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					                                       Enlightening Education through Research


                         Eastern Researcher
                         Newsletter of the Eastern Educational Research Association
                                              www.govst.edu/eera
                                                   Winter 2004



              Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association
                            Clearwater, Florida: February 11-14, 2004

             President’s Message                               children of all ages, at the Annual Conference of
                                                               the Eastern Educational Research Association!
    Well, here we go again–another President’s                      Seriously, though, I do encourage you all to
Message to my esteemed friends and colleagues of               attend our annual conference to be held at the
the Eastern Educational Research Association.                  Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida,
Another chance to pontificate and to offer up                  February 11-14, 2004. Thanks to all of you, our
some small (very small, if truth be told) words of             Division and SIG Chairs, and our Program Chair,
wisdom and insights into the nature and meaning                Abbot Packard, have put together an absolutely
of education and life–or maybe just a good cookie              fantastic set of paper presentations, symposiums,
recipe or restaurant recommendation.                           and round tables. In addition, we have set aside a
     I’m writing this as the fall semester here at             block of time on Friday morning for a series of
dear old U. Albany rushes to a close and the                   workshops covering such topics as how to get that
holidays rapidly approach. I know it’s a busy time             first job, how to get an article published,
for all of us as we struggle with preparing finals,            collecting data via the Web, qualitative data
grading papers, and the last minute flurry of                  analysis, and retirement. Dr. Judy Genshaft,
dissertation activity that always accompanies the              President of the University of South Florida, will
end of the semester, not to mention all the                    be our keynote speaker, sharing with us her views
obligations and activities that come with the                  on the role of research at a public institution of
holiday season. (All right, the parties are a lot of           higher education and highlighting some of the
fun and the food is to die for, but the shopping               exciting work being done by undergraduate
malls on a weekend are not fit for man or beast.)              researchers at her university. I am sure it will be a
Let me remind you, though–our annual conference                most interesting and informative talk.
is just a few weeks away!                                         Also, there is a Business Meeting at the
    Yes, boys and girls, come one, come all, to the            conference held late Friday afternoon. Please
greatest show on Earth! See the death defying                  make it a point to attend. This forum is a good
high wire acts as our researchers carefully walk               way for you to bring any concerns or questions
the fine line between supported findings and sheer             you might have about EERA to the attention of
speculation! See our brave presenters as they put              your fellow EERA members and the Board of
their professional lives on the line as they enter a           Directors. Feedback is always useful, so please
cage filled with the big cats of the education field           don’t hesitate to share it with us.
and discuss their latest research! You will be
amazed and astounded by our statistical magicians                                [Continued on page 2]
as they saw an error term into smaller and smaller
pieces! There is something for everyone, for



                                             Eastern Researcher 1
    Let me also encourage you to be on the                            Conference Highlights
lookout for our new members at the conference.
They will be identified with a dot (last year it was      Wednesday (2-11)
red) on their registration badge. Please make it a
point to go up to them and welcome them to our            Reception 6.00 - 7.00 pm
organization. One of the hallmarks of EERA has
always been the support and nurturing provided to         Thursday (2-12)
our newest members by our more “seasoned”                 Membership meeting 8.00 - 9.30 am - Division
conference attendees and I am sure all of you will        Heads, SIG Chairs, Regional Representatives
continue to uphold this fine tradition of our
organization. Remember, you, too, were once that          Keynote 10.00 - 11.50 am - Dr. Judy Genshaft,
wide eyed, slightly shy individual making his or          President of the University of South Florida
her first presentation to your professional peers.
    One other reminder–you should be receiving            President’s Reception 5.00 - 6.00 pm
(if you haven’t already) your ballots for the
election of our Regional Representatives. As you          Friday (2-13)
may or may not know, we moved to a direct                 Professional Development Workshops
election of our officers by the full membership           8.00 - 8:50 am
about four years ago. Let me strongly encourage
you to send in your ballot. It only takes a                  How to Get An Article Published
moment–let your voice be heard!                              Facilitator Donald A. Biggs
     Well, I have rambled on long enough. Let me             How to Interview for a Job
bring this to a close by saying how very much I              Facilitator Michael Green
look forward to seeing you all at the conference in
February. A good time should be had by one and               Thoughts About Retirement
all and I hope you will be there to enjoy it!                Facilitator Scott Ballantyne
                                 Michael S. Green            Requirements for Hiring a New Faculty Member
                                  December 2003              Facilitator Beth Bennet
****************************************                     Using FileMaker Pro to Collect Data Through a
         EERA 2004 in Clearwater                             Web Site
                                                             Facilitator Bob Perkins
EERA 2004 will be held at the Sheraton Sand
                                                             Having Fun with Qualitative Analysis: A Primer for
Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida. The hotel is              Students
located on Florida’s West Coast at Clearwater                Facilitator Barbara Kawulich
Beach on Sand Key Island. The resort is located
on over ten acres of exclusive beach adjacent to          Luncheon 12.00 - 2.00 pm
Sand Key Park and Preserve. The Sand Key
beaches, nestled on the warm Gulf of Mexico, are          Business Meeting 4.30 - 6.00 pm
rated as one of the top beaches in the U.S.A.!

