What Universities Can Be

Robert J. Sternberg
Tuesday April 25, 12:00-1:00pm
EHE College Commons (260 Ramseyer)

Robert Sternberg will discuss the main themes from his new book, including “a new model for preparing students for active concerned citizenship and ethical leadership”.

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. He was previously President and Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Wyoming. Before that, he was Provost, Senior Vice President, Regents Professor of Psychology and Education, and George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair of Ethical Leadership at Oklahoma State University. He is also Honorary Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University.


Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning

The Ohio State Academy of Teaching presents the 11th Annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Building a Community of Teacher-Scholars

Thursday, May 4th
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

The annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning is a venue for members of The Ohio State University community to share innovative and interesting, evidence-based ideas for the improvement of teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. Faculty and staff from across the university will share ideas and results from their own work with students, in the form of breakout sessions and posters. Lunch is included with your free registration.

Read more and register here.

EHE RMC Methodology Leadership Series & Software Series

There College of Education and Human Ecology’s Research Methodology Center (RMC) is pleased to present more exciting events in the Methodology Leadership Series and Software Series!

These events are free and open to all OSU Faculty, Students, Researchers and Staff. However, RSVPs are requested for our events.

Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
Dave Julian
Thursday March 30
EHE College Commons

Are you interested in maximizing the impact of you practice and research on communities? Community practice and community-based participatory research (CBPR) are methodologies that can be used to improve the lives of community members by involving them in addressing the issues that impact their daily lives. By doing so, practitioners/researchers can connect community members to the problem solving process, utilize their knowledge to improve results and provide immediate benefits. However, using these procedures can be challenging, especially in communities where trust is and understanding is low. In this presentation, scholars from the College of EHE Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) will review various methodologies using real-world examples including recent work with the local American Indian/Alaskan Native community and efforts to evaluate web-based employment services. This presentation will provide valuable suggestions for individuals interested in applying principles of community practice and CBPR in their work.

Register here.

Introduction to Propensity Score Analysis in STATA
Nivedita Bhaktha
Monday April 3
PAES 110

Please join the RMC for this introduction to propensity score analysis (PSA). Propensity scores reflect the probability of assignment group (e.g. treatment, control) based on observed baseline characteristics. These scores can be helpful to researchers in analyzing treatment effects in observational/nonrandomized studies. Nivedita Bhaktha, doctoral student in the College of EHE QREM program, will introduce the basics on PSA using the STATA software program. Space for this event is limited.

Register here.

Introduction to NVivo
Eman Tiba, PhD Candidate- School Psychology
Emma Bosley-Smith, Master’s Student- Sociology
Paola Echave, Master’s Student- Sociology
Friday April 14
Campbell Hall 100

Join the RMC for an introduction to the NVivo environment and learn more about this powerful software for qualitative data analysis. By participating in this workshop, you will (1) Understand the terminology and capabilities of NVivo, (2) Set up your own project in NVivo, (3) Learn to import and organize your materials. Participants should bring their own laptop with NVivo Pro already installed. You can get a 14-day free trial by clicking here.

Register here.



Graduate Students- please consider attending the expo to support our FEEP program and to interact with future teachers and leaders in education.

This semester, we are piloting a FEEP EXPO, in which our FEEP students will display conference style posters presenting the service learning projects they completed in their placements, as well as their decisions regarding their planned future in education based on their FEEP experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our students, learn about the impact they had in their field placements, and ask about their FEEP experiences.

Details about the EXPO are included below. Please feel free to attend any portion of these events as you are able. The format will be similar to a conference poster session.

The lo0cation for the EXPO is the College Commons in Ramseyer Hall 260.

Monday April 10th, 9:00-11:00am
Early Childhood Education planned major- students placed in Columbus, Whitehall, Hilliard.

Wednesday April 12th, 9:00-11:00am
Middle and Secondary Education planned major- students placed in Columbus, Whitehall, Hilliard.

Monday April 17th, 9:00-11:00am
Early Childhood Education planned major- students placed in Worthington, Upper Arlington, Southwestern, Focus Academy North.

Wednesday April 19th, 9:00-11:00am
Middle and Secondary Education planned major- Worthington, Upper Arlington, Southwestern, Focus Academy North.

Friday April 21st, 9:00-11:00am
TESOL, World Languages, Special Education, School Psychology, School Counseling and other planned majors- all districts/schools.


Myths Associated with America’s Public Schools

Dr. David C. Berliner
Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus
Arizona State University

Monday March 27, 2017
12:00 pm
Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room
The Ohio Union

Please join us in welcoming Dr. David C. Berliner as he presents Myths Associated with America’s Public Schools. In addition to being a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, Dr. Berliner is also an educational psychologist and bestselling author, most recently known for his publication 50 Myths & Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools. This event is part of the 2017 Karlsberger Lecture Series, sponsored by the College of Education and Human Ecology and the Department of Educational Studies. Seating is limited.

