Indiana High School Grade Report allows high schools to see how their students performed in first year college courses and compare that with all high school graduates in core areas. This database can be used to help identify first-year courses/sections that Indiana students struggle with. This provides for the more local understanding of early college performance.
Advancing Academic Excellence The AAE initiative, funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, assists 35 high schools in four Indiana counties (Marion, Vigo, Sullivan, and Knox) and Gary, Indiana, as they strive to increase the percentage of students who earn college credit and/or advanced college standing while in high school. IUPUI faculty member Josh Smith is a consultant to this project, which looks at the college performance of 2009 high school graduates. The first data will be first-year retention and college GPA data after the 2010 Census Date.
SSACI database (State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana) is the most robust high school to college database in the state. "Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars Program: A Statewide Story with National Implications" is a Lumina Foundation for Education–funded evaluation report involving three institutions that looked at 21st Century Student college attainment compared to a matched group of Pell eligible students who were not part of the 21st Century Scholars program.
IUPUI Center for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME) CUME is the research arm of the Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI. CUME´s mission is to create connections between research, theory, and practice with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of education throughout the P-20 continuum, from early childhood through graduate school levels, and including formal, alternative, and community-based education. Together with community partners and faculty affiliates, CUME continues to engage in research and evaluation leading to improved practices, assessment, leadership, and policy across diverse educational settings.
"IAAVD Longitudinal Study: Career and Technical Education in Indiana," Feldhaus, C.R. (Principal Investigator) and Hundley, S. Indiana Association of Career and Technical Education Directors, $125,000.00, 2006-2010. This grant is a 5-year longitudinal study that follows approximately 400 high school students who graduated from Indiana Career and Technical Centers in 2006. The study provides a survey that graduates of the class of 2006 are asked to complete each year. The study can be found at www.ctestudy.com. IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.
"STEM Mentoring Grant," Feldhaus, C.R. (Principal Investigator), Hundley, S, Goodwin, C. & Mott, N. Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, $207,988.43, 2007-2010. This grant provides $9.00/hr for IUPUI Students to provide STEM Mentoring for elementary, middle school and high school students at 8 Washington Township schools. Grant has expanded every year since inception in 2007-8 school year. Currently employ 40-50 IUPUI students in a variety of STEM majors who serve as mentors. IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.
"I-STEM Resource Network Grant," Feldhaus, C.R. (Principal Investigator). Indiana Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Resource Network, $250,000.00, 2007-2010. This grant has provided to support various STEM initiatives in the School of ET including CITIDOE, TECH Camp, Pathways to Engineering, and STEM Mentors. These various P-16 STEM Initiatives serve: 1) high school teachers in professional development (TECH Camp), 2) high school students seeking transcript credit for CIT 106 delivered online (CITIDOE), 3) 50 IPS students and 10 IPS elementary faculty to attend the IUPUI School of ET Pathways to Engineering summer camp, and 4) STEM Mentors program (described above). IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.
"2008-2009 Professional Development for Occupational Specialist I Certification of Indiana Career and Technical Education Teachers," Feldhaus, C.R. (Principal Investigator), Nickolich, D., Cotton, S. & Smallwood, J. Indiana Department of Education, $192,579.00, 2008-2010. This grant is a collaboration between IUPUI, BSU and ISU and the scope of work for the grant is to provide teacher training to Occupational Specialist CTE high school faculty who are seeking teacher licensure in the state of Indiana. IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.
"Grow Indiana AmeriCorps Grant," Feldhaus, C.R. (Principal Investigator), Mott, N., Nickolich, D., & Hundley, S. Indiana Campus Compact, $88,562.00, 2008-2010. This grant provides 1.5 FTE GrowIndiana AmeriCorps employees to work at IUPUI as STEM Mentors. These folks will help be doing evaluation existing Stem Mentoring initiatives and organizing the expansion of the STEM Mentoring program at Washington Township Schools. IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.
"STEMWorks Indiana Grant," Feldhaus, C.R. (Principal Investigator), Nickolich, D., Mott, N., Hundley, S., and Baldwin, A. Indiana Private Industry Council and US Department of Labor, $1,014,169.00, 2009-2012. This grant is a partnership with Indiana Private Industry Council to manage a Department of Labor grant for a little over $1 million dollars that provides funding for 5 FTE's for STEM activities including training of Indiana WorkOne Center Counselors, training and mentoring for at risk high school youth and training and mentoring for dislocated Indiana workers. All of these folks will be provided the necessary information and skills to traverse a pathway to STEM disciplines. IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.
"Moving Forward Grant: Advanced Virtual Manufacturing Lab," El-Mounayri, H., & Feldhaus, C.R. (Co-PI). Indiana Department of Workforce Development Moving Forward Grant, $96,881.00, 2007-2009. This grant provides Advanced Virtual Manufacturing Lab (AVML) as a pilot project to Ben Davis High School and offers students who complete AVML university credit in Engineering. This is a "first of" initiative and can be replicated throughout the state and nation if successful. There is a 10% administrative cost that goes to the School of ET and the remainder of the grant is used to pay IUPUI grad students participating in the project, Ben Davis faculty participating in the project and for tuition for students who complete the program. IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology.
Peer-reviewed Publication & Books
Allen, J., Buckingham, J., Roper, R., & Marrs, K. (2010). How middle school students come face to face with Down Syndrome research.
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Bringle, R., Clayton, P., & Price, M. (2009). Partnerships in Service Learning and Civic Engagement.
����������� Partnerships: A Journal of Service Learning & Civic Engagement, 1(1), 1-20.
Gentle-Genitty, C. (2009). Best practice program for low income African American students in transition from middle to high school.
����������� Children and Schools, 31(2), 109-117.
Gentle-Genitty, C. (2009). Tracking more than absences: Impact of school's social bonding on chronic truancy.
����������� Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
Gentle-Genitty, C. (2010).� Common predictors for explaining youth antisocial behavior: A longitudinal studies perspective.
����������� Social Work in Mental Health, 8(6), 543-559.
Grimm, J., Officer, S., Bringle, R., & Hatcher, A. (2008). IUPUI and George Washington Community
High School: Analysis of a Partnership.
����������� Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis.
Leland, C., & Harste, J. (2005). Doing what we want to become: Preparing new urban teachers. Urban Education, 40(1), 60-77.
Leland, C., Harste, J., & Shockley, C. (2007) Literacy education, equity, and attitude. Language Arts, 85(2), 134-143.
Lewison, M., Leland. C., & Harste, J. (2008). Creating critical classrooms: K-8 reading�and writing with an edge. New York: Erlbaum.