The Center for Urban Education Colloquium Series fosters conversation about research in urban education and provides an opportunity for CSU faculty and students to present their research. CSU faculty, staff, students, and community members outside of CSU are encouraged to attend.
The Center for Urban Education Colloquium Series for the 2016-17 academic has concluded. The series will begin again in the Spring 2018 semester.
CREATING HEALTHIER SCHOOLS, ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME: THE ROLE OF SCHOOL HEALTH FELLOWS IN THE CLEVELAND HEALTHY SCHOOL PROGRAM, MAY10, 2017
Presenters: Judith Ausherman, Associate Professor of School Health Education at CSU, Zerrine Bailey, Healthy Schools Program Manager for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and Caitlin Higgins and Amber Grimes, School Health Fellows at CSU and students in the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. Ms. Higgins and Ms. Grimes discussed their experience as School Health Fellows, liaisons between the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Wellness Program and CMSD schools.
MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTION IN SCHOOLS, APRIL 13, 2017
Presenters: Sue Bazyk, Professor of Occupational Therapy at CSU; and Shereen Naser, Assistant Professor of Psychology at CSU. Dr. Bazyk discussed her initiative Every Moment Counts, implemented in schools across the country, which involves embedding mental health promotion strategies throughout the school day. Dr. Naser discussed universal screening for early identification of student behavioral and emotional risk, as well as her innovative work involving social and emotional learning in schools with an emphasis on helping children gain agency by empowering them to engage in social change.
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR BLACK NURSING STUDENTS AND NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, MARCH 23, 2017
Presenters: Shanell Hill, graduate student in the Nursing Education Master’s program at CSU; and Rita Ross, graduate student in the Adult Learning and Development Master’s program at CSU. Ms. Hill discussed the factors that contribute to high attrition rates for black nursing students. Ms. Ross discussed the availability and effectiveness of academic support systems, such as tutoring and mentoring, to help retain non-traditional students in higher education.
TEACHER QUALITY: REFLECTIONS ON TEACHERS' COMPETENCIES AND SKILL SETS, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Presenter: Mamta Roy, graduate student in the Adult Learning and Development Master's degree program at CSU. Dr. Roy discussed her preliminary research findings regarding teachers' and students' perceptions of the characteristics of effective teachers.
RELATIONSHIP HEALTH OF ADOLESCENT POPULATIONS, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Presenters: Kimberly Fuller, Assistant Professor of Social Work at CSU; and Elizabeth Goncy, Assistant Professor or Psychology at CSU. Presenters discussed factors that promote resiliency and well-being among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents and the prevention of dating abuse, bullying, and victimization in middle schools.
Student Voice in Urban Education Reform, November 9, 2016
Presenters: Adam Voight, Director of the Center for Urban Education at CSU; Denine Goolsby, Executive Director of Humanware at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD); and Regina Giraldo-Garcia, Graduate Assistant in the Center for Urban Education at CSU. Presenters discussed new research examining the implementation and outcomes of a district-wide student voice initiative in Cleveland Metropolitan high schools.