Research in Reading & Literacy SIG 11


College Reading Consortium

AERA 2022 

College Reading Consortium: Designing Equitable Systems for College Students' Literacy Transitions

Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:30 to 4:00pm PDT 


The Research in Reading and Literacy SIG hosted the second College Reading Consortium at AERA 2021. The focus of this panel presentation was on the future of research in and around college reading contexts.

The field of college reading is in the midst of a major transformation, and though there is much uncertainty around what the future looks like for reading instruction at the college level, research on college readers is extending in new and exciting directions. The invited panelists for this session were all early-career college reading researchers who discussed their current research foci. The dual aims of the Consortium are to share current research and to nudge research collaborations. 

Of course, we have much work to do in the field to inform best practices for supporting new-to-college learners in their transitions to college literacy expectations. But also, because the present era is one of policy-driven reform that directly impacts reading and literacy instruction, we also have work to do in advancing cutting-edge research. 

Sonya L. Armstrong, Ed.D., Texas State University.