Dear Division K Colleagues,
It’s hard to believe that several months have passed since we wrapped up AERA 2015—incredible how time speeds by, whether one is having a good time or not! It was great to receive positive feedback from many of you about Division K’s 2015 program—our section chairs worked diligently and thoughtfully to ensure a coherent, interesting, and substantive program, so they absolutely deserve every pat on the back.
Highlights from Chicago include a bustling business meeting where we “broke the mold” by participating in collective, on-the-spot research around the criticisms of university-based teacher education. Program Co-Chair Roxanne Miller tells more about the process and the findings. Thanks to all of you for participating either in person, or online after April 17th— and thanks to all 269 members who attended the business meeting!! Yes, we broke the attendance mold too. It was great to reconnect with Division G and jointly host a jumping after-business-meeting party. Many thanks to Elizabeth Moje, VP of G, for being a wonderful collaborator and fun cohost…can’t wait until next year when we can do it again.
I look forward to hearing from you and receiving ideas for the 2016 meeting. I encourage you to submit proposals to Division K so we can have a strong showing in Washington D.C. next year. Do keep in mind the call for alternative formats and innovative ideas around the notion of public scholarship and research. I wish each of you a peaceful, productive, and rejuvenating summer.
All My Best,
A. Lin Goodwin
Division K Vice President