QUALITY EDUCATION FOR MINORITIES (QEM) NETWORK
Workshop on the Fundamentals of Education Research for Faculty at Tribal Colleges and Universities

Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel
1739 West Nursery Road • Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

October 31 – November 1, 2014

AGENDA

Friday, October 31

AM

  8:30               Registration and Continental Breakfast                                   Outside Concourse C

  9:00               Welcome, Purpose, and Introductions                                                  Concourse C
                        Costello Brown, Former Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and
                             Professor of Chemistry, California State University-Los Angeles (Retired),
                             and QEM Consultant
  9:15               The Importance of Education Research at Tribal Colleges     
                        Presenters:
                            Craig Love, Senior Study Director, Westat, and QEM Consultant
                            Patrick Weasel Head, Former Director of American Indian Student Services
                                 (Retired), University of Montana-Missoula, and QEM/TCUP Advisory Board Member
                            Regina Sievert, Head, Department of Secondary Education,
                                  Salish Kootenai College                       

10:00              Break

10:15              Research Design – Asking the Right Questions

(What does research design mean? What are some of the common forms/types of research questions? How do you link/match design to the research questions?)

Presenter: Kimberley Freeman, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology,  and Interim Chair, Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies, Howard University, and QEM Consultant

10:45             Methodologies for Education Research
                      (Purpose and review of various methods in education research; research instruments; and controversies and ethical
                      considerations related to methods)
                      Presenter: Craig Love, QEM Consultant

11:15             Cultural Competency in STEM Education Research at Tribal Colleges
                      Presenter: Regina Sievert, Salish Kootenai College
                      Discussion Moderator: Costello Brown, QEM Consultant

NOON/PM
12:00             Working Lunch                                                                                   Concourse C
                      Overview of TCUP-supported Education Research Funding Opportunities
                     
-Highlights of Research Being Conducted at Tribal Colleges
                      Presenter: Costello Brown, QEM Consultant

  1:30             Concurrent Working Group Sessions: Research Questions, Design and Methodology  
                      (Using assigned case studies, groups will formulate significant research questions and outline research design and
                      methodology)
                      Working Group I (Case Study I - Craig Love, QEM Consultant)             Heathrow 
                      Working Group II (Case Study II - Mercy Mugo, QEM Research Assistant)      Concourse C

  3:00              Break

  3:15              Data Collection and Analysis                                                               Concourse C
                      -Working with Identifiable Data (Small Sample Size)
                       
Presenter: Mercy Mugo, QEM Research Assistant

  3:45              Concurrent Working Group Sessions: Utilizing Appropriate Methods for Data Collection and Analysis
                       (Working groups will identify appropriate methods for data collection and analysis to investigate the research question(s)
                       formulated in the earlier session)

              Working Group I (Case Study I - Craig Love, QEM Consultant)                   Heathrow    
              Working Group II (Case Study II - Mercy Mugo, QEM Research Assistant)   Concourse C

  4:45              Working Groups Report on Research Design, Methodology, and
                       Data Collection and Analysis                                                             Concourse C
                       -Wrap-up Discussion of Day’s Work     
                        Moderator: Mercy Mugo, Research Assistant, QEM Network

  5:45               Break

  6:00             Working Dinner                                                                                     Concourse C
                      -Ethical Conduct of Research
                      Presenter: Laura-Lee Davidson, Associate, QEM Network

  7:30             Adjournment   

Saturday, November 1

AM      

  8:00              Buffet Breakfast                                                                        Outside Concourse C

  8:30              Research in Undergraduate STEM Education                                       Concourse C
                      (Student learning and motivation, program intervention, and instructional methodologies)
                      Presenter: Kimberley Freeman, QEM Consultant

  9:15             Research at the K-12 Level – Considerations and Challenges
                      Presenter: Regina Sievert, Salish Kootenai College
                      Research at the Undergraduate Level – Challenges and Persistence at a Tribal College
                      Presenter:   Alphia Creapeau, Department Chair, Early Childhood/ Elementary Education, College of Menominee Nation

 10:00            Measuring and Documenting Effectiveness

           -Integrating evidence-based strategies in research

           -Implementing research designs

                      -Proper avenues for disseminating findings

            -Culturally relevant evaluation (e.g., Indigenous Evaluation Framework)
            Presenters:   Craig Love, QEM Consultant
                               Patrick Weasel Head, QEM/TCUP Advisory Board Member

10:45               Break   

11:00              Concurrent Working Group Sessions: Measuring and Documenting Effectiveness
                      
(Using assigned case studies from Day One, groups will identify techniques to measure and document effectiveness)

     Working Group I (Case Study I - Craig Love, QEM Consultant)             Heathrow     
     Working Group II (Case Study II - Kimberley Freeman, QEM Consultant)    Concourse C

NOON/PM

 12:00            Working Lunch                                                                                     Cold Harbor
                      Working Groups Report on Techniques for Measuring and Documenting Effectiveness
                            
Moderator: Mercy Mugo, Research Assistant, QEM Network

  1:30             Preparing a Competitive TCUP Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education Proposal   
                      Highlights of NSF Review Criteria and TCUP Solicitation

                      Presenter: Laura-Lee Davidson, QEM Network

  2:00             Next Steps
                      Closing Comments from Participants, QEM Consultants, and QEM Staff
                      Moderator: Costello Brown, QEM Consultant

  2:30             Adjournment