Traditional methods of student support are being challenged by research that questions outcomes. Innovative approaches founded on theory and research are needed to respond to these questions. We strive to lead the way in creating and disseminating research that leads to practical applications. Here are some recent projects:
Student Voices Student Voices is a research project that collects and analyzes interviews of undergraduate students who share their academic challenges and how they overcame them. Each interview is organized into small segments with themes indicating the challenge and the approach taken to address it. An outline for discussion accompanies each interview.
Student Voices is centered on building a community of professional educators who share their ideas about working with students. We invite you to join the discussion. Please think about how your ideas might impact the practice of your colleagues. We recommend listening to the interviews with others and using them to engage actively about your own practice.
Read the Student Voices Blog.
1) Dr. Sung-Woo Cho of the Community College Research Center (CCRC), Teacher's College-Columbia discussed his current research topics, methodologies, and projected outcomes. The CCRC working paper that created the framework for the interview and the podcast are available here:
You can also access the paper and the podcast at the CLADEA website (www.cladea.net) and at Columbia University.
2) Dr. Eric Paulson of the Graduate Program in Developmental Education, College of Education, Texas State University discussed his current research projects focusing on literacy. http://www.screencast.com/t/XhGRu4GZ6QMB
3) Terrance Bradford, 2014 TRPP Innovation Award Recipient, discussed his project, “Open Transition”. Terrance Bradford is a higher education scholar-practitioner with over 10 years of experience working with students through student affairs, student services, private consulting and teaching. He is an active presenter at professional and student conferences, social entrepreneur and a guest blogger for the University of Venus and CIIS Integral Education blogs. In addition to service in education, Mr. Bradford is a Ph.D. student at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco where he has studied systems thinking, integral education and transformative studies. See video here.
4) Nic Voge, 2015 TRPP Innovation Award Recipient, discussed his project, "Principedia". Nic is Associate Director, Undergraduate Learning Program The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Princeton University,Princeton, New Jersey
“Principedia” is a first-of-its-kind, interactive, self-sustaining on-line ‘encyclopedia’ that collects, organizes and disseminates local knowledge about learning from instructions in the Princeton University community.
TRPP Innovation Award TRPP Associates annually awards $1000 to a deserving individual or team of individuals who are engaged in the practice of developmental education/learning assistance and want to explore how to integrate theory, research, and principles into their practice.
The core of the proposal must be related to the integration of theory, research, or principles into your practice.
The proposal must outline the steps to be followed to achieve your goal and how to measure its success.
You must be able to demonstrate some measure of success within one year.
You will commit to facilitating a webinar in collaboration with TRPP Associates at the end of your project to share your process and results with others in the field.
The application should not be more than three pages submitted electronically in a word document.
The Call for Proposals is made each November with a submission deadline of February 1.