The College of Education works with the University's Research and Sponsored Programs, Grants Accounting, and Research Ethics and Compliance Offices to encourage and support research and grant submissions by its faculty, staff, and students. The current Illinois State University research mission, vision, and goals are outlined in the Strategic Plan for Research, Scholarship and Creative Expression.
For complete URG information including guidelines and application information for Fellowship, External Grant Development, First-Year Faculty, and Small Grants, as well as our URG Workshop PowerPoint, approved URG examples, and URG timelines, please see the College's University Research Grants page.
Research and Sponsored Programs will match funds to support a faculty member’s publication cost for up to $600 over a three year period. They will match funds from faculty, Department, or College. For more information, please see RSP’s Publication/Exhibition/Open Access Grant page.
Watch for CTLT's course redesign opportunity, "Going Global with Your Course." This opportunity provides a chance to design or revamp your course to make it more globally engaged, in keeping with the latest version of the University Strategic Plan.
The National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) is again offering the opportunity to better prepare our students to teach in urban school settings. Stipends are being offered for this course redesign process that will take place summer 2019. Applications are due by 4:00PM March 19, 2019. Please email April Mustian (NCUE faculty development liaison) at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The mission statement of the Illinois State University Laboratory Schools includes four pillars, one of which is focused on research. Laboratory School faculty and staff are working on this pillar, and they invite Illinois State University colleagues in their classroom research endeavors. Please visit the website to learn more.
In order to conduct research in the Unit 5 School District, please complete the Request for Research Form and send to Associate Dean Barb Meyer. She will review and notify the applicant when it is sent to the Unit 5 office for review and of potential approval.
By the second week of each semester, the researcher should complete the COE Research Outcomes Report to show progress on the research. This form also notifies Unit 5 when publications or presentations are completed from the research in their school district. These reports should be sent to Associate Dean Barb Meyer.
NCES Announces Online Dataset Training Modules
The Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) program at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is releasing newly developed online training modules for several NCES complex survey datasets.
The DLDT computer-based training module resource is an online, interactive tool that allows users to learn about NCES data across the education spectrum and evaluate it for suitability for particular research purposes.
There are two types of NCES DLDT modules that are available: Common modules and survey-specific modules. The common modules help you understand NCES data across the education spectrum. They also discuss the methods NCES uses to ensure that the data, published products, and reports are consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate.
Lastly, the common modules help you understand how to access public- and restricted-use datasets.
The survey-specific modules provided in this training system present more detailed information about the specific studies conducted by NCES. Survey-specific modules are currently available for the following surveys: the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Birth Cohort (ECLS-B); the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K); the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09); the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS); the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS); the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA); the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS); the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS), and the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B).