The RMC Announces Two Exciting Additions to Interdisciplinary Methods Festival

Both workshops will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 9:00am-4:00pm in the OSU Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Ave. Library). Registration for each workshop is $75 for OSU students and $100 for faculty, staff and others.

R You Ready? : Making the Switch to R
Mine Dogucu
James Uanhoro

This workshop is designed to help researchers who are currently using other statistical software programs to begin working in R. Click here for more details and registration information.

Qualtrics Bootcamp
Heather Lansky

Join us for a FULL DAY workshop designed to get you up and running in Qualtrics. Click here for more details and registration information.

ESLTEC 5230: Educational Videography

Autumn 2017
Mondays 4:30pm-6:50pm
Format: In Person

Learn how to create educational videos! Produce videos for college, school, online, community and professional settings. [No prerequisites and no previous video production experience is required].

Course covers all phases of video production including:

  • Camera
  • Audio
  • Lighting
  • Editing

For more information, please contact Dr. Rick Voithofer at



OPRE Grant

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recently published a discretionary research funding announcement titled Family Strengthening Scholars. If you have questions regarding this grant announcement, please email the OPRE grant review team at or call 1-877-350-5913.

Family Strengthening Scholars

OPRE intends to award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus on questions that have direct implications for the healthy marriage field, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. These grants are intended to address issues of significance to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/understudied populations (e.g. low-income families, minority populations), use rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research.

Applicants may apply for project periods up to 24 months with two 12-month budget periods. Up to $25,000 may be awarded for each budget period. Letters of intent are due by June 26, 2017 and applications are due by July 14, 2017.

Interdisciplinary Methods Festival Sessions

The RMC is pleased to announce two of the interdisciplinary sessions that will be offered at the first annual Interdisciplinary Methods Festival:

Monday July 17th

Join us for the festival kick-off and three great presentations on TEAM and COLLABORATIVE SCIENCE. Dr. Ann A. O’Connell will begin with an introduction to the Festival, followed by three great presentations focusing on how teams can work effectively to answer difficult questions, this session underscores the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to both content and methods.

This session will be webcast through Carmen Connect!

Wednesday July 19th

Join a university-wide discussion of interdisciplinary education and professional development and education in research methodology. From 9:00am-10:30am, Jeff Agnoli leads a panel discussion of issues and challenges in staying abreast of emerging methods, technologies, and designs in research. The panel discussion will be followed by a community forum where graduate students, faculty, researchers and staff can discuss needs, ideas, and solutions for moving forward.

This session will be webcast through Carmen Connect!

President’s Prize

Graduating next year? Apply for the $100,000 President’s Prize!

If you are graduating in Fall 2017, Spring or Summer 2018, you are eligible for the President’s Prize- a $50,000 living stipened and up to $50,000 in project expenses for the year after you graduate. Two prizes are awarded annually. Recipients are chosen for the boldness of their ideas, their capacity to champion change and their commitment to the global community.

There will be only one more virtual information session about the 2018 President’s Prize this month: Thursday June 29th at noon. RSVP online here.

Applications are due on July 14th.

If you have any questions, please email

GAA Opportunity with ODI

Tutoring and Study Skills Program
Open GAA Position

The ODI Tutoring Program provides free supplemental programs and services to support the academic success of students served by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and enrolled at The Ohio State University. The ODI Tutoring Program is currently seeking to hire a Graduate Administrative Assistant to support the Supplemental Instruction Program, assist with the Study Skills component of the office, and provide support for other administrative tasks related to tutoring.

FREE One-day Workshop in Rasch Models

William Boone
Distinguished Professor
Department of Educational Psychology
Miami University

June 15th

William Boone will be giving a one-day hands-on Rasch Measurement workshop in Arps Hall. Participants will learn how to use Winsteps (a Rasch measurement software) and will need to bring a computer with the free Ministeps preloaded onto the machine.

Space for this event is limited. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kathy Malone (Malone.340), Associate professor, College of Education and Human Ecology, Department of Teaching and Learning.

EHE RMC Open Consulting Hours- Summer 2017

The RMC will continue to hold open consulting hours throughout the summer. They will generally be held weekly on Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00am in the OSU Research Commons (3rd Floor, 18th Avenue Library) with a few exceptions. On May 17 and June 12, open consulting will occur in the RMC offices, located in 173 Arps Hall, and on July 5 and July 19, there will be no open consulting hours. For a full schedule of open consulting hours and locations during the summer, please visit our Consulting page.

New consultants for Summer 2017!

Eman Tiba– Ph.D. candidate in School Psychology
Meng-Ting Lo– doctoral student in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement
Menglin Xu– doctoral student in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement
Julia Yan– doctoral student in Human Development and Family Science
Michael Leonard– doctoral student in Educational Policy

Find out more about the consultants here.

SAARC 2017

Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference (SAARC)
Presented by The Ohio State University Office of Student Life

Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues

Friday, June 9, 2017
Ohio Union

The 7th annual Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference is Friday, June 9, 2017. Join over 250 campus colleagues to learn how to incorporate assessment into your everyday work and improve your practice. Be part of an event that will allow you to share your assessment practices and gain valuable feedback and ideas for improvement.

Register here.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kristen Renn
Michigan State University

Dr. Renn’s research focuses on the experiences, learning and development of minoritized students in higher education. As MSU’s University Innovation Alliance Liaison, she also studies student success, with a particular focus on low-income students and racially minoritized students. She recently completed a landmark study of women’s colleges and universities worldwide. Dr. Renn is also co-PI of the National Study of LGBTQ Student Success. In tune with the conference theme, Dr. Renn will talk about Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues. Dr. Renn will also moderate our lunch panel: This year, we are excited to welcome four outstanding higher education professionals who continue to inform the field of student affairs assessment and research with their vision and commitment to equity and social justice.

Tweet questions to the panelists throughout the program: @OSU_CSSL using #SAARC2017.