As part of its ongoing commitment to build intellectual community, the University of Maine at Augusta encourages faculty and students with active research programs to join us and build capacity through the motivating force of peer review. The Research in Progress (RiP) group will reconvene in fall 2022.

Student Test Performance

Kati CorlewResearcher: Principal Investigator Laura “Kati” Corlew, PhD., and Co-Principal Investigator Kaitlyn Reynolds (UMA Alumna)

Overview Of Study

Purpose: This study explores the relationship between identity, cognitive and emotional states, and academic performance. This study explores testing outcomes under a variety of conditions

Procedures: Participants will be asked to complete an exam. Prior to the exam, they will be randomly assigned to one of several possible activities. They will also be asked a variety of questions regarding their emotional and cognitive state.

Tim SurretteCurrently, Dr. Surrette is the principal investigator on a research project supported by a UMA presidential research grant. The goal of this project is to create and sustain a virtual community of practice (CoP) during the 2021 – 2022 academic school year. This CoP will provide various forms of professional and social support to a group that includes two Fall 2021 UMA pre-service (student) teachers and four former UMA students beginning their first year of teaching in the Fall of 2021 in the state of Maine. The objective of the CoP is to provide the six participants opportunities for professional, social, and emotional growth and/or support during the 2021 – 2022 school year (August, 21 – June, 22).