Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Proposal Development Workshop for the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport • 1739 West Nursery Road • Linthicum Heights, MD

Friday-Saturday, March 6-7, 2015

E–RESOURCE LIST 

I. PROPOSAL PREPARATION MATERIALS

CAREER Proposal Preparation and Submission Checklist
     http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/career/career_submission_checklist.pdf

A Guide for Proposal Writing(NSF 04-016)
    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04016/nsf04016.pdf

FastLane Electronic Proposal Submission
     http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/documents/Phase_I_Proposal_Preparation_Booklet.pdf

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide Part I and II(NSF 15-1)
     http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf15001/nsf15_1.pdf 

Proposal Forms Kit (NSF 00-3)
     http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf003/kit/intro.htm

The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation(NSF 02-057)
    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02057/nsf02057.pdf  

II. RELATED NSF PROGRAMS AND OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAMS

A.   National Science Foundation

Crosscutting & NSF-wide Programs

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers(ADVANCE)  (NSF 14-573)
    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14573/nsf14573.pdf

Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA)  (NSF 15-544)
     http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15544/nsf15544.pdf

Cultivation Cultures of Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)  (NSF 15-528)
     http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15528/nsf15528.pdf

Grant Opportunities For Academic Liaison With Industry (GOALI) Program(NSF 12-513)
    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12513/nsf12513.pdf

Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)  (NSF 15-504)

   http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15504/nsf15504.pdf

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE)  (NSF 14-541) 
   http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14541/nsf14541.pdf

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)  (NSF 13-542)
   http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13542/nsf13542.pdf

Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)  (NSF 13-561)
   http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13561/nsf13561.pdf

Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)

CISE Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI)  (NSF 14-593)

   http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14593/nsf14593.pdf

CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)  (NSF 14-562)
    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14562/nsf14562.pdf

STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)  (NSF 15-537) 
    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15537/nsf15537.pdf

Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR)

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)  (NSF 14-555)
      http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14555/nsf14555.pdf

Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12)  (NSF 13-601) 
       http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13601/nsf13601.htm

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) (NSF 14-512)
      http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14512/nsf14512.pdf

Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES)  (NSF 10-544)
     http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10544/nsf10544.pdf

Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)  (PD 14-7680)
       http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504870

Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE: RIEF) Research Initiation in Engineering Formation(NSF 15-539)
       http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15539/nsf15539.htm

Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences MPS)

Accelerator Science(NSF 14-576)
      http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14576/nsf14576.pdf

B.   National Institutes of Health

Research Funding (Overview) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
     http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Research/Pages/default.aspx

C.  United States Department of Education

Education Research and Development Center Grants (CFDA # 84.305C)
    http://ies.ed.gov/funding/pdf/2015_84305C.pdf  

Mathematics and Science Partnerships (CFDA # 84.366B)
   http://www2.ed.gov/programs/mathsci/index.html

National Assessment of Educational Progress Secondary Analysis Grants (CFDA # 84.902B)
   http://www2.ed.gov/programs/naepsarp/index.html

D.  Other Federal Programs

Learn about Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)
     U.S. Department of Agriculture, Higher Education Programs
     http://www.csrees.usda.gov 

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
             http://www.onr.navy.mil/Science-Technology/Directorates/office-research-discovery-invention/Sponsored-  Research/University-Research-Initiatives/DURIP.aspx

III. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

A.   Assessment and Education Research

Della-Piana, C. K. Assessment and education research in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
     (STEM) education. In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering
     and mathematics (STEM) education, (pp. 17-18). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
              http://www.unc.edu/opt-ed/eval/bp_res_eval/della-piana.pdf

Heron, P. R., Shaffer, L. P. S., and McDermott, L. Research as a guide to improving student learning: An example from
     Introductory Physics. In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering and
     mathematics (STEM) education, (pp. 33-38). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
             http://www.unc.edu/opt-ed/eval/bp_res_eval/heron_et_al.pdf

Maki, W. S. Evaluating outcomes. In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology,
     engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, (pp. 27-32). Washington, DC: American Association for the
     Advancement of Science. 
              http://www.unc.edu/opt-ed/eval/bp_res_eval/maki.pdf

Richardson, J. Concept Inventories: Tools for Uncovering STEM Students’ Misconceptions.
      In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics
     (STEM) education, (pp. 19-25). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
               http://www.unc.edu/opt-ed/eval/bp_res_eval/richardson.pdf

