Graduate Student Council
Graduate Student Council

AERA GSC 2023-2024 

(2023-2024 GSC and Division Reps)

AERA is committed to capacity building for & nurturing of future education researchers. AERA is home to more than 7,000 student members, including approximately 6,500 graduate students and 500 undergraduate students.  Students represent over 28% of all AERA members. 

AERA offers a rich array of programs and services for students through its divisions, special interest groups, and the Graduate Student Council, a standing committee of the Association.  Students interested in exploring opportunities in professional development, mentoring, and networking are strongly encouraged to puruse websites of divisions, special interest groups, and the Graduate Student Council for details. 

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Message from the GSC Chair

Dear Colleagues,

I am honored to serve as Chair of the American Educational Research Association’s Graduate Student Council. Our council, comprised of over 7,000  graduate students, represents the future of educational research, and AERA has played a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape, promoting scholarly inquiry, and disseminating valuable research results.

The theme for this year is "Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action." Through our efforts, we aspire to create inclusive and equitable education spaces that embrace diversity, amplify voices, and inspire positive change.  It is with great enthusiasm that I take on this role and embark on a journey of collective growth and educational advancement. The Annual Conference will take place from April 11-14, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,. This event promises to be a platform for sharing knowledge, engaging in fruitful discussions, and building meaningful connections.

Remember, as members of this organization, your ideas matter. Collaborate, learn, and grow together as you seek innovative solutions to the challenges that lie ahead. As a GSC, our goal is to empower you to confidently present your research to diverse audiences and  increase opportunities for professional development,  scholarships/grants, and publications, ensuring that our collective knowledge creates meaningful impact in academia and beyond. 

As we move forward, let us reinforce our commitment to fostering excellence in education and evaluation, and actively participate in translating research findings into meaningful and practical applications.

I look forward to working alongside each one of you.

Warm regards,

Nicole M Johnson


AERA Graduate Student Council

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AERA 2023 Graduate Student Research

AERA to Hold Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtable Series at 2023 Annual Meeting—Application Deadline: January 9, 2023

AERA will pilot a new initiative at the 2023 Annual Meeting called the Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtable Series (RiP). The series will expand opportunities for graduate students to present and discuss their work-in-progress. It will provide a formal presentation opportunity for graduate students who are actively engaged in research but not yet ready to advance a paper submission in response to the 2023 Call for Submissions.

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Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council has five major responsibilities:
(1) Annual Meeting Planning 
(2) Student Advocacy
(3) Information Dissemination
(4) Community Building
(5) Self Governance
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