Please take note of this call for a special issue of Qualitative Research in Psychology entitled “Creative Representations of Qualitative Research”: http://www.psychreg.org/call-papers-special-issue-qualitative-research-psychology
Educational Research alumnus Dr. Austin Pickup (PhD '14) along with UA faculty Dr. Aaron Kuntz recently guest edited part one of a special issue of the journal, Critical Questions in Education. Check out the special issue entitled Critical Inquiry for the Social Good: Methodological Work as a Means for Truth Telling in Education as well as Dr. Pickup's article, Critical Inquiry as Virtuous Truth-Telling: Implications of Phronesis & Parrhesia. Congratulations to Dr. Pickup and Dr. Kuntz!
Faculty Positions: Applying and Entering
A UA Qualitative Community Workshop
Thursday, October 6, 2016
11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Graves Hall 229
Bring your lunch and join other students interested in qualitative inquiry by engaging with UA’s qualitative research faculty and recent graduates in discussions over the seemingly mysterious process of applying to faculty positions.
Attendees are encouraged to enter and leave the discussion according to their interest and availability.
Time Topic Discussant
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Interviews and Negotiations Dr. Aaron Kuntz, UA
11:30 a.m. – Noon CVs and Cover Letters Dr. Kelly Guyotte, UA
Noon – 12:30 p.m. The First Month Dr. Stephanie Shelton, UA
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Recently Hired UA Qual Dr. Austin Pickup, Aurora University
Community Graduates’ Experiences Dr. Anne Merrem, Univ. of West Georgia
Each of the discussants welcome the submission of questions in advance. Please send your questions or interests to Michelle Wooten (email@example.com) by Monday, October 3rd.
Deadline: November 1, 2016
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.
Award Period: Each fellowship award is for 1 year, beginning July 1, 2017 or later, and is nonrenewable. This fellowship program is intended as a write-up fellowship. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research conducted under faculty sponsorship in any accredited university in the United States.
Eligibility: Eligible graduate students for the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research will be at the writing stage of their dissertation by the beginning of the fellowship. The dissertation study should focus on an education research topic such as high stakes testing; ethnic studies/curriculum; tracking; STEM development; measurement of achievement and opportunity gaps; English language learners; or bullying and restorative justice. Applicants can come from graduate programs and departments in education research, the humanities, or social or behavioral science disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields, such as economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
Fellows are required to provide proof of advancement to candidacy at the beginning of the award period. Applicants must work full-time on their dissertations and course requirements and should be in the writing stage of their dissertation. This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education, specifically, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders.
Direct any questions about the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research, eligibility requirements, or submission process to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-238-3200. The application deadline is November 1, 2016.
Click here to visit the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research website.
Consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 29th Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC). EQRC is sponsored this year by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Education.
The conference will be held on January 30 – 31, 2017 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $49 per night (plus tax & fees).
The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 19th and papers will undergo juried review on a rolling basis, with prompt notifications of acceptance/rejection so that presenters can make early and economical travel arrangements.
All presented papers are eligible for submission to the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research (www.jeqr.org) and all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed for potential publication.
Visit the website for details at www.EQRC.net
Dear QR SIG Graduate Students,
-Are you a graduate student doing/thinking/planning/engaging qualitative research?
-Is there an issue that has you particularly vexed? Do you feel stuck, perplexed, haunted, paralyzed, excited, intrigued, or all of these and more?
-Would you like help thinking through your qualitative research quandary?
We all experience moments of "stuckness" in qualitative research, moments when we are not sure how to proceed with our research. We might be stuck with theory (How can I theorize this? Do I have the 'right' theory? Why is theory messing up my life?), stuck with design (How do I design this qualitative project? How do I do this qualitative project?), stuck with data (What is my data? How do I collect it? How do I analyze it?), stuck with writing-up, communicating, sharing research. Stuck with ethics. Or stuck in other ways not listed here.
If any of this sounds familiar, we invite you to apply to participate in a new Graduate Student Mentoring Session during the 2017 AERA. During this session you will meet with 4-6 senior qualitative scholars who will help you think through/with/about your stuck place. Maybe something one or more of them says will help you see your stuck place in a new light, lead to new insights or solutions, and/or open up spaces for more exciting puzzles.
To apply for the Graduate Student Mentoring Session, please submit a 3-5 page description of your qualitative "stuckness" by September 15, 2016 to Sarah-Bridges-Rhoads, email@example.com.
Please include in your application:
1. Information about you, your institution, and where you are in your graduate program
2. A brief description of your qualitative project
3. A description of where, how, and why you feel "stuck"
4. A discussion of what you hope to get from this mentoring session
5. A list of qualitative scholars you think would best help you (optional)
We anticipate selecting 8-10 applications and will inform all applicants of their acceptance in early November 2016. Selected applicants' names will appear in the 2017 AERA program.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Bridges-Rhoads, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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