table. Read more

Submitted Projects for November 2017

Best wishes to Pasha Antonenko for his proposal to the National Science Foundation; Susan Butler, Corinne Huggins-Manley, and Nancy Ruzycki for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Kristy Boyer and Nicholas Gage for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Timothy Jacobbe for his subcontract NSF Flow Through from the University of Missouri; Aki Murata and Corinne Huggins-Manley for their subcontract NSF Flow Through from Florida State University; Justin Ortagus for his subcontract AIR Flow Through from the West Virginia University; Philip Poekert for his subcontract Louisiana Department of Education Flow Through from the Children First Professional Development Center, Philip Poekert for his subcontract Children’s Trust Flow Through from the Children’s Forum, and Philip Poekert for his proposals to Study Edge; and Tina Smith-Bonahue for her Subcontract NSF Flow Through from the University of Illinois.

For more details, see the Submitted Projects table. Read more