For hotel reservations telephone 727-595-1611.
Details of the hotel and surrounding area can be
found at:
http://www.seefloridaonline.com/sheratonsandkey/

Tampa-St. Petersburg Airport serves the hotel.


                                             Eastern Researcher 2
          A Message From the                              HigherEdJobs www.higheredjobs.com
       Director of Student Services                      Jobs posted here include tenure-track as well as
                                                         executive and part-time/adjunct positions.
When thinking of a topic for this newsletter, it
occurred to me that I should choose one that              The Community of Science www.cos.com
would address a very large audience. The student         COS contains a large searchable database of
members of EERA come from very different                 funding sources.
backgrounds and have diverse interests and goals.
I thought an article listing several websites with        Phinished www.phinished.org
information relevant to issues that concern              This site serves as an informal online support
students in education might be beneficial. There         group for graduate students containing message
are many great resources available online and            boards where students can offer each other advice
these sites represent just a sampling of those that      as well as links to sources that other students have
might be of interest to you. If you know of others       found useful.
that you find particularly useful, please email me
and share them.                                          If you would like to write an article directed at
                                                         your fellow EERA student members or think of a
 AERA         www.aera.net                              topic that you believe should be addressed here,
The American Educational Research Association            feel free to contact me at any time. Have a great
site contains information useful for educational         spring semester and I am looking forward to
researchers    including    announcements       for      seeing many of you at the conference!
conferences, jobs, articles on preparing
manuscripts for publication, a section specifically      Carlee          cka104@psu.edu
for students and much more.
                                                         ****************************************
 EERA                                                        The conference program can be
http://www.govst.edu/eera/index2.htm                       accessed on-line at the EERA website!
The Eastern Educational Research Association
site contains an online copy of the association’s
newsletter, contact information for the board                            Registration Table
members, information about Special Interest
Groups within the organization and dates for the         Wednesday (2-11)        3 pm - 5 pm
annual conference.
                                                         Thursday (2-12)         8 am - 5 pm
 U. S. Department of Education www.ed.gov               Friday (2-13)           8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Department of Education site includes current
                                                         Saturday (2-14)         7:30 am - 10 am
headlines on topics important in education as well
as information on programs, grants, and policy
issues.

 The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/
The Chronicle allows access to some articles
online free of charge but others require a password
obtained with a subscription to the Chronicle.




