The 2nd Annual College of Education Graduate Student Conference

Title of Conference:
(Re)Claiming Our Graduate Experience: Building Communities of Research & Practice

Date of Conference:
April 1, 2011 (Friday)

Conference Location:
College of Education, University of Illinois

Registration Fees:
Free to all College of Education Graduate Students & Faculty

Conference Contact Information:
Rufina Cortez                                                 Norma Marrun
E-mail: cortez2@illinois.edu               nmarrun2@illinois.edu

Proposal Review Board Contact:
Christine Hong, Review Committee Chair
E-mail: hong29@illinois.edu

List of Proposal Types for Parallel Sessions:
Individual and Co-authored Papers: Completed Research
Roundtable: Research in Progress
Symposia
Posters
Alternative Formats

 

 

 

 

Call for Proposals

Proposal Overview
This year’s second annual College of Education Graduate Student Conference (COEGSC) committee is seeking proposals that promote inclusiveness, nurture enthusiasm for research, provide outlets for high quality research, and support professional development. Submissions such as doctoral dissertations, early research projects, research specialization capstone projects, independent research, term papers/projects, and other scholarly work are all welcome. In addition to considering proposals that address the conference theme, COEGSC invites proposals on other interdisciplinary fields.

Graduate students at all levels of scholarship are encouraged to apply. Proposals may be submitted for individual and/or co-authored papers, roundtables, symposia, and poster sessions. Alternative formats are also welcome. Symposia that bring together multiple perspectives on one educational issue are especially encouraged.

All proposals must be submitted electronically.

Questions should be directed to:
Christine Hong, Review Committee Chair
E-mail: hong29@illinois.edu

Proposal Categories & Guidelines

All submissions should be abstracts of 500-650 words, with the exception of roundtables and posters, which should be 400-550 words.

Individual and Co-authored Papers: Completed Research
Submissions in this category should address the following: (a) objective or purpose; (b) perspective(s) or theoretical framework; (c) methods, techniques or modes of inquiry; (d) data sources, empirical materials, and/or evidence; (e) results, substantiated conclusions, warrants for arguments; and (f) scientific or scholarly significance. Presenters will have approximately 12-15 minutes to present their paper in a one-hour session block of three presentations. A discussion of 15 minutes for all three papers will be at the end. 

Roundtable: Research in Progress
Submissions in this category should address the following: problem statement, research question(s), and discussion of research design and/or methods. Submissions to this category should be working papers (work in development), including Early Research Projects, Master’s Theses, and/or any work with preliminary data. This category provides an opportunity to discuss research in progress and research preparation issues, and get feedback from colleagues. Each roundtable presenter will have 10 minutes to present his/her work and 10 minutes of focused discussion immediately following the presentation.

Symposia
A symposium will consist of a collection of two to four scholarly papers centered on a common theme chosen by the presenters, followed by a discussion session. Symposia submissions should include: (a) one abstract for each paper adhering to the requirements of an individual or co-authored paper as indicated above (each abstract should be between 500-650 words); and (b) a one collective abstract. We encourage papers that exhibit interdisciplinary perspectives around a significant issue in education. Symposium sessions will be 60 minutes in length. Presenters should allot time among themselves, with 10 minutes at the end for audience questions and presenter discussion.

Posters
Submissions in this category should include the following: (a) objective or purpose; (b) perspective(s) or theoretical framework; (c) methods, techniques or modes of inquiry; (d) data sources, empirical materials, and/or evidence; (e) results, substantiated conclusions, warrants for arguments; and (f) scientific or scholarly significance. Research in progress is welcome.

Alternative Formats
Presentations that do not fit the categories above, such as poetry, performance pieces, photography collages, video productions, audience collaboration projects and other presentations are welcome. Submissions in this category should include the following, if applicable: (a) objective or purpose; (b) perspective(s) or theoretical framework; (c) methods, techniques or modes of inquiry; (d) data sources; (e) conclusions; and (f) artistic and/or scholarly significance. Also, please provide a clear but brief description of the intended presentation format.

Review Process
All proposals will be read by graduate student and/or faculty reviewers from the College. After reviewing all submitted proposals, the conference planning committee will individually notify each presenter before Tuesday, March 1, 2011, with information regarding acceptance, details on discussants (if applicable), allocated sessions, and all other presentation instructions.

Instructions for Submission