Action Research

Courses

FACILITATED COURSES

This Essential Competency seminar examines Action Research as a method for educators to continuously reflect on the effectiveness of their teaching, counseling, and librarianship.

 

 

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use the Action Research Project Builder to plan, implement, assess, and publish (within the Valencia community) their Action Research.

Not offered in 2014/15

 

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the benefits of the common survey types, learn tips on how to write effective survey questions, and collaboratively assess sample surveys. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these principles to their own work.

East Campus: March 19, 2015, 2:00PM-4:00PM, CRN 2305

West Campus: March 20, 2015, 2:00PM-4:00PM, CRN 2346

 

This interactive course has been designed to familiarize participants with how Institutional Research (IR) can support faculty research projects. Participants will receive immediate feedback from IR on types of data analyses or studies that would assist in their data collection. Participants will learn what resources are available for different types of research. Participants will understand the relationship between information requests for research and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process.

West Campus: October 3, 2014, 2:00PM - 4:00PM, CRN 2862

 

Meeting one-hour face-to-face and three hours online, this course will provide an overview of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for all faculty members who are planning to conduct research studies at Valencia College. The online portion of the course will result in nationally-recognized certification from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on protecting human subjects. The online training is self-paced and required for faculty members conducting research at Valencia College. It is recognized by most institutions of higher education for three years after the date of completion.

Part 1 (one hour, face-to-face)

No courses scheduled at this time. Please contact Laura Blasi for more information.

Part 2 (3-hours, online)

No courses scheduled at this time. Please contact Laura Blasi for more information.

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES

An independent study course where participants will design an Action Research Project that articulates a research question, measures a learning outcome, and implements innovative teaching strategies. Note: Part 1 of a 2 part sequence.

Successful completion of this independent study course is dependent upon submission of the completed Action Research Project Plan (pages 1-4), approved by the faculty member's Dean or Director. This approval is documented using the SOTL 3371 Independent Study Approval Form.

For more information, please contact Wendi Dew.

 

An independent study course where participants implement their Action Research Project.  Participants will record appropriate data, conduct analysis of that data, and reflect on its meaning for the improvement of student learning.  Results and reflective critique are recorded in the Action Research Builder. Note:  Part 2 of a 2 part sequence.

Successful completion of this independent study course is dependent upon submission of the fully completed Action Research Project Plan, approved by the faculty member's Dean or Director, and uploaded to Valencia's online repository, the Action Research Builder. This approval is documented using the SOTL 3372 Independent Study Approval Form.

For more information, please contact Wendi Dew.