Academics

Student Research

Students interested in doing research, especially those who will be collecting their own data and in cases where the student is the primary researcher—technically called Principal Investigator—should discuss obtaining approval from the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) with their advisor prior to conducting their research.  The IRB facilitates federally-mandated training for researchers, regardless of whether they are students, staff, or faculty.  All research projects and studies must be approved by the IRB.

Beginning Spring 2008, the IRB will conduct workshops for CEHD students and faculty several times a year.  These are usually publicized on our website under Announcements.  Faculty are also encouraged to invite their classes.

To find out more about the process for applying for approval, please visit the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Research from our students

  • Susan Coomey, a recent alum,  was second author on a book published last spring:

Wilczenski, F.L., & Coomey, S.M. (2007). A practical guide to service learning: Strategies for positive development in schools. NY: Springer.

  • Three current school counseling students are assisting with a workshop presentation at ASCA this spring:

Wilczenski, F.L., Schumacher, R.A., Smith, M., Fratangelo, L., & Kim. M. (2008). Building developmental assets through service learning. Workshop to be presented at the annual meeting of the American School Counselor Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Latanya Moore coauthored a paper with Virginia Harvey that is to be published in the Massachusetts School Psychology Association Newsletter. It is entitled

Creating Parent-Teacher-Student Workshops to Empower Students’ Independent Learning

  • Robin Codding will be giving a presentation with Melissa Bastos a UMASS student in the School Psychology C.A.G.S.program.

Codding, R.S. & Bastos, M. (2008, February).  Benefits and Barriers Associated with Mathematics Fluency Interventions. In T.L. Eckert (Chair), Academic Interventions: Benefits and Barriers Associated with Fluency-Based Initiatives. Symposium will be presented at the annual conference for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), New Orleans, LA.