S U M M E R 2 0 1 1 Connections Graduate Student Council American Educational Research Association Reflections from the AERA Annual Meeting in New Orleans 2011 Contents Melissa S. Mitchell Message from the Chair, 2 Senior Newsletter Editor 2011 New Orleans Service Project 3 Bryce L. Walker Junior Newsletter Editor Our 2011-2012 Graduate Student 4-6 Council Officers Get Connected to your Division! 7-19 Connections Through Social Media 20 Get Involved with GSC by becoming 21 a Liaison Becoming a GSC Officer for 2012- 22-25 2013 Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not 26-27 Enough, Looking Forward to Vancouver by Robyn Carlson 2011 Annual Brown Lecture in 28 Washington D.C. 2012 AERA Annual Meeting in 29 Vancouver, BC Thank You from GSC 30 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Message from the Chair Honorable Graduate Students, The 2011 Annual Meeting, April 8-12, in New Orleans, Louisiana was highly successful. The theme was “Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good.” Over 4,000 graduate students attended as conference participants! This is a tremendous number considering the number of total registered attendees was 13,815. Additionally, 509 AERA Graduate Student members presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting. Way to go! Nicholas Hartlep Education researchers will travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada University of Wisconsin- for the 2012 Annual Meeting (Friday, April 13 - Tuesday, April 17, 2012). Milwaukee Under the leadership of President Arnetha Ball (Stanford University), the 2012 theme is Non Satis Scire (non sah-teece sy-ere): To Know is Not Enough. Echoing the 2011 theme, one of the many foci of this year’s Annual Meeting will be the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. One of my goals for the Graduate Student Council (GSC) is to increase Graduate Student membership, as well as the number of Annual Meeting conference presentations. As the current Chair of the GSC—the chief constituency body for Graduate Students—I agree with the meeting’s mission and have outlined several of my objectives that are common to those of President Ball. I hope to accomplish much during my tenure as Chair; however, much of this work cannot be actualized without the work of active and interested Graduate Students. First, many Graduate Students utilized the application for their smartphones in order to navigate the program while attending the sessions in New Orleans. In keeping with this trend of going “technological” and “green,” I, along with fellow GSC members and leaders, have begun the process of assembling cadres of interested Graduate Students to form subcommittees. The chief project is creating YouTube videos that will be useful for Graduate Students who are new to AERA or have not yet attended the Annual Meeting. If you are interested in joining, participating, or serving on such a subcommittee, please send an e-mail to Cecilia Fernandez, the GSC Community Leader at email@example.com Second, an additional objective of mine is to bolster and grow the Graduate Student membership in the association. The latest official count (the 2010 year-end numbers) shows that 6,662 (27%) of AERA members are Graduate Students. I would love to see that number dramatically increased during my tenure as chair. We have already initiated recruitment conversations and communications with AERA Headquarters in an effort to build Graduate Student representation. However, being a “card-carrying” and “dues-paying” AERA member is not enough. I am painfully aware that Graduate Students wish to be acculturated into the academy. I encourage Graduate Students to join our listerv and become part of the AERA Graduate Student community of scholars. Interested Graduate Students should also join our Facebook member page; search for “AERA Graduate Students!” Additionally, I am here to listen to Graduate Students’ concerns. Please feel free to contact me directly if there is anything you feel that I can do on your behalf (firstname.lastname@example.org). Last, I would like to close by pointing out that Graduate Students who would like to become more involved—especially by serving in a formal leadership position—should review the GSC Call for Elections. 2 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 2011 New Orleans Service Project The Community Service Project sponsored by the Graduate Student Council in partnership with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity was an overwhelming success with graduate students and their friends and family members. Volunteers arrived a day early for the 2011 annual meeting in New Orleans, to engage with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) program in their effort to provide homes for families who experienced the devastating effects of hurricane Katrina. This energetic group of volunteers collectively provided over 230 hours of labor as they worked on two Habitat houses being built in the hard hit lower 9 ward. In addition, this group also donated $500 to NOAHH to help defray the cost of materials and supplies. Several participants commented that this event renewed their spirits and provided a useful lens to think more deeply about the 2011 theme Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good. We all agreed this year’s event was an overwhelming success on many levels and well-worth repeating in Vancouver. A special thank you goes out to the following Community Service Project coordinators and organizing committee members: Robin Harris, Patrick Bell, John Wolcott, and Robyn Carlson. 3 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Our 2011-2012 Graduate Student Council Officers Chair Nicholas Daniel Hartlep University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee email@example.com Nicholas is a doctoral candidate and Advanced Opportunity Program Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His quantitative method dissertation looks at the educational achievement and attainment levels of Asian Americans using segmented assimilation. Currently he teaches courses in the early childhood program at UW-Milwaukee. Nicholas was formerly a first-grade teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools, the largest school system in Wisconsin. He is married and the proud father of two girls. Past Chair Annis N. Brown Michigan State University firstname.lastname@example.org Annis is a doctoral student in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy at Michigan State University, researching urban education, school choice policies, and critical literacy studies. Brown served as the Division L Graduate Student Representative and the GSC Community Leader. Brown previously worked for the New York City Board of Education as Training and Support Coordinator for the NYC Teaching Fellows and taught seventh and eighth grade. Chair Elect Cathy Rosenberg The Ohio State University email@example.com Cathy is a third year doctoral student at The Ohio State University in the School of Teaching and Learning. Her main research interest involves pre-service teacher education around LGBTQI issues. During the 2009-2010 academic year, Rosenberg served as the GSC hospitality chair where she helped organize the Saturday night social. Fun fact: Cathy owns six birds! 