March 2016 Awards

Carol Daniels

Carol Daniels

Principal Investigator: Carol Daniels, Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE)

Co-Investigators: Robert Mahlman

Project Dates: 1/01/2016 – 6/30/2017
Anticipated Total Award Amount: $263,319
Project Sponsor: Ohio Department of Education

Special education profiles and determinations

The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children(ODE/OEC) must determine the performance of special education programs operated by local education agencies that receive federal IDEA Part B funding.  To do so, they develop a web-based Special Education Profile for each Ohio school district that displays the district’s performance on State Performance Plan indicators.  In addition to supporting continuous improvement efforts, the Special Education Profile is designed to inform districts of findings of noncompliance as well as the required activities that must be completed to achieve compliance.  CETE works with ODE/OEC to develop and maintain these Special Education Profiles and Determinations.

Karen Irving

Karen Irving

Principal Investigator: Karen Irving, Department of Teaching & Learning

Co-Investigators: Patricia Brosnan, Lin Ding and Valerie Kinloch, Department of Teaching & Learning; Lawrence Krissek, College of Arts and Sciences

Project Dates: 01/20/2016 – 05/31/2017
Anticipated Total Award Amount: $1,386,421
Project Sponsor: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship ProgramDivision of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation

Empowering Noyce apprenticeships by leadership engagement in STEM teaching (ENABLE-STEM)

This proposal to the NSF-Noyce 15-530 RFP is a Track 2 Teacher Fellowship Phase One project entitled Empowering Noyce Apprenticeships by Leadership Engagement in STEM Teaching (ENABLE-STEM). The project is a collaborative effort between the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Education and Human Ecology (CEHE), the OSU College of Arts and Sciences, the Columbus City Schools (CCS), and the Center for Science and Industry (COSI) with the aim to produce leaders in STEM teaching for high needs grade 7-12 schools.  The goals and objectives of the program include a strong teacher preparation with a prolonged field experience in CCS, close collaboration with informal science educators at COSI, and a four year induction support system, the ENABLE Leadership & Mentoring (ELM) community with a focus on developing leadership in the classroom, school, community and professional communities for the ENABLE-STEM Fellows.

The goals of the Empowering Noyce Apprenticeships By Leadership Engagement in STEM Teaching (ENABLE-STEM) include: (1) Preparation of highly qualified STEM teacher leaders for high needs classrooms especially in urban settings; (2) Recruitment of underrepresented populations into STEM teaching; (3) Close connections between informal science learning venues and teachers in high needs schools (COSI); and (4) Leadership training and implementation throughout the four year induction mentoring program, ENABLE Leadership & Mentoring community (ELM).

A major goal of the ENABLE-STEM program is to collaborate with our local educational partner, Columbus City Schools to train and support high quality STEM teachers in grades 7-12 high needs schools in Ohio. To achieve this goal, the project couples a strong and recognized teacher preparation program that has established strong ties with a local school district with a persistent and longitudinally stable mentoring program that will support the novice teachers for four years after they complete their three semester initial teacher training.  An Urban Teaching Seminar (UTS) specifically designed for the ENABLE-STEM Fellows will provide additional background and support for teachers in the unique context of an urban high needs school.  The Department of Teaching and Learning at Ohio State has a long history of collaboration with Columbus City Schools in focusing on urban teaching and learning as evidenced by previous work on the NSF funded ASPIRE program and the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows Program (Education and Human Ecology, 2015).  The six year ENABLE-STEM program will provide graduate Fellows stipends for two cohorts (up to 16 Fellows total) to complete the three semester Master of Education (MEd) program at OSU (1 calendar year) and then receive salary supplements during the next four years teaching at a school in a high needs district (see Table 1).  The program will provide a $10,000 stipend and a matching $10,000 tuition fellowship from OSU for the first year of the program to provide financial support while the Fellows are students.  During each following year, Fellows will receive a $10,000 salary supplement to be paid at the end of the academic year.

David Julian

David Julian

Principal Investigator: David Julian, Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE)

Co-Investigator: Robert Mahlman & Melissa Ross, CETE

Project Dates: 02/07/2016 – 07/31/2017
Anticipated Total Award Amount: $135,000
Project Sponsor: Hoh Indian Tribe

Hoh Tribe circles of care project evaluation

During years two and three, the CETE Results Management Team will complete the following project deliverables: 

  • Review and refine the local evaluation plan and implement evaluation activities based on Year 1 assessments and planning activities.
  • Use a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach to identify specific issues of interest to the community related to youth and family well-being.
  • Train staff in assessment and evaluation theory and develop data collection techniques as needed.
  • Determine appropriate, culturally specific techniques and forms for data collection in consultation with the Hoh Tribe advisory team.
  • Draft assessment instruments that will be reviewed and utilized by staff and community members.
  • Develop data analysis plans and conduct data analyses.
  • Assist in the draft of relevant goals for services for participating communities.
  • Submit written status reports and summaries of action (including Process Evaluation updates) to the Hoh Tribe Circles of Care Team according to predetermined deadlines.
  • Complete relevant SAMHSA reports with feedback from the Hoh Tribe Circles of Care Team.
  • Participate in monthly evaluation and technical assistance calls with Circles of Care Team.
  • Conduct up to 3 site visits annually.
  • Participate in relevant training, community planning sessions, project advisory committee meetings and/or all SAMHSA mandatory events.

Jeff Volek

Jeff Volek

Principal Investigator: Jeff Volek, Department of Human Sciences

Project Dates: 12/01/2015 – 9/30/2017
Anticipated Total Award Amount: $420,221
Project Sponsor: Malaysian Palm Oil Board

The effects of palm oil consumed under different macronutrient distributions on circulating lipoprotein and fatty acid profiles

This project will involve a highly-controlled feeding study that compares for the first time a diet high in palm oil versus butter in the context of low- and high-carbohydrate intake. In addition to standard blood cholesterol profiles, primary outcomes will include comprehensive lipoprotein particle analysis and plasma fatty acid composition, as well as secondary outcomes related to inflammation and oxidative stress.