The Center for Urban Education Spring Colloquium Series fosters conversation about research and issues in urban education in Greater Cleveland and beyond. The colloquia provide a space for CSU faculty and students and guests outside of the CSU community to present and engage an audience in dialogue about their work. CSU faculty, staff, students, and community members outside of CSU are encouraged to attend. Colloquia are typically one hour in length, including an interactive question and answer period with the audience. Admission is free and no registration is required. Light refreshments are served. Please contact Center director Adam Voight at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name added to the email list that promotes these events.
Colloquia for the 2018-19 academic year will be announced soon.
THE CLEVELAND ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH (CAER): COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH BETWEEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS TO IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES, MARCH 27, 2018
Presenters: Matthew Linick, Executive Director of Research and Evaluation at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), Adam Voight, DIrector of the Center for Urban Education at CSU. Dr. Linick and Dr. Voight introduced the Cleveland Alliance for Education Research (CAER), a research-practice partnership (RPP) between the Center for Urban Education at CSU, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and the American Institutes for Research, discussed the concept behind a RPP, and shared examples of CAER research.
REPORTING ON REPORT CARDS: POLITICAL DECISIONS AND THEIR POTENTIAL IMPACT ON THE PUBLIC, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
Presenters: Jeffrey Snyder, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at CSU. Dr. Snyder discussed research related to the Ohio Department of Education School Report System including recent research on school report cards and future directions for research and implications for public stakeholders.
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.