4 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Our 2011-2012 Graduate Student Council Officers Program Chair Robyn Carlson Michigan State University firstname.lastname@example.org Robyn is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Prior to returning to graduate work three years ago, Robyn spent 28 years working as a teacher and administrator in PK-12 schools in rural, suburban, and urban settings. Her personal research interests include investigating what teachers learn in teacher preparation, induction, and professional development programs and factors that influence teacher learning with a particular focus on mentoring and coaching. Robyn served as the GSC Program Chair for 2010-2011 and Co-Chaired the first GSC Community Service Project working with the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity program Community Leader Cecilia Henriquez Fernandez University of California-Los Angeles email@example.com Cecilia is a fourth year doctoral student in Social Research Methodology at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She earned an M.A. at UCLA in Social Research Methodology, and a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT. Cecilia’s research interests lie in understanding how mathematics is learned and developed in various settings. She currently works on a project that documents the various ways in which elementary school children explain mathematical concepts in the classroom. Secretary/Historian Carleen Carey Michigan State University firstname.lastname@example.org Carleen is a third-year doctoral student in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education program at Michigan State University. Prior to attending MSU, she taught science to elementary schoolers part-time as part of an outreach program in Williamstown, MA. and was a Writing Skills Instructor for the Upward Bound Program at Salem State College in Salem, MA. At MSU, she is graduate student coordinator of a mentoring program for adolescent girls from Detroit. Her interests are in literacy and developing themes of beauty and self-image in other people. She is looking forward to serving as your Secretary-Historian over the next year! 5 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Our 2011-2012 Graduate Student Council Officers Senior Newsletter Editor Melissa S. Mitchell University of Connecticut email@example.com Melissa recently graduated with a doctorate in Educational Psychology with a concentration in gifted education from the University of Connecticut. She currently serves as the assistant editor for the Journal of Advanced Academics. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Mitchell worked as an academic counselor and adjunct faculty member at a postsecondary institution in Maine. Her research interests include educational technology and rural education. Junior Newsletter Editor Bryce L. Walker The George Washington University firstname.lastname@example.org Bryce is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy of The George Washington University. He earned a BFA in Art Education from Brigham Young University. He entered into the field of education as a K-8 Art and Spanish teacher. Since then, he has earned an Ed.M. in Educational Media from Boston University, worked as an Instructional Designer at Prince George’s Community College (MD) and is currently a Graduate Research Assistant at George Washington. His current research interests are in early childhood digital literacy, educational technology, educational statistics, and urban education. Web Secretary Angela Hines Arizona State University email@example.com Angela Hines received her B.A. in Theatre, her M.Ed. and MAC in Secondary Education: Theatre Education, and will receive her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Studies in May 2013 from Arizona State University. She teaches courses in child and adolescent development for the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College at Arizona State, and has taught Drama, Musical Theatre, and Film at the secondary educational level. She serves as the President of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, Section Editor for the Current Issues in Education (CIE) Journal, and the Web-Master for the American Educational Research Association (AERA). 6 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division A: Administration Senior Rep. Angela Urick University of Texas at San Antonio Angela.Urick@utsa.edu Angela is a research fellow at The University of Texas at San Antonio in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and is the managing editor for The Review of Higher Education. Her research interests include understanding the impact of organizational structures on school effectiveness through large-scale reforms, school facilities and funding, academic climate, school social structures, and P-20 initiatives. Junior Rep. Pat Schroeder Texas A&M University firstname.lastname@example.org Pat is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Educational Administration at Texas A&M University and is a graduate student research assistant to Dr. Roger Goddard. Schroeder’s research interests include professional development for principals and program evaluation of professional development for practicing principals. Schroeder had a career in public education as an elementary school teacher, assistant principal, and principal in a large urban district before becoming a full-time Ph.D. student. Division A Statement: For the first time, Division A has committee members to extend outreach and mentoring to graduate student members of our division. The committee members are: Virginia Snodgrass, Educational Administration Department, University of Texas-Austin; Marcia Ranieri, Teaching and Leadership, Syracuse University; and Tiffany Harvey, Educational Leadership, Arizona State University. At this past AERA meeting, the Division A fireside chat focused on the relationship between theory, research, and research methods and how these efforts can be operationalized to the external benefit of society. Ursula Casanova (Arizona State University, Retired), Floyd Beachum (Lehigh University), Julian Vasquez Heilig (University of Texas-Austin), Gerardo Lopez (Indiana University), and George Theoharis (Syracuse University) discussed the actions taken by practitioners as a response to external pressures of accountability and school reform, which have resulted in the construction of new knowledge and pathways for sustainable school reform. These scholars responded to questions from graduate students and scholars about the most recent and salient findings in the study of school improvement. The panelists suggested the importance of leadership and organizational structures within schools and culture. For future events, the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) convention will be held November 17-20, 2011 in Pittsburgh. Divisions A representatives and committees in conjunction with Division L representatives expect to offer graduate students sessions at UCEA that discuss what to expect as an early scholar and how to submit and publish manuscripts. For more information about UCEA this fall or Division A, please contact email@example.com 7 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division B: Curriculum Studies Senior Rep. Ronald K. Porter University of California-Berkeley firstname.lastname@example.org Ronald is a doctoral candidate in the Social and Cultural Studies in Education program, with a designated emphasis in Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Eckerd College and his M.A. in Education at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include African-American educational thought and critical theories of race, gender and sexuality. His dissertation research traces the intellectual history of African- American educational thought looking specifically at the work of W.E.B. Du Bois, Alain Locke, and James Baldwin. Junior Rep. Yoonjung Choi Columbia University-Teachers College email@example.com Yoonjung is a doctoral candidate in social studies education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include social studies curriculum, multicultural/global education, and teacher education. She is also working as a consultant for professional development curriculum development at The Korea Society. