W E E K L Y U P D A T E
Friday, February 5, 2010
Dr. Robert Bickel, Professor of Advanced Educa-
tional Studies, is the author of “Multilevel Analysis
for Applied Research: It’s Just Regression!” The
book discusses how to extend multiple regression
analysis to nested data. If nesting data is omitted
from statistical analyses, results can be misleading.
Throughout the book, Dr. Bickel clearly expresses
how explanatory variables can be employed at
more than one level in research.
Faculty Publications and Presentations: Multilevel Analysis for Applied Research
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News: Mentoring Program
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has officially launched a mentoring program for new
faculty. Offered annually to new faculty interested in meeting regularly with a seasoned faculty
member from a different department, this program will begin each year with a “speed mentoring”
event. During this event, potential mentors and mentees are matched according to shared profes-
sional interests. “The idea first emerged from the work MU-ADVANCE had been doing to improve
retention of new female faculty in STEM disciplines,” said Sherri Smith, Executive Director of CTL.
Faculty interested in serving as mentors for Academic Year 2010-11, should contact Sherri Smith
for more information.
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Academic Affairs 2010
Resource: New Confocal and Multiphoton Microscopy System
Drs. Michael Norton, Marcia Harrison, Simon Collier, and Brian Antonsen were awarded
$930,000 from the National Science Foundation to procure a new confocal and multiphoton
microscopy system that will expand the capabilities of Marshall’s Molecular and Biological Im-
aging Center. This sys