Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

381  Sam Houston State University  (84677)

Principal Investigator: Fuller, Matt

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 349,979

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 1/1/21 - 7/31/22

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Education

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Department of Education

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Academic Advisors Adapting to COVID-19

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Greater Texas Foundation


Program Title: N/A


This is a 1.5 year-long project aimed at collecting data from academic advisers in the state of Texas and beyond through the Center for Assessment, Research, and Educational Safety (CARES). An Institutional Review Board Protocol has been successfully obtained (SHSU IRB # 2020-149) and data collection is underway on a similar nation-wide project (See We will deliver an online webinar discussing potential adaptive challenges COVID-19 has presented academic advisers, introduce them to the study, and invite their participation. Quarterly webinars will be offered to sustain a focus on data collection and share preliminary findings as they are available. CARES researchers will then launch the academic advising data collection campaign to allow participants to share comments and ideas until May 2021. This length of time will allow the ongoing pandemic to develop and allow CARES researchers to collect data from participants as they engage new ideas and concepts in academic advising. During this data collection phase, CARES researchers will actively recruit academic advisers to participate in the study via quarterly webinars, phone calls, emails, social media, and letters. Moreover, any academic adviser who does not wish to share publicly or confidentially may also share his/her idea with CARES researchers via qualitative interviews conducted on Zoom or in person as travel restrictions allow. Data collection can begin immediately and an analysis plan will be designed in the full proposal. Following data collection, CARES researchers will employ qualitative analysis methods to develop themes and codes from the data. Quarterly updates on data and preliminary findings will be provided as requested. CARES will produce a comprehensive report addressing the research questions and guide academic advising programs in the state for years to come. CARES will also host a final webinar to present advisers in the state with findings and recommendations. QUALIFIES AS 1.1.1 & 1.1.9

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