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, photography, and traveling. Division B Statement: Curriculum Studies inquires into the relations of the curriculum, teachers, students, individuals, societies, and interdisciplinary themes, while critically examining educational issues and policies in light of scholarship in areas related (but not limited) to: Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Social Foundations, Queer Studies, Pedagogy, Women's Studies, and Andragogy. During the 2011 annual meeting, Division B hosted several Program Events and Sessions. These included the Division B International Curriculum Research Graduate Student Seminar; the Division B Graduate Student Alumni Seminar on Critical Race Theory, Critical Latina/o Theory, and Feminist Pedagogy; the Division B Vice Presidential Address: Diving Into the Wreckage: Working the Cracks/Embracing Contradiction; and the GSC Division B Fireside Chat: Hope and Healing in Justice Work: Dismantling, Changing, Rebuilding Curriculum. The Fireside Chat was one of the highlights of the annual meeting, and included insights from Sandy Grande, Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade, David Stovall, and Erica Meiners. We are looking forward to next year’s annual meeting in Vancouver. Anyone who is interested in participating in Division B planning and events should contact Ronald K. Porter, Division B Senior Representative (firstname.lastname@example.org). 8 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division C: Learning and Instruction Senior Rep. Yin Wah B. Kreher Syracuse University email@example.com Originally from Singapore, Yin Wah is a third-year doctoral student in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation at Syracuse University. Her primary research interests include the study and development of creativity-supportive learning and work environments; and the use of arts for learning and/or performance improvement in multicultural, healthcare, and educational settings. She is fascinated by how people learn and interact with or without the use of technology across cultures, fields, and disciplines. Junior Rep. Angela Shelton Temple University firstname.lastname@example.org Angi began her career in education as a high school teacher. Currently, she is finishing her doctoral coursework in the Science Education program at Temple University. Her main research interest is students’ performance on virtual assessments. She presented this topic at both NARST and AERA. As part of the Division C graduate student committee, she hopes to help people form true networking partnerships that lead to lifelong friendships and collaboration. Division C Statement: At our Fireside Chat, “Taking Research to Scale with Paul Cobb,” we had the honor of having Dr. Cobb, Peabody Chair in Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University, describe the evolution of his research with us. Dr. Cobb's presentation afforded us a glimpse into the process of moving from graduate student to senior researcher and a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with an established scholar. His well-attended presentation showed how he made instructional improvement a researchable issue by investigating the process of improving mathematics teaching and learning at scale. The audience participated enthusiastically with several insightful questions. The Graduate Student Seminar saw roughly 25 mentor-graduate student pairs in attendance, with the students learning how to develop a research trajectory, conduct effective teaching, and ways to secure grant funding. At the “Inciting Imaginations: New Directions in STEM Education” session, exciting research was shared by a panel of distinguished scholars: Dr. Xornam Apedoe, University of San Francisc; Dr. Melissa Gresalfi, Indiana University; and Dr. Timothy Zimmerman, Rutgers University. The Graduate Student Social at Bourbon House was a success; many new faces showed up and many new friendships were cultivated. Have you heard about our new blog located at: http://aera-divc-gsc.blogspot.com/? We are excited to share that we’ve had many hits on our blog since the launch in March 2011. We plan to make information more accessible by moving our newsletter to our blog. Please bookmark or subscribe to our blog to keep informed of our latest updates. We also have a Facebook page just for graduate students: AERA Division C- Graduate Students. Search for us and LIKE us! 9 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division D: Measurement and Research Methodology Senior Rep. Grant Morgan University of South Carolina email@example.com Grant Morgan is the Senior Representative of Division D to the Graduate Student Council, committee co-chair and a fourth year doctoral candidate in the educational research and measurement program at the University of South Carolina. His primary methodological research interests involve structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and item response theory. Junior Rep. Yuan Zhang University of Maryland at College Park firstname.lastname@example.org Division D Statement: Fireside chat and In-Progress Research Gala were a success. We had about 25 participants and attendees at the Fireside Chat and the entire session was a discussion and dialog led by experts and participants. We had about 28 participants and about 45 attendees at the Gala. We maintained the graduate student website, where information about internships and information about conference events were posted. In addition, two sections for graduate students were continued from last year: Ask a Scholar and Ask a Student. The idea behind the two sections was to continue to introduce various faculty and students in our field to the general graduate student population within Division D. Prior to the annual meeting, we were also able to select the incoming Jr. Rep as well as the graduate students for various Division D committees. Past Chair Dubravka Svetina organized the first session titled “Exemplary Work From Promising Researchers,” which featured the top four winners at the In-Progress Research Gala. Please see our Announcements page at: http://www.aera.net/uploadedFiles/Divisions/Measurement_and_Research_Methodology_(D)/G raduate_Students/Division_D_Graduate_Student_Announcements_5-10-11.pdf 10 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division E: Counseling and Human Development Senior Rep. Jioni A. Lewis University of Illinois-Urbana email@example.com Jioni is a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has focused on multicultural and social justice issues within her roles as a researcher, teacher, and counselor. Her research interests have focused on color-blind racial ideology, racial identity attitudes, and coping with race-related stress. Her dissertation project will explore the relations between gendered racial microaggressions and psychological well-being among Black women. Junior Rep. Ann Kim University of California, Santa Barbara firstname.lastname@example.org Ann Kim is a second year doctoral student at University of California Santa Barbara with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Development. She is interested in ethnic identity in immigrant adolescents, and is working towards obtaining her counselor license. Kim lived in DC before moving to Santa Barbara and says that although the palm trees and beaches are nice, she misses the East Coast. Division E Statement: Summer greetings to you! We hope that everyone is having a restful summer. This has been a very exciting year for Division E graduate students. We had a very successful Annual Meeting this year in New Orleans. We had a great pre-conference mentoring workshop with seminars about how to publish your research, bridging research and practice, and applying for academic jobs. Students who attended the pre-conference workshops enjoyed the opportunity to gain knowledge and network with peers and faculty. Please stay tuned to the listserv for the application announcement for the Division E pre-conference for the next Annual Meeting in Vancouver! We also had a great Fireside Chat focused on how graduate students can make themselves marketable for academic careers as educational researchers. Our panelists included Professors Dorothy Espelage (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Cynthia Hudley (University of California, Santa Barbara), Sarah Kiefer (University of South Florida), Paul Poteat (Boston College), and James Rodriguez (California State University, Fullerton). The panelists offered valuable insights and knowledge about strategies for publishing research, the academic job application process, and the tenure process. We had a great turn out and graduate students reported gaining a lot of valuable information from the Fireside Chat. We had a Graduate Student Social Hour hosted in our V.P.’s suite, which was another great opportunity to network with graduate students in our division. 