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Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas

Associate Professor
Research Director, Crafting Success for Underrepresented Scientists & Engineers
Research Director of Undergraduate Initiatives, Contemplative Sciences Center
Principal, Hereford Residential College
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Ruffner Hall 298
405 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2000
M.S.E., Northwestern University, 1994
B.A., Northwestern University, 1992
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Ed. & Human Resources
October 01, 2012 – September 30, 2019
CU-Best Practice in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in Cambodian Higher Education Institutions
Source: Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry
September 18, 2013 – January 31, 2014
CU-GSE/DIF Crafting Successful Living-Learning Programs for Women in STEM: Building Blocks for the Future
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Ed. & Human Resources
January 01, 2011 – April 30, 2013
INST 2550: Interdisciplinary Studies Hereford College
Credits: 1–3
Individual faculty and advanced graduate students may teach these courses with the approval of the Dean's Office, which acts for the Committee on Education Policy and the Curriculum. A maximum of 3.0 credits count toward the B.A. or B.S. in the College. INST courses count as non-College credits.
EDLF 4995: Directed Research
Credits: 1–6
Directed Research under supervision of faculty member.
EDLF 5830: College Student Experience
Credits: 3
This course examines trends and changes in the characteristics of college students and institutions they attend, as well as the larger social context in which they operate. It will explore emerging theories and methodologies that address student experience and research related to how college affects students.
EDLF 7610: Research in Higher Education, Student Affairs and Athletic Administration
Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce the quantitative and qualitative social science research process to students, as well as to help familiarize students with some of the more popular forms of assessment within the fields of higher education, student affairs, and athletic administration.
EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry for Practitioners with Data Management and Analysis
Credits: 3
Focus is given to Problems of Practice (POPs) through systematic quantitative inquiry, specifically focusing on survey processes, questions and strategies used to conduct meaningful inquiry in educational settings. The course begins with the process for survey development followed by basic statistical processes and procedures for organizing and analyzing data from surveys. A co-requisite for the class is EDLF 8386: Survey Lab of Practice.
EDLF 8386: Lab of Practice of Survey Inquiry
Credits: 1
This Lab of Practice complements EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry. The Lab provides a structured opportunity to engage in survey work on a very small scale allowing for practicing the main ideas focused on in EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry.
EDLF 8999: Masters Thesis
Credits: 1–6
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
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 9991: Ed.D. Research
Credits: 1–12
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
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 9995: Independent Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent Research
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.