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2013 UCEA GRADUATE STUDENT SUMMIT
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Title: “Rising above the challenges in educational leadership: From understanding to action”
l. General Information
The 2013 UCEA Graduate Student Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. The summit will commence Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12 p.m. and will conclude Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the 2013 UCEA Graduate Student Summit is to provide a space for graduate students to engage in authentic dialogue about their scholarly work. This summit will offer opportunities to meet and network with graduate students and faculty, to participate in presentations, and to receive feedback on your research. It will include:
- Paper sessions, in which you will share your research and receive constructive feedback;
- Workshop sessions, in which you will get direct feedback on a paper that you would like to publish, a proposal, or your dissertation research plan;
- Networking Session, where you will have the chance to network with students from other UCEA institutions interested in similar research topics and talk with UCEA Executive Committee members and Plenum representatives.
The 2013 UCEA Graduate Student Summit theme, Rising above the challenges in educational leadership: From understanding to action, recognizes that as graduate students, we are in the process of developing understandings that will influence practice in the field of educational leadership. To that end, this summit theme recognizes that with the many persistent challenges facing our education system, we must continue to develop innovative ideas. Most importantly, we must consider how this inquiry can give rise to deliberate action. As emerging scholars in the field, this summit offers a unique opportunity for us to create new professional and social relationships that can allow us to learn from and share our knowledge with each other. The summit will offer opportunities for graduate students to critically examine our own research and practices, to share our research with others, and to purposefully develop new partnerships and networks. These opportunities aim to enhance our work both at and beyond the summit.
IV. Criteria for Review of Proposals
To participate in the summit as a presenter, you must submit a proposal, and that proposal must be accepted. All proposals will be subject to blind, peer review by at least two reviewers. The text of the proposal must not include your name. Priority will be given to single-author papers or papers co-authored by graduate students. The lead author of each proposal also agrees to serve as a reviewer. An author’s failure to live up to either of these commitments may lead to the paper being removed from the summit.
Proposals will be evaluated for
- relevance of theme to the summit;
- thoroughness and clarity of the proposal;
- quality of writing
- feasibility of fulfilling the goals of the proposal
- theoretical framework, methods, analysis, and presentation of findings
- innovative perspectives, frameworks, and methods; and
V. Participation Guidelines and Proposal Deadlines
Graduate students engaged in research, policy, or practice in educational or youth-serving agencies may submit proposals for consideration.
Proposals must be received by Monday, May 13, 2013. All proposals must be submitted electronically at the link to be provided at the UCEA homepage (http://www.ucea.org). This site will open April 1, 2013. Please follow the prompts for submitting to the 2013 Graduate Student Summit. You may submit more than one proposal to the summit, and you may submit the same proposal to the summit and the convention.
Proposal submission length must not exceed 2 single-spaced pages (approximately 1,000 words) using 12-point font (Times New Roman). References are required and must not exceed 1 single-spaced page (approximately 400 words or 2,200 characters). The text of the proposal must not include your name.
The lead author of papers is required to send an advance copy of the paper to their discussant via email 3 weeks prior to the convention (October 17, 2013). By submitting a proposal, the lead author of each proposal also agrees to serve as a reviewer. An author’s failure to live up to either of these commitments may lead to the paper being removed from the convention program.
VI. Summit Registration
The summit is immediately preceding the 2013 UCEA Convention. Registration for the 2013 UCEA Summit will be available online through the UCEA Registration Site in June 2013. The cost of attending the 2013 Graduate Student Summit is $30. The cost of registering for the convention is separate, but registration for the convention is required to attend the summit.
To print the call click here: 2013 Graduate Student Summit
The 2012 Graduate Student Summit
“Exploring the Future of Leadership Preparation: Alternative Perspectives"
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2012 UCEA Graduate Student Summit. The quality of the papers and the presentations helped make the summit a great experience.
For a complete list of participants and their contact information, select this link: 2012 Summit Participants
The following papers were chosen by their peers to present in the Highlights from the Graduate Student Summit session:
- Teacher perceptions of principal's trust: Does gender and racial/ethnic match matter in teacher-principal relationships? (Kristina Brezicha, Pennsylvania State University)
- Virtual Charter Schools: Realities and Unknowns (Daniela Torre, Vanderbilt University)
- Effect of NCLB on Teacher Certification Programs (Patricia Baumer, Southern Methodist University)
- High-Quality Leadership Programs and Impact on an Evolving Student Population: Leadership, Sense-making, and Inclusive Policy (Meagan Sumbera, The University of Texas at Austin)
- Implementing the Turnaround Model: Leaders’ Voices from One Urban Charter School (Abigail Felber-Smith, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)