11 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! (Division E Continued...) At the Annual Meeting we also decided to create a Graduate Student Committee to provide a space for more graduate students to offer their suggestions and ideas about ways to better meet the needs of graduate students and provide a voice in our division. We would love to hear your feedback, suggestions, and ideas! Also, if you have questions about upcoming meeting events, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are now on Facebook so please look for our AERA Division E group! We also wanted to highlight upcoming events and employment opportunities: Upcoming Event: American Psychological Association Convention in Washington D.C. will be held August 4 – 7th 2011. The presidential programming this year has various topics that might be of interest to members of Division E. Please check out the following website for more information: http://www.apa.org/convention/programming/presidential/index.aspx Employment Opportunity: Assistant/Associate Professor Position: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C. Campus. A doctorate in Counselor Education or a closely related field is required. They are hiring for Fall 2011 for their Counseling Program. For more information about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology visit www.thechicagoschool.edu. To apply for the position, visit: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp?org=TCSES&cws=1 12 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division F: History and Historiography Senior Rep. Nashwa Salem OISE/University of Toronto email@example.com Junior Rep. Benjamin Starsky University of Washington firstname.lastname@example.org Division F Statement: Division F opened with a “History and Theory Institute” led by Lucy Bailey, Jackie Blount, Patti Lather, and Catherine Lugg. Due to its success a similar the institute will be offered at the upcoming meeting in Vancouver. Division F’s Fireside Chat a Success! Our esteemed invited guests, Jackie Blount from Ohio University and Laura Muñoz from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi delivered a highly engaging and intimate chat reflecting upon personal experiences as queer faculty members, dealing with hetero-patriarchy in their own work, and gender and sexuality discourses in the field of history. Their open-floor approach combined with their thoughtful commentary and sincere interest in the work and concerns of chat-participants made for a memorable experience for all! Big thanks to all those who participated. Mentoring Seminar for Graduate Students and New Faculty Over the course of two days grad students and new faculty were mentored by esteemed faculty and professionals in the areas of publishing, teaching, educational research and writing, job market issues and tenure. Congratulations! Ethan Hutt of Stanford University received the Graduate Student Paper Award for his paper, “Compulsion, Courts, and the Rise of Educational Formalism: A History of Compulsory Attendance Laws in America, 1870-1930” Brian Puaca of Christopher Newport University received the New Scholar’s Book Award for his book, “Learning Democracy: Education Reform in West Germany, 1945-1965.” Announcements: Upcoming Meetings/Conferences 2012 AERA, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 13-17 Organization of Educational Historians, Chicago, October 7-8, 2011 2011 History of Education Society, Chicago, November 3-6 Southern History of Education Society, Tallahassee, Spring 2012 Canadian History of Education Association, 17th Biennial Conference, Vancouver, October 2012 2012 Society for the Study of Curriculum History, 35th Anniversary Conference, Vancouver, April, 12-13. 13 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division G: Social Contexts of Education Senior Rep. LaGarett King University of Texas-Austin LaGarrett2008@mail.utexas.edu LaGarrett taught social studies for 8 years in Houston, TX and Atlanta, GA. His overall research interest includes examining the school and public discourse around African American history. His dissertation focuses on how teacher candidates read, interpret, and teach about African American history in classroom spaces. Junior Rep. Erika C. Bullock Georgia State University email@example.com Erika is a Ph.D. student in mathematics education at Georgia State University. She serves as assistant editor of the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education and a graduate research assistant with the Network for Enhancing Teacher Quality (NETQ). Her research interests include urban mathematics teacher identity and qualitative research methodologies. Division G Statement: Our Fireside chat entitled, “(Re)Imagining Interdisciplinary Research Methodologies: Expanding Our Insights on The Social Contexts of Education” was heavily attended by graduate students who benefited from our panelists’ expertise. Our esteemed panelists included Lalitha Vasudevan (Teachers College–Columbia University), James D. Anderson (University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign), Patricia Gandara (UCLA), Lois Holzman (East Side Institute), and Na’ilah Nasir (UC Berkeley). In addition, we held a student session entitled, “Sparking the Imagination of the Next Generation Scholar: Thinking About the Complexity of Social Contexts,” which allowed graduate students to share their experiences with research methodologies and the graduate school process. Thanks to the support of the Division G Executive Committee, we were able to provide travel stipends to 20 students presenting at the 2011 Annual Meeting, financially support 20 campuses throughout the 2010-2011 academic school year for the Campus Liaison Project, support 20 pairs of graduate students through the Graduate Student Mentorship Program, and through our partnership with the Division G Mentoring Program, send 8 advanced graduate students to the Mentoring Luncheon. The Student Executive Committee would also like to recognize the outstanding work of Cecilia Henríquez Fernández (UCLA), Danny Martinez (UCLA), Beth Salyers (UNC-Charlotte), and Sandra Davila (University of Illinois). For the past two years these members served Division G with class and their service will be missed. We also recognize LaGarrett King as Senior Graduate Student Representative, Erika Bullock as Junior Graduate Student Representative, and Melissa Gibson as Campus liaison chair for the coming year. We look forward to continuing our commitment to developing graduate students in Division G by expanding the Campus Liaison project and encouraging mentoring relationships throughout the year. 14 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division H: Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools Senior Rep. Bradley Coverdale University of Maryland-College Park firstname.lastname@example.org Brad is a doctoral student at the Department of Education, Measurement, and Statistics at the University of Maryland. He earned his B.A. in Computer Science at Messiah College and his M.A. in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Methodology at the Ohio State University. A first- generation college graduate, Upward Bound alumnus, and former Upward Bound academic advisor, Coverdale is interested in research that will help promote post-secondary educational opportunities for all students regardless of socioeconomic status. Currently he is investigating effects of proprietary education and models that predict student success in a post-secondary environment. In his free time Brad likes to read, watch