This course is organized around participation in a
You will workindividually on assignments that will be combined together to produce a final groupreport. Each member of the team will be evaluated on the individual assignmentsas well as receive a grade for the group report. Following are the breakdown of research groups. Additional information on these assignments will be provided inclass.
Guiding Research Question: What needs to be done to facilitate immigrant integration and incorporation in the Triad?
In order to answer this research question we will collect data from the followingpopulations:
Group 1: Members of the SALSA Mentoring ProgramGroup 2: UNCG Faculty and CNNC Research FellowsGroup 3: Administrators of Community Social Service AgenciesGroup 4: Guilford County ESL Teachers & Teachers at the New SchoolGroup 5: CNNC Americorp Members and Interpreters
Complete each of the following individual assignments by their scheduled duedates (see course schedule). These assignments are designed to supplement thetext and lectures and train you for the tasks of the group project. Scoring rubricsand additional information will be provided in class.1.
NIH Certificate for Human Subjects Research
(100 pts. Due Sept 9)
Complete the computer-basedCITICollaborative Institutional Training Initiative -Basic Course at https://www.citiprogram.org. This may take some time, so planaccordingly. Once registered you may return to the site over several sittings tocomplete the course. Once you have successfully answered the quizzes at the endof each module, you will be given on option to print a certificate of completion. Printtwo copies of the certificate; keep one for your records and bring the second toclass.2.
Annotated Bibliography Assignment (100 pts. Sept 25)
You will select fivearticles for review from the list of approved articles (or relevant approved academic journals you find on your own and submit for approval) These articles are based onempirical research for evaluation
and assessment of mentoring or ESL programs.Read the articles with special attention
to the methods and findings. DO NOT RELYON THE ABSTRACT ALONE. You will write an annotated bibliography (seehttp://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill28.htm). Your annotationshould
include the following information and should be no less than 300 words:• Citation in ASA Style;• research question;• population characteristics;• research method;• primary findings; and• critique or comments.3.
Nonparticipant Observer Assignment (50 pts. Due Oct 9)
We will be conducting observations of the International Student Association Friday