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EDRM 698 - Research

  • 1 - 3 credits

This course is required for both the Organizational Learning Performance and Change (OLPC) M.Ed. and the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) M.S. degree.

OLPC Student Information:
Course Description: Directed inquiry in support of master's paper research requirement for student's degree.
Enroll in: Sections 801 or 802 for 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated by your advisor.

SAHE Student Information:
Course Description: Research Portfolio is designed to assist you in gaining an understanding of the portfolio model and required components. In addition, the courses address requirements of the Student Affairs in Higher Education program, CSU Graduate School, and School of Education.

Students enroll in Research Portfolio four times as part of the SAHE curriculum. Contact the instructor (Paul Giberson) in order to enroll in section 800 of this course.

• Students must receive instructor approval prior to registering for EDRM 698
• EDRM 698 – Research Portfolio I (credit 1) taken during first semester in program
• EDRM 698 – Research Portfolio II (credit 2) taken after completing 15 credits
• EDRM 698 – Research Portfolio III (credit 3) taken after completing 27 credits
• EDRM 698 – Research Portfolio IV (credit 4) taken after completing 36 credits

Important Information

Section 800 is for students admitted to the SAHE program. Please contact School of Education Graduate Programs Coordinator, Kelli Clark, at for more information about registration.

Sections 801 & 802 are for students admitted to the OLPC program. Please contact Coronda Ziegler at for more information about registration.


Howard B. Lewis
Howard B. Lewis

Dr. Lewis has been involved in education, instructional design and performance technology for over 40 years; including corporate positions with Health Net, Xerox Corporation, Apple Computer and RTC.
Howard is founder of and currently serving as President and Chief Learning Architect for Integrated Performance Solutions, Inc. (IPS). IPS specializes in instructional design, eLearning development, mobile learning and performance improvement solutions that drive business results. Under Howard’s leadership, IPS has designed and developed over 2,500 custom training programs – on time and on budget – for a wide variety of job functions across a number of industries. His national and international experience has involved areas such as leadership, management, sales and marketing, engineering, safety, medical management, customer service, and performance management to name a few.
In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor for Colorado State University teaching High-Impact, On-Demand Performance Solutions. In the past, Howard also served as an adjunct professor for Pepperdine University and the University of Hawaii teaching subjects such as learning and technology, education program development and evaluation, knowledge management and adult learning theory.
Howard earned his doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology and International Training from the University of Southern California; Master’s degree from West Virginia University in Occupational Safety and Health; and, Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Interpretation from Colorado State University.
Dr. Lewis is also a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT). This designation is awarded by the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) to experienced practitioners in the field of Organizational Performance Improvement whose work meets both Performance-Based Standards of Performance Technology and application requirements developed by ISPI.