The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is accepting proposals for the 2018 annual meeting in New York City. The NCME annual meeting is co-located with the AERA annual meeting and highlights cutting-edge research on measurement in education. Within NCME, the Committee on Diversity Issues in Testing is seeking applications for coordinated sessions that address diversity issues, broadly defined, for special designation in the NCME program. If your research relates to educational measurement, please consider submitting a proposal to NCME.
You can find the Coordinated Session proposal application by following http://www.ncme.org/ncme/NCME/Annual_Meeting/Next_Meeting/NCME/Annual_Meeting/Next_Meeting.aspx?hkey=8d3b8881-bfd2-488b-8f2e-7d525b06d967
The Call for Proposal Information has been pasted below for your convenience.
Call for Proposal Information
Specific Guidelines: Proposals for coordinated sessions must identify all contributors— author and presenter names should be included, not blinded. Proposals must consist of (a) a title for the session of no more than 12 words, (b) an abstract of no more than 200 words (for inclusion in the final program), (c) a summary of the coordinated session (in addition to the abstract) of no more than 1600 words, and (d) references, tables, and figures as appropriate. The Program Committee will reject proposals whose titles, abstracts, or summaries exceed the word limits—references, tables, and figures do not count toward the word limits. Organizers may use the 1600 words however they wish, for example, a conventional 4-paper symposium may have a 400-word introduction with four 300-word paper descriptions. Alternative formats should be clearly motivated and clearly described. The Program Committee will evaluate the contribution of these sessions against the contribution of more traditional coordinated paper sessions. Proposals should also identify a discussant/moderator where appropriate.
Nominate your coordinated session to be the NCME Diversity Issues in Testing Invited Session. The NCME Committee on Diversity Issues in Testing (CODIT) announces a new opportunity for all organizers of and participants in coordinated sessions. We encourage any coordinated session that addresses or reflects diversity issues in testing, broadly conceived, to nominate their session by selecting the "I would like this session to be considered for the NCME Diversity Issues in Testing Invited Session" option during the regular submission process. All such sessions will be reviewed and selected under standard procedures regardless of nomination status. However, nominated sessions will also be reviewed by the CODIT for distinction as the NCME Diversity Issues in Testing Invited Session, with prominent placement in the program. The NCME CODIT and the NCME Board hope that this encourages session proposals to incorporate and consider issues of diversity as they develop and present their research topics and findings.
Please contact the Chair of the CODIT, Lietta (Lee) Scott (Lietta.Scott@azed.gov) with questions about this opportunity!
For technical questions related to the submission system, please click the Support link located near the top left of your screen and next to the dashboard button.
For substantive questions, please refer to the 2018 Call for Proposals (PDF)
If you have any further questions related to your submission, please contact April Zenisky and Charlie DePascale, Co-chairs, Annual Meeting Program Committee (ProgramChairs@ncme.org)
All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PDT August 1, 2017.
Call for Authors to submit ideas for Chapters
We are seeking contributors for The International Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education for Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. The Handbook will provide a provocative collection of leading researchers’ thinking on the current intersection of gender and higher education, offering a bold picture of the research in the field of higher education and gender equity, while also projecting future paths of exploration, inquiry, and action. The guiding objectives for the Handbook include:
Gender and International Development Research
Gender Issues, Practices, and Concerns in US Institutions Abroad
Chilly Climates and Microaggressions
Higher Ed Curriculum and Gender
Women’s Centers (and Men’s or Gender Centers)
Community College Students and Gender
Gender Issues in Higher Education Athletics
Gender and the Economics of Higher Education
Governing Boards and Their Relationship to Gender Issues in Higher Education
The Sexualization of Students and Higher Education
Colleges and Universities Serving Historically Underserved or Specialized Populations (e.g., HBCUs, Tribal Institutions) and Their Influences on Gender Equity
Higher Education Costs and Gender Implications Worldwide
For-Profit Education and its Impact on Gender Equity
Critical Gender Studies Methodologies
Natural Science Methodological Paradigms and Their Impact on Gender in Higher Education
Each chapter can be up to 10,000 words in length inclusive of references in APA 6th Edition.
• Friday, June 30, 2017: Letter of interest (500 words) submitted to email@example.com
• Friday, July 7, 2017: Notifications of acceptance sent out
• Monday, October 2, 2017: working outline or draft submitted to editors
• Friday, October 20, 2017: Feedback and request for revisions sent to authors
• Monday, December 4, 2017: Final draft of articles due to editors
We would be honored if you would be willing to contribute.
Nancy S. Niemi, Ph.D.
Director, Faculty Teaching Initiatives
Yale University Center for Teaching and Learning
The Selma Greenberg Dissertation Award Nomination call is out!
Deadline for Submission is February 28, 2018
This award was named after Dr. Selma Greenberg in 1997, a founding member of the SIG who was a world-class researcher and died in 1997. Before the name of the award was changed, it was the SIG/RWE dissertation award for years dating back to 1980.
The author must be a member of the Research on Women and Education (RWE) SIG.
The dissertation must have been completed within two years of the application year. This year’s recipient must have published her/his dissertation in 2016 or later.
The author is expected to present a summary of his/her dissertation findings at the 2018 RWE Fall Conference.
Merle Froshe and Barbara Sprung recipients of the Willystine Goodsell Award 2017 have provided us with their AERA Presentation. Download it below if you wish to read it.
RWE Offering Leadership Opportunities
In an effort to increase the "leadership pipeline" for our wonderful organization, we are encouraging you to please send us your name and contact information, along with any committees or interest groups with which you would like to work. Committees meet via email, online, and at the RWE fall conference. Committee work may lead to a leadership position (chair of committees and/or executive board membership). The Executive Board is composed of Chair-appointed and elected positions, so there are several opportunities for you to become a leader in a national organization-an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG). These types of positions look really great on your vita!!
Here are some of the current committees that may be of interest to you.
Please let us know what you are interested in and how RWE can support you meet your leadership goals!
Barbara Polnick, Ed.D., Leadership/Mentoring Committee Co-chair
Sam Houston State University
Julia Ballenger, Ph.D., Leadership/Mentoring Committee Co-chair
Texas A&M University-Commerce