As Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Programs, one of my primary goals is to help build collaborations between our amazing faculty and the educational community. This can involve partnering with local school districts to write grant proposals to bring resources to districts, connecting districts with faculty on grant funded research projects or helping districts to take advantage of the expertise of our faculty for professional development or program evaluation.
Focus and Responsibilities
Another important goal for this upcoming year is to get the word out about our outstanding programs. We have a variety of master’s degree programs, including a new program in Program Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics. We have Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees in Executive Educational Leadership and Educational Technology, and Educational Doctorates (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Technology. These programs offer opportunities to teachers and administrators to continue to hone existing skills and develop new strengths. The College of Education at Boise State University is committed to providing high quality programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our graduate programs are among the Top 50 Graduate Schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. We hope to work with the wonderful educators in the Treasure Valley and beyond and continue to improve our programs.
My training is in educational psychology, so I think about how students learn. I focus on how accurately students can monitor their learning, and how their monitoring influences how they study. Much of my research has involved finding ways to improve the accuracy of students’ monitoring of their own learning, and showing that monitoring accuracy plays an important role in learning.
More recently, I have extended the focus on monitoring accuracy to classroom instruction. Much as students must accurately monitor their learning to study effectively and improve learning, teachers must accurately monitor their students’ learning to adjust instruction and help students learn more effectively. Partnering with a local school district, we have worked with teachers to improve their monitoring accuracy, which has led to improve student learning.
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