movies, play European-style board games, and go sightseeing with his wife. Junior Rep. Marisa delCampo University of Connecticut email@example.com Marisa is a doctoral student in School Psychology at the University of Connecticut and a graduate assistant for the School of Education’s Office of Assessment. Her research interests include issues of educational access for culturally and linguistically diverse students. In particular, she is interested in literacy development, assessment, instructional approaches, and service delivery for ELL students. Previously, delCampo taught middle school reading, math, and science for five years in Broward County, Florida. Division H Statement: This year we were able to continue great initiatives and added a few activities to our annual meeting. The Early Career Mentorship Program continues to award up to $750 for students to spend 3-5 days with a mentor in their field. This was also our 2nd year of the Coffee Mentoring program, which paired 16 graduate students with Division H members and provided $20 for them to use toward coffee or food. Each pair was matched based on shared research or career interests. We hope those partnerships will inspire long-term mentorship. In addition, we hosted a graduate student poster session. We selected 12 graduate student papers from the pool of proposals submitted to Division H. Toks Fashola of Johns Hopkins University served as the discussant and provided feedback to the students on their research. New to Division H were the Research Roundtable, Graduate Student Social, and Student Survey. After our orientation this year we conducted our first Research Roundtable for students to present their work-in-progress. Members of Division H attended to the roundtable to serve as discussants and provide feedback. Over 30 students participated in the event. 15 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division I: Education in the Professions Senior Rep. Robert Ellis University of Texas, Austin firstname.lastname@example.org Robert’s undergraduate degree was in English Literature. He is now in his third year of graduate school in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. A family background in medicine has spurred Ellis’ research interests in medical faculty development and medical education, and he is currently working on development of an observational instrument for physician-faculty teaching practices in an ambulatory pediatrics hospital setting. Division I is actively seeking a Junior Representative Division I Statement: Welcome to Division I! As a graduate student you are a vital part of the division. You bring fresh and new ideas and soon you will be leading the division. Your participation and cooperation are valued and you are encouraged to be a part of the division on all levels, from planning for the annual conference to leadership. This handbook is designed to help you learn about AERA; navigate Division I; learn how to get involved in Division I; and understand the responsibilities of being a Division I representative. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact your current Division I representatives or the current Division I vice president! We have a group account on Facebook. Please come check us out. Sign in and we are located under "applications" "groups." This allows us to have a quicker more efficient means of communication. Log on at: www.facebook.com 16 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division J: Postsecondary Education Senior Rep. Lauren Schudde University of Wisconsin-Madison email@example.com Lauren is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology department and a fellow in the Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Her research utilizes quasi-experimental methods to investigate the effects of college student involvement and financial aid on academic outcomes. Junior Rep. Daisy Alfaro University of Washington firstname.lastname@example.org Daisy is a third year doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program, specializing in Higher Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. Alfaro’s current research focuses on issues pertaining to equity, access, and success of students of color. Specifically, she is interested in the experiences of low income and first college generation Latina/o students in the P- 20 pipeline. She is from Lynwood, CA and loves walking her yorkie, Freejolito. Division J Statement: At the 2011 annual meeting, we held several Division J events especially for graduate students. Our annual Fireside Chat was entitled, "Bridging the Gap: Translating Higher Education Research into Policy.” It provided a platform for scholars to discuss their experiences and share advice for negotiating the complex relationship between research and policy. We also held a special session on external funding for research in which a panel of scholars with impeccable records of garnering financial support offered strategies for obtaining funding to graduate students and early career scholars. Both sessions were well attended and involved a lively discussion between panelists and attendees. Finally, we organized a special social event for Division J graduate students. The graduate student reception served as an opportunity for students to meet Laura Perna, the Division J Vice President, and faculty from Division J, in addition to mingling with other graduate students studying issues in higher education. 17 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education Senior Rep. Norma Valenzuela Chapman University Valen114@mail.chapman.edu Norma Valenzuela currently serves as Division K's Senior Graduate Student Council Representative. Valenzuela is a third year Doctoral student in the Cultural and Curricular Studies emphasis area at Chapman University in Orange, California. She is a Teacher on Special Assignment at an elementary school in Santa Ana, California; she works with parent educational programs that foster personal growth and positive discipline. Valenzuela is very interested in Latina activism, voice/identity as well as self-empowerment, and culturally responsive pedagogy. Division K is currently finalizing selections for the role of Junior Representative. Division K Statement: This year, Division K hosted several captivating events starting with the off-site community forum: “Constructing and Reconstructing Schools in Times of Crisis” that was held on Friday, April 8th. The Division K Fireside Chat was held on Sunday, April 10th. It was appropriately titled: "Culturally Responsive Research Approaches: Distinctive Means of Infusing Silenced Voices." Division K was honored to have a guest panel of three distinguished scholars: Dr. Thandeka Chapman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Dr. Donna Deyhle, University of Utah; and Dr. David Stovall, University of Illinois at Chicago. This fireside chat was a great success and we had a full house! Talonda Lipsey, Division K Senior Representative of the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, and Norma Valenzuela, Division K Junior Representative of Chapman University did a wonderful job of facilitating this event. Each of our esteemed panelists had the opportunity to discuss their research the ways in which they infuse the voices of those traditionally “silenced.” They shared personal stories of having deep connections with the community, of understanding how to be culturally sensitive while conducting research, and of really being true to oneself and one’s purpose for conducting research. They shared their insights on creating spaces in a system that has perpetually denied the “othered” communities the space to be heard. In keeping true to the goals of the fireside chat, the participants were given the unique opportunity to truly “chat” with the panelists and have invigorating conversations centered on Culturally Responsive research approaches. Division K would like to extend our gratitude to our distinguished panelists for conducting such an interactive and unforgettable fireside