<i>AERA Highlights</i>

September 2012


Organization of Institutional Affiliates Confronts Challenging Research Policy Issues
On September 9 and 10, members of AERA’s Organization of Institutional Affiliates (OIA) came to Washington, D.C., for its annual fall policy meeting. Read more

Innovative Features at 2013 Annual Meeting
General Program Chair Kristen Renn has announced three new features for the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting: the inaugural AERA film festival, TEDx-AERA events, and Ignite presentations. Read more

President-Elect Seeks Committee Nominations
AERA President-Elect Barbara Schneider seeks nominations for committee service. Read more

AERA Joins With DBASSE to Host Social Science Symposium
AERA is collaborating with the National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) in hosting the “Social and Behavioral Sciences in Action” Symposium. Read more

Registration Open for COSSA Colloquium
The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) will host its annual Colloquium on Social and Behavioral Science and Public Policy at the Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Thursday and Friday, November 29–30. Read more

New Appointments

Smith Appointed Executive Director at COPAFS
Katherine R. Smith has been appointed executive director of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS). Read more

Kidd to Lead National Humanities Alliance
Stephen Kidd has been named executive director of the National Humanities Alliance. Read more

Two AERA Members Appointed to NAGB
Two AERA members have been appointed by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to serve four-year terms on the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). Read more

NAGB Seeks Additional Nominations by October 12, 2012
The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) seeks nominations for five appointments. Read more

Funding Opportunities

NSF Graduate Research in Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is currently accepting applications for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Read more

NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is currently accepting applications for grants for the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. Read more

AERA Reminder of Upcoming Funding Deadlines
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Higher Education Reports Worthy of Note

New NRC Reports on Higher Education
The National Research Council (NRC) has issued reports in support of two critical goals in U.S. higher education: improving the productivity and accessibility of a college education and maintaining U.S. leadership in university research and doctoral programs. Read more

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly in order to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editor: Alicia M. Torres
Contributors: Lucy Cunningham, Kristen Renn, Christy Talbot