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SAVE THE DATE! NCAI Policy Research Center’s 13th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum.
Please plan now to attend the 13th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum on June 5, 2018 during
the NCAI 2018 Mid Year Conference in Kansas City, MO. The theme is, “Lighting the Way: New
Paths for Research to Policy.”

Join Us for our New Monthly Webinar Series! The PRC will host webinars throughout
the year on the 4th Thursday of every month that focus on cutting-edge research
findings and topics related to AI/AN research and policy priorities. To view recordings of
our latest webinars: http://www.ncai.org/policy-research-center/events/webinars. To receive
future announcements for our webinars, email us at research@ncai.org.

If you would like to be added to our PRC listserv, email research@ncai.org.
Visit our updated website at http://www.ncai.org/prc.

Follow us on Twitter @ncaiprc

 

NCAI Policy Research Center , Supporting Indian Country in Shaping it’s Own Future

Tribal Data Capacity

Using Science to Building Tribal Capacity for Data-Intensive Research

http://www.ncai.org/policy-research-center/initiatives/nsf-project

 

The project includes the following activities:

  • Survey of tribal data capacity and practices
  • Review of the time tribes spend on meeting federal reporting requirements
  • Review of the experiences of tribes that received pilot grants to plan and conduct their own censuses  and surveys
  • Review of current tribal and program service populations and geographic service areas
  • Convening stakeholders to discuss tribal data capacity issues at the NCAI Policy Research Center’s Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum and other venues
  • Developing reports on project work with recommendations for improving and encouraging tribal data collection efforts

 

Pilot Grantees:

  • Kalispel Tribe of Indians
  • Pueblo of Laguna
  • Nez Perce Tribe
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center

NCAI Policy Research Center, Supporting Indian Country in Shaping it’s Own Future

Tribal Public Health Law

Tribal Public Health Law can be a key tool in the work of tribal leaders to strengthen public health in their communities in a range of ways, including by serving to:

  • Provide a mechanism to exercise authority (via the development of rules, regulations,); policies, and procedures by codifying, implementing, and enforcing laws and policies
  • Build infrastructure to sustain public health initiatives
  • Establish a legal framework to prepare for emergencies
  • Establish a coordinated effort to respond to public health concerns
  • Prioritize public health issues not currently addressed
  • Set a priority for engaging with public health data to improve health and save lives

http://www.ncai.org/policy-research-center/initiatives/projects/tribal-public-health-law

NCAI Policy Research Center’s 13th Annual Tribal Leader Scholar Forum Call for Proposals

The NCAI Policy Research Center’s 13th Annual Tribal Leader Scholar Forum Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN! The Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum provides an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, community members, and others to present their findings to tribal leaders, policymakers, and tribal members during NCAI’s Mid Year Conference.

Our theme for the 2018 Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum is Lighting the Way: New Paths from Research to Policy. This theme reflects the desire to shed light on future directions for policy in a way that is deeply informed by research and data in the context of tribal cultures and values. The Forum will take place on June 5, 2018 in Kansas City, MO.

CLICK HERE for the Call for Proposals and Sample Submission Template.

Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) 2017 Forum Now Available!

2017 EERS Chelimsky Forum

The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) announced videos from the 2017 Eleanor Chelimsky Forum on Evaluation Theory and Practice have been posted. https://www.youtube.com/user/EERSorg/

Main Presentor

At this year’s Forum, Dr. George Grob presented on “Evaluation Theory and Practice: Stepping Back and Looking Forward.” Dr. Mel Mark served as discussant. The presentation stepped back from evaluation theories to discuss daily issues in the evaluator’s world, such as:
  • Interacting with clients and understanding their point of view
  • Getting evaluation results through policy making
  • Protecting evaluator independence and understanding its value
  • Disseminating evaluation results

History

The EERS Eleanor Chelimsky Forum was established in 2013 through generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and originated from Eleanor’s plenary paper, “Balancing Theory and Practice in the Real World.” The goal of the forums is for important issues raised by evaluation theorists and practitioners to be brought to the surface for examination and discussion. The forums have been taking place for several years.  Prior year presentations are also available under videos in the EERS home Youtube channel.

Vice President of Research and Evaluation role at IFF

Responsibilities:

The Vice President for Research and Evaluation will be responsible for the following:

Grow research consulting business

  • Innovate in response to marketplace: develop research consulting products that inform and guide social impact investments into social service sectors and comprehensive community development.
  • Prepare and manage annual budget for research department. Manage projects and staff time to meet established utilization rate and financial sustainability goals.
  • Develop client outreach strategy to maintain pipeline of contracted and grant supported research projects. Grow research network through meetings, presentations and marketing. Coordinate with regional staff, EDs and SVPs/VPs in selling research products.
  • Coordinate with Resource Development Department to identify funders and raise philanthropic dollars for research projects.
  • Evaluate internal tools for potential commercialization and work to bring those tools to market.