                                            Eastern Researcher 3
                The Board of Directors                                         Distinguished Paper Award
President: Michael S. Green, ED 239, University at Albany
         1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
         (518) 442.4992, (f) (518) 442.4953,                         Please consider entering your paper for the award
         mgreen@uamail.albany.edu                                    for the upcoming year. If you decide to submit
Immediate Past President: Bernard Brogan, Widener University,
         Center for Education, One University Place, Chester, PA
                                                                     your paper for the award please note that to be
         19013, (610) 499.4622.                                      eligible, the paper must be presented by an EERA
President Elect: Marshall Strax, Education Department, College       member in good standing at the conference. Four
         of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ
         07960, (973) 290.4367, swampstrax@hotmail.com
                                                                     copies of each paper to be considered must be
Vice President for Conference Planning: Virginia Shipman,            submitted at the Registration Desk prior to the
         Individual, Family & Community Education, College of        conclusion of the Annual Meeting. There will be
         Education. Simpson Hall, University of New Mexico,
         Albuquerque, NM 87131, (505) 277.4063
                                                                     no opportunity to revise papers after the
         vshipman@unm.edu                                            conclusion of the meeting. Each paper must have
Conference Program Chairperson: Abbot L. Packard, 143                a cover page including the name of the author(s),
         Education Annex, State University of West Georgia,
         Carrollton, GA 30118, (770) 838.4646,
                                                                     the title of the paper, professional affiliation and
         apackard@westga.edu                                         complete contact information (address, phone
Secretary: Carol Strax, Dominican College                            number, and email if available), and the date the
         470 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY 10962,
         (845) 359-3577, carolstrax@hotmail.com
                                                                     paper was presented. There can be no information
Treasurer: Scott Ballantyne, BH 34, Alvernia College, 400 St.        identifying the author(s) beyond the cover sheet.
         Bernardine St., Reading, PA 19607, (610) 796.8288,          Thus, individuals or institutions should not be
         scott.ballantyne@alvernia.edu
Historian: Ralph Darr, The University of Akron—Emeritus, 715
                                                                     identified within the text of the paper nor should
         Doramor Street, Kent Ohio 44240, adarr@kent.edu             headers or footers include identifying information.
Director of Awards: Lucille Point Sutton, 5924 Chesnee Dr.,
         Columbia, SC 29203, (843) 383.8399,                         The recipient of the EERA Distinguished Paper
         lasutton@mindspring.com                                     Award for the 2003 Annual Meeting will be
Director of Communications: Neal Shambaugh, 504J Allen Hall,         presented at the Friday luncheon. This award
         PO Box 6122, West Virginia University, Morgantown,
         WV 26506, (304) 293.3803 x1423,                             carries with it an automatic paper presentation slot
         neal.shambaugh@mail.wvu.edu                                 at AERA in San Diego in April as part of the State
Director of Development: Rayne A. Sperling, ESPSE, 201               and Regional Educational Research Associations
         CEDAR Building, Penn State, University Park, PA
         16801, (814) 863-2261, rsd7@psu.edu                         SIG Distinguished Paper sessions. The recipient
Director of Divisions and Special Interest Groups: Jack              also receives $500 from the organization to defray
         Campbell, to February 11, 2004.                             travel expenses.
Director of Ethics: Launcelot I. Brown, Educational Foundations
         & Leadership, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.,         Lucille Sutton is our Director of Awards.
         Pittsburgh, PA 15282, (412) 396.1046,
         brownli@duq.edu
Director of Membership: David Shannon, 4036 Haley Center--           ****************************************
         EFLT, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849,
         (334) 844-3071, shanndm@auburn.edu
Director of Publicity: Roger Briscoe, 246 Stouffer Hall, Indiana     If you have not yet done so, renew your
         University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705,              membership and register for the conference
         (724) 357-3789, briscoe@grove.iup.edu                       with the forms included in this newsletter.
Director of Regional Representatives: Dennis R. King,
         University of Maine, College of Education and Human
         Development, 5766 Shibles Hall, Orono, ME 04469,                             Remember!
         (207) 581-2439, dennis.king@umit.maine.edu
Director of Student Services: Carlee Pollard, 614 East Howard
         St., Bellefonte, PA 16823, (814) 357.6945,                     Send a copy of your paper to the
         cka104@psu.edu                                                  Facilitator of your session by
Director of Special Programs & JRE Editor: Donald A. Biggs,
         SUNY-Albany, ED 210, 1400 Washington Avenue,                           January 31, 2004!
         Albany, NY 12222, (518) 442-5044,
         dbiggs@uamail.albany.edu
Newsletter Editor: Blythe Hinitz, Forcina Hall 389, PO Box 7718,
         The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Rd.,
         Ewing, NJ 08628-0718, 609.771.3093, hinitz@tcnj.edu



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               2004 EERA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM
         Please indicate where you want your mail delivered by checking the line next to Business or Home Address


Name:______________________________________________________

Institutional Affiliation_________________________________________

____ Address (Business)________________________________________

                               ________________________________________

      City______________________ State ________ Zip ____________


____ Address (Home) __________________________________________

                            __________________________________________

      City ______________________ State ________ Zip ____________

Telephone (Business) ___________________

Telephone (Home) _____________________

E-Mail____________________@_____________________

Are you a first time member of EERA?                      Yes____                   No ___

Member Since ________
Pre-Registration 2003-2004 Member Conference Fee (Before Jan 1, 2004)                        $ 80
Pre-Registration 2003-2004 Non-Member Conference Fee (Before Jan 1, 2004)                    $125
Late Registration 2003-2004 Member Conference Fee (After Jan 1, 2004)                        $ 90
Late Registration 2003-2004 Non-Member Conference Fee (After Jan 1, 2004)                    $135

                          Please make check payable to EERA and mail to:
                                 Dr. Scott Ballantyne, Alvernia College
                                  400 Saint Bernardine Street, BH34
                                           Reading, PA 19607
                                             (610) 796-8288

                                                 Eastern Researcher 5
                        2003-2004 EERA MEMBERSHIP FORM
               Note: The membership period is from September 1, 2003 to August 31, 2004.
Please indicate where you want your mail delivered by checking the line next to Business or Home Address

Name:______________________________________________________

Institutional Affiliation_________________________________________

____ Address (Business)________________________________________

                            ________________________________________

       City______________________ State ________ Zip ____________


____ Address (Home) __________________________________________

                          __________________________________________

       City ______________________ State ________ Zip ____________

Telephone (Business) ___________________

Telephone (Home) _____________________

E-Mail____________________@_____________________

Are you a first time member of EERA?         Yes____               No ___

Member Since ________

Professional Membership                      $45
Student Membership*                   $25
Journal of Research in Education      $15 (optional)

*Proof of student status or the endorsement of a faculty member at the student’s institution or endorsement
by an EERA member.

Signature of Endorser________________________________
                     (for student applications only)

                        Please make check payable to EERA and mail to:
                                   Dr. Scott Ballantyne, Alvernia College
                                400 Saint Bernardine Street, BH34
                                       Reading, PA 19607



                                            Eastern Researcher 6
Blythe Hinitz, EECE
Forcina Hall 389, P.O. Box 7718
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718




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