AERA Highlights October 2013

October 2013



AERA Nominating Committees Announce 2014 Slates for Offices
The Nominating Committees for AERA-wide and division offices have completed their work identifying candidates for the forthcoming 2014 AERA election. The AERA-wide slates include the offices of President-Elect and Members-at-Large for one-year and three-year terms
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President-Elect Calls for Committee Nominations
AERA President-Elect Joyce King seeks nominations for committee service. Members are encouraged to send committee nominations for themselves or colleagues. Members are encouraged to send committee nominations—for themselves or colleagues. Read more

AERA Comments on Education Department’s Draft Strategic Plan
AERA has submitted comments on the Department of Education’s draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014–2018. Read more

Researchers, Policy Makers Convene at OIA Fall Policy Meeting
AERA’s Organization of Institutional Affiliates held its annual Fall Policy Meeting in Washington, D.C., September 22 and 23, bringing together 55 member representatives from graduate schools of education and research institutions, and various speakers, including John Easton, head of the Institute of Education Sciences. Read more

Advancing Education Research

AERA, JSTOR Collaboration Expands Access to Scholarly Articles
AERA is pleased to announce a new collaboration with JSTOR on JPASS, a recently introduced individual access offering from JSTOR. Read more

AERA Grants Program Holds Fall Research Conference 

The AERA Grants Program held its annual Fall Research Conference in Washington, D.C., on October 10–12, giving current AERA Grants Program dissertation grantees and AERA-AIR and AERA-ETS fellows an opportunity to engage with and learn from recent grantees as well as senior scholars and professionals. Read more

AERA Joins NSF, Rep. Wolf to Promote STEM Careers
The AERA Grants Program participated in the Change the World: Science and Engineering Careers Fair, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), in the D.C. area on September 27 and 28. Read more

Beyond AERA

How the Social and Behavioral Sciences Can Address the U.S. Health Crisis

Addressing the U.S. health crisis requires further study of the role of underlying social values, personal behaviors, education patterns, and public policies, according to experts gathered for a Capitol Hill briefing on September 25. Read more

Senate Kicks Off HEA Reauthorization

The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act officially got underway last month, as the Senate education committee held the first of 12 hearings that will lay the groundwork for policy makers’ renewal of the law. Read more

Fellowship Opportunities

AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement and Education Research
The AERA-ETS Fellowship Program in Measurement and Education Research, offered by AERA in collaboration with the Educational Testing Service, provides learning opportunities and practical experience to recent doctoral degree recipients and early-career research scientists. Read more

Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research
AERA offers dissertation support through the Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research. Read more

AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop
AERA invites fellowship applications for an Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop to be held Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 5, during the 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. 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 Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Maurice Brown, Kevin Dieterle, Lauren Green, Phat Nguyen, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager