Would you like to:
• Share a course project, poster or research paper in a professional setting?
• Meet other graduate students and discuss research issues?
• Meet faculty in an informal setting to discuss methodological issues?
• Begin the process of becoming an engaged scholar by taking first steps in presenting your work?

Join your colleagues

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
12:30p.m. to 4:20p.m.
at Central Michigan
New Building of Education
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Deadline for submissions extended to March 1.
See sidebar for complete details ( MAPEA)

2. AERA Stipend
Division L is pleased to announce travel stipends available for the 2010 Annual Meeting. If you are a graduate student or a relatively new Ph.D. in the area of educational policy and politics, Division L is providing travel stipends for the 2010 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. Please provide the information requested below and submit to Natalie Mayerhofer (natalie.m.mayerhofer.2@nd.edu) by February 19, 2010. In order to qualify you must be a current AERA Division L Member.
In order to apply, please send a current Curriculum Vita and a 1 page (max) word document addressing the following information:
Mailing Address:
Highest Degree Attained and Year Awarded:
Year in Degree program (if graduate student)
Institute Awarding Degree:
Race and/or Ethnicity (optional):
Are you currently a Division L Member?
Have you attended an AERA Annual Meeting before? If so, when?
Are you presenting at the Annual Meeting? Will this be the first time you present? What is your AERA proposal number?
How would the travel stipend benefit you?
Please email the above materials to natalie.m.mayerhofer.2@nd.edu with the subject line as "AERA Division L Travel Stipends for Students and New Scholars" no later than February 19, 2010 by 11:59 p.m.

3. From CV to Resume: Developing Written Credentials for Non-Academic Positions

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Room 6, Student Services Building

This workshop will discuss the differences between the curriculum vitae and the resume, help Ph.D. students highlight their transferable skills in resume format, discuss the different types of resumes, and provide suggestions for formatting and self-promotion. Cover letter writing will also be discussed.

Presenters: Dr. Matt Helm, Director, PhD Career Services and Tammison Smith, MA, ABD

Registration is required. To register send an email to: **__gradwrsp@msu.edu__**. Please include your name, department, e-mail address, name of the workshop, and date of the workshop.

This workshop is limited to 60 participants on a first come, first served basis.

4. UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice
Duquesne University School of Education Advancing Equity and Excellence Research Fellows Announcement
The UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice has established a goal of encouraging educational leadership doctoral students to pursue research in areas of, not surprisingly, educational leadership and social justice. These fellow designations, renewable annually and based upon the following guidelines, provide an efficient and economical way of highlighting the efforts of doctoral students and of encouraging on-point research efforts.

  • Please find attached a call for research presentations for the National
  • Center for Urban School Transformation¹s 5th Annual National Symposium on
  • High-Performing Urban Schools.

  • Please find attached the Call for Proposals for the 24th Annual Convention
  • of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). The
  • Convention will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, October 28-31, 2010.

5. The Politics of Education Association and the University Council of
Education Administration invite graduate students and recent doctoral
graduates to a special 2 1/2-hour workshop.

  • The William L. Boyd National Educational Politics Workshop, scheduled on the
  • Friday of the AERA annual meeting in Denver, will give emerging scholars
  • (students and new academics/researchers) the opportunity to learn about
  • current and promising research in the politics of education field,
  • participate in break-out sessions related to their current career stage
  • (i.e. working on the dissertation, the job search process, publishing), and
  • interact with leading politics of education scholars in their areas of
  • interest.

Further information concerning the workshop can be found in the attached

6. Call for Manuscripts on Assistant Principals
Co-Editors: Alan R. Shoho, University of Texas at San Antonio (210-458-5411)
Bruce G. Barnett, University of Texas at San Antonio (210-458-5413)
Autumn K. Tooms, Kent State University, (330-207-8865)

Call for Manuscripts:
This book series, International Research on School Leadership focuses on how challenges affect the theory and
practice of school leadership. Because the professional lives of school leaders have increasingly impinged on
their personal well-being and resources have continued to shrink, it is important to understand how assistant
principals share and divide their energy, ideas, and time within the school day. For these reasons, it is worthy to
explore the rarely examined experiences of assistant principals and how they prepare them for being instructional
leaders. By giving voice to assistant principals, we are also able to determine what aspects of leadership
preparation useful and what aspects need to be reconceptualized. Unlike leadership books that have focused on
conceptual considerations and personal narratives from the field, the second book focuses on a collection of
empirical efforts centered on various pertaining to assistant principals and their experiences. We are looking for
manuscripts that explore the multi-faceted dimensions of being an assistant principal in the 21st century. Our
goal is to create an edited book that examines the puzzles and perennial challenges that assistant principals
experience from an international perspective.

Submission Guidelines:
Please e-mail your manuscript to be considered for this book series by Information Age Publishing to Alan R.
Shoho . Contact may also be made via the University of Texas at San Antonio, One
UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0654 or by phone: 210-458-5411. Manuscripts must be submitted by
August 6, 2010. The maximum length for manuscripts selected for publication will be 6000 words, excluding
Important Dates:
August 6, 2010 – Submit manuscript electronically for consideration
October 1, 2010 Authors receive feedback from book series editors/reviewers and decisions are made to
determine which papers are accepted with revisions. Manuscripts accepted will be asked to make revisions.
December 3, 2010 Authors submit revised manuscripts to book series editors (Shoho, Barnett, and Tooms to
submit drafts of foreword and epilogue by this date).
January 28, 2011 Book series editors submit final draft of manuscripts to the publisher.

7. The LBGT Resource Center at Michigan State has one, half-time Graduate Assistant position opening for 2010-2011

Duties and responsibilities: Provide support for LBGT Resource Center university-wide initiatives. Collaborate on educational initiatives for Department of Residence Life staff and residential communities. Provide support and resources to student leaders as well as LBGT campus organizations and advisors. Implement LBGT education, anti-oppression training, and ally development activities. Support assessment and programming efforts for the LBGT graduate student population. Use emerging technology to facilitate networking and communication with student groups. Cultivate partnerships with cross-campus constituents. Coordinate and develop LBGT panel programs. Sustain a welcoming and affirming atmosphere for visitors to the LBGT Resource Center. Assist student groups with program development and implementation.
For a full description and instructions to apply please visit:
http://lbgtrc.msu.edu/grad10.htm Or contact Danielle Masuda at masudada@vps.msu.edu

8. International Student Breakfast

*Don’t have time or chance to chat with friends, classmates, and faculty
members in our college? Come to our monthly International Breakfast!!!
You will enjoy beautiful conversations while enjoying your breakfast!

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Friday, February 12, 2010
Location: Graduate Student Lounge – First floor

Sponsored by: Office of International Studies in Education

While these breakfasts are part of our special support for international
students, anyone in the College of Education who would like to get to
know these students better is welcome!
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