Jim Wyckoff headshot
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James H. Wyckoff

Professor
Director
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Ruffner Hall 256
405 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1982
B.A., Denison University, 1974
Biography

Jim Wyckoff directs the Education Policy PhD program and the Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness.  He is a PI on grants from NSF and several foundations to explore policies on teacher preparation, recruitment and retention on the quality of the teaching workforce and outcomes for students.  Wyckoff currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Children Eligible for School Nutrition Programs, the Scientific Review Panel of the U.S. Department of Education, the editorial board of Education Finance and Policy and on several advisory panels.

Exploring the Development of Teaching Skills
Source: Spencer Foundation
January 01, 2019 – December 31, 2021
Evaluation of Strada Education Networks National Engagement and Philanthropy Programs 2014-2016
Source: Strada Education Network, Inc.
February 20, 2018 – September 30, 2021
CU-DCPS-UVA Teacher Quality Research Partnership
Source: Overdeck Family Foundation
August 01, 2016 – July 31, 2021
CU-DCPS-UVA Teacher Quality Research Partnership YR02-03
Source: Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
December 15, 2017 – July 31, 2021
EML Services Agreement
Source: DC Public Education Fund
July 26, 2018 – July 25, 2020
CU- Principal Strategies to Improve Teacher Effectiveness
Source: Carnegie Corporation of New York
September 01, 2015 – March 31, 2020
Teacher Quality Research 2019-2020
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
December 09, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Teacher Quality Research
Source: Virginia Department Of Education
June 22, 2018 – June 01, 2019
CU-Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research
Source: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
July 01, 2012 – June 30, 2018
CU-DCPS-UVA Teacher Quality Research Partnership
Source: Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
August 01, 2016 – December 31, 2017
CU - Examining the Effects of IMPACT on Students Achievement: CDPS-UVA Research Partnership
Source: U.S. Department Of Education
July 01, 2014 – June 30, 2017
CU- Describing the Malleability of Teaching Practice
Source: American Educational Research Association
September 01, 2014 – August 31, 2016
CU- Do DC Teachers Value IMPACT? An Analysis of Teacher Retention and Mobility in Washington, D.C.
Source: National Academy Of Education
September 01, 2015 – May 30, 2016
TIF Teacher Incentive Performance Award - Prince William County Public Schools
Source: The Community Training and Assistance Center
October 01, 2010 – March 31, 2016
TIF Learning Leaders Initiative - Henrico County Public Schools
Source: The Community Training and Assistance Center
October 01, 2010 – March 31, 2016
CU-The Effects of Performance-Based Compensation: Evidence from the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF)
Source: Smith Richardson Foundation
January 01, 2013 – December 31, 2015
CU - Principal Strategies to Improve School Teaching Effectiveness
Source: Carnegie Corporation of New York
October 01, 2014 – August 31, 2015
CU Assessing the Effects of IMPACT on DCPS Teacher Quality
Source: Carnegie Corporation of New York
May 01, 2013 – December 31, 2014
CU-Who Enters Teaching: Evidence from New York State
Source: Leland Stanford Junior University
June 01, 2014 – November 30, 2014
CU-Improving Virginia's Education and Workforce Systems
Source: Virginia Community College System
June 01, 2012 – June 30, 2014
CU-Louisiana Teacher Preparation
Source: The New Teacher Project
September 27, 2013 – March 01, 2014
Alternative Certification in the Long Run
Source: The Noyce Foundation
June 01, 2010 – September 30, 2013
CU-CALDER/AIR NCE
Source: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
July 01, 2011 – June 30, 2013
EDLF 4080: U.S. Education Policy
Credits: 3
Education policy has taken center stage in a variety of national, state and local debates such as teacher evaluation, universal pre-K, school accountability, and charter schools. These are issues around which there is often contentious debate, much of which is polarized and simplistic. This class will explore a few current education policy debates through the lenses of conceptual models and empirical evidence.
EDLF 4995: Directed Research
Credits: 1–6
Directed Research under supervision of faculty member.
PPOL 7600: Thesis Project
Credits: 3
Thesis Project
PPOL 7610: Applied Policy Project
Credits: 3
The Applied Policy Project (APP) is the capstone event of the MPP program, an independent analytical project for each student, working with an external client on a mutually agreed upon policy problem facing the client organization. The final product is a report approximately 50 pages single-spaced in length, professionally bound, and presented both to the faculty member and to the client.
LPPP 7700: Applied Policy Project I
Credits: 3
The Applied Policy Project (APP) is the capstone event of the MPP program, an independent analytical project for each student. Divided over two semesters, APP I provides students with the opportunity for a semester of research and information gathering in the policy field of the student's external client.
LPPP 7750: Applied Policy Project II
Credits: 3
The Applied Policy Project (APP) is the capstone event of the MPP program, an independent analytical project for each student. During APP II, students produce a final report of approximately 50 single-spaced, professionally bound pages. The report is presented to both the faculty member and to the client.
EDLF 9740: Internship in College Teaching or Supervision
Credits: 1–6
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member. Opportunities are arranged by the students with the assistance of the sponsoring faculty member.
EDLF 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Under close faculty guidance, students work on an area of interest not covered by the curriculum. A plan of study must be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Advisor Permission Required.
EDLF 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.