COERO Funded Research Lecture Series
Research Grant Experiences with Greater Texas Foundation
Friday, February 3, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
In this presentation, Dr. Taylor Acee will describe his experiences conceptualizing a research grant project, seeking funding for the project through a state foundation- the Greater Texas Foundation, and implementing the project after it was funded. He will highlight lessons learned thus far and propose strategies and tips that participants may find applicable to their projects. The session will conclude with an open discussion and question and answer session.
Dr. Taylor W. Acee is a Professor and Program Coordinator in the Graduate Program in Developmental Education at Texas State University. Dr. Acee's research focuses on college student learning and persistence. He is particularly interested in examining the effects of educational interventions designed to foster strategic learning, motivation, and self-regulation in postsecondary educational settings.
Introduction to Hanover Research
Friday, February 24, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Texas State’s representatives from Hanover Research – Erin Bangsboll, Laura Bolling and Lindsey Bozzio- will join interested grantseekers at 9AM on Friday, 2/24, to introduce themselves and Hanover’s pre-award grantseeking support services, available to all College of Education faculty. After providing an overview of the University’s partnership with Hanover, the team will highlight the many ways Hanover can meet grantseeking faculty at multiple points on the proposal development spectrum, defining how faculty can request support from Hanover and associated timelines. The Hanover team will briefly review the “always on” resources faculty have access to, to include monthly webinars, forecasted opportunity calendars, and a digest of new funding opportunities. We’ll wrap up with an opportunity for Q&A.
With over 15 years’ experience overseeing, driving, and managing research and grant-related projects, Erin Bangsboll is well-versed in translating client funding needs and questions into customized services and resources. Prior to coming to Hanover, Erin led a team of Department of Defense analysts and engineers developing new strategic solutions for policymakers and warfighters. She also previously worked as a researcher at an international non-profit, prospecting for potential funders and developing outreach strategies. Erin’s comfort communicating across disciplines and audiences helps her forge supportive and consultative relationships with faculty members and administrators. Erin’s background in research and strategy, along with her experience making quick and informed decisions to meet competing demands, position her as a partner for clients seeking dependable assistance, efficiencies, and unique solutions aligned with institutional goals.
In her time at Hanover, Laura Bolling has served in several roles – including as the Relationship Director overseeing the partnership with Texas State for the first few years of our relationship. As Managing Director, Laura works to ensure the success of Hanover’s higher education client partnerships, with a specific focus on Hanover’s partnerships with state public institutions and first-year members. Her primary focus is to align client needs with Hanover services, understand clients’ needs for future research and product development, ensure satisfaction with the partnership, and build long-term relationships with institutions. Laura supports initiatives across Hanover’s higher education cohort, including facilitating Hanover’s quarterly webinar series, conducting quality assurance calls with members, and strategizing around product and service delivery to meet clients’ short- and long-term goals.
Lindsey Bozzio has worked with institutions of Higher Education for nearly a decade in different capacities. Her current role as Relationship Director allows her to work seamlessly with her university partners to ensure harmonious engagement. Prior to joining the Hanover team, she spent eight years working in the international education space, developing programming to help internationalize curricula. Her experience working cohesively with different stakeholders across campus has given her the unique ability to maintain strong partnerships. Lindsey also has experience as a teaching faculty and spent two years teaching in a small non-profit private university in Chile. She is passionate about serving the Higher Education community and continues to maintain this passion through her work at Hanover.
Stories of Community Engagement and Impact: Positive Youth Development, Community Literacies, and Building Relationships
Friday, March 31, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
REGISTRATION -- TXST Faculty, Staff and Students (Requires NetID)
REGISTRATION -- Community Member Registration (Open to All)
This interactive event will include stories of community engagement with Jesse, Lindsay, and Miguel, along with discussion time for participants to explore and re-imagine their community engagement work. Here is a brief description of the stories.
Jesse will include a discussion on approaches to community engagement that leverages resources and ties university, school district and others in the service of equity, access and education. What types of projects emerge from collaborative pedagogical communion?
Lindsay will share information about collaborations with afterschool youth development programs and community youth sport programs. She will also share how research findings and recommendations have been disseminated and used by these community collaborators.
Miguel will talk about the work of engagement is the spirit of his work and the space that brings his teaching and research to life. He sees this not as a project but as a relational process between culture, politic, and change. This work is not about outputs or accounting but about its impact on relationships, community change, and the development of sustainable communities and organizations. The idea of a public education system and pedagogy is a gift to a democratic society. This dynamic-critical process is what engagement in action looks like through his lens.