UNL Support for BI Conceptualization and Development
- Office of Proposal Development
Staff in UNL’s Office of Proposal Development are available to meet one-on-one to discuss your BI ideas, make connections to potential BI partners, and help you write your BI plan.
Email Tisha Mullen, Director of Proposal Development, or call 402-472-2894
- Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education and Nebraska Extension
To engage with K-12 students and/or teachers on your BI activities, experts at UNL in K-12 formal and informal education are available to discuss your ideas, help conceptualize your BI activities involving these audiences, and make connections to the K-12 community.
Email Dr. Guy Trainin, Professor and Chairperson of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, or call 402-472-2231
Email Dr. Jill Lingard, Extension Professor, or call 402-472-1710
- Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education
Staff in the Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education can help with the development of STEM education-related BI activities in a variety of ways, from brainstorming to making connections with a desired audience, to helping you navigate school district research rules. The Center maintains a comprehensive database of Nebraska’s public PK-12 teachers and has a close working relationship with Nebraska’s PK-12 administrators, Education Service Unit personnel and Nebraska community college personnel. Center staff can also help with the development of web pages, digital and print materials (e.g. brochures, recruitment flyers, magazine-style reports for stakeholders, etc.) and event coordination (e.g. dissemination workshop or conference) related to BI.
Email Lindsay Augustyn, Assistant Director and Communications Coordinator, or call 402-472-8979
- Center for Civic Engagement
Consider reaching out to UNL’s Center for Civic Engagement to explore ways to engage students and the community. The Center encourages students to connect curricular and co-curricular learning with opportunities to address critical human need through service, civic-related research, and social change leadership. The Center also serves as a clearinghouse between students, teaching and research faculty, and staff with identified local and/or global community need.
Email Dr. Linda Moody, Assistant Director, or call 402-472-6150
- Public Policy Center
If you are interested in engaging BI audiences around public policy topics, contact the University of Nebraska’s Public Policy Center which links policy with research, process, and practice.
Email Dr. Nancy Shank, Associate Director, or call 402-472-5687
- Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium
The staff in UNL’s Social and Behavioral Services Research Consortium has an extensive referral network that can facilitate connections across the social sciences.
Email Dr. Trish Wonch Hill, Research Coordinator at UNL’s Methodology and Evaluation Research Core, or call 402-472-7646
BI Activities Evaluation
- Methodology and Evaluation Research Core
The staff in UNL’s Methodology and Evaluation Research Core can consult on the development of a BI evaluation plan and help implement the evaluation plan for the funded grant.
Email Dr. Alian Kasabian, Operations Director of UNL’s Methodology and Evaluation Research Core, or call 402-472-6145
- Schmeeckle Research
Offering evaluation outside of the UNL community, Schmeeckle Research in Lincoln, Nebraska will assess your BI activities.
Email Mindy Anderson-Knott or call 402-477-5407
Research Responsibility and Human Subjects
- Office of Research Responsibility
It can be difficult to identify when BI activities require Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval because these activities often involve interaction with the public. At the proposal development stage be sure to review the IRB website for information about when IRB approval is necessary and/or seek guidance from UNL’s IRB staff through Research Compliance Services. These helpful resources can ensure your BI activities and the plan to evaluate the activities take into account relevant federal regulations, state laws and institutional policies. To begin a conversation, email the IRB.