Oversee research team and portfolio

  • Maintain IFF research brand: ensure all studies and research products maintain IFF’s high standard of rigor, integrity and intellectual independence, while being pragmatic and actionable with practical recommendations based in best practice.
  • Develop project proposals and budgets. Negotiate contracts. Manage grants and funder relationships. Collaborate in funder report preparation, as necessary.
  • Support, inspire and guide staff in the implementation of research projects.

Nurture data culture at IFF

  • Supervise cross-departmental data management and data analysis team. Ensure high levels of data integrity, accessibility and integration.
  • Collaborate with IFF staff on the development of internal dashboards to track financial and non-financial data to drive and continuously reassess IFF transformative strategies.
  • Connect IFF data and external data to provide strategic insight into markets, sectors and impact.

Design and oversee program evaluation and impact measurement strategy

  • Design metrics to measure IFF social impact in consultation with the Executive Management Team.
  • Design methodologies, policies and procedures to capture lessons learned, build institutional knowledge and inform broader initiative. Work with other lines of business to implement.
  • Collaborate with other departments to design and implement program evaluation of major IFF initiatives.

Strengthen IFF’s position as a thought leader in key markets and sectors

  • Prepare and deliver public presentations to disseminate research findings for research projects.
  • Produce white papers to communicate insights gleaned from IFF initiatives for internal audience.
  • Identify opportunities to showcase insights relevant to external audience, and facilitate dissemination or publication of publish findings.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Communications and Public Affairs (CCPA) to develop public communication plans for research studies, public-facing tools and relevant lessons learned.

*View the complete listing here.

The latest news from the NCAI Policy Research Center!

*The following is a newsletter from NCAI.

Greetings to our partners! We hope this brief newsletter finds you in a good way. At the Policy Research Center, we are eager to drive data to policy. We hope to serve as a resource to tribal leaders and communities – connecting our partners with the most cutting-edge research and providing a forum for decision-making. To learn more about our ongoing work:
Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum presentations are now LIVE!
Miss the Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum in Uncasville, CT? Not a problem! You can download agendas and PDFs of the presentations on our website. Click the link below to be directed to our online archive!
We need your input!

We have a new team at the Policy Research Center and we would love your input on how we can best fulfill our mission! Please take 3 minutes to complete our evaluation!

Link to PRC Input Form

Download our latest Research Update!
Each quarter, we release a Research Update to keep our partners informed of our work and the latest trends in research.
In this issue, we review our newest publications, including a one-pager on how tribal communities can respond to the growing opioid epidemic. We also highlight the latest research on food security, college retention, infant breastfeeding, etc. among tribal peoples and communities.

Last but not least, we share new data resources, upcoming scholar forums, and funding opportunities!

Download our Research Update

Time to enact Tribal Research Laws & Protocols!
The Policy Research advises tribes to review their current research laws, or consider the development of new ones, in light of recent revisions to two major federal research policies, the Common Rule and NIH single IRB policy. This is an opportunity to advance sovereignty over research on tribal lands and with tribal citizens.
We developed a resource to clarify what these research policy revisions mean for your community:
NCAI Policy Research Center
1516 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
www.ncai.org/prc

Save the Date | April 16-18, 2018 | Population Health Research Summit

Discovery Research PreK-12 Program Solicitation

National Science Foundation

Directorate for Education & Human Resources
Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

November 14, 2017

November 14, 2018

Synopsis of Program:

The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.

The DRK-12 program invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK-12 teaching and learning. The DRK-12 program has three major research and development strands: (1) Assessment; (2) Learning; and (3) Teaching. The program recognizes the synergy among the three strands and that there is some overlap and interdependence among them. However, proposals should identify a clear focus of the proposed research efforts (i.e., assessment, learning, or teaching) consistent with the proposal’s main objectives and research questions. The program supports five types of projects: (1) Exploratory, (2) Design and Development, (3) Impact, (4) Implementation and Improvement, and (5) Conferences and Syntheses. All five types of projects apply to each of the three DRK-12 program strands.

Proposal Preparation Instructions

  • Letters of Intent: Not required
  • Preliminary Proposal Submission: Not required
  • Full Proposals:

Evaluation/Research position at LEAD Center

Looking for an evaluation/researcher position with the Community of Practice?
The LEAD Center is recruiting (in partnership with Gear Learning) to fill this position.

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495223/games-and-learning-researcher
GAMES AND LEARNING RESEARCHER at UW–Madison<http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495223/games-and-learning-researcher>
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