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  • Leading through research.

    Research is conducted within our issue-focused research centers and other initiatives that share one common goal – advancing education on all levels. The work done within these centers and groups has the potential to impact every aspect of education, and the College of Education gives you the chance to be an important part of that work.

    Research Centers

    Center for Postsecondary Success

    The Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) is dedicated to improving outcomes for college students. CPS analyzes policies and programs to identify areas with room for improvement, brainstorms new ways to improve student success, and helps create a collaborative culture in which research-driven people can assist colleges in helping their students excel.

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    Center for Research in Mathematics, Engineering and Science (CERMES)

    CERMES does exactly what their name implies – works toward improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engineering, and science. The center is comprised of researchers, post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, and practitioners who work together to develop new research projects, share evidence-based findings, and foster innovations to advance educational technique in these three areas.

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    Center for Sport, Health, and Equitable Development

    This center focuses its efforts on the development of healthy communities. Through strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, non-profits, and academic organizations, the center researches and develops methods to improve health outcomes through organized sports and physical activities.

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    Center for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Innovation (CHERTI)

    CHERTI conducts and promotes research on significant issues facing higher education in the State of Florida. Graduate students and faculty work to identify best educational practices within higher education and serve as a resource for all state institutions, especially the Community/State College system.

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    Adult Learning Evaluation Center (ALEC)

    ALEC provides evaluations, assistance, and coaching for college students and other adults who may be having difficulties due to a learning disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or other mental health issues that may negatively affect their academic performance.

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    Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development

    The Tech Center is a resource for students, faculty, and anyone else who works or studies in the area of counseling and career services. Initially, the center was focused on improving the design and use of computer applications in counseling and career development. Today, the center works toward methods of improving the cost-effectiveness of career services.

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    Hardee Center for Leadership and Ethics in Higher Education

    The Hardee Center supports the academic study and professional development of graduate students in the Higher Education program and promotes the “Life Net” of students, alumni, faculty, and friends.

    The Center also conducts educational seminars, hosts national meetings and workshops, sponsors research projects, and provides consultation on issues related to higher education leadership and ethics.

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    North Florida Freedom Schools (NFFS)

    North Florida Freedom Schools (NFFS) is a collaborative project between Florida State University and Florida A&M University that aims to empower K-12 students in low socioeconomic status communities to make a difference through civic action projects, while also staving off summer reading loss using a culturally responsive reading curriculum.

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    Office of Research

    The Office of Research assists faculty with obtaining research grants - identifying funding opportunities, formulating research plans/proposals/budgets, and completing applications and forms. For faculty who have already procured funding, the Office of Research assists with monthly budget reports, purchasing and personnel matters, compliance issues, and grant close-out activities.

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