Wednesday, January 9, 2013

List of Division C campus liaisons

Here is a complete list of all the campus liaisons for Division C. We have 102 liaisons this year! Nice work. If you have any questions about AERA or just want some general information, please contact the liaison at your campus. If you want AERA information but your school doesn't have a liaison listed, contact Benjamin Heddy co-chair of the Division C GSC at

Arizona State University - Krista Puruhito (
Boston University - Lisa O'Brien (
Columbia University - Tang Heng (
Drexel University - Mamta Shah (
Duke University - Stephanie Wormington (
Emory University - David Morris (
Erasmus University Rotterdam  - Lisette Wijnia (
Florida State University - M. Caridad Arrastia-Lloyd (
Florida state University - Kenny Lim (
George Washington University - Amy Vanden Boogart (
Idaho State University - Tara Drexler (
Iowa State University - Wei Wang (
Korea University - Yi Jiang (
Loyola Marymount University - Mary Martinez (
McGill University - Mandana Bassiri (
Michigan State University - Elizabeth de los Santos (
Michigan State University - Rachel Kopke (
Michigan State University - Nate Stevenson (
Michigan State University - Allison Webster (
Mississippi State University - Iva Ballard (
Mississippi State University - Shane Warren (
Montclair State University - Adrian Martin (
Ohio State University - Lauren Bailes (
Ohio State University - Josh Gillespie (
Ohio State University - SangHee Ryu (
Oklahoma State University - Stacey Bridges (
Old Diminion University - Elizabeth Carhart (
Portland State University - Krista Helm (
Purdue University - Hyunyi Jung (
Purdue University - Jason McIntosh (
Purdue University - Ninger Zhou (
Rutgers University - Karlyn Adams-Wiggins (
Southern Methodist University - Lindsey Perry (
Stanford University - Daniel Greene (
Stanford University - Maribel Santiago (
State University of New York, Albany - Barbara Vokatis (
SUNY, Buffalo - Ersoy Erdemir (
SUNY, Potsdam - Amber Spinner (
Tarleton State University/Baylor University - Mary Elliot (
Temple University - Annette Ponnock (
Texas A&M University - Sencer Corlu (
University at Buffalo, SUNY, New York - Doug Van Dine (
University of Akron - Lori Vargo (
University of Alabama - Anthony Derriso (
University of California, Berkeley - Jennifer Higgs (
University of California, Davis - Garrett DeHond (
University of California, Davis - Pamela Gourley-Delaney (
University of California, Davis - Carrie Strohl (
University of California, Irvine - Teya Rutherford (
University of California, Santa Barbara - Julie Antilla (
University of California, Santa Barbara - Cat Gaspard (
University of California, Santa Barbara - Jessica Phillips (
University of California, Santa Cruz - Maggie Clark (
University of Cincinnati - Gail Headley (
University of Colorado, Denver - Bonita Hamilton (
University of Connecticut - Eileen Gonzalez (
University of Connecticut - Kelly O'Shea (kelly.o'
University of Delaware - Brenna Hassinger (
University of Delaware - Sohee Park (
University of Florida - Elyse Hambacher (
University of Georgia - Shakhnoza Kayumova (
University of Georgia - D. Michelle Thomas (
University of Houston - Maria Benzon (
University of Houston - Jay Young (
University of Illinois, Chicago - Katie McCarthy (
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Anna DeJarnette (
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Sam Wang (
University of Indiana - Asmalina Saleh (
University of Louisville - Christopher Rakes (
University of Maryland - Emily Grossnickle (
University of Maryland - Alex List (
University of Memphis - Jessika Boles (Jessika.Boles@STJUDE.ORG)
University of Memphis - Amy Johnson (
University of Memphis - Katherine Wright (
University of Miami - Tracy McLeod (
University of Missouri - Ryan Knowles (
University of Missouri - Xintong Li (
University of Missouri - Ti Zhang (
University of Nebraska, Lincoln - Meryam Yilmaz Soylu (
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Vivian Surwill (
University of New Hampshire - Judy Tang (
University of New Mexico - Benjamin Mabe (
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Nelson Brunsting (
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Seung Yu (
University of Oklahoma - Jason Herron (
University of Pittsburgh - Danielle Ross (
University of Regina - Heather Ritenburg (
University of South Dakota - Musheera Anis (
University of South Dakota - Emily Dykstra (
University of Southern California - Robert Danielson (
University of Southern Mississippi - Amanda Leimer (
University of Southern Mississippi - Bethany Miller (
University of Texas, Austin - Scott Trimble (
University of Texas, El Paso - Oliana Alikaj (
University of Texas, El Paso - Isaac Martinez (
University of Toronto - Lesley Dookie (
University of Virginia - Crystal DeJaegher (
University of Washington - Traci Baizer (  
University of Western Ontario - Xiaoxiao Du (
Virginia Tech University - Chloe Ruff (
York University - Robyn Ruttenberg-Rozen (


