The Office of Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Research (CIR) facilitates the collaborative efforts of Ed Tech graduate students with other academic entities in their pursuit of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research opportunities.
Our mission is to proactively align with the University’s strategic plan by recognizing the need for students to initiate and facilitate beneficial research. The Office also acknowledges the need for a systematic process that works towards bringing interested parties together in order to pursue and formulate research topics and proposal ideas. To this end, CIR continuously reviews, reinvents, and modifies its ways of “doing business”. CIR’s short term objective is to promote our in-house expertise in the areas of instructional development, assessment and evaluation, human learning and performance analysis, cognitive information processing, problem-based learning, and technology integration. Longer term, CIR plans to develop a knowledge repository that will serve as a resource for graduate students interested in partnering with Ed Tech students.
- To provide up-to-date information of conferences and publications to members on a regular basis.
- To recognize members’ accomplishments in conference presentations, publications, and teaching.
- To organize workshops and brown bags that address members’ needs on a regular basis.
- To provide academic information such as registrations and class offerings.
- To provide and maintain a knowledgebase for members.
- To invite contributors to PAET newsletters focusing on professional development.
- To co-host TLT Conference, responsible for hosting the Educational Technology track, reviewing proposals, and recruiting volunteers.