News & Announcements

SIG Newsletters




I hope this newsletter finds you all in continued safety, health, and wellness.  With the AERA annual conference fast approaching, I wanted to alert you all to some important information about our program and business meeting. 

First, I wanted to give a heartful thanks to the other members of the CICCS leadership (Dr. Hollie Kulago, Dr. Ganiva Reyes, and Dr. Debbie Sonu) for their work over the past year.  They have been an excellent foundation of support for me in terms of giving sound advice and creatively addressing the issues associated with organizing a conference in the midst of a global pandemic.  Special thanks to Dr. Reyes for her work as Program Chair.  She has put together a fantastic slate of sessions and I hope you will be able to attend them.  Information about the program is below. 

Also, thanks to Dr. Boni Wozolek and the rest of the awards committee (Dr. Peter Appelbaum, Dr. Michael Boucher, Dr. Jamie Buffington-Adams, Dr. Karen Burgard, Dr. Samuel Rocha, and Dr. Mario Suarez) for their work in not only selecting some deserving award winners but also crafting language for a new award. A draft of the nomination process and requirements for this new award is listed below after the information on our program.  I ask that you review the draft.  At the business meeting, we will discuss the new award and take any questions.  We will then hold a vote to approve the new award for AERA 2022. 

Speaking of the business meeting, I hope you will be able to join us Sun, April 11, 6:15 to 8:15pm EDT.  We will be discussing some SIG business, allowing some space to visit socially, recognizing our award winners, voting on the new award, and will feature a wonderful panel of scholars highlighting the work of Dr. Janet Miller.  Information on the panel is included in the section below. We hope you can join us and encourage other AERA attendees to visit the business meeting as a means to find new members. 

Lastly, in spite of the difficulties of this past year, my first year as your chair has been a wonderful experience.  I hope that I can see many of you virtually next week and am hoping that in my last year as your chair I can see you in person. 


Gabe Huddleston

From the program chair


We have a dynamic program lined up for this year's virtual conference. Presentations will span a wide range of critical topics in curriculum, teaching, and research that are urgent and relevant to our current time. Additionally, our business meeting will include an exciting panel honoring the work of Dr. Janet L. Miller and her contributions to the curriculum field. For further context, we had a total of 40 submissions, including panels and individual papers, which made for a rigorous review process. Out of these 40 submissions, 26 were accepted, yielding a 65% acceptance rate. These acceptances were organized into 6 symposiums, 5 roundtables, and a poster session. The CICCS SIG is certainly healthy and thriving! Thank you for your continued support and participation with our SIG. We look forward to seeing everyone at the virtual meeting!

Dr. Ganiva Reyes