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Learning & Instruction (C)
2022-2023 Upcoming Events

As events become available for Division C for the 2022-2023 academic year, we will share them with you on this site. Stay tuned!


Call for Participants

2023 AERA Division C New Faculty Mentoring Program (NFMP)

Deadline: Dec 22, 2022 @ 11:59pm PT

The Division C New Faculty Mentoring Program is an excellent opportunity for tenure-track faculty to connect with established scholars, network with new colleagues, and learn more about achieving success.

NOTE: The 2023 NFMP will be held in-person during the place-based 2023 AERA annual meeting.

For more information, Download the call for participants document here!



2023 Division C Shark Tank Competition

Greetings, Division C! 

It's that time of year again!...We are excited to announce the upcoming Division C Shark Tank Competition for graduate students. Please see the attached call for proposals for 5th Annual Shark Tank competition which will be held in person at this year’s AERA 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

The Division C Equity and Inclusion as well as the Division C Graduate Student Committees are collaboratively co-hosting the fifth annual Division C ‘Shark Tank’ 2023. Modeled after the popular television show by the same name, this research design competition offers our graduate members interested in equity and inclusion a unique way of funding their research ideas. Graduate students are invited to submit a proposal to conduct research addressing (an) issue(s) of equity and/or inclusion. The proposed research must examine inquiry into learning and instruction with a focus on the experiences of (an) underrepresented group(s) and/or international populations with cultural constructs and/or theoretical frameworks. Winners of the shark tank proposal will receive a cash prize to help support the implementation of their proposed research.

Submissions are due Monday, January 9th, 2023.

Proposals must be emailed in one pdf file to mortontr@uic.edu and divcgrad@gmail.com, by Monday, January 9, 2023 by 11:59 pm PST (email subject line: Div C Shark Tank Proposal 2023).

Here is the link to the folder and the full call. This information contains the instructions for submission as well as examples of proposals submitted by last year’s winners.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

We look forward to your submissions!

Best wishes,

Terrell R. Morton, Ph.D.
Division C Equity & Inclusion Chair

2023 AERA Division C Awards and Training Opportunities

We are pleased to announce the 2023 Division C Awards and Training Opportunities! Please consider applying to one of these opportunities that highlight the excellent work and contributions of our membership.

Details on each opportunity and the RFP can be found by clicking on the links below: 

Opportunity Deadline
Shark Tank January 9, 2023
Jan Hawkins Award January 16, 2023
Sylvia Scribner Award January 24, 2023
Early Career Award January 24, 2023
Graduate Research Excellence Award January 24, 2023
Graduate Student Seminar February 3, 2023
Academic Job Postings

For a list of academic job postings submitted from Division C members, check out our job postings page.   

Message from Division VP

July 11, 2022

Dear Division C Colleagues: 

We learned a great deal this past April running a dual format hybrid meeting. After a great deal of careful deliberation and negotiation, AERA leadership made the decision that the 2023 AERA annual meeting will be held in hybrid format. AERA leadership is committed to ensuring that we retain the flexibility and benefits of the mixed format and revise areas that need more attention to be fully successful. The details of the meeting format are currently being worked out, and we expect that they will be out shortly.  

Let me also remind you that the proposal submission deadline is set July 27, 2022. at 11:59PM PDT. 

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO DIVISION C! Under the guidance of our excellent Program Chairs, Michael Thomas and Kui Xie, we hope to make our submitted offerings exciting and engaging. Regarding the invited program, we will start by accommodating award talks from 2022 recipients. We are committed to honoring the excellent work of our members at multiple stages of the career pipeline. Our program committee and section chairs are a talented group who will meet in late September to put together our invited and submitted offerings. If you have ideas for program innovations in a virtual format, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Michael or Kui. We welcome your advice. 

As we re-regulate to a post-pandemic world (hopeful) we look forward to continuing to engage with the Division in new and innovative ways over the next year. Until then, please try and engage in some rejuvenation over the next several weeks as the fall semester be on us in no time! 

Kim Lawless 
Division C Vice President 

Winners of Division C Awards announced at AERA. Click here to see the list of awards and winners.

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