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Advancement to Graduate Education (AGE) 
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University Student Union Grand Salon




Proposal Writing Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Oviatt Library

Learn the key ingredients in a more engaging, eye-catching, and fundable proposal! Participants will learn about  strategies to help develop and polish a compelling narrative. 

About the Presenter:

Dr. Karin Crowhurst earned a BSc (Honours) in Chemistry from Queen’s University in Canada, as well as a MSc degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Biochemistry and Biomolecular Structure at the University of Toronto. She then transitioned to Caltech, where she spent three years as a postdoctoral scholar, and finally joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CSUN in 2007. She is currently an Associate Professor of Biochemistry. Her research interests involve atomic-level investigation of the role of protein flexibility in the functional processes of signaling proteins and chaperones. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation (Research in Undergraduate Institutions program, and the Major Research Instrumentation competition) as well as the National Institutes of Health (Support of Competitive Research SC2 and SC3 programs).

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Assessment and Evaluation

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Oviatt Library

Writing a grant proposal and need help with the research and evaluations plans?  Need an evaluator for a project? Need help developing a sound questionnaire or scale?  Need assistance in analyzing your data and interpreting the output?  Do you want to know what an evaluator does in order to figure out if you need one? The CSUN Center for Assessment, Research, and Evaluation (CARE; can help.  Drs. Beverly Cabello and Andrew Ainsworth will discuss the basics of evaluation research (including common terminology and methods), program support and assessment development.


Dr. Beverly Cabello is currently the Assistant to the Provost and was the Associate Dean of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.  Dr. Cabello has over thirty years of experience in designing and conducting multi-method evaluations on bilingual education program impact, bilingual assessment, classroom interaction in multicultural/multilingual settings, and teacher preparation effectiveness at regional and national centers such as the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST), the Far West Laboratory (WestEd), and at the Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD) Evaluation Unit.


Dr. Andrew Ainsworth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and is currently the interim director of CARE at California State University, Northridge.  Dr. Ainsworth has an extensive background in quantitative psychology and has over 15 years of experience working with large data sets, conducting advanced quantitative (e.g., structural equation models, multilevel models) and psychometric analyses (e.g., classical test theory, item response theory) and conducting both formative and summative program evaluations.   Read more

The Bottom Line on Budgets

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Oviatt Library

You've decided which agency you're applying to and are ready to begin working on your budget. Where do you start? What are indirect costs? How much are fringe rates? Learn about all of this and more with the staff from the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects.


Shirley Lang, Senior Grants and Contract Specialist
Liaison for:

  • David Nazarian College of Business and Economics
  • Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
  • College of Humanities
  • CSUN Administration

Stefanie Friesen, Grant Coordinator
Liaison for:

  • Michael D. Eisner College of Education
  • College of Health & Human Development
  • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Oviatt Library

Charlene Manzueta, Grant Coordinator
Liaison for:

  • College of Engineering & Computer Sciences
  • College of Science & Mathematics
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