Research in the News Archive

Dr. Vasti Torres to spoke at OSU on March 21, 2019

Dr. Vasti Torres, Professor in the Center for the study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and associate faculty member of Latina/o Studies at the University of Michigan, visited the College of Education as a Distinguished Speaker on March 21, 2019.  Her talk at 10:00 a.m. in 202 Kidder Hall will focused on: Links between identity and learning for Latino Students.  She spoke again at 4:00 in 112 Kearney Hall on: Organizing for Student Success in Higher Education.

Dr. Troy Sadler Distinguished Speaker presentation March 5, 2019

Dr. Troy Sadler, Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Education, visited the College of Education as a distinguished speaker. He spoke on Socio-Scientific issues and model based learning: Research on Student learning and teacher practice and also on Using issues as context for STEM education: Research-based insights for improving teaching and learning.

Math Education Alumna Presents Colloquium in the Department of Mathematics

Dr. Gulden Karakok, an alumna of Math Education,  presented a Colloquium on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm in Kearney 212.  The talk was titled Mathematical Creativity in Proving and Problem Solving - Use of the Creativity-in-Progress “Rubric” (CPR).

A new analysis of multilingual students’ academic progress shows that the group is making significant academic

A new analysis of multilingual students’ academic progress by Karen Thompson, Associate Professor of Education, shows that the group’s achievement in reading and math grew substantially between 2003 and 2015, challenging the perception that these students have demonstrated few academic gains in recent years.

OSU lands $1 million grant to improve undergraduate instruction in STEM

We are pleased to announce that the Center for Research on Life Long STEM learning collaborative project with OSU's College of Science and the Division of Undergraduate Education has been awarded $1 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Inclusive Excellence Initiative! The goal of the initiative is to improve student engagement in science and help schools become more inclusive of those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation students, and working adults with families.

A phenomenological study of community college students’ experiences with mentor teachers

This study by Gloria Crisp, Associate Professor of Education in Adult and Higher Education, and her colleagues,  explored the relationships and experiences of community college science and mathematics majors with their mentor teachers and how those experiences influenced their interest in teaching.

Tuesday Teaching Talks support skill development for  Scholars, Faculty, Staff, Instructors, Advisors, and GTAs

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL),  would like to invite all Scholars, Faculty, Staff, Instructors, Advisors, and GTAs to participate in a certificated series of teaching workshops. Tuesday Teaching Talks supports the development of skills in the planning of curriculum, facilitation of instruction, and assessment of learning. Tuesday Teaching Talks is entering its third year and is the hallmark of CTL. Participants may attend one, some, or all. The 2-hour workshops are every Tuesday and are facilitated twice in Milam 215 from 10-12 a.m. and again at 2-4 p.m. No need to register – just come on by. For more information or questions, please contact Brooke Howland.


Teachers Educating All Multilingual Students (TEAMS) Grant

With a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, OSU is also helping more teachers earn their English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement without having to pay the $10,000 tuition. The grant will also help 80 teachers complete six online courses through the College of Education over 18 months, culminating in the ESOL endorsement and work with community resources to build bridges with families of emergent bilingual students. “Teachers have been asking for resources to teach English learners more effectively,” says Karen Thompson, an assistant professor who is leading TEAMS. “This program will ensure that teachers have the best possible preparation for working with this group of students.”

The Working Students Success Network

The Working Students Success Network (WSSN) began in 2014 and involved 19 colleges and state partners in four states around the nation. The WSSN strategy was developed to help low-income students reach financial stability and move up the economic ladder by promoting an innovative framework that strategically integrate three distinct areas in education and employment advancement, income and work supports, and financial services and asset building. Cindy Lenhart, a PhD student in the Science and Math Education program and a senior fellow with Achieving the Dream, co-authored a brief addressing food insecurity among community college students. It is intended to provide insights and strategies both for establishing a food pantry and for integrating that work with a broader set of community college student support services to systematically address their multiple needs.  Another outcome of the WSSN initiative is a guidebook designed to help colleges redesign and enhance their student support services to address issues related to financial insecurity.

Why Latin@s Become Greek: Exploring Why Latin@s Join Latino Greek-Letter Organizations

Lucy Arellano's study explored the reasons Latin@s join Latino fraternities and Latina sororities at a university in the southwestern United States.

Using nature as a therapeutic partner

Ryan Reese, an assistant professor of counseling at Oregon State University-Cascades, agrees that a misconception often surrounds the idea of integrating nature into therapy. “[Clinicians] don’t have to take clients out into a wilderness setting in order for it to be EcoWellness or ecotherapy,” he says. “It can be at a park or walking on a trail that’s flat.”

Being and Becoming Professionally Other: Identities, Voices, and Experiences of U.S. Trans* Academics 

A path-clearing book that provides a rich, in-depth account of the lived experiences of 39 transgender or trans* academics. 

Managing Applied Social Research: Tools, Strategies, and Insights

Professor and Discipline Liaison for Adult and Higher Education at Oregon State University Darlene Russ-Eft is the author of a new book on essential management guidance for real-world applied research projects.