chat. Division K would like to thank Talonda Lipsey and Norma Valenzuela for their year of service as Division K’s Senior and Junior Representatives of the Graduate Student Council. We appreciate the dedication and hard work they’ve given in extending their service to Division K. 18 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Connected to Your Division! Division L: Education Policy and Politics Senior Rep. Timothy Nordin Rutgers University email@example.com Tim is a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University. Currently he is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow studying the intersection of public planning, urban revitalization, and educational reform. His dissertation topic looks for unique partnership efforts between economic development organizations in urban areas and neighborhood schools in those areas. Other research interests include community economic development and the coordinated services school reforms. Junior Rep. Todd Hutner University of Texas, Austin firstname.lastname@example.org Todd is a doctoral student in the Educational Policy & Planning Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Hutner also serves as a Teaching Assistant for the UTeach Natural Sciences program. His research focuses on the intersection of educational policy and teacher pedagogy, particularly within STEM fields. Prior to returning to graduate school, Hutner taught Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Astronomy at the high school level in both Florida and Texas. Division L Statement: Division L held a number of successful events at AERA 2011. Our fireside chat explored the politics and possibilities of mayoral control of school districts and generated a number of complex discussions. We look forward to continuing our tradition of fiery debate within our fireside chats at AERA 2012. Upcoming events for Division L include our continued cooperation with Division A at the UCEA annual meeting in Pittsburgh in November. We will be holding three joint sessions allowing intimate conversations with junior and senior faculty and journal editors. Our sessions will include a breakfast with junior faculty looking at the reality of the early years in the professoriate, an evening with the scholars to provide a personal connection to experienced scholars, and a seminar with the editors of several policy- and leadership-focused journals directed toward how to get published. These sessions are all designed for graduate students to interact with one another and faculty, so come on out and enjoy! 19 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Connections through Social Media AERA’s Graduate School Council is taking the theme of the 2011 Annual Meeting in New Orleans Inciting the Social Imagination and using it to bring you ways to contribute to AERA through Social Media. For the Annual Meeting in Vancouver 2012, a tutorial has been created in YouTube to teach you how to submit a proposal for the 2012 Annual Meeting in Vancouver. Here is the link to that video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDeBZZ wqMI0 Next, consider becoming an active member of AERA Graduate Students Facebook page. This page was created prior to the 2011 Annual Meeting in New Orleans to help our Graduate Students. Here is the link to that page: http://www.facebook.com/AERA.Grads Lastly, remember that you can most of what you are looking for on the AERA Graduate Student Council’s Announcements & General Information page. Here is the link to that site: http://aera.net/gradinfo.htm 20 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Get Involved with GSC by Becoming a Liaison In an attempt to meet the professional and the vacated position. academic needs of its students, the GSC has formed a network of graduate student liaisons to The Roles and Responsibilities help bridge the communication between the growing community of emerging scholars and The roles and responsibilities of serving as a researchers. Liaisons help the GSC in liaison include, but are not limited to, the accomplishing this goal by serving as following: information hubs to which news relevant to graduate students will be disseminated. Primary Tasks: How It Works • Assist in GSC’s efforts to increase Students interested in becoming liaisons will be graduate student awareness of both asked to forward the GSC community leader AERA and GSC; and coordinator, Cecilia Henriquez Fernandez • Disseminate information that is germane (email@example.com) the following to the plight and progress of graduate information: students in e-mail or the most appropriate format; • Full Name • Post flyers informing graduate students of • E-mail Address AERA division related activities at the upcoming AERA meeting (Provided by • University Name the division graduate student • Program and Degree being sought representatives). • Areas of interest/expertise • AERA Division Affiliation (if applicable) Secondary Tasks (Optional): • Expected Graduation Date • Serve as a host in the GSC’s hospitality Once the volunteer’s name and e-mail address is suite during the annual AERA meeting; registered into the liaisons database, they will • Give presentations to your department receive periodic e-mails containing relevant highlighting AERA division activities and information pertaining to graduate students’ objectives. professional, academic and psychological development. Once the e-mail is received, each If you would like to volunteer to become a liaison will be asked to disseminate the liaison, please submit the information information in appropriate arenas while using requested above to Cecilia Henriquez the most effective method of circulation (e.g., Fernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org) at flyer, listservs). your earliest convenience. The Commitment Liaisons may volunteer for any period of time during their pursuit of a graduate degree. However, in an attempt to decrease the effects of a high turnover rate, each volunteer will be asked to appoint (recruit) another student to fill 21 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Becoming a GSC Officer for 2012-2013 Beginning July 1, nominations will be open for the four elected positions on the Graduate Student Council: Chair-Elect, Newsletter Editor, Secretary Historian, and Web Secretary. The terms of service and responsibilities for these positions are detailed below. If you’d like to work with a great group of graduate students from across the continent and to serve the 7000+ graduate students in AERA, we hope you will consider running. Self-nominations will be accepted through July 28, after which time the GSC nominating committee will select a slate of candidates to submit to the AERA Central Office. This slate will be presented to the graduate student membership, and voting will occur in January, 2012 as a part of the association- wide online election process. All applicants will be notified regarding whether they have been included on the slate by the end of August. If you are interested in running, please send your CV, a statement of interest, and the information listed below to email@example.com. Your statement of interest should be between 250 and 500 words and should address the reasons you would like to run and why you believe you would be a good candidate for the position. In addition to your CV and statement of interest, please include the following information: - your name - the university where you are pursuing your graduate degree - the name of the degree you are pursing - your anticipated date of graduation - the position for which you would like to run. Applications will be accepted until midnight, July 28. Incomplete applications, including those that fail to provide the information listed above, will not be considered. If you have any questions regarding the nomination and election process, please feel free to contact Annis Brown, GSC Nominations Committee Chair and GSC Past Chair at the email address above. By applying to a position to the GSC, you should have an understanding of the GSC Statement of Purpose and Mission, which are: GSC Statement of Purpose The Graduate Student Council has five major responsibilities: annual meeting planning, student advocacy, information dissemination, community building, and self-governance. GSC Mission The mission of The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is to facilitate and promote the transition from graduate student to professional researcher and/or practitioner by providing opportunities within AERA for growth, development and advancement. In addition, the Graduate Student Council seeks to help graduate students navigate the obstacles, rewards, challenges, and support networks of academic life. Further, the Graduate Student Council will carry out the mission of AERA through the research, scholarship, and professional endeavors of graduate students. 