January 2012 Message from the VP
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January 2012

Welcome to the new year. Here's the Div H blast for January. We're
beginning to close in on AERA 2012. Remember to get your passports renewed
as needed.

Publication Award Competition deadline is January 19. Please submit!

1. Div H Business Meeting and Breakfast. From the chair, Ildiko
Laczko-Kerr: On behalf of AERA Division H, I would like to invite you to
support this year's AERA Division H Breakfast Business meeting in
Vancouver.  As you know, the raffle drawing and door prizes are a much
anticipated event at our breakfast business meeting.  Your contribution in
support of our division would be greatly appreciated!

If you are willing to make a donation, it can be sent directly to Ildiko
Laczko-Kerr (contact information below), or you may bring it to Vancouver
and I can arrange a pick-up before the meeting.  Please have your donation
sent by the end of March.

Thank you so much for your support of Division H!

Ildiko Laczko-Kerr
1825 E. Northern Ave., Ste. 275
Phoenix, AZ 85020

 

2. Job Announcements. We have several this month:

2a. Assistant Director, Center for Urban Education, Cleveland State
University:  <http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/hrd/employment.html> Direct
link to the Center for Urban Education:
<http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/centers/cue.html>

2b. Director of Evaluation, UMSL. A pdf file is attached.
2c. Arlington Co, VA. A pdf file is attached. 

3. AERA is currently accepting proposals for conferences in education
research.
 Scholars seeking to plan and convene small intensive conferences
that can break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new
lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop
innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute more
generally to education research are encouraged to apply. The deadline for
submitting proposals for the Spring 2012 Cycle is 11:59 PM Eastern Time on
February 15, 2012. The Call and Guidelines for Conference Proposals is
available on the AERA website at http://www.aera.net/. For further
background on the initiative, see also
http://edr.sagepub.com/content/40/1/25.full.pdf. Questions can be directed
to edresearchconf@aera.net.

4. The newest issue of The Washington Educational Research Association
(WERA) Educational Journal is available at
<http://www.wera-web.org/pages/publications.php>

5. DRE Survey. The Directors of Research and testing in school
districts of 5,000 students+ asre drafting a survey. They need some people
to take the survey and give feedback -- what was not clear, what should
have been asked and was not, how long it took you to complete it, etc.
When the survey is completed several organizations, including Div H, will
send it out to membership for completion. If you can help at the drafting
stage please e-mail feedback to Joe O'Reilly. The survey can be found at:
<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XWQMP5D>

6. Graduate Student Heads Up. Several items of interest:

6a. Know a graduate student that would like to be our incoming Junior Rep
next year? Applications will be out soon.

6b. We'll have coffee mentorships again this year at AERA. Watch for the
applications.

6c. Again this year, we're going to solicit graduate student on-going
research for roundtables at our  graduate student orientation session at
AERA. This is outside the regular proposal submission system. Be watching
for the announcement.

 
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