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 spring 2024.

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Kati Corlew, Associate Professor of Psychology, TEM Program Coordinator

Student Test Performance: This study explores the relationship between identity, cognitive and emotional states, and academic performance. This study explores testing outcomes under a variety of conditions. 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. Co-Principal Investigator Kaitlyn Reynolds (UMA Alumna)

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Timothy Surrette, Associate Professor of Education

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).

Amy Rahn, PhD, ChairAssistant Professor of Art History and Charles Danforth Gallery Director