Laura Payne-Bourcy, PhD
8 Parham Drive
Rochester, NY 14526
Scott Shablak, PhD
PO Box 35150
Syracuse, NY 13235
Evaluation: Higher Education
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
The Center for Human Policy, Syracuse University, and several partners received a sizeable grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to develop six technology-based toolkits, designed to improve community living and participation for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The R/E/D Group is evaluating the program fidelity and outputs, as well as identifying replicable practices in design, development, and piloting.
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY (Cornell, Clarkson, RIT, RPI, OCC, MCC)
Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
The RED Group is currently serving as the evaluator for two multi-year projects at Syracuse University. As the lead institution, SU is partnering with six other research universities and community colleges in the region as the NSF-funded Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ULSAMP) to boost the baccalaureate degree attainment rates of underrepresented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. RED will be conducting a rigorous evaluation of the Alliance-wide collaborative process itself as well as gathering evidence of correlations between the grant-funded project activities and measurable outcomes.
St. Lawrence County-School
Used both qualitative and quantitative approaches to measurement the improvement in primary and intermediate teachers’ content knowledge in mathematics as well as shifts in related pedagogy. Reported findings for this project involving multiple schools districts in St. Lawrence County in partnership with the State University of New York College at Potsdam.
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, UTICA COLLEGE, AND THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE
National Science Foundation - STEM
The RED Group collaborated with higher education partners at Syracuse University, Utica College, and the College of Saint Rose to evaluate NSF-funded projects aimed at improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) practices and the choices available in the STEM fields to grade 7-12 and higher education students.