Education Innovation Research Network Launch

Education Innovation Research Network Launch

Join us as we launch a statewide collaboration to address key questions related to education innovation and announce a new grant opportunity for Rhode Island scholars.

Education Innovation Research Network Launch
March 23, 2017 | Providence Public Library
150 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903
Registration begins at 2:30PM


Keynote Speaker
Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer
Kaplan Learning and Innovation

Bror Saxberg, PhD, MD, has published extensively on transformative educational leadership, learning science, and the engineering behind learning materials and approaches using learning theory and big data. In his current role, Saxberg is responsible for the research and development of innovative learning strategies, technologies and products across Kaplan's educational services offerings. He also oversees future developments and adoptions of innovative learning technologies. His latest book is titled Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age.


The Education Innovation Research Network will:

  • Connect scholars from across disciplines and campuses
  • Provide opportunities to learn about and explore grant funding
  • Engage in action research with practitioners and policymakers at the local, regional and national level
  • Explore education challenges with local and national experts and stakeholders  

If you have any questions, please contact Panhia Lee at panhia@collaborativeri.org.

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Public Policy Speakers Series: Casino Gambling, Transportation Options and How to Save Money in Cities

Public Policy Speakers Series: Casino Gambling, Transportation Options and How to Save Money in Cities

Over the last several months, scholars from Roger Williams University, Johnson & Wales and Providence College have been examining important public policy issues in Rhode Island. We hope that you can join us as these scholars share the results of their research projects.

The following topics will be rapid-fire presentations with time for questions from the audience. 

Topic Areas to Be Discussed:

Inclusive Infrastructure: Creating Space for Buses & Bicycles By Jonathan Harris, MID Johnson & Wales

The Future of Casino Gambling in Rhode Island By Julia Camp, Ph.D., Carol Hartley,CPA, and Patrick Kelly, Ph.D. Providence College

Using Game Theory To Help Cities Cooperate and Save Money By Rupayan Gupta, Ph.D. Roger Williams University

Click here to register or learn more



Research Funding Info Meetings

Research Funding Info Meetings

Have questions?  Attend an info meeting to find out more!

Join us during any of the following meetings to learn more about this year's round of funding, our research, and ways that you can become more involved with The Collaborative.  

Click here to register: Healthcare Info Meeting - Monday, June 27, 10:00 AM
     Click here to view our Research Questions

Click here to register: Education Info Meeting - Monday, June 27, 1:00 PM
     Click here to view our Research Questions

Click here to register: Criminal Justice Info Meeting - Monday, June 27, 3:00 PM
     Click here to view our Research Questions

Click here to register: Workforce Development Info Meeting - Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 AM
     Click here to view our Research Questions

Click here to register: Regional Competitiveness Info Meeting - Wednesday, June 29, 1:00 PM
     Click here to view our Research Questions

Click here to register: Engineering Info Meeting - Wednesday, June 29, 3:00 PM
     Click here to view our Research Questions


2016 Research Funding Opportunities

2016 Research Funding Opportunities

Want your research to have an impact on RI? Attend the kick-off event for this year's funding opportunities for Rhode Island researchers.

Each year, The Collaborative funds researchers to address challenges identified by state leaders from the Rhode Island Governor's Office, the House of Representatives, and the Senate. Click here to view previously funded projects.

Join scholars from Rhode Island's 11 colleges and universities to discuss how your expertise could impact public policy.  Grant proposals funded by The Collaborative address the questions posed by policy leaders through creative research projects based on the expertise and interests of scholars. Click here to learn more about our process.  

Attend our meeting on to find out more about our current research areas and questions, and ways that you can participate with The Collaborative.  Award amounts range from $2,000-$25,000. 

This meeting will discuss the following Topic Areas and Research Questions:

All proposals are due via electronic submission no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, July 15, 2016. Researchers will be notified by August 1, 2016.  Full Proposals are due August 22, 2016.  

To view the Request for Proposals, click here.  


Public Policy Speaker Series: Student Research Presentations

Public Policy Speaker Series: Student Research Presentations

Over the last several months, students from the University of Rhode Island have been examining important public policy issues in Rhode Island. We hope that you can join us as these students share the results of their research projects.

Topic Areas to Be Discussed: 

The Economic, Social, and Health Consequences of Legalizing Marijuana
Mark Bocchini, Catherine Garcia, Dakota Porto, and Sarah Sangeado

The Future of Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium 
Bridget Hall and Michael Steiner 

Increasing the Educational and Economic Success of Foster Youth
Savanna Bebe, Brittany Kraft, Vanessa Kolb, and Robert Krulee

These students were part of an honors course taught by Dr. Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.


Working Group: Arts + Culture Research Network

Working Group: Arts + Culture Research Network

Join us at this meeting to participate in the Arts + Culture Research Network. This meeting is for scholars who are interested in discussing how their research intersects with the role of arts and culture in Rhode Island’s:

Economy

Education

Healthcare

Community Development

Environment

We will also provide details about the first grant opportunity through this initiative for Rhode Island scholars who are interested in examining the impact of the State's investment in cultural facilities, part of the $35 million bond initiative approved by the voters in November 2014. 

If you have any questions, please contact amber@collaborativeri.org

For more information on the Rhode Island State Council On The Arts, please click here

For more information on The College & University Research Collaborative, please click here


Arts + Culture Research Network - Kickoff Event!

Arts + Culture Research Network - Kickoff Event!

The Arts + Culture sector is a vital contributor to the Rhode Island economy. The Rhode Island State Council On The Arts (RISCA) and The College & University Research Collaborative (The Collaborative) are partnering to develop a Research Network that will discover new knowledge to inform statewide decisions as well as promote cross-sector collaborations.

This initiative is part of a long-term vision for creating research partnerships to leverage the collective knowledge in Rhode Island.


RISCA and The Collaborative will be hosting a launch event for the network at 4:00 PM on March 28, 2016 at the Providence Biltmore.


Public Policy Speaker Series (No. 1)

Public Policy Speaker Series (No. 1)

We are pleased to invite you to the first event in this year's Public Policy Speaker Series: Research Into Action hosted by the College & University Research Collaborative (The Collaborative). Over the last several months, scholars from across the state have been examining important public policy issues in Rhode Island. We hope that you can join us as three of these scholars share the results of their research projects.

Research Projects to Be Discussed: 

  • The Economic Benefits of a Flexible Workplace
    Barbara Silver, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
  • Reforming Higher Education Funding in Rhode Island: Lessons from Other States
    Thomas Schmeling, Ph.D. and Erik Christiansen, Ph.D., Rhode Island College
  • Making the Grade: Evaluating the Performance of State Health Insurance Marketplaces
    Robert Hackey, Ph.D., Providence College

This is the first event in a three-part Public Policy Speaker Series. The events in this series feature scholars discussing a variety of policy topics.

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Lunch will be served.)
Location: The Rhode Island Foundation
1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903