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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

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Publishing Panel - "The Inside Game of Publishing"

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The Faculty Council, Research Advisory Committee, and Dean Michael Spagna invite you to attend the MDECOE PUBLISHING PANEL, “THE INSIDE GAME OF PUBLISHING”. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 10 AM to 1 PM, ED 1214-1216.




Dr. Al Restori, alberto.restori@csun.edu, or
Dr. Adele Gottfried, adele.gottfried@csun.edu

RSVP by September 13, 2016

Fifth Annual Research Colloquium

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The Fifth Annual Research Colloquium with Dr. Gutstein will take place on October 5, 2016, from 4-6:30 PM.
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2016-2017 Guidelines for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Awards

The University Research and Grants Committee requests applications from faculty members for the annual competition for awards to support faculty research, scholarship and creative activity, interpreted broadly to mean the disciplined quest for broadening human understanding. This quest includes artistic creation and the study of moral values, as well as logical and empirical inquiry into any field appropriate to the functions of the University. Projects related to curriculum development will not be considered through this competition. Faculty are encouraged to use the activities and results from these awards to pursue external funding to broaden the scope of their research, scholarship and creative activities.

There will be two categories of awards: 1) mini-grant, not to exceed $10,000 or 2) reassigned time units (three or six may be requested, to be utilized during the academic year). Mini-grants may be used for faculty summer salary (up to $5,000), student assistants, materials and supplies, travel to conduct research, and/or equipment. Funds for the reassigned units (at replacement cost) will be transferred to your college. Preference will be given to interdisciplinary collaborations and individual smaller proposals. Projects involving multiple faculty should be submitted as one single proposal and will be subject to the limits previously described. Proposals must adhere to the format described below. Incomplete, wrongly formatted, or late proposals will not be reviewed by the committee. The deadline for submitting your application is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016.

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Announcing the MDECOE Research & Partnership Grant RFP

Dear College of Education Colleagues,

It is that time of year again! Attached to this email are the Request for Proposals for the MDECOE Research and Partnership Grants. Each document provides guidelines for the grant proposal writing process. Final proposals will be uploaded electronically to a website (link to be provided at a later time). Please note, new this year for each Grant there are now opportunities for collaborative proposals!

Grant proposals will be due on Monday, April 4, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

EFAC Faculty Enrichment Series

Monday, February 22, 2016
ED 1216

Josh Einhorn will be presenting tips and guidelines for writing for the MDECOE grant proposals. This EFAC Faculty Enirichment Series will be an opportunity for you to ask Josh questions, to discuss your ideas for your proposals, and to get feedback and support from EFAC.

We hope to see many of your at this event.

If you should have any questions about the RFPs or the Faculty Enrichment Series please feel free to contact your EFAC co-chairs, Dana Stone (dana.stone@csun.edu) or Amy Hanreddy (amy.hanreddy@csun.edu). Look for future emails about the RFP submission process.

Warm regards,
Dana & Amy
EFAC Co-Chairs

Research Fellows Application & Rating Scale

The Michael D. Eisner College of Education Dean’s Office and Faculty Council are requesting proposals from probationary and tenured faculty members for the 2016-17 University Research Fellowship. This Fellow will be awarded up to 12 units of release time over the year for proposed research, as well as up to $1000.00 for operating expense funds. Proposals should follow the "Policies and Procedures" found at: http://library.csun.edu/research-fellows

Applicants should be aware that the MDECOE Research Fellow is required to serve on the MDECOE Research Fellows Selection Committee in the year following the Fellowship. The Research Fellow is also obligated to report to the Dean and Provost the results of his or her research by the start of the Fall 2016 semester and to present these results at the Oviatt Library’s Research Fellows Colloquium.

Please fill out the application form, along with the rating scale that the Selection Committee will use to rate submitted proposals. Applicants are advised to take these criteria into account when writing proposals.

All faculty interested in submitting a Research Fellows proposal this year are invited to attend a Brown Bag information session sponsored by EFAC and the Research Fellows Selection Committee on Monday, Oct. 26th, 11:30am, ED 1214-16.