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Opportunity in the International Society for the Learning Sciences

CFP: Doctoral Consortium at the Third Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2013)
8-12 April 2013, Leuven, Belgium

The LAK Doctoral Consortium brings together Ph.D. students working on topics related to Learning Analytics. The doctoral consortium will offer Ph.D. students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. Prominent professors and researchers in the field of learning analytics will provide feedback to the selected papers and participate actively and contribute to the discussions. The Doctoral Consortium will take place immediately before the LAK 2013 conference.

The intention of this doctoral consortium is to support and inspire Ph.D. students during their ongoing research efforts. Therefore, it is necessary that authors will have neither achieved their Ph.D. degree nor officially submitted their thesis before the doctoral consortium (April 2013). To enforce this rule we require authors to disclose their expected graduation date and their advisor's name when submitting.
In contrast to regular conference papers, submissions should address specifically doctoral work!
Therefore, the following elements have to be addressed in the papers:
- A clear formulation of the research question,
- An identification of the significant problems in the field of research,
- An outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of existing solutions,
- A presentation of any preliminary ideas, the proposed approach and the results achieved so far,
- A sketch of the applied research methodology,
- A description of the Ph.D. project's contribution to the problem solution,
- A discussion of how the suggested solution is different, new, or better as compared to existing approaches to the problem.
Accepted students should prepare:
1. An introduction of themselves and the PhD project for the introductory session. Duration: 60 sec max.
2. A 15-20 minute presentation of the PhD project to be used for introducing discussion about their project and its main issues during the small group sessions.
3. Students are also invited to prepare a poster about their Ph.D. for the LAK 2013 poster session.
Submissions should be uploaded to:

The max length of DC submissions should not exceed 6 pages.

All papers will be reviewed after acceptance by at least two senior researchers and one of the accepted doctoral candidates. Additionally, two discussants, members of the doctoral consortium committee, will be appointed to each paper. Discussant comments will be followed by a plenary discussion of the paper. At the end of the consortium there will be a general discussion, including a brainstorming session about current and future research topics in the area.
Doctoral Consortium application submission: January 31, 2013
Doctoral Consortium application notification: February 15, 2013
Doctoral Consortium acceptance notification and reviews: March 15, 2013
Doctoral Consortium camera-ready versions: March 31, 2013
Doctoral Consortium: April 8th, 2013

Doctoral Consortium contributions will be accessible in the ACM digital library (to be clarified).
Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Katherine Maillet, Institut National des Télécommunications, France
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Ravi Vatrapu, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Opportunity to get involved in ISLS.

Deadline extended to January 14th: Competition to Design the Logo ICLS 2014
The coordinating committee for the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences is pleased to announce a competition to design the logo for the conference. The conference will be held in June 2014 on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder.

We are seeking a logo design that reflects both the conference theme and the area where the conference will be held. The theme of the conference is “Learning and Becoming in Practice,” and we encourage proposals related to the epistemic practices of disciplines, learning in sociocultural practices, practices of design, practices of modeling learning across setting and time, and practices of scaling and sustainability.