Estimating and Probing Conditional Effects in Two Instance Repeated-Measures Designs

Amanda Montoya
Ph.D. Student
Quantitative Psychology
The Ohio State University

Friday March 24th
Ramseyer Hall 136

Amanda is a third year PhD student in Quantitative Psychology at the OSU working with Dr. Andrew Hayes. She completed her M.A. in Psychology in 2016 (OSU), M.S. in Statistics in 2016 (OSU) and her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics in 2013 (University of Washington). Her research focuses on improving the ability of social and behavioral scientists to answer their questions of interest by using sound statistical methods and developing easy to use tools to encourage researchers to use the most advanced methods available. Her research interests include mediation, moderation, conditional process models, factor analysis, meta-analysis, and stereotyping. Recent publications and CV can be found at akmontoya.com.

Call for Proposals for the Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference

The Ohio State University and the Center for the Study of Student Life present the 7th Annual Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference (SAARC). This is a one day conference taking place on Friday June 9th at the Ohio Union. The theme of the conference is Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Kristen Renn
Michigan State University

This conference is aimed at faculty, staff and students of all levels of experience across a wide variety of departments.

We’re looking for presentations that represent diverse perspectives of student affairs. It’s not too late to submit your proposal- we are especially interested in topics related to one or both of these categories:

  1. Assessment basics and skill-building
  2. This year’s theme: Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues

Submit your proposal by March 31st here.

Register for the conference here.

Questions or more information: Franzi Ludemann- ludemann.3@osu.edu or Tawama Washington- Washington.181@osu.edu.

Screening of Tested Documentary

The College of Education and Human Ecology’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) invites you to attend a screening and discussion of the award-winning educational documentary, Tested.

The filmmaker, Curtis Chin, will be attending the screening and leading a Q&A after the film. Refreshments will be served. RSVP below to attend.

Monday March 27th
EHE College Commons
260 Ramseyer Hall
29 W. Woodruff Ave.

3:45pm- Doors Open
4:15pm- Screening
5:45pm- Q&A

About the film: The gap in opportunities for different races in America remains extreme. Nowhere is this more evident than our nation’s top public schools. In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70 percent of the city’s school-aged population, they represent less than 5 percent at the city’s most elite public high schools. Tested looks at the important issue of racial diversity and public schools by following a dozen families in New York City from different racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. The film follows along as they prepare to pass the grueling standardized test to get into one of the city’s best high schools. The film includes the voices of such education experts as Pedro Noguera and Diane Ravitch as it explores such issues as access to a high-quality education, affirmative action and the model-minority myth.

Register to attend: click here to register. RSVP by March 22nd.

Tuttle Garage- 2050 Tuttle Park Place, Cost- $8.75
Arps Garage- 1990 College Road (public access available at 4:00pm), Cost- $8.75

Questions: Contact Nicole Luthy, Director of School Outreach and Engagement, at luthy.22@osu.edu.




Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies

Please join the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies on Friday March 31st from 10:00am- 11:30am in 311 Denney Hall, for our next meeting.

The session is called “Literacies across Cultures”, and it will feature a discussion with Dr. Kate Vieira of the University of Wisconsin- Madison. How are reading and writing infomred by translation? When people move across borders, which literacies do they take with them, and how do they change? This session will consider literacy’s adaptabilities- and hostilities. All students with an interest in the study of literacy are invited and strongly encouraged to attend Dr. Vieira’s lecture on March 30th.

Lunch will be provided by LiteracyStudies@osu.edu. Please RSVP by Tuesday March 28th to Michael Harwick at harwick.1@osu.edu.

If you can’t come to this meeting, but want to stay in the loop, drop Michael a line, and we will add you to the GradSem listserv.

Buckeye Teaching Showcase

Friday March 24th
4:00 pm
Creative Arts Room
Ohio Union

The Educational Studies TA Organization (ESTA) will be hosting the Department of Educational Studies’ third annual Buckeye Teaching Showcase. It is open to all Ohio State students and faculty.

The showcase will consist of table talks (30 minutes in length) about teaching, presented by some of the TAs in our department. Those interested in K-12 teaching and college teaching will also be invited to attend.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  1. Creating a Positive Classroom Climate
  2. The Right Pace: Formative Assessment as a Driver of Instruction.
  3. Reconfiguring STEM Education for Egalitarian Aims.
  4. Principles, Duties, and Goods, Oh My! Considering a Synthetic Ethical Framework.
  5. Google Folders for Planning, Assessment, and Collaboration.
  6. The Power of a Teacher’s Voice: Where’s the Line Between Authenticity and Indoctrination?
  7. Facilitating Discussion Through Targeted Questioning Strategies.
  8. Prompting Self-Regulated Learning in the Classroom.
  9. Helping Students Embrace and Learn from Failure.
  10. The Why’s and How’s of Synchronizing Online Communication.

Please join your colleagues for this event and support our third annual Buckeye Teaching Showcase!

If you are interested in learning more about ESTA and how to get involved, please contact Marissa Green at green.1292@osu.edu.