Proposals are due to the Dean’s Office by November 20, 2016.

Posted on Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:46 pm


In response to the institutional priority to significantly increase research activity, the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) is organizing a series of brown bag lunch discussions and a new Faculty Scholar Academy (FSA) for 2016. These programs are designed to support a community of scholarship that embraces research, teaching, and service and to engage faculty in the grant writing and submission process, whether for research or other sponsored projects.

Brown Bag Lunch Discussions will occur every first Friday, noon – 1 p.m., beginning November 6. These monthly forums will focus on themes related to scholarship and grant seeking and feature brief presentations from experienced faculty investigators. All faculty are welcome to attend and participate in the discussions.

  • Friday, November 6, 12-1 p.m., Institutional priorities and initiatives for research and sponsored projects in the contexts of scholarship, teaching, and service. Oviatt Library Fermin Presentation Room. RSVP
  • Friday, December 4, 12-1 p.m., Partnering with CSUN Centers and Institutes. Oviatt Library Fermin Presentation Room. RSVP

Show Me the Money: Finding Funding Workshop, Friday, November 20, 10:30 a.m. – noon, USU Altadena: This hands-on event will help faculty identify potential funding sources. Learn how to access databases and decipher FOAs, PAs, RFAs, RFPs, and CFDA. Dr. Virginia Oberholzer Vandergon, Professor of Biology, and Mike Antos, Director of the Center for Urban Water Resiliency, will share strategies for interdisciplinary proposals and contracts. Breakout groups, guided by campus research administrators, will dig into discipline-specific sources. Laptops or tablets are required to participate in database activities. Set-up of database accounts in advance is recommended; instructions will be provided with online registration.

The 2016 Faculty Scholar Academy (FSA) will consist of two program areas: a series of workshops open to all faculty and a mentorship program for competitively selected coaches and protégés.

  • FSA Workshops are designed to help faculty find funding opportunities, develop collaborations, prepare more competitive applications, and navigate campus resources. Sessions will feature hands-on activities and opportunities to connect with colleagues. Any faculty or staff member may attend the workshops. Experienced faculty and campus research administrators will lead events.
  • The FSA Summer Mentor Program will pair CSUN faculty coaches and protégés in an intensive self-directed proposal development and writing experience in summer 2016. Incentives will be offered to both coaches and protégés for successful proposal submissions and strategic project designs, including collaborations and student engagement.

The two FSA programs are linked; eligible coaches will draw on their experiences as principal investigators to co-present workshops and eligible protégés will be required to attend three workshops in preparation for the summer program. The new FSA format is the result of evaluations of previous FSAs conducted by the Center for Research, Assessment and Evaluation and strategic planning in the office of Research and Graduate Studies. Watch for coach applications and other details to be released soon in ORSP’s weekly GrantWeek e-newsletter and on the ORSP Professional Development website.

Re-posted on Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:40 pm, from an email by Jennifer Reifsneider

2016-2017 Research Fellows Opportunity

Michael Spagna

Dear Colleagues:

Please visit http://library.csun.edu/research-fellows/overview for details concerning the Research Fellows opportunity for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Posted on Fri Oct 2, 2015 11:31 am

2015-2016 Research Fellow

Brian Foley

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Brian Foley of the Department of Secondary Education has been selected as the 2015-2016 Michael D. Eisner College of Education Research Fellow for his project "Preparing Teachers to Use Technology in the Classroom." Dr. Foley joins a long and acclaimed list of MDECOE scholars who have been named Academic Affairs Research Fellow, including: Carrie Rothstein-Fisch, Susan Auerbach, Connie White, Rachel Friedman Narr, Nathan Durdella, Julie Gainsburg, and Adele Eskeles Gottfried.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Foley on receiving this honor!

Posted on Thurs Mar 12, 2015 6:19 pm

Doctoral Dissertations

The College of Education is proud to highlight the achievements of our doctoral students on our new Doctoral Dissertations page.

See a list of dissertations by cohort as well as links to the full texts.

Posted on Tues Dec 2, 2014 2:19 pm