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1 Correctional Education Clearinghouse and Educational Program Correctional Education Association 2010 Leadership Forum March 29, 2010 Annapolis, MD

2 Project Team  Faculty Investigators Co-PI: Dr. George Bieger,  Professional Studies in Education Co-PI: Dr. Claire Dandeneau,  Counselor Education Co-PI: Dr. Dennis Giever,  Criminology Co-PI: Dr. Daniel Lee,  Criminology

3 History of Correctional Education Research and Curriculum Development at IUP  Congressional appropriation sponsored by Senator Arlen Specter for FY 03 Subsequent awards to sustain project objectives in FY 05 and FY 06  Established the National Institute for Correctional Education (NICE)  Objectives Research Clearinghouse and Repository Curriculum Development Summer Academy

4 History of Correctional Education Research and Curriculum Development at IUP

5  Congressional appropriation sponsored by Senator Arlen Specter for FY 03 Subsequent awards to sustain project objectives in FY 05 and FY 06  Established the National Institute for Correctional Education (NICE)  Objectives Research Clearinghouse and Repository Curriculum Development Summer Academy

6 Correctional Education Accomplishments at Indiana University of Pennsylvania  Research Determined need for collecting common data Generated and disseminated statistical reports related to constituent requests  Curriculum Development Characteristics of model curriculum for correctional education and model correctional educators identified  Summer Academy 25 correctional education leaders attended intensive training at IUP

7 Correctional Education Clearinghouse and Educational Program FY 2009  Revitalization of Correctional Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania FY 2009 Federal Appropriation $1.1 Million  Current Initiatives Improve and extend retrospective and prospective research capabilities  The collection of correctional education data  The development of the research clearinghouse  The dissemination of key findings Establish curriculum for Master of Arts program in correctional education

8 Correctional Education Clearinghouse and Educational Program FY 2009  Progress Research Clearinghouse Initiatives  Coordination with Correctional Education Association Confirmed support Scheduled presentation at CEA Leadership Forum (March, 2010)  Coordination with MPR Associates, Inc. Established history with state leaders from Departments of Corrections Developing common data definitions related to correctional education  Coordination with grant monitor from Office of Justice Programs Proposed long term feasibility of research activities Transition from appropriation funding to competitive grant funding  Relationship to Second Chance Act initiatives

9 Correctional Education Clearinghouse and Educational Program FY 2009  Progress Educational Development  Preparation of Notification of Intent to be submitted to the PASSHE  Identification of course developers and development of course content  Coordination with Correctional Education Association Confirmed support Scheduled presentation at CEA Leadership Forum (March, 2010)

10 Current Agenda for Correctional Education at IUP  Research Continuation of existing tasks  Task 1: Recruit and Train State Correctional Agencies  Task 2: Develop Comparable Data Elements, Definitions, and Collection Strategies  Task 3: Establish a Web-based Process for Disseminating Data  Task 4: Compile State Correctional Education Data  Task 5: Publish a Statistical Profile of State Programs Develop maintenance strategy for Data Clearinghouse Expand dissemination of data and analytical reports

11 Current Agenda for Correctional Education at IUP  Task 1 and Task 2 Standardized data collection and analysis Basis  Steven Klein and Michelle Tolbert. (2007). Correctional Education: Getting the Data We Need. The Journal of Correctional Education 58(3): Burden  Shared across states  Relieved by mini-grants included in Congressional appropriation Benefits and expectations  Expanded opportunities reflective of the Three-State Recidivism Study by Stephen Steurer and Linda Smith

12 Current Agenda for Correctional Education at IUP  Educational Development Continuation of curriculum design  Course development  Development of on-line delivery Administration and accreditation of Master of Arts program  Needs assessment  Program approval, institutional and system-wide


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