The competition is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from any field. The winner of thelogo design will have their registration fee for the conference waived.

Requirements for the logo are:

Includes the name of the conference and location (University of Colorado Boulder)

Reflects conference theme and place

Looks great on a large-format poster as well as a web site

Only includes images you have the right to use and modify. To support this task, we have made a Dropbox folder containing images publicly available You may use images you have created, or those you find that are covered by a license allowing for free reuse, modification, and distribution.

Entries must include JPEGs with at least 100 dpi. Because the logo will be used for various purposes, you must submit TWO versions:

1 small format for computer screens (~5-8 inches wide)

2 large format for printing on banners (~50-80 inches wide)

By submitting a logo, you agree to a Creative Commons License, as the finalists may be displayed and the winning logo will be used on promotional items. Finalists will be asked to provide the original file used to create the image (e.g., .ai, .eps, .psd, etc.) and alternate versions, such as grayscale and black&white line art, may be generated. Preferred color model is CMYK (as opposed to RGB).

Entries for the competition are due to Vanessa Svihla at on January 14th, 2013. The winner will be announced in the last week of January.

REMINDER: AERA 2013 Division C Graduate Student Seminar Application DUE JANUARY 15, 2013

Plans are underway for the 2013 Division C Graduate Student Seminar, which will be held Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 prior to the AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This year Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia (Duke University) is serving as chair and Erica Halverson (University of Wisconsin) is serving as vice-chair.

The objective of the seminar is to provide graduate students who are members of AERA Division C with an opportunity to receive mentoring and advice from current faculty members and to begin developing professional relationships with current and future leaders within the field. The seminar is intended for full-time, advanced level doctoral students who are approaching the dissertation phase of their programs. Students who will have finished their dissertation by the end of April 2013 should consider applying for the Division C New Faculty seminar instead.

In addition to presentations on topics such as job search, and grants and funding opportunities, the seminar will consist of panel discussions on teaching, research, and publishing. Students will also participate in a manuscript review with mentors, as well as discussions on how to revise your CV.

Students interested in participating in the Graduate Student Seminar should submit an application by 5:00pm on January 15, 2013. The application can be found online at (detailed instructions for the application can be found on-line). Applicants should be prepared to provide the following information:

                    A general statement of interest in the Division C Graduate Student Seminar. Include in the statement:
1) Why you are interested in attending the Division C Graduate Student Seminar and what you hope to gain from this experience.
2) Where you are in your timeline for completing your degree requirements
3) Your research interests
4) Your career goals and job search timeline
                    A list of potential faculty mentors with whom you would like to be matched (you do not need to know these mentors, we will do our best to match you with one of the mentors you list)
                    A 2-page summary of your dissertation research 
                       A CV that includes name, address, institution, telephone, fax, e-mail, educational background, awards, professional publications and presentations, teaching experience, and service activities
                       A letter of recommendation from your advisor, major professor, or dissertation chair sent directly to the Seminar chair at (this must be sent to us by the due date in order for your application to be considered). Please send the letter of recommendation as an attachment (in word or as a pdf).

Upon acceptance, participants will also be required to submit a writing sample (e.g., a manuscript to be submitted for publication) to their assigned mentor(s) for review as part of the seminar by March 15, 2013. A limited number of participants will be selected for the 2013 Graduate Student Seminar based on graduate status, clarity of research interests, and match with participating mentors. Notifications will be sent out by January 31, 2013. Students who attend the seminar will receive a small stipend to support travel costs. To be eligible, students must be members of Division C and must register for the annual meeting.

We look forward to seeing you with our Division C colleagues in San Francisco in April!

- Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia & Erica Halverson, Division C Graduate Student Seminar Co-Chairs

Monday, January 7, 2013

AERA 2013 Roommate Search

If you are interested in finding a roommate for AERA please consider using our Google Doc to get connected.

AERA 2013 Roommate Matchup