22 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Becoming a GSC Officer for 2012-2013 GSC Elected Positions: 1. Chair-Elect The chair-elect position has a three-year term, taking office in April 2012 and serving through April, 2015. In the first year, the chair-elect is primarily responsible for the Graduate Student Resource Center. In the second year, the Chair-Elect becomes Chair, and oversees the activities of the Graduate Student Council. Also during this year, the Chair serves as a member of AERA’s Association Council. In the third year, the Chair becomes the Past Chair, who chairs the nominating committee and serves in an advisory capacity to the incoming Chair and to the GSC. Eligibility - Must be a graduate student for Fall and Spring semesters of first two years (through Spring, 2012). - Must be a member of AERA. - Must have prior experience a member of the GSC; if there is no nominee for Chair-Elect with prior GSC experience, nominations will be opened to the full graduate student membership of AERA. Watch for an AERA email announcement if nominations become open to all graduate student members. Responsibilities, Year 1 (as Chair-Elect) - Plan and coordinate the Graduate Student Resource Center at the Annual Meeting. - Plan and chair the Chair-Elect’s Fireside Chat session at the Annual meeting. - Attend the October Coordinated Committee meeting in Washington, DC. May have to chair the GSC meeting if it is necessary for Chair to be absent for some portion. - Attend the GSC orientation and open and closed business meetings at the Annual Meeting. - Attend Association Council meeting at the Annual Meeting in year rising to Chair position. - Prepare article for each issue of the Graduate Student Newsletter. - Prepare Chair-elect annual report. - Assist GSC Chair in creation of a budget for GSC. - Serve on GSC executive committee. - Assume responsibilities of Chair if Chair is unable to complete his/her term of office Responsibilities, Year 2 (as Chair of the GSC) - Set agenda for GSC activities for the year. - Create GSC budget for the upcoming year and submit to Central Office. - Attend Association Council Meetings at Annual Meeting for year as Chair; attend Council meetings in meetings in June and February. - Attend Coordinated Committee meeting in Washington, DC in October; chair GSC during this meeting, including agenda setting. - Attend GSC orientation and open and closed business meeting at Annual Meeting; chair GSC business meetings, including agenda setting. Present summary of GSC activities at GSC Open Business Meeting. - Report the pertinent actions and events occurring at all Association Council, and GSC Executive Committee meetings to the GSC. 23 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Becoming a GSC Officer for 2012-2013 - Publicize GSC functions through announcements in Educational Researcher, the AERA graduate students e-mail list, and GSC newsletter; when appropriate, submit announcements to the GSC Web Secretary for inclusion on the website. - Prepare article for each issue of the Graduate Student Council Newsletter. - Prepare GSC Annual Report for year served as Chair. - Prepare pass-down materials for incoming Chair. - Send email letter to Division VPs encouraging the appointment of new Division representatives by date of Annual Meeting. - Participate in Discussion Forum on GSC web site. Responsibilities, Year 3 (as Past Chair): - Chair the nominating committee, to assemble slate for election of new GSC officers. - Attend the Coordinated Committee Meeting in Washington, DC, in October. - Attend GSC orientation and open and closed business meetings at the annual meeting. - Serve in advisory capacity to incoming GSC Chair. 2. Newsletter Editor Newsletter editors serve a two-year term (April 2011-April 2013). Each year, a junior newsletter editor is elected to collaborate with the senior newsletter editor (who was elected as junior editor the year before). The newsletter editors are responsible for producing three issues of the GSC newsletter, Connections. Eligibility: - Must be a graduate student for Fall and Spring semesters of both years of service (2011-2013). - Must be a member of AERA. Responsibilities: - Manage and edit the GSC newsletters. This is a collaborative position between the senior and junior editors. - Produce fall and spring issues of the GSC newsletter, with the option to produce a summer issue. - Select a theme for each issue. - Disseminate call for submissions for each issue. - Outline due dates for newsletter submissions. - Design, layout, and edit articles. - Submit completed issue to GSC Web Secretary for publication on GSC website. - Submit annual report on newsletter activities. - Attend GSC orientation and open and closed business meetings at the annual meeting. - As senior editor (year 2), attend Coordinated Committee Meeting in Washington, DC in October. 24 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Becoming a GSC Officer for 2012-2013 3. Secretary/Historian The Secretary/Historian serves a one-year term (April 2011-April 2012) and is responsible for record keeping for the GSC. Eligibility: - Must be a graduate student for Fall and Spring semesters (2011-2012). - Must be a member of AERA. Responsibilities: - Attend the Coordinated Committee Meeting in Washington, DC in October. - Attend the GSC orientation and open and closed business meetings at the Annual meeting. - Record minutes for all GSC meetings and business. - Disseminate minutes to GSC within 30 days of the meeting date. - Submit approved minutes to Web Secretary for posting on the GSC website. - Act as GSC Historian. Collect photographs of GSC events, make these available to Web Secretary and Newsletter Editors. Maintain updated version of GSC history. - Maintain contact information for all GSC Members. - Assist in coordinating the Graduate Student Orientation at the annual meeting. - Submit annual report on activities for the year. - Serve on GSC executive committee. 4. Web Secretary The GSC Web Secretary serves a one-year term (April 2011-2012) and works with the AERA Central Office to maintain the GSC website. Eligibility: - Must be a graduate student for Fall and Spring semesters (2011-2012). - Must be a member of AERA. Responsibilities: - Update and maintain GSC website - Maintain contact with Division Representatives to ensure that the website contains current information. - Get trained on latest AERA CMS software. - Keep in contact with AERA web personnel about changes and other issues related to the GSC website. - Communicate with AERA web personnel about GSC web priorities - Keep GSC updated about AERA web issues, concerns, priorities, feedback, etc. - Assist GSC officers in planning new GSC initiatives and programs for graduate students across AERA. Support and become involved in these new AERA GSC initiatives. - Prepare annual report for the AERA GSC. - Moderate GSC discussion list serv. 25 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough Looking Forward to Vancouver Robyn A. Carlson, 2012 GSC Program Chair Dr. Arnetha Ball, AERA President, has chosen the 2012 annual meeting theme, Non Satis Scire: To Know is Not Enough, and in doing so reminds AERA members