Fall 2014 Educational Research Comps




DATE: 9/2/2014

Comprehensive exams will be administered Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., in Ball Hall 316 for students who should be tested on EDPR 7521 Introduction to Educational Research, EDPR 7/8541 Statistical Methods Applied to Education I, EDPR 7/8542 Statistical Methods Applied to Education II, or EDPR 7/8561 Qualitative Methods in Education.

If you have advisees who need to be tested in any of these areas, please complete the attached form (one for each studentto be tested) indicating which courses you want covered on their exam andfrom whom they took each course to be tested. Check ONLY those courses you want covered on the exam for your student. It is the advisor’s responsibility to inform their students of the date and time of the exam, to submit the attached form, and to provide the students with sample questions. Students should also be informed that they are not allowed to use books and notes. Only students for whom a faculty member has requested acomprehensive exam will be administered one.

Return the attached Comp Exam Request form by Friday, October 3, to Ball Hall 100.

Attached are copies of sample questions for each of the courses to betested. Students should use the sample questions to study for the examination, please forward to your advisees. The exam questions will be similar to the sample questions. The faculty member from whom the student took the course (unless that faculty member is no longer with the university) will evaluate their responses to the exam questions and you willbe informed of the outcome of the exam.

Douglas C. Strohmer, Ph.D. CRC, APA Fellow

Professor and Chair – Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research

Editor – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin

100 Ball Hall

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152

901-678-2841 – office

901-678-5114 – fax

985-956-2121 – cell




Intro Ed Research Sample Questions.pdf
Qualitative Sample Questions.pdf
Stat1 Sample Questions.pdf
Stat2 Sample Questions.pdf
Berbary Intro Review.pdf
Study Guide Berbary EDPR 78561.docx
Berbary Intro Review.pdf
EDPR Comp Exam Request F14.pdf

Fair Josey Joins the UM3D Team at the University of Memphis

Congratulations to IDT doctoral student Fair Josey. Fair is one of two instructional designers hired recently at the University of Memphis. In this position, she will work in the new Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning to assist faculty in course design and development. The instructional design team, also called UM3D, provides one-on-one consulting and group training. Fair says, “Our services cover the design, development, and delivery of courses (thus the name of our team), and we have the opportunity to engage faculty in the instructional design process — from course planning to evaluation and redesign. The experiences afforded me over the past several years in the IDT Program have definitely prepared me for the road ahead. I am truly grateful and look forward serving in this position.”

You can click on the link below to learn more about the instructional design team:


Instructional Technologist Position in Oxford

The School of Nursing on the Oxford, MS campus has a 0.75 FTE position for an instructional technologist. This is a new position which is being funded by a new HRSA grant. We would really like to find someone who can really help us with gaming software for virtual interprofessional education in addition to the typical instruction design activities.

Apply online at http://careers.umc.edu/

Robin R. Wilkerson, PhD, RN
Director, North MS Campus
Director, RN-MSN Program
University of Mississippi
School of Nursing-Oxford Campus
342 Kinard Hall
University, MS 38677
662.915.1681 (office)
601.540.7059 (cell)
662.915.2056 (fax)

Individuals who have received this information in error or are not authorized to receive it must promptly return or dispose of the information and notify the sender. Those individuals are hereby notified that they are strictly prohibited from reviewing, forwarding, printing, copying, distributing or using this information in any way.
Instructional Technologist Job Description.PDF

Fall 2014 Graduation Information – Deadline: Monday August 25th

ICL Graduate Students
Graduating Fall 2014

If you are graduating this Fall 2014 semester, please follow the appropriate process based on your degree by Monday August 25th, 2014. Please note this date precedes the Graduate School Deadline of September 4th to allow time to process all forms through the ICL Department.

All ICL MAT Graduating Students, please submit your form to Kim Enfield in 404 Ball Hall. If you are using experience in-lieu of student teaching, please submit the In Lieu of Clinical Teaching Application (see the link below) along with your Master Candidacy form to Ms. Lanier in 202Ball Hall. All documents must be submitted by Monday August 25th. If you have any questions about your Candidacy form or courses taken, please contact LaRuth Lofties, the MAT Advisor.
All ICL MS and Certificate Program Graduating Students, please see your faculty advisor to confirm completion of your program and to obtain his/her signature on your Candidacy Form. After obtaining the signature from your advisor, please submit your signed Candidacy form to Kim Enfield in 404 Ball Hall. The form must be hand delivered, emailed kamccnnl@memphis.edu, or fax to 901-678-3881 by Monday August 25th.

All ICL Doctoral Students, please see your major professor to confirm completion of your program of study and to obtain his/her signature on your Candidacy Form. After obtaining the signature from your advisor, please submit your signed Candidacy form to Kim Enfield in 404 Ball Hall. The form must be hand delivered, emailed kamccnnl@memphis.edu, or fax to 901-678-3881 byMonday August 25th.