B.   Budget Preparation and Grant Management

Flood, H. Essentials of Grants Management: A Guide for the Perplexed.
     http://archives.gadoe.org/DMGetDocument.aspx/EssentialsofGrantsManagement.pdf?p=6CC6799F8C1371F66CEF72E8CD67388DDE32B5705066C91D2CAA546454A0CF7A

National Science Foundation.  “How to Manage Your Award.”
      http://www.nsf.gov/awards/managing/. Budget Preparation.” Presented at the University of Texas at Arlington
     Office of Research and Office of Accounting and Business Services Brown Bag Training Session Three, in Arlington, Texas.
     http://www.uta.edu/ra/GCS/training/budget.ppt

C.   Creative Approaches to Faculty Development

Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy: National Academies. On Being a Scientist:
     A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.
     http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12192

Haynes, J. M., Hluchy, M. M., and Connolly, M. R. Disseminating successful undergraduate science curriculum adaptation and
     implementation strategies and CCLI Grant-Writing Techniques: Regional workshops led by successful innovators and
     experienced investigators, Evaluating faculty change processes and assessing student understanding of STEM concepts.
     In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
     education, (pp. 227-231). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
     http://www.cirtl.net/node/5222

National Research Council.   BIO2010: Transforming undergraduate education for future research biologists.
     Committee on Undergraduate Biology Education to Prepare Research Scientists for the 21st Century. Washington, DC:
     National Academies Press. 
     http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10497&page=R1

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Introduction to the Responsible
      Conduct of Research: Revised Edition, August 2007.
      http://ori.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/rcrintro.pdf

D.   Evaluation

Coalition for Evidence-based Policy.  Reporting the results of your study:  A user-friendly guide for evaluators of educational
      programs and practices. Rockville, MD: What Works Clearinghouse.
      http://coalition4evidence.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/IES_Guide_to_Reporting_Study_Results.pdf

Ely, D. and Michael Huberman.  User-friendly handbook for project dissemination: Science, mathematics, engineering,
      and technology education. Washington, DC: National Science Foundation.
      https://ia902609.us.archive.org/8/items/ERIC_ED370810/ERIC_ED370810.pdf

Frechtling, J. 2002. The 2002 user-friendly handbook for project evaluation. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation.
      http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02057/start.htm.

Gajda, R. and Jennifer Jewiss. Thinking about how to evaluate your program? These
     strategies will get you started. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 9(8).
     http://PAREonline.net/getvn.asp?v=9&n=8.

Sharp, L. 1997. Evaluation design for the hypothetical project. In Joy Frechtling and Laure Sharp
      (Eds.), User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluations. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation.
      http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1997/nsf97153/chap_6.htm.

Sharp, L. and Joy Frechtling.  Overview of the design process for mixed method evaluation.
     In Joy Frechtling and Laure Sharp (Eds.), User-friendly handbook for mixed method evaluations. Arlington, VA:
     National Science Foundation.
     http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1997/nsf97153/chap_5.htm.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 1998. W.K. Kellogg evaluation handbook. Battle Creek, MI: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
      http://cyc.brandeis.edu/pdfs/reports/EvaluationHandbook.pdf

E.   Project Management

Hawk, B. Spencer and David Siefert. Managing for Success: The Insider’s Guide to NSF Project Management.
     http://www.maa.org/programs/grantwriting/ProjMgtGuide.pdf.

Ohio State University, Office of the Chief Information Officer. “Project Management Framework:
Life Cycle Phases.”
     http://oit.osu.edu/projmanage/project_lifecycle.html.

Rothschild, D. “Increased efficiency through effective time management.”
      http://www.siordata.com/publications/Rothschild.pdf

University of Texas at Austin, Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment. “Project Management Tutorial.”
     http://www.utexas.edu/academic/cit/howto/tutorials/project/.

(visit website for full tutorial)

Washington University in Saint Louis, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. 2007.
    “Research Roles and Responsibilities: Principal Investigator.”
    http://research.wustl.edu/Resources/Roles/Pages/PI.aspx.

