Division C – Learning & Instruction

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The 2016-2017 AERA Division C Graduate Student Committee consists of Jennifer Whitley (Senior Co-Chair), Tashera Bolds (Junior Co-Chair), Kristy Robinson (Communications Chair), Christine Snyder (Division Editor), and Justina Ogodo (Membership Director). We are excited about a wonderful year with AERA!

Division Updates / Upcoming Events

Fireside Chat: Navigating the Academic Job: Perspectives from Deans, Late-Career Faculty, and New Faculty at Varying Universities

Fri, April 28, 8:15 to 9:45am | Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Rm. 217 A

Doctoral students completing their programs face two yawning chasms between three pillars: From graduate student to job applicant to new assistant professor. How does one complete one’s dissertation, closing that door; research and apply for positions, peeking through multiple other doors; and walk through a door and become part of the conversation in a new setting that may be quite different from one’s dissertation home? A group of dissertation advisors, new assistant professors, and deans will discuss this daunting journey on which many have embarked.

New Directions: Public Scholarship through Community Engagement: A Landscape for Educational Equity, Opportunity, and Access

Fri, April 28, 2:15 to 3:45pm | Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Rm. 217 D

This session highlights scholars whose innovative work emphasizes engaged public scholarship. From homeschooling within today’s socio-political contexts, to empowering out-of-school interventions, and the critical use of hip-hop culture within urban communities, their scholarship bridges the research and civic communities. Further, it epitomizes the value in situating scholarship within the context of youth’s lived experience and emphasizes the importance of creating spaces for youth to realize the depth of their potential. This panel will showcase how equitable educational outcomes can become possibilities when opportunities and access are made available through community engagement.

Division C Business Meeting

Sat, April 29, 6:30 to 7:30pm | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Rm. 7A

Division C Reception Following Business Meeting

Sat, April 29, 7:30 to 8:30pm | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, The Grotto

Division C Graduate Student Social

Saturday, April 29, After Our Business Meeting, 9:00pm

Meeting Place: The Davenport

Co-hosted with Division E and the Motivation SIG

Please join us for an informal gathering to blow off steam, network, socialize, and hang out after the Division C Business Meeting and Reception. The first fifty graduate students at our event get a free drink ticket. We look forward to seeing you there!

Getting Involved

We are looking for campus liaisons. If you are interested in serving as an AERA Division C graduate student campus liaison, please contact Jennifer Whitley at jwhitley@uga.edu. Additionally, if you are interested in receiving our first newsletter this fall, or are interested in writing a piece to be featured in it, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!


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