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AERA 2018 Conference Presentations
Apr
13
to Apr 17

AERA 2018 Conference Presentations

The CSSR will be presenting a number of sessions at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Please consider joining us for one of the sessions below!

Friday, April 13

Innovations in Urban Education: Insider Perspectives. A symposium with Daniel M. Morales, Genia M. Bettencourt, Keisha Green, and Chrystal A. George Mwangi. 12pm-1:30pm in Westin New York at Times Square, Fourth Floor, Imperial Room

Who are rural students? How definitions of rurality affect research on college access and success. A paper presentation by Catherine Manly, Suzan Kommers, and Ryan Wells. 12pm-1:30pm at New York Marriott Marquis, Fourth Floor, Gilbert

Saturday, April 14

Credentials with (economic) value? Unmasking inequities in the sub-baccalaureate sector. A paper presentation by Joshua Bittinger, Cecilia Rios Aguilar, Ryan Wells, and David Bills. 10:35am-12:05pm at the New York Marriott Marquis, Fourth Floor, Gilbert

Sunday, April 15

“We Need to Stick Together for Survival”: Black College Students’ Racial Identity, Same-Ethnic Friendships, and Campus Connectedness. A poster presentation by Barbara Thelamour, Chrystal A. George Mwangi, Ijeoma Ezeofor, & Catherine Kuzmishin. 10:35am-12:05pm in New York Hilton Midtown, Third Floor, Americas Hall 1-2-Exhibit Hall

High school-university collaborations for Latinx student success: Navigating the political reality. A roundtable discussion with Genia M. Bettencourt, Chrystal A. George Mwangi, Keisha Green, and Daniel M. Morales. 2:15pm-3:45pm in New York Marriott Marquis, Fifth Floor, Westside Ballroom Salon 3

Monday, April 16

Rural students’ engagement in college: How do institutional characteristics matter? Roundtable presented by Suzan Kommers, Catherine Manly, and Ryan Wells. 4:05pm-5:35pm at New York Marriott Marquis, Fifth Floor, Westside Ballroom Salon 2

For more about the conference or sessions, please visit the AERA schedule.

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NASPA 2018 Conference Presentations
Mar
3
to Mar 7

NASPA 2018 Conference Presentations

Join the CSSR's Zeke Kimball and Professor Andrew Ryder at NASPA 2018 for two sessions connecting theory to practice!

Creeping Legalism and Accountability: How External Demands Reshape Student Affairs Practice on Tuesday, March 6th at 11:15am in Freedom Ballroom H of the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. 

History as a Tool for Social Justice: Using the Past to Understand Contemporary Manifestations of Oppression on Monday, March 5th at 2:30pm in Terrace Ballroom 3 Area 1 in the Convention Center.

For more information on the NASPA conference programs, visit here.

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Dissertation Bootcamp
Oct
4
11:00 AM11:00

Dissertation Bootcamp

A two-hour event in which participants engage in the different elements necessary to create a strong dissertation. We will review conducting literature reviews, navigating Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, picking a methodology, managing your project,  and avoiding common pitfalls.

This event is open to doctoral students in the College of Education who have completed comprehensive exams. Registration is required.

To register, visit the link below:

https://umassamherst.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cw5v56Z7KTjvubr

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Melissa Wooten ‘Stigmatizing an Institutional Space: How Black Colleges Became a Problem’
Mar
8
11:30 AM11:30

Melissa Wooten ‘Stigmatizing an Institutional Space: How Black Colleges Became a Problem’

Melissa Wooten is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research lies at the theoretical intersections of organizations, social movements, and education. Her book manuscript, In the Face of Inequality: How Black Colleges Adapt (SUNY Press) uses historically black colleges as an empirical context to investigate how the social structure of race and racism affect an organization’s ability to acquire the financial and political resources it needs to survive.

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Sara Goldrick-Rab, author of ‘Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream’.
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Sara Goldrick-Rab, author of ‘Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream’.

Goldrick-Rab is professor of higher education policy & sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation’s only translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable. She is the recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Award and the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award, and in 2016 POLITICO magazine named her one of the top 50 people shaping American politics. Goldrick-Rab’s latest book, “Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream,” is an Amazon best-seller, and has been featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the New York Review of Books, and CSPAN’s Book TV, among other venues.

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Speaker: Jose Blackorby ‘Universal Design for Learning 2017: A Framework Grows Up’
Feb
16
4:00 PM16:00

Speaker: Jose Blackorby ‘Universal Design for Learning 2017: A Framework Grows Up’

Jose Blackorby, Ph.D. will present "Universal Design For Learning 2017: A Framework Grows Up," which will describe the current status of Universal Design for Learning policy, practice, research and implementation, as well as new challenges the field faces that come with growth. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) began 15 years ago as a vision associated with CAST, Inc. (Center for Applied Special Technology) and a small group of researchers and policymakers. It is being increasingly adopted by schools as well as by curriculum and technology vendors.

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