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CIMES is the organizing sponsor and host of the International Forum on Expert Finder Systems. The EFS Forum brings together builders and users of expert finder systems with decision makers to talk about research and trends in EFS and prospects for building a community of practice for EFS professionals.
This short, high-impact module uses video interviews and a practice scenario to deliver its core message about the effects of trauma and encourage law enforcement officers to adopt trauma-informed approaches when working with sexual assault survivors.
CIMES developed how-to videos for individuals applying for initial educator certification or for certificate renewal or subject addition. These whiteboard animation videos are highly accessible and target "sticking points" in the application process. They are viewed by thousands of educators each year.
The Language and Culture Center at the University of Houston provides an immersive English language program for international students. CIMES developed a centralized business management system that addresses all of the center’s complex application, registration, evaluation, grading, billing, and related processes—leading to an improved user experience for applicants, students, faculty, and staff.
The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence offers a 40-hour face-to-face training for those seeking to work as sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs). However, that format is a barrier for many nurses. So, CIMES is working with FCASV to develop a blended program with 24 hours of web-based training and 16 hours of face-to-face training. The goal is to help ensure that every sexual assault survivor in Florida has access to a medical forensic exam by a SANE-trained provider.
The California Tobacco Control Program has more than a dozen information systems that support business and program processes, so quickly finding the right piece of information can be challenging. CIMES is developing a mobile app that will push high-priority, timely information for all program and business operations to users via phone, tablet, and desktop.
California Department of Public Health
- California Tobacco Control Program
The California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program, leads statewide and local health programs, services, and activities that promote a tobacco-free environment. CIMES developed the Tobacco Control Funding Opportunities and Resources site to consolidate access in a single location to the information, tools, and resources applicants need to identify funding opportunities and prepare applications for the California Tobacco Control Program. The site also contains searchable directories of active projects and project evaluators, along with links to important websites.LEARN MORE
Nebraska Health and Human Services
- Tobacco Free Nebraska
The Division of Health Promotion and Tobacco is responsible for preventative and community health programs and services, such as Tobacco Free Nebraska. CIMES developed a multi-level information/program/business management system called the Tobacco Resource and Information Network to support the effectiveness of programs and services implemented by local grantees as part of Tobacco Free Nebraska. CIMES also created the Tobacco Free Nebraska Virtual Clearinghouse, where local grantees upload materials they have developed to share with other grantees, communities, and families across the state.LEARN MORE
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- Division of Agricultural Environmental Services
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services oversees food sampling throughout Florida for adulteration and misbranding. Existing training was delivered face-to-face, once a year. CIMES developed a web-based training solution that standardizes food sampling procedures for all employees across the state and can be accessed at any time, without the need for a formal training meeting. The training serves as an orientation for new hires and a refresher for current food inspectors.LEARN MORE
State University System of Florida Board of Governors
The private and public sectors in Florida needed a centralized portal of research faculty in Florida’s universities to assist in identifying expertise to solve problems and create collaborative opportunities. Florida ExpertNet, a portal of applied research expertise all across Florida's research universities, was the solution. The web-based system employs a knowledge management system and content management system, along with a research taxonomy to manage content. Web crawlers and import tools collect data from the university partners across the state.LEARN MORE
Voices for Florida
The Voices for Florida Open Doors Outreach Network seeks to improve care, coordination, and outcomes for commercially sexually exploited and trafficked children. The network uses an innovative approach that engages teams of survivor-mentors, regional advocates, and clinicians to provide 24/7 care to recovering victim. CIMES developed a performing a developmental evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the service model at the current pilot sites. The study will also identify which aspects of the model need to be maintained and sustained as it is being implemented at new sites and which aspects of the model can be modified to fit the local needs of partner organizations.LEARN MORE
Florida Department of Education
- Bureau of Educator Certification
The Bureau of Educator Certification at the Florida Department of Education is responsible for evaluating, granting, and maintaining licensure for Florida educators. The bureau offers its certification partners in Florida’s school districts a number of resources to assist with their job, including training on introductory topics related to certification and licensure. CIMES developed web-based training that strengthened the bureau’s existing training by adding scenarios and application tasks arising from the context of the users’ everyday tasks.LEARN MORE
Florida State University
- College of Motion Picture Arts
The Motion web portal was created for the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts as a program management system. The application is role-based, integrated, scalable, and supports managing people, assessments, courses, and projects. The application also provides interfaces to collect, manage, track, and report project and assessment information.LEARN MORE
Florida Department of Transportation
- Transportation Data Analytics Office
The Florida Department of Transportation collects data for a national-level information system known as the Highway Performance Monitoring System. CIMES worked closely with the HPMS expert to identify the knowledge, processes, procedures, skills, and aptitudes technicians need to perform the data collection tasks. CIMES then developed web-based training that includes scenarios with multiple solutions and assessments that provide rich feedback to help model behavior, deepen understanding, and promote transfer of learning.LEARN MORE