AESA Meeting, CSFE Meeting, and CASA Call for Nominations

The Annual Meeting of the American Education Studies Association(AESA) will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle, Washington, October 31 – November 4.  Rooms should be reserved before September 30.  Membership renewals and conference registration should be submitted by October 15.  Refer to the AESA website (educationalstudies.org) for additional conference information. Here is the final AESA Conference Program.

The Council for Social Foundations of Education (CSFE) will hold its annual business meeting at AESA this year on Friday, November 2, 3:30 – 5:00 in the Douglas Boardroom.  Kevin Kumashiro, University of Illinois at Chicago, will give the R.Freeman Butts Lecture at 5:30 that day with a reception at 7:00.  The Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation (CASA) will hold an open meeting on Friday, November 1, from 1:45 to 3:15 to discuss the Revised Standards for Accreditation work.  CASA will hold a private meeting for members only on Thursday, November 1, 3:30 – 5:00 in the Douglas Boardroom.  James M. Giarelli of Rutgers will give the Kneller Lecture at 5:00 followed by a reception at 7:00 on November 1.  Check the program for other AESA and CASA events!

English: Seattle Center as night falls. França...

English: Seattle Center as night falls. Français : Le centre-ville de Seattle à la tombée de la nuit. szl: Cyntrům sztadu Seattle, Zjednoczůne Sztaty Ameriki (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In other AESA news, there is a Call for Nominations of Members for the Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation (CASA), reprinted below from the AESA Weekly Roundup.

Dear AESA Membership, The nominations committee will receive nominations for three available appointments to the Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation

(CASA) until October 5. CASA is an advisory committee to AESA with the responsibility for maintaining and, when appropriate, updating, the Standards for Academic and Professional Instruction in Foundations of Education, Educational Studies, and Educational Policy Studies. The committee is also responsible for making professional educators aware of the Standards; educating foundations of education faculties regarding the use of the Standards, and gaining the support of accreditation and state departments of education in the general enforcement of the Standards. CASA members serve three year terms and the committee meets each year at the annual conference.

You can read more about CASA in our By-Laws,

http://educationalstudies.org/resources/pdf/AESA.final.bylaws.9.26.06.pdf

Please send your nominations to Nancy Ares

nancy.ares@rochester.eduwithAESA as the subject heading.  You are welcome to self-nominate and/or make multiple nominations from the AESA membership.  Nominees should be members of AESA in good standing.  Please provide Nancy with your or your nominee’s current email address and phone number. The nominations committee will prepare a list of all CASA nominees and confirm the nominees’ willingness to serve. Each nominee will be asked to submit a brief statement of interest in working with CASA by October 15. This information will be given to current CASA members.

Invitations to accept an appointment will take place prior to the CASA meeting at the October annual AESA meeting. Invited appointees will be recommended to the Executive Council for final approval.

John Dewey Society at AERA, and More

Deron Boyles, President of the John Dewey Society has sent information about JDS activities at AERA next month.  The links below contain his letter to members, as well as AERA conference information, a call for help, and a JDS membership form.

Letter from Deron Boyles  (doc)

JDS at AERA with Membership Information  (PDF)

In other news, there is still time to send feedback concerning proposed revisions to the AESA/CSFE Standards.  See previous post for the details!

Please consider joining the CSFE as an individual (or group) member.  A CSFE membership form is available via the “ABOUT” page.

Best to all — Ed Prof

Educational Studies Special Issue: Call for Papers

Kathleen deMarrais and Sandra Winn Tutwiler are co-editors of a special issue of Educational Studies focusing on “Critical, Interpretive, and Normative Perspectives of Educational Foundations: Contributions for the 21st Century.”  Submission due date: May 15, 2012. Details below.  Spread the Word!   — EdProf

CALL_FOR_PAPERS_ES (PDF version)

CALL_FOR_PAPERS_ES (Word version)

 

Socialfoundations.org, and more

A Few Important Announcements:

There are now two addresses that will take visitors to our CSFE site:  csfeonline.org  and a new address — socialfoundations.org  Please share either of these links with those who might be interested in learning about the Standards and other Council work.

If you would like to support the work of the Council, please consider joining as an individual (sustaining) member.  The cost is minimal ($10).  Membership forms are available for download through the “Membership” page to the right.  For leaders of social foundations organizations, this would be an ideal time to submit membership dues as well.  See membership forms for details.

This year, the CASA committee of AESA has been reviewing and drafting proposed revisions of the CLSE/AESA Standards. We will try to get the word out as opportunities for comment become available.

And finally, it is time for us to elect new CSFE officers.  In the near future, I will appoint a nominations committee to prepare a slate of candidates for those whose terms of office have expired.  We will also be working to identify current voting members (member organization delegates) in order to hold a proper online election.  A call for nominations will be posted here, and on the AESA listserve soon.

Jan Armstrong, CSFE President