AERA Highlights - November 2021
AERA Highlights - November 2021

November 2021

AERA Publications News

AERA Speaking Out
Research and Science Policy News​
AERA Calls—December 1 Deadlines
AERA Calls—January through March Deadlines

AERA Editor Call
Beyond AERA
In Memoriam
AERA in the News


Edmund Gordon to Offer Special Remarks at AERA Awards Celebration, December 7
AERA Honorary President Edmund W. Gordon will be providing reflections about the importance of the education research endeavor and honoring exemplary lives of scholarship to kick off the AERA Awards Celebration on December 7, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET. Read more

Registration for 2022 AERA Annual Meeting to Open December 9
Registration for the 2022 Annual Meeting will open on Thursday, December 9. The meeting will be held Thursday, April 21, to Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Read more

AERA Executive Board Approves Annual Meeting COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
On November 5, the AERA Executive Board voted to require COVID vaccinations and masking for all registrants, attendees, participants, and staffs throughout the place-based component of the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting and all event spaces. Read more

Annual Meeting Presenters Have Extended Deadline to December 7 to Choose In-Person or Virtual Option
AERA 2022 Annual Meeting participants in accepted sessions, paper sessions, or roundtable sessions have until December 7 to decide as a group whether they wish their session to be held in person at the place-based component of the meeting in San Diego or on a new virtual platform. Read more

AERA and OECD Hold Forum on How Education Fared During the First Wave of COVID-19 Lockdowns
On November 29, AERA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development held an international forum, “How Education Fared During the First Wave of COVID-19 Lockdowns? International Evidence,” drawing an audience of more than 1,600 researchers, policy experts, and practitioners from 86 countries. Read more

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Mark Wilson Delivers Lindquist Lecture
On November 15, Mark R. Wilson, a longstanding AERA Fellow and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, delivered the 2019 AERA E. F. Lindquist Lecture to more than 1,000 attendees from 55 countries. Read more

AERA-NSF Grants Program Holds Fall Conference
On November 19–20, the AERA-NSF Grants Program held its annual Fall Research Conference virtually, after a year’s hiatus due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Read more

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PEERS Data Hub to Hold No-Fee Workshop on Building Big Data Capacity Using Restricted Administrative Data, December 9
The AERA-ICPSR-NSF PEERS Data Hub is holding a no-fee workshop, “Building Big Data Capacity for Education and Social Science Research Communities Using Restricted Administrative Data,” on December 9, 1:00–4:00 p.m. ET. Read more

AERA is pleased to announce that courses offered during the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and
the 2021 Virtual Research Learning Series are available on demand in the
AERA Virtual Research Learning Center (VRLC).

AERA Publications News

AERJ Editor Team Extended Two Additional Years
AERA is pleased to announce that the co-editor team for the American Educational Research Journal will be extended for two additional years through 2024. Read more


AERA Speaking Out

AERA Continues Efforts to Support Increased Funding for Education Research and Statistics in FY 2022
Since October 1, federal agencies have been operating under a continuing resolution that extended FY 2021 funding levels through December 3. Read more

AERA Provides Comment to Federal Chief Data Officers Council on Future Activities
On November 15, AERA responded to a Request for Information from the Federal Chief Data Officers Council on ongoing activities in implementing the 2018 Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act. Read more

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Research and Science Policy News

Education Department Office for Civil Rights Solicits Public Input on Proposed Revisions to Civil Rights Data Collection for 2021-22 School Year
On November 18, the Department of Education announced its proposal for data elements and a public comment period for the 2021–22 Civil Rights Data Collection. Read more

NSF EHR Advisory Committee Holds Fall 2021 Meeting
On November 3–4, the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate Advisory Committee met virtually. Read more

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AERA Calls—December 1 Deadlines

2022 AERA Awards Nominations—Deadline: December 1 (except for nominations for the Outstanding Book Award, which were due November 17)

2022 AERA Fellows Nominations—Deadline: December 1

Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program—Deadline: December 1. Watch the September 23 Informational Webinar.

AERA Calls—January through March Deadlines

Education Research Service Projects Program Proposals—Deadline: January 10, 2022

Congressional Fellowship Program Applications—Deadline: January 18, 2022

AERA-NSF Grants Program Dissertation and Small Research Grant Proposals—Deadline: January 25, 2022

Education Research Conferences Program Proposals—Deadline: March 7, 2022

AERA Editor Call

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 2023–2025—Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled

Beyond AERA

Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.

The National Science Foundation is accepting entries from institutions of higher education for the Taking Action: COVID-19 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge. Deadline: January 20, 2022. NSF is holding a webinar on December 6 on preparing entries.

The W.T. Grant Foundation is accepting applications for Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence. Deadline: January 22, 2022

The Yidan Prize Foundation is seeking nominations for its Education Research and Education Development awards. Deadline: March 31, 2022

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Barbara Glenzing Dodd, 68, died on November 27. She was emeritus professor in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Dodd served as vice president of AERA Division D–Measurement and Research Methodologies. Read more

Matthew N. Gaertner, 43, died on August 13. He was director of assessment research and innovation at WestEd. Gaertner had served as chair of the Test Validity Research and Evaluation Special Interest Group. Read more

Willis David Hawley, 82, died on November 17. He was Professor Emeritus of Education and Public Policy at the University of Maryland, where he had served as dean of the College of Education. Read more

Darren E. Lund, 60, died on November 10. He was a professor at the University of Calgary's Werklund School of Education. Lund was a member of Division B–Curriculum Studies and Division K–Teaching and Teacher Education. Read more

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Academic gains, new ideas and empathy: What's at stake when the books students can read are restricted
USA Today, November 21

Superintendent turnover runs high in largest school districts
Las Vegas Sun, November 21

New Study Casts Doubt On Lotteries’ Power to Improve Diversity
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, November 9

Admissions as a Game of Chance? New Research Says Lotteries Could Decrease Diversity
The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 3

Admissions Lotteries Wouldn’t Yield Diversity
Inside Higher Ed, November 8

Random Lotteries Would Hurt Equitable Admissions, Study Finds 
Yahoo News, November 3

More AERA in the News

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly 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 Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk

Contributors: Stephanie McGee, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager