With the eagerly anticipated reopening of Ruffner Hall, the CLIC Librarians are moving back to their previous, but now very spiffy, digs on Ruffner’s third floor, room 302. We will move on July 28. During the transition, you can still use our services and resources in our Bavaro Hall location, room 306. This image is in the public domain and is located in the Wikimedia Commons.
Dean Allen Groves is the Associate Vice President and University Dean of Students at UVa. If you win this lunch, you are certain to enhance your knowledge of UVa and you might want to get the inside scoop from him about setting a world’s record for high fives, dancing the Harlem Shake, or grooving with style!
CURRY’S BIG READ 2014-15
Curry engages in an annual common reading experience to explore issues of difference, cultural responsiveness, and inclusion and throughout the year, the concepts from the text will be integrated into course content, book discussion groups and explored further during events will be offered online for off-grounds faculty, students, and staff. This year’s pick is, Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha’s Vineyard by Nora Ellen Groce. An E-book version is available through the UVA library and 20 copies will be available for checkout from the Curry Library Innovation Commons (CLIC).
GOOGLE SCHOLAR METRICS
Are you wondering where to publish your next article? Use Google Scholar Metrics to help with your selection. Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research.
WEBINAR FOR RESEARCHERS
TOPIC: Designing Strong Studies
DATE: Monday, July 21, 2014
TIME: 1:00–2:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Education decision makers depend on high quality research to inform policy and resource allocation in schools. Therefore, education researchers need the tools to design strong experiment studies that are useful in understanding what works for students. The webinar will focus on how to design strong studies testing the effectiveness of interventions in schools and classrooms with specific examples for studying interventions targeting teachers.
REGISTER: Registration and additional information
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.
ONLINE GIS TRAINING
Interested in learning more about GIS? If you aren’t able to enroll in a semester-long course or simply need a refresher, consider taking an e-learning course through the Esri Virtual Campus. These self-paced courses cover a wide range of topics and include hands-on exercises with data. These courses are available free of charge to U.Va. faculty, staff, and students as part of our site license to Esri ArcGIS software.
A complete list of courses can be found here. To register, email the course title to Chris Gist at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive an activation code along with instructions on how to access the course. Users will need Esri ArcGIS software to complete the exercises. For more information on installing Esri ArcGIS on a personal computer, accessing the software in public labs and classrooms, or via the Hive, please see the GIS guide.
StatLab Workshop Archive
Did you know materials from all past StatLab workshops are available online? The StatLab conducted over 20 workshops this past year on statistical methods and software, and each included a presentation with related programming code. The presentations and code largely stand alone and make for great reference material. Go see what’s available by visiting the StatLab Workshop Archive!
REPORT ON AMERICA’S YOUNG ADULTS
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics recently published America’s Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014, a one-time report on young adults in the United States, ages 18–24. Findings highlight data trends and snapshots of the education, health and well-being of this population as they transition to adulthood. Use this link, http://childstats.gov/pdf/ac2014/YA_14.pdf, to obtain a PDF copy of the report.
NEW IPEDS DATA
This NCES First Look report presents preliminary findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2013 data collection, which included three survey components: institutional characteristics for 2013-14—such as degrees offered, type of program, application information, and tuition and other costs; the number and type of degrees conferred from July 2012 through June 2013; and 12-month enrollment data for the 2012-13 academic year.
NEW PISA 2012 PROGRAM RESULTS
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) released a new Data Point and data tables documenting the performance of U.S. 15-year-old students on a first-ever administration of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) financial literacy assessment.
This evaluation assessed students’ knowledge and understanding of fundamental elements of the financial world, including financial concepts, products, and risks. Results include the average scores for the United States and other education systems, as well as the percentages of students reaching five proficiency levels in financial literacy.
This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.
The newsletter is intended to support faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.