Methodological Colloquium

Writing Samples and Instructional Conversations about “Good” Argumentative Writing in a High School Language Arts Classroom

Friday, February 23, 2018
Ramseyer Hall Room 136

George Newell, PhD
Department of Teaching and Learning

Research Commons Upcoming Events

Highlighted Consultation Services

Copyright Services
Schedule a consultation:
Wednesdays, 2-5pm

Copyright Services provides consultations on many copyright issues related to the use and creation of copyrighted content as part of research and teaching. We are available to help answer your questions on reproducing figures and text in your thesis or dissertation, sharing materials in your teaching, and understanding your rights as a copyright owner, including as part of the publication process.


Workshops and Events

GIS for Research II: Essential Skills for GIS Data Management and Visualization (Workshop)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly recognized by researchers across a wide range of disciplines for their use in answering questions, solving problems, and making decisions. Despite the powerful tools and potential benefits associated with GIS, researchers often perceive barriers to entry when it comes to learning new skills in this area, similar to challenges encountered when trying to learn any new software or technology. The aim of this workshop is to lower those barriers for researchers new to GIS by focusing on some of the most common tasks and essential skills for getting started with GIS data management and visualization. In this workshop, participants will:

• Gain hands-on experience using ArcGIS Desktop, the industry-leading GIS software
• Learn best practices for describing, preparing, organizing, and managing their GIS data
• Perform fundamental GIS tasks including acquiring data, projecting data, joining data, and creating map layouts for visualization

Who: OSU faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines
When: Friday, February 16, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

This workshop will be repeated on March 8, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. If you would prefer to register for the March 8 workshop, please use this link:


Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool (Workshop)

Many funding agencies now require the submission of a data management plan along with a researcher’s grant proposal. In this session, we will discuss the information that researchers should be including in their data management plans. Participants will also learn strategies for creating data management plans with the online DMPTool, which walks researchers through a funding agency’s specific requirements and expectations. Join Sharon Sadvari, Data Services Specialist for Outreach and Education, for this hands-on workshop.

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library.


Data Visualization Tools Workshop Series
The Research Commons will be hosting a workshop series on some of the tools commonly used in creating data visualizations: Microsoft Excel, Adobe Illustrator, and Tableau. Workshops are interactive and participants should expert to learn the basics of using the specified tool for creating data visualizations.

Introduction to Illustrator for Data Visualization
February 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Introduction to Excel for Data Visualization
March 21, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
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Introduction to Illustrator for Data Visualization
April 4, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
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Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization
April 17, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
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Grant Writing: An Introduction (Workshop)

Join us for this interactive workshop on grant writing. We will address some of the similarities and differences between the funding processes for federal/state agencies and private foundations. Topics include best practices for seeking funding, including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources, and examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear.
Presenters include:

Leanda Rix, Executive Director, Foundation Relations
Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research
Sharon Sadvari, Data Services Specialist for Outreach and Education

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, staff, and graduate students
When: Wednesday, February 28, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Methodological Colloquium

Writing Samples and Instructional Conversations about “Good” Argumentative Writing in a High School Language Arts Classroom

Friday, February 23rd
Ramseyer Hall Room 136

George Newell, PhD
Department of Teaching & Learning


Performance and Workshop with Crystal Good

Hello all,
Please read below for information on an upcoming performance and workshop with Crystal Good. If interested in attending the workshop, please RSVP to me at
Thank you,
Crystal Good is a member of the Affrilachian Poets, a group of writers and artists whose creations and existence combat the erasure of African American identity in the Appalachian region, an Irene McKinney Scholar, and author of Valley Girl. She is the founder and CEO of Mixxed Media, a marketing and consulting firm that teaches media and engagement strategies to mission-driven organizations. She also works as an advocate for environment, education, and economic actions like industrial hemp, and she is creating a digital commons for voters to express their concerns through her self-made position of Social Media Senator for West Virginia. Crystal Good has spoken and read her poetry in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, at the West Virginia section of the Women’s March on Washington, for the 2013 TEDx conference in Lewisburg, West Virginia, for the LouderARTS Project, for the Appalachian Mountain Advocates, and for students and scholars at several universities and colleges.

