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Office of Research

The College of Education aims to promote educational research and innovation by providing information and services that will lead to enhancements in the creation, dissemination, and utilization of new knowledge to improve teaching, learning, leadership, and educational services. The following services are available:

Research Services and Support
Led by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, the Office of Research is the primary source of research and compliance support, collaborative partnerships efforts, and connections within and outside the university. It aims to collaborate with and support faculty in the development of collaborative research initiatives, enhance faculty research and external funding portfolio, and showcase the faculty scholarship that focus on educational innovation, reform, and success.  

Among other things, the Office of Research  is prepared to serve faculty and departments in the following areas:

  • Technical Assistance
    • Provide one-on-one assistance to faculty on the research grant and contract pursuit and pre-award process;
    • Provide one-on-one assistance to faculty on research grant and contract opportunities at the local, state, regional and national levels;
    • Provide one-on-one assistance on the post-award process with regard to grant/contract processing and closure
    • Faculty Peer Review.  The Office of Research relies on faculty members in the College of Education who are willing to review and provide feedback on colleagues’ grant proposals. If you are willing to volunteer your services as a peer reviewer, please send an email to Dr. Kersaint  that includes “Faculty Peer Review” on the subject line and describes the funding agency for which you are willing to review. 
    • The USF Internal Form must be submitted and signed by all relevant parties (e.g., Co-PIs, & Department Chairs of All Co-PIs) prior to the formal submission of any grant proposal.  You are encouraged to complete this form early in the grant writing process so that all relevant parties are notified of your intent to submit a grant and to permit potential issues to be addressed a priori.
  • Convening Function

    • Work with groups of faculty and students to seek grants/contracts as a collective;

    • Work to advance interdisciplinary research among faculty within the College of Education and other academic units on campus;

    • Maintain and distribute periodically faculty research interest listings to facilitate communication and grant/contract sharing opportunities among faculty and students;

    • Work to enhance the College of Education institutional relationships with key and potential investors in the private and public sectors.

  • Research Compliance

    • Work with faculty to ensure that research pursuits and pre- and post- award grant/contract processes are in compliance with University, state, and federal research guidelines with respect to: (a) Proposal submission guidelines, (b) Institutional Review Board (IRB) Human Subjects guidelines (c) Conflict of interest regulations, and (d) Grant/contract term processing requirements.


Consulting Office for Research in Education (CORE)
CORE provides free methodological consultancy for the College faculty and graduate students in the planning of research and in the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data.  This consultation service is funded by the College of Education Dean's Office and provided by the Department of Measurement and Research.

Faculty Research Profiles Database
This searchable database is a mechanism for connecting faculty members with similar research interests. It is possible to search by topic of interest and by individual faculty members.

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Research Services and Support
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Consulting Office for Research

Center for Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Measurement

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