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Researchers, Educators, and Leaders

REAL Lunches

Please join us for monthly lunches to engage in conversations about research, grants, and collaborations. If you would like to make a brief, formal presentation about your research for feedback from colleagues, contact Dr. Jeff Marshall.

2019-2020 Academic Year Schedule

  • Thursday, Sep 12, 2019
    Dr. Shirley Brice Heath
    Margery Bailey Professor of English and Dramatic Literature, Emerita and Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology, Emerita Stanford University
  • Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019
    Dr. Nicole Bannister
    T&L-Middle Level Education, Mathematics
    (Tenure Conversation)
  • Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
    Dr. Luke Rapa
    Dr. Christy Brown
    EHD-Learning Sciences
  • Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019
    Dr. Susan Cridland-Hughes
    T&L-Secondary English Education
    (Tenure Conversation)
  • Thursday, Jan 16, 2020
    Dr. Laura Bierema, Professor, College of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
    Dr. Monica Fedeli, Associate Professor, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
  • Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020
    Dr. Faiza Jamil
    EHD-Learning Sciences
    (Tenure Conversation)
  • Thursday, Mar 12, 2020
    Dr. Philip Wilder
    EHD-Literacy Education
    (Tenure Conversation)
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020
    Dr. Natasha Croom, EOLD-Higher Education and Student Affairs

All lunches are scheduled from 12:30-1:30 pm, Tillman 102.

REAL Workshops

Please join us for monthly workshops to support CoE faculty in their efforts to submit competitive grant applications. Each workshop will be offered twice for 50 minutes. An optional 30-minute session will follow each workshop for informal Q&A and individual assistance. All sessions will be held in Tillman 102.

2019-2020 Academic Year Schedule

Monday sessions are from 2:30-3:20 pm

Thursday sessions are from 12:30-1:20 pm

Monday, September 16 or Thursday, September 19
Who’s Interested in Funding My Research and How Do I Find Them?
Strategies and tools to find research funding

Monday, October 21 or Thursday, October 24
How Do I Sell My Research Idea?
Writing a compelling project summary or concept paper

Monday, November 18 or Thursday, November 21
What Does It Mean to Conduct Research with Impact?
Being responsive to sponsor and institutional expectations in an era of metrics

Monday, January 27 or Thursday, January 30
What Can My Grant Budget Pay For?
Understanding budgeting concepts and strategies

Monday, February 17 or Thursday, February 20
How Do I Assess the Success of My Project?
Integrating an evaluation component into your grant application

Monday, March 16 or Thursday, March 19
Suggestions welcome!

REAL Collaborations

Looking for research collaborators for a project? Fill in your project details using this Google form: We’ll post project summaries here.

Education Research Conferences

Below is a calendar of education research conferences. Let us know if you will be attending any conferences by emailing (include details of your participation/ role). This calendar is under development -- if you don’t see your conference, contact us and we’ll add it!

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