July 2012 Message from the VP
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July 2012 Message from the VP
 
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Mid-July 2012
 
1. Division H Call for Nominations. Nominations for both the Vice
President and Secretary positions are due today, July 15. We will elect
these officers (during the regularly scheduled AERA elections) this year
(2012-2013), they shadow current officers in 2013-2014, and they begin
their tenure at the annual conference in 2014.

The Vice President position is a three-year term (2014-2017). The
Secretary position is a two-year term 2014 (2014-2016).

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for either of these
positions, please contact Faith Connolly, Nominations Committee Chair at
faithconnolly@gmail.com. Please send Faith a background information
statement which includes why you want this position and a summary of your
history of work and support for Division H. Please also include a short
vita. 

VP Announcements - July 2012 
Hello everyone. It's time to submit proposals for the annual conference in
2013! Additional information is in #2 below. Other interesting items,
including the call for Division H officers (#1 below), job announcements
(#4) and information about AERA activities (#3 and #5) are also included.

I will send an extra blast this month to remind everyone again to send in
proposals. Please let me know if you'd like to make any announcements in
the next blast.

I hope everyone is having a great summer.

1. 2012 Division H Call for Nominations. Nominations for both the Vice
President and Secretary positions are due July 15. We will elect these
officers (during the regulary scheduled AERA elections) this year
(2012-2013), they shadow current officers in 2013-2014, and they begin
their tenure at the annual conference in 2014.

The Vice President position is a three-year term with the term beginning
April of 2014. The Secretary position is a two-year term with the term
beginning April of 2014.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for either of these
positions, please contact Faith Connolly, Nominations Committee Chair at
faithconnolly@gmail.com. Please send Faith a background information
statement which includes why you want this position and a summary of your
history of work and support for Division H. Please also include a short
vita.

2. Change in when proposals are due. Proposals for AERA 2013 in San
Francisco are now due July 23 since July 22 is a Sunday.  All submissions
must be done electronically at www.aera.net. The call for submissions,
which provides information on how to submit proposals, is at:

http://www.aera.net/Portals/38/docs/Publications/AERA%20Highlights
/AERA2013AMCallForSubmissions.pdf


Please submit proposals to Division H! The number of conference sessions
allotted to us depends on the number of proposals we get.

3. Other News About San Francisco, 2013.
  * Free Internet access in all public meeting spaces in all meeting hotels.
  * Web streaming.
  * Interesting new formats for sessions including documentaries, and Ignite-type sessions.
  * A continuation of having an opening plenary session.

4. Job Announcements.

4a. University of North Dakota, Dean of the College of Education and Human
Development. The position advertisement is available at
http://www.wittkieffer.com/position/university-of-north-dakota
/dean-of-the-college-of-education-and-human-development/8069
.

4b. Two-year Post-doctoral Fellowship in Education Policy and Methods at
the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education.  $50,000 per
year, plus health insurance, and generous funding for conference travel,
professional development, and a computer fund. Direct all inquiries about
to Professor Laura M. Desimone at lauramd@gse.upenn.edu.

4c. PARCC assessment development. Announcement is attached.

4d.  The University of Michigan-Dearborn, inaugural director of the newly
formed Oakwood/UM-Dearborn Research Partnership to advance inclusive
childhood education and health. For further information prospective
applicants are encouraged to visit
http://www.soe.umd.umich.edu/soe_employment.

5. Other AERA News.

5a. Amicus Brief. AERA is preparing an Amicus brief for the Fisher v.
University of Texas-Austin court case which will rule on using affirmative
action criteria for college admission. Basically AERA will argue that the
substantial amount of social good that comes out of affirmative action
admissions dramatically outweighs any potential harm that could accrue to
individual underprepared admittees.

5b. Presidential Task Forces. Our current AERA President, Bill Tierney,
has established 3 task forces this year: (a) guidance on criteria for
tenure in a changing world, (b) standards for part-time, adjunct, and
contingent faculty, and (c) bullying. The bullying task force will produce
a series of 11 briefs on various topics.

5c.  AERA Centennial. AERA will be 100 years old in 2016. AERA is planning
a series of activities, celebrations, and media events. Since school
district directors of research bureaus were the founders of AERA, Division
H will take a very active role in planning.

5d. AERA Awards. There are several AERA-wide awards given to researchers
from life-time achievement to early career. Nominations are being accepted
through November. Self nominations are acceptable. More information is
available on the AERA website: aera.net

VP Announcements - June 2012 
Hello, Division H'rs. This is the June, 2012 blast. Submissions for the
2013 program are due--see #1 below.

1. 2013 Annual Meeting Submissions. The theme for next year's annual
meeting is "Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis."
The system will be open for submissions June 1 – July 22nd, 2012. The call
for submissions is at:
http://www.aera.net/Portals/38/docs/Publications/AERA%20Highlights/
AERA2013AMCallForSubmissions.pdf


Please submit proposals. We are assigned sessions depending on the number of submissions we receive.

2. Div H Social 2013.  While a crack committee is looking for a grand spot
to hold the 2013 Div H Social in San Francisco, we welcome your
suggestions if you have a feel for bistros and back rooms near the
conference hotels. Perhaps your sister the piano player knows a place?
(Contact Peter
Hendrickson at p.hendrickson43@gmail.com)

3. Division H website. Below is the new link to the Division H website. We
are working hard to make sure that everything transferred correctly when
AERA switched platforms in March. Please let our webmaster, Brad Coverdale
<bjcoverdale@gmail.com>, know if you are having problems accessing the
site or finding information.
http://www.aera.net/AboutAERA/MemberConstituents/Divisions/
ResearchEvaluationAssessmentinSchoolsH/tabid/11136/Default.aspx


4. World Educational Research Association Meeting. The deadline for WERA
Submissions is June 30 for the upcoming Meeting in Sydney, Australia,
December 2-6, 2012. The call for submissions is at: 
http://www.weraonline.org/PDFs/2012Submissions.pdf
 
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