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Collaborative Fellows Research Project

The Boston Collaborative Fellows Program provides support to teachers, faculty and graduate students to collaborate in developing questions and carrying out research and to engage education and psychology practitioners in collaborative course development and university teaching with Lynch School faculty.

For the academic year 2014-2015, one Collaborative Fellows Research Grant of up to $50,000 will be available. This award will offer operation costs (some of which must be used to support school and community agency collaborators—other than a direct stipend to full-time school administrators), a 20 hour per week graduate research assistant and a maximum of 18 credits of tuition remission. The research should focus on questions of concern to Boston area public and private schools and community agencies. Awards can be made to support collaborations with community agencies, as long as there is an explicit link with K-12 schools. The identification of such questions should support an ongoing relationship between schools and Boston College.

The project should render outcomes that contribute to the knowledge of the school(s) involved as well as the education field. Such outcomes could include, for example, publications, specific policies or curricular changes in the schools, staff development that extends beyond that specific school, and evolving models of collaboration between universities and schools. The proposal should state the intended outcomes, and PIs are expected to report progress towards outcomes on an annual basis to receive continued funding. Proposals should also address potential for receiving external funding over time and a plan for sustainability.

The proposal should explain the nature of the relationship and the process used to identify the question, indicating specifically how all parties, including school or agency personnel, contributed to the development of the proposal. Further, the narrative and budget must reflect the ongoing collaboration of school or agency personnel in the project. See later pages in document for additional details.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Boston Collaborative Fellows Program, please note that the due date to the Department Chair is March 10 and Department Chair recommendations are due to the Dean by March 17, 2014. Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2014 and projects may begin June 1 or later. Proposal and project criteria are outlined in the attached document.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, we are also making available up to 8 awards of $1,000 each for Collaborative Fellows in Practice and Teaching. The initiation of these awards follows from the 10-year review of the Collaborative Fellows Program and the intention of the program to enhance professional instruction in the Lynch School by strengthening the integration of theory and practice. The awards will provide financial support to bring practitioners from K-12 and higher education and psychology into Lynch School classes to work with full-time faculty in the design and teaching of the class.  In order to apply for one of these awards, please submit a letter outlining the need and rationale for a Collaborative Fellow in Practice and teaching to assist in your course, the role the Fellow will have in your course, the semester the course will be taught, and the professional role and expertise of the practitioner that you intend to recruit. These proposals are due to your Department Chair by June 1.

Fellowships will be awarded by the Dean of the Lynch School of Education after consultation with the relevant Boston College department chair and the advisory committee appointed by the Dean.  The Boston Collaborative Fellows Advisory Committee includes school-based persons, students, and Lynch School faculty who have experience working with schools.

2009 Collaborative Fellows Program Report

Grant Title
Principle Investigator (PI)
Year(s) of Grant
Affiliated Schools
The Russell Way: Study of ELL Students in Mainstream Classroom Patrick Proctor, Maria Brisk, Laura O'Dwyer 2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015
Russell School
Supporting Youth Development in and Out of Schools: A Cross-setting Collaborative Project Leigh Patel 2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
Charlestown High School
Relational Health in Middle School: Transforming Stress and Storm to Power and Purpose Belle Liang 2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
Epiphany School
Increasing Number Sense in Early Childhood: A Collaboration Between Orchard Gardens Pilot Academy in Roxbury and Boston College Elida Laski 2015-2016
2014-2015
2013-2014
Orchard Gardens Pilot Academy
Mindful Teacher Leadership Dennis Shirley 2010-2011
2009-2010
2008-2009
Garfield, Russell, and Winthrop Elementary Schools
Genres & Writing: A Team-Based Intervention Maria Brisk and Catherine Wong 2010-2011
2009-2010
2008-2009
Garfield, Russell, and Winthrop Elementary Schools
Boston Connects: Implementation and Evaluation of a Comprehensive, Coordinated and Systemic Model of Student Support Mary Walsh 2009-2010
2008-2009
2007-2008
Early Learning Center – North Zone
Farragut Elementary School
Gardner Extended Services School
Garfield Elementary School
Hamilton Elementary School
Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Jackson Mann Elementary School
Mission Hill K-8 School
Tobin K-8 School
Winship Elementary School
Supporting the Acquisition of Academic English With Secondary Immigrant Students: A Collaboration Between Boston International High School and Boston College Lisa Patel Stevens 2008-2009
2007-2008
2006-2007
Boston International High School
The Mindful Teacher Dennis Shirley 2007-2008
2006-2007
2005-2006
Garfield, Gardner, and Jackson Mann schools
Oral Language Skills in Monolingual
and Bilingual Preschoolers
Claudia Rinaldi and Mariela Páez 2006-2007
2005-2006
Pine Village Preschool and Early Learning Center-ELC-Cluster 5
The Implementation and Evaluation of a Comprehensive Health Curriculum in a School-Community Collaborative Manner Maureen Kenny 2006-2007
2005-2006
2004-2005
Cluster Five elementary schools - Farragut Elementary School, Gardner Extended Services School, Garfield Elementary School, Horace Mann School for the Deaf, Jackson-Mann School, Dr. Joanne Collins-Russell, Hamilton Elementary School, Mission Elementary School, Tobin K-8 School, Winship Elementary School
A Mutually Beneficial Partnership: Improving Elementary Science Education through Collaboration G. Michael Barnett 2005-2006
2004-2005
Garfield Elementary
Capitalizing on Cognitive Strengths
Joan Lucariello
2005-2006
2004-2005
2003-2004
2002-2003
Gardner, Garfield
Exploring the Causes of the Achievement Gap Irwin Blumer 2002-2003 Madison Park High, BHS, Taft Middle, Edison Middle, Farragut Elementary
Reading While Listening Jean Mooney 2001-2002
2000-2001
Gardner
Tools for Tomorrow David Blustein 2003-2004
2002-2003
2001-2002
2000-2001
Brighton High School,
West Roxbury High School
Problems to Possibilities: Supervision in Urban Schools Fran Loftus 2002-2003
2001-2002
2000-2001
1999-2000
Gardner, Garfield, Winship, Baldwin, Jackson/Mann
Preparing the Best Secondary English Teachers Audrey Friedman with Beth Kowaleski Wallace
2003-2004
2002-2003
2001-2002
Solo-1999-2000
Brighton High School
University - Community Partnership Evaluation Project James Fleming, S.J. 2001-2002
2000-2001
1999-2000
Horace Mann School, ELC North Zone, NE Elementary School, Edison Middle School
Boston College Jackson/Mann Bilingual Education Program Maria Brisk 2002-2003
2001-2002
2000-2001
Jackson/Mann School

 

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