Important Graduation Forms:

· Doctoral Candidacy Form is accessible at https://academics-s.memphis.edu/gradschool/
· Masters Candidacy Form is accessible at https://academics-s.memphis.edu/gradschool/
· Graduate Certificate Candidacy Form https://academics-s.memphis.edu/gradschool/
· The Intent to Graduate Form. This is submitted online, attach your confirmation page to yourCandidacy Form https://saweb.memphis.edu/commencement/intenttograduate/
· The In Lieu of Clinical Teaching Application http://www.memphis.edu/tep/components/2014_in_lieu_of_student_teaching.pdf

Visit the Graduate School website for additional information on graduation, ordering caps and gowns, theses and dissertations deadlines and other information at http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/graduation.php

Please contact your advisor if you have questions or let me know how I may assist you.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!!

Kim Enfield
Instruction & Curriculum Leadership
P: 678-3921 F: 678-3881
404 Ball Hall

Position for Instructional Designers at Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville)

Note below:

Dear Dr. Martindale,

I’m writing to ask if you have any promising graduates who would be interested in applying for the position of Instructional Designer at Trevecca’s Nazarene University. Attached is the job description. Currently we are using the Sakai LMS but will likely be switching in the near future.

TNU has expanded the online department and we are looking for instructional designers to support various areas of the University. Our instructional design team will implement a number of new programs with various instructional technologies.

We feel this would be an ideal position for a promising graduate of your program. Our team is committed to offering the professional development and training that would benefit a recent graduate. We offer a collaborative, Christian working environment with great potential for professional growth.

Please feel free to forward this email as you deem appropriate. Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume (with three references) to LaMetrius Daniels (ldaniels@trevecca.edu), Director of Online Learning or apply online http://www.trevecca.edu/jobs/current-job-openings

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you for your assistance.
Warmest Regards,

LaMetrius Daniels
Director of Online Learning
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: 615-248-1521

Innovate | Improve | Impact
We collaborate with educators to inspire innovation and empower our community.
Instructional Designer.docx

Methodist development specialist position

Here’s the posting. You should be able to find it by searching Development Specialist.

Development Specialist

Job Description

Job Title: Development Specialist
Company Name: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare – Corporate
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: MEMPHIS, TN, United States
Salary: Highly Competitive
Shift Hours/ Days: 8am – 5 pm, Mon thru Fri
Hours/Pay Period: 80
Degree Required: B.A.
Job ID: 2014.60028436.001329
Date Posted: Jul 14, 2014
Years Experience: 5
Job Category: Education/Training/Development
Facilities: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare – Corporate
Note: Please read the complete description below before applying for this job.
Complete Description
Grade 15


The Development Specialist is a primary facilitator for on-boarding and ongoing Associate/Leader development including the delivery of core instructional content and training. The Development Specialist is also responsible for the development and delivery of customized training requests for MLH departments/units. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Five years professional HR related experience to include web based and classroom based professional training/instruction, coaching, culture change, and diversity /inclusion initiatives.
BA / BS Business or related degree or equivalent experience preferred.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Skilled in Microsoft Office products
• Instructional design, facilitation, crucial conversations training and new hire orientation experience preferred
• Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of moderately difficult assignments.
• Strong technical knowledge.
• Facilitates meetings and oversees projects.
• Collaborates with clients to develop products and services.
• Negotiates with clients to obtain data or products.
• Project management knowledge.
• Develops and uses collaborative relationships to accomplish work goal

Lindsey Shepard

Training Content Developer

Job with training group at FedEx

Posting at: https://jobs-fedexservices.icims.com/jobs/22078/solutions-specialist/job

Sales Enablement & Education (SEE) is a strategic team that equips sales professionals with the ability to consistently and systematically have a valuable conversation with the right set of customer stakeholders at each stage of the customer’s problem-solving life-cycle to optimize the FedEx selling system.

The Design & Develop teams within SEE bring the Corporation’s priorities to life through the design and development of Sales education. The successful candidate will be part of the Design & Develop team and will be expected to create cutting-edge and innovative courseware for sales and provide thought leadership on the instructional design, technology approach, and delivery methods.

General Summary
Under close supervision, assists in the design, development, implementation and maintenance innovative and replicable programs/procedures supporting FedEx sales, Sr. leadership and customers creating value and effective strategies for FedEx. Requires the application of developing skill sets relevant to the role and objective of the department. May work individually and with teams with internal/external customers. May participate in review, analysis, interpretation of data/information creating innovative solutions Position Responsibilities include:
• Following instructional design and development principles to create education for the FedEx sales force
• Conducting needs analysis, defining learning objectives, scripting, and storyboarding course content
• Using authoring tools and templates to creatively develop classroom and distance-based education and knowledge asset for sales
• Employing various instructional methods, such as case studies, simulations, practical exercises, lecturettes, and activities/games as applicable
• Creating knowledge-based and application-based assessments which directly align to the learning objectives.
• Collaborating with subject matter and business experts (Marketing, Sales, Solutions, Pricing, HR, Legal) throughout the design & development cycle to ensure alignment with business objectives.


