Research in the News Archive

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.