that our work must go beyond knowledge building to include taking action on what we know so our research becomes a part of not only the language of policy, but also the actions of practitioners, parents, and communities. At the recent AERA program chair meeting in Vancouver, Dr. Ball noted while the education research community agrees wholeheartedly that “to know” is critically important, we are also challenged to go beyond “knowing” to include more effectively “using” knowledge gained through our research in service to the public good. Her hope is that everyone leaving the 2012 meeting will have a clear sense of what we know, what we need to know, and what we need to be doing with the knowledge we have to “ensure that our research is central to the enterprise of educating human beings in all circumstances, in all countries, and in all human conditions.” Vancouver is the perfect city to highlight the ideas promoted in this year’s theme. As the first AERA annual meeting host city outside of the USA, it provides an ideal springboard to stimulate conversations that move across contexts to include international perspectives on a wide range of educational issues shared through out the world (e.g., language learning, cross-rows understandings of what research is, how researchers enter communities that are not their own). As the most diversely populated city in Canada (over 200 First Nation tribal bands are located in B.C., 52% of the general population do not speak English as their first language, and almost 30% of its inhabitants are of Chinese heritage) it provides a visual backdrop to engage in conversations moving “what we know” alongside discussions about what we need to be doing with the knowledge we have to engage various communities in educational research for the public good and provides the opportunity to expand the ways we look at education and talk about our work. As graduate students, Vancouver provides us with the opportunity to broaden our networks to include our international colleagues. We are currently working closely with graduate student organizations at the University of British Columbia, Simon Frazier University, the Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE/CCÉDÉ), the graduate student caucus within Canada’s national network of educational researchers, and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) to bring you a program that spotlights this unique city and our host country. In the coming months we will be working to plan another GSC Community Service Project to give back to our host city, a special Canadian Fireside Chat to highlight issues unique to the Canadian context, a special GSC site visit, and several other new opportunities for graduate students to go beyond “knowing” and to begin engaging in conversations with communities not traditionally a part of the AERA experience or in new ways with our community of AERA scholars. 26 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough Looking Forward to Vancouver Robyn A. Carlson, 2012 GSC Program Chair Watch for updates about the annual meeting program on the GSC web page, on our Facebook page, in GSC newsletters, or on the AERA website. Be sure to view the You Tube videos rolling out this year with the intent to provide basic information about the AERA (e.g., Why are there so many divisions, and what about those SIGs?), the GSC (what’s so special about the GSC? Are there really fires at the fireside chats?), and highlights about the 2012 annual meeting (e.g., Where to eat and stay on a graduate student budget? Graduate Student Must See Sessions). The first video provides important “how to” information about submitting a proposal to AERA. It can be found on the GSC web page at www.aera.net. Finally, we encourage you to submit a proposal for the 2012 meeting. As you work, keep in mind this year’s theme and consider not only what we know and what we need to know, but also what we can do with the knowledge to serve the public good. In addition, consider volunteering your time as a participant in the GSC community service project, on one of several GSC committees, or by running for an office or serving as a campus liaison to spread the news about the GSC at your campus. Vancouver promises to be a wonderful place for this year’s meeting, but it can be even more wonderful if YOU are a part of it! IMPORTANT PROGRAM DATES June 1, 2011 Proposal Submission System Opens July 22, 2011 Proposal Submission System Closes Nov. 1, 2011 Official notification of acceptance/rejection of submissions. Jan. 20, 2012 Online program released. 27 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 2011 Annual Brown Lecture in Washington, DC The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in part because the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing this landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar, notable for producing research related to equality in education is invited to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C. Eighth Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Dr. Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the 2005-2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Her research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards, including the H.I. Romnes faculty fellowship, the Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson Outstanding research award. In 2002, Ladson-Billings was awarded an honorary doctorate from Umea University in Umea, Sweden and in 2003-2004 was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is also the 2004 recipient of the George and Louise Spindler Award for ongoing contributions in educational anthropology, given by the Council on Anthropology & Education of the American Anthropological Association. This public Lecture features important research that advances understanding of issues related to equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took scientific research into account in issuing its landmark ruling. The Selection Committee consists of the AERA President and President-Elect, the Chair of the Social Justice Action Committee (SJAC), two additional members of the SJAC, the Director of Social Justice and Professional Development, and the AERA Executive Director. The Chair of the Social Justice Action Committee serves as Chair of the Selection Committee. The 2011 Selection Committee, accordingly, is chaired by William H. Watkins (Chair, SJAC) and includes Tabbye Chavous (Member, SJAC), James Earl Davis (Member, SJAC), Kris D. Gutiérrez (now Immediate Past President), Arnetha F. Ball (now President), Felice J. Levine (Executive Director), and George L. Wimberly (Director of Social Justice and Professional Development.) Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Washington, D.C. Amphitheater, Concourse Level (Federal Building: photo ID required to enter). Reception to follow R.S.V.P. by phone: (202) 238-3234 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 28 GSC CONNECTIONS SUMMER 2011 2012 AERA Annual Meeting: Vancouver, British Columbia Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough Don’t Forget AERA ANNUAL MEETING PROPOSALS DUE JULY 22, 2011 For details: http://www.aera.net/uploadedFiles/Publications/Journals/Educational_Researc her/4004/198-220_05EDR11.pdf 29 The AERA Graduate Student Council wishes to thank all of you who contributed to the Annual Open Meeting in New Orleans! OFFICERS Chair Nicholas Hartlep, University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee Chair-Elect Cathy Rosenberg, The Ohio State University Past Chair Annis Brown, Michigan State University Community Leader Cecilia Henriquez Fernandez, University of California-Los Angeles Program Chair Robyn Carlson, Michigan State University Secretary/Historian Carleen Carey, Michigan State University Web Secretary Angela Hines, Arizona State University Senior Newsletter Editor Melissa Mitchell, University of Connecticut Junior Newsletter Editor Bryce Walker, The George Washington University !
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