Bachelor’s degree/equivalent in business or a related field. Knowledge of business software, spreadsheet applications and/or graphics or web development. Good interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills. Good written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Background/Skills

• Intellectual curiosity
· Experience with HTML/HTML5.

• Proficiency in Adobe authoring tools (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Muse, Etc.) · Strong sense of UI design & composition.

· Knowledge of AfterEffects, Maya, Cinema 4D or equivalent 3D software.

· College degree in Art, Animation, Graphic Design, or related field preferred

Senior Instructional Designer – eLearning in Memphis, TN


Caveo Learning is a learning consulting firm, providing learning solutions to Fortune 1000 and other leading organizations.

We partner with Chief Learning Officers and other learning leaders to help them more closely align their L&D (Learning and Development) organizations to deliver recurring, scalable and measurable
performance gains – tightly matched to the company’s business goals and drivers. We also work with leaders in other functional areas to structure and execute learning and performance solutions aligned with major corporate initiatives.

When the L&D organization is fully and appropriately engaged, everybody wins. Corporate initiatives are more successful. Employees are happier and more productive. L&D is acknowledged as a critical contributor. That is our mission.

> Read about our mission.

We deliver ROI-focused strategic learning consulting, learning and performance solutions enabled by learning technologies.

> Learn more about our solutions.

In short, Caveo is your partner for performance-based learning solutions that drive business value.


Role: Senior Instructional Designer

Type: Contract

Location: Memphis TN

Travel: On Site – Memphis TN

Requirements: eLearning development – Captivate, Flash


Caveo Learning is hiring multiple Instructional Designers who will be responsible for the design and development of training courses and performance solutions to drive critical business outcomes. The Instructional Designer will interact with client team members and Caveo Learning partners as well as subject matter experts to ensure that course material achieves the desired learning outcomes. In addition, the Instructional Designer will:

• Assess client needs to determine appropriate performance solutions.

• Create, manage and report on comprehensive design plans and processes for the development of all learning content.

• Create instructional strategies and training materials based on client need.

• Provide guidance and specialized knowledge to other members of the team.

• Work with internal and external business partners to coordinate and schedule the development of curriculum.

• Use strong project management processes to ensure excellence and timely completion of development projects.

• Work closely with stakeholders to assess the integrity of instructional materials and support the ongoing assessment of instructional effectiveness for all existing and future training programs.

• Cultivate, develop and manage strong, lasting client relationships at a senior management level.

• Make recommendations to management on delivery methods, options and critical learning and development process needs.

• Assist in setting learning strategies for company-wide initiatives.

Job: Instructional technology trainer, University of Memphis

See description here:


Designers for Learning: A new Call for Volunteers is open

From: Jennifer Maddrell, Designers for Learning <jmaddrell>

Our next service-learning Call for Volunteers is now open! View this in your browser.
Call for Volunteers: We are excited to announce the Call for Volunteers for the next 15-week service-learning project facilitated by Designers for Learning, an organization that coordinates volunteer service-learning opportunities for instructional design students who seek to gain experience creating instruction, training programs, and other types of performance improvement solutions for nonprofits and other social enterprises. We are accepting applications from students who are enrolled in college instructional design programs and would like to volunteer as part of a 12-person cohort for the upcoming fall 2014 semester.

Project Description: As outlined in the project description, the focus of this service-learning project is the design of open educational resources for adult basic education. While the outcome of this project will support the missions of many organizations, those selected to participate on this service-learning project will be volunteers of Grace Centers of Hope, a faith-based outreach to homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families. Grace Centers of Hope provides a full recovery and rehabilitation campus for homeless men, women, and children who have been abused or addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, including a one-year residency program for adult male and female clients recovering from drug, alcohol, or other challenging issues. Clients in the Grace Centers of Hope residency program who have not earned a high school diploma (or equivalent) are required to take in-house adult basic education classes to prepare for the General Educational Development test in order to stay in the program.

As a follow up to the pilot service-learning project that concluded this spring, Grace Centers of Hope has asked Designers for Learning to facilitate another volunteer service-learning project focused on the design of instructional materials and learning activities to meet the parameters of the College and Career Readiness standards, the basis of the General Educational Development test. The request for help includes instructional resources for adult learners, as well as instructors and volunteers who work as tutors. Volunteer service-learners selected for the fall 2014 cohort will design and develop open educational resources to prepare adults for their high school equivalency exams, as well as college or new careers.

Application Process: Please see the application instructions on the Call for Volunteers at http://studio.designersforlearning.org/call-for-volunteers/. Applications are due on or before August 15, 2014, and the volunteer selection will be announced September 1, 2014.

Comments or Questions?
Please forward this Call for Volunteers announcement to other students or faculty, and contact us with any questions or comments. Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time, skills, and knowledge to this important need.

Project Co-facilitators

Dr. Jennifer Maddrell, Designers for Learning

Dr. Jill Stefaniak, Old Dominion University

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