I. What is the Researcher Development Program?
a. The Researcher Development Program (RDP) is a joint initiative between the UCEA Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the AERA Leadership for School Improvement Special Interest Group (LSI SIG). RDP is aimed at providing graduate students and faculty members at different institutions with opportunities to form research-focused collaborations. Graduate students benefit from the expertise of their faculty mentor and receive feedback throughout the course of project development. Faculty members benefit from collaboration with emerging scholars who share their research interests. The program is unique in its focus on establishing ongoing mentor-mentee relationships through the development of a research product which could include, but is not limited to, conference proposals or presentations, posters, policy briefs, and papers.
II. Purpose of the RDP webpage
a. The purpose of the RDP webpage is to disseminate information about RDP to both faculty mentors and graduate student mentees. For researchers who are not already part of the program, our goal is to bring wider visibility to the program as a service for both faculty and graduate students. For mentors and mentees who are already part of RDP, the webpage will serve as a central place for the RDP program committee to announce upcoming events, store important program documents, and build institutional memory around the accomplishments of mentors and mentees in our community.
III. Webpage Content
IV. Current RDP Program Committee
2018 Student Representatives: Alison Wilson, Lam Pham, Tamilah Richardson, Bryan V anGronigen
Faculty Advisor: Angela Urick (2018-2020) Jennifer Clayton (2019-2021)