Public Performance & Talk
Friday, February 16
6:00 – 7:30pm
11th floor, 305 Thompson Library

How do artists and writers affectively and critically engage diverse audiences through creative innovation? How might we approach art and performance’s relationship with activism in our ever-digital world? How do new and emerging media forms change or enhance our relationship with artistic representations and activism? Crystal Good’s performance will include a poetry reading that explores the intersections of environmental, economic, gender, language, and racial justice, especially as they exist in the Appalachian region. Because her work is invested in the interconnections of activism, creative writing, performance, and digital media, the performance will feature a unique assemblage that explores how writing and performance activism might arise in both the digital and physical world. Following the reading, Good will host a dialogue where audience members will have an opportunity to engage the poet on her creative approaches and experiences.

Workshop with Crystal Good
Saturday, February 17
Center for Folklore Studies
12:00pm – 3:00pm

How do we make our work meaningful to diverse audiences beyond the university? How can we use artistic representations and communications to engage communities in complex ways? During this workshop, students will bring in a piece of work (anything from a budding idea to a work-in-progress) for which they would like to consider creative ways to make it speak to multiple audiences within and beyond the university. The goal of the workshop is to walk students through the process of making their work more accessible, artistic, engaged, critical, meaningful, and impactful.

Workshop participants are asked to bring the following:

  • An idea or piece of your own work
  • An example of work you admire from the genre you’re working in (print copy, video link, etc.)
  • An anonymous letter in an unmarked envelope listing the audiences, demographics, and ‘kinds’ of people you want to connect with or encounter your work

RSVP to by Wednesday, February 14th if you would like to attend the workshop.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Folklore Studies; Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Environmental Humanities; the Department of African American and African Studies; The Diveristy & Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO); Department of Dance; the Appalachian Studies Network@OSU; and the English Graduate Organization (EGO).

EHE DICE Women’s Heart Health Lunch & Learn


Please join us on February 14 from 10:30am – 12:30pm to discuss the importance of heart health for women. During this lunch and learn, you will gain knowledge on how to create healthy lunches and snacks for you and your family, exercise in the office, and how you can optimize your heart health and over all well-being. We hope to see you there for this life changing discussion.


For event details and to rsvp, please visit:





EHE Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE)

College of Education & Human Ecology163 Arps Hall | 1945 N High Street Columbus, OH 43210

2018 EHE Student Research Forum

February 23, 2018
Ohio Union

This annual event, sponsored by the EHE Office of Research, highlights the research of our graduate and undergraduate students. We have over 110 student presentations, both oral and poster, describing completed, in-progress, and proposed studies as well as literature reviews and research methodology. The oral presentations are grouped so that similar topics are clustered. The posters will be in the Cartoon Room with half of the posters during Session 1 and the other half during Session 2. The posters will be changed during lunch. Below you will find a quick overview of the schedule. A website detailing information about the forum is located at Additional information will be added to the website up to the day of the event, and photos will be added following the event.

Please register to attend this event whether you will be staying the entire day or just part of the day. We also need to know whether you will be joining us for lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Chacko at

9:15AM – 10:00AM Registration
Check in on the 3rd floor outside the Cartoon Room

10:15AM – 11:45AM Session I
Oral presentations will take place in the six breakout rooms (Round Room, Barbie Tootle, Suzanne M. Scharer, Hayes Cape, Rosa M. Ailabouni & Tanya R. Rutner). Poster presentations will take place in the Cartoon Room. Exhibitors will also be located in the Cartoon Room.

11:45AM – 1:00PM: Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Great Hall Meeting Room, 1st Floor. 

This year’s keynote speaker will be Natasha Slesnick, Associate Dean for Research and Administration, College of Education and Human Ecology. 

Natasha Slesnick is professor of Human Development and Family Science in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University and Associate Dean for Research and Administration in the College of Education and Human Ecology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and her research focuses on intervention development and evaluation with substance using homeless youth and families. She has consulted with multiple organizations and policy groups on the best strategies for intervening in youth homelessness. She has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1998 and has written over 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. In her lifetime, she has founded two drop-in centers for homeless youth – one in Albuquerque, New Mexico and one in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

***No Oral or Poster presentations will take place during the lunch break. Posters will be changed between sessions during the lunch break.

1:15PM – 2:45 Session II
Oral presentations will take place in the six breakout rooms (Round Room, Barbie Tootle, Suzanne M. Scharer, Hayes Cape, Rosa M. Ailabouni & Tanya R. Rutner). Poster presentations will take place in the Cartoon Room. Exhibitors will also be located in the Cartoon Room.

Methodological Colloquium

Participants as Storytellers: An Introduction to Narrative Inquiry as a Unique Qualitative Methodology

Friday, January 26th
Ramseyer Hall 136

Zak Foste, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey