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ERE 2013 Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the Tenth Annual Educational Research Exchange on April 5, 2013 at Cleveland State University is now open!

The Educational Research Exchange is the Northeast Ohio forum for student research in education and related fields. It takes place every Spring, and the Call for Proposals is now open. We are looking for two types of presentations: paper sessions or poster sessions. All proposals go through a blind review process. Therefore, author identification information should not be included in the proposal itself, only on the proposal form found here. The committee may elect to change a proposal from one session format to the other.

A. Paper Sessions

Full papers should contain an Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections. A paper session is scheduled in a one hour time period and includes three or four papers. Each session is organized around a specific topic and is managed by a session chair who keeps it moving and introduces presenters. Each session also includes a faculty discussant who provides critical comments on each paper. Each participant has approximately 12 minutes to summarize her or his paper. Computers and video projectors are available for presentations. Presenters must bring their presentation materials in electronic format, preferably on a flash drive. Presenters are encouraged to arrive early at the presentation venue to familiarize themselves with the room and procedures. Have a backup plan, since no form of technology is fail-safe. Each participant should provide 10 handouts for the audience.

B. Poster Sessions

A poster session provides an opportunity to present research in a visual and interactive way and discuss findings with conference participants in an individual, informal manner. Posters should contain an Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections, and figure(s) and/or table(s) as appropriate. The poster session will run for 30 minutes, during which the author(s) will discuss her or his project and interact with participants who move around visiting different poster exhibits. Please bring at least 30 copies of a handout (a synthesis of the poster presentation) for the visitors.

Who may participate?

First authors must be undergraduate or graduate students in a college or university.


All proposals must be received by February 1, 2013, (Now extended to February 10, 2013 midnight EST) in order to be considered. If accepted, all papers must be received by March 11, 2013.

The conference itself will take place Friday, April 5, 2013. The detailed schedule for the day will be available on the website as the date approaches.


The ERE gives awards for outstanding papers every year. First authors must be students and nominate the paper for an award on the proposal submission form.

Submitting your Proposal

Follow the directions here and in the proposal submission form. Return the form and your proposal to Dr. Graham Stead ( by February 1, 2013. Include the heading ERE 2013 in your e-mail.

For more information, which will be updated as the conference approaches, go to:

Download the Proposal Submission Form