F.  Successful Pedagogies

Beichner, R. J., and Saul, J. M. Introduction to the SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment
     Undergraduate Programs) project. In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology,
     engineering and mathematics (STEM) education,
    (pp. 61-66). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science
     http://www.ncsu.edu/per/Articles/Varenna_SCALEUP_Paper.pdf

Ellis, G. W., and Andam, B. B. Designing the engineering classroom for women. In Invention and impact: Building
     excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, (pp. 79-84).
     Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
      http://www.unc.edu/opt-ed/eval/bp_stem_ed/ellis_andam.pdf

Kaplan, D.  Some mathematics for citizens: Gaining quantitative literacy through public policy debate. In Invention
     and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education,
     (pp. 73-77). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
     www.unc.edu/opt-ed/eval/bp_stem_ed/kaplan.pdf

Patterson, E. T.  Just-in-time teaching: Technology transforming learning: A status report.
     In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics
    (STEM) education, (pp. 49-54). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
     http://itari.in/categories/justintimelearning/Just-In-TimeTeaching-Research.pdf

Ulseth, R. From nothing to something. In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology,
     engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, (pp. 85-87).  Washington, DC: American Association for the
     Advancement of Science. 
     http://www.unc.edu/opt-ed/eval/bp_stem_ed/ulseth.pdf

Varma-Nelson, P., Cracolice, M. S., and Gosser, D. K. Peer-led team learning: A student-faculty partnership for transforming
     the learning environment. In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering
     and mathematics (STEM) education, (pp. 43-48). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
     http://cpltl.iupui.edu/media/178fcbfc-adad-4da7-b19a-1b61c32b8d01/-1748818361/cPLTLContent/2013/PLTL%20Literature%20PDFs/Varma-Nelson%20et%20al_2004.pdf

Waterman, M. A., and Stanley, E. D.  Investigative case-based learning; Teaching scientifically while connecting science to society.
     In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
     education, (pp. 55-60). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
     http://www.unc.edu/opt-ed/eval/bp_stem_ed/waterman_stanley.pdf

G. Visualization in Science Education

Blanchard, P.  Easy animations. In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology,
     engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, (pp. 147-149). Washington, DC: American Association for the
     Advancement of Science.
     http://math.bu.edu/people/paul/nsf_ccli_presentation_2004.html

Frankel, F. Translating science into pictures: A powerful learning tool. In Invention and impact:
     Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, (pp. 155-158).
     Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
     http://www.felicefrankel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/10-Vis_Ed_Frankel.pdf

Legates, R.  Using spatial data visualization to motivate undergraduate social science students.
     In Invention and impact: Building excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
     education, (pp. 129-134). Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
    http://www.researchgate.net/publication/241484379_Using_Spatial_Data_Visualization_to_Motivate_Undergraduate_Social_Science_Students

IV. STUDENT SUPPORT RESOURCES

A. Special Preparation for STEM Professional Careers

American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2007. Career Basics: Advice and Resources for Scientists from
     Science Careers. Washington, DC: AAAS.
     http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/tools_tips/outreach/career-basics-booklet-2009-edition

B. Student Retention

Center for the Study of College Student Retention, Retention Resources for Individuals
      and Educational Institutions: http://www.cscsr.org/retention_references.htm.

Aspray, W., and Bernat, A. Recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority graduate students in computer science.
     Computing Research Association.
     http://archive.cra.org/reports/r&rminorities.pdf

C. Effective Oral and Written Communication

Block, S. M.  Do’s and don’ts of poster presentation. Biophysical Journal, 71.
     http://web.stanford.edu/group/blocklab/dos%20and%20donts%20of%20poster%20presentation.pdf

Kschischang, R. R. Giving a talk: Guidelines for the preparation and presentation of technical seminars.
     http://www.comm.toronto.edu/frank/guide/guide.pdf

D. Mentoring

Computing Research Association.  Minority graduate students in computer science.
     http://cra.org/uploads/documents/resources/workforce_history_reports/rrminorities.pdf

Monte, A. Mentor expectations and student responsibilities in undergraduate research.
     Council On Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly, 66-71.
     http://www.cur.org/download.aspx?id=843

National Academy of Sciences. Adviser, teacher, role model, friend: On being a mentor to students in science and engineering.
    National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC. National Academies Press.
    http://www.grad.jhu.edu/downloads/Adviser,%20Teacher,%20Role%20Model,%20Friend%20NAS.pdf

QEM Network. Pathways to the Ph.D: A handbook for undergraduate and graduate students and their mentors.
     Washington, DC. 2001.
     http://www.qem.org/QEM%20MAJOR%20REPORTS/Pathways%20to%20the%20Ph.D.pdf