A Word from Our Director Graham Stead
Spring 2013 Doctoral Update
I hope that you enjoyed the holidays and that, as the English poet W. H. Davies hoped for us, you took "time to stand and stare." With holidays past but Spring break upon us, I know that you have been very busy. If you have any queries about the program, please contact your advisor, Ms. Wanda Pruett-Butler, or Dr. Stead. There are many activities during Spring and Summer and some of these are mentioned.
The 10th annual 2013 Educational Research Exchange Conference (http://www.csuohio.edu/ cehs/events/ere_event.html) will be held at Fenn Tower, 3rd floor (Initial addresses, keynote speaker, meals, posters) and Julka Hall classrooms (papers) at Cleveland State University from 8am to 3pm on Friday, April 5. Students from Cleveland State, Akron, Kent State and Youngstown universities will present at ERE.
There will be the largest contingent of student presenters at an ERE conference to date (over 50) and CSU students comprise over 20! This is a wonderful achievement and I am proud that CSU students have taken the challenge and are well-represented. Dr. Walker (Interim Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs) and Dr. Zachariah (Dean of the College of Education) will briefly address students at the beginning of the conference.
The keynote speaker during lunch will be Dr. David Adams, who is well known in the College of Education and is a Professor Emeritus at CSU. He continues to teach in the doctoral program, the honors department and the history department at CSU. His keynote address will be Chasing experience: Stories from the qualitative frontier, and is bound to be informative and entertaining. This conference helps students to gain confidence and also to learn what is expected of them when presenting. There will be a chair for each paper, and presentations will be reviewed by a discussant in a thoughtful and helpful way.
Three awards are given for the best paper, runner-up, and best poster. If you are not presenting, it is very important that you attend and also interact with students from other universities. The ERE conference is an enriching experience for students. Professors from CSU who are on the ERE committee include Dr. Joshua Bagaka's (co-chair), Dr. Selma Koc, Dr. Jim Moore, and Dr. Graham Stead (co-chair). Also, a big appreciation to Ms. Wanda Pruett-Butler for her important work in making the conference a reality. For further information, see the CSU ERE website or contact Dr. Stead or Dr. Bagaka's.
Should you wish to present at conferences, please obtain a "Travel Approval and Expense Report" from Wanda, attach the invitation to present and the web page of the conference, and submit to Dr. Stead at least 2+ weeks before the conference. Students who attend a conference and thereafter submit the above documentation will not receive funding. Also, students who are co-presenting must submit their applications at the same time. There are various conferences that students may wish to consider presenting and these include, among others,
AERA (http://www.aera.net), call for submissions for the 2014 conference in Philadelphia PA will probably commence in May or June
APA (http://www.apa.org/convention/), the call for submissions deadline is usually in the first week of December (to be held in Washington DC in 2014)
MWERA (http://www.mwera.org). Useful sites to search for conferences are http://www.conferencealerts.com and http://www.allconferences.com.
For more of the update, download the recent issue of our Doctoral Studies Update newsletter.
|Doctoral Studies Update, Spring Semester 2013|
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