Society of Professors of Education @ AERA

4/4/2018

Dear SPE Members:

Hope this finds everyone well and in good spirits!  It is time to vote for our next set of SPE Board Members (3-year term, 2018-2020). Our five candidates are vying for three spots with as I said a 3-year term. The bio sketches and a ballot are attached.

I’m also attaching a current listing of Society Officers and Board Members, just so you can see who’s in charge of what. We also have a finalized program for our annual meeting at AERA attached.

Here’s the basic information:

Meeting:        Society of Professors of Education Annual Meeting
Date:              Saturday, April 14, 2018                                                                                         Time:              8:00am – 5:00pm
Hotel:             Sheraton New York Times Square
Room:            Sheraton NY Ballroom West

For a second year in a row a “special thanks” goes out to Dan Tanner and his Foundation for contributing $1,000.00 in the form of a grant to cover the room rental for our annual meeting and rental incidentals. Dan and the Foundation’s trustees which is made up of Peter Hlebowitsh, Dennis Buss, James Hayden, William Wraga and Lloyd Chilton). Thanks Dan and trustees for the grant and continuing to be good friends to the Society.

You will notice on the membership renewal form (also attached) that you can now pay through PayPal. I’m not great at it, but it is working. Since everyone has to make a choice in dues payments, and I need to keep up-to-date membership information. I’m asking that you send me, through email, a completed renewal form indicating how much I need to be billed through PayPal. I will then send you an invoice to your email address and you can pay with credit card. I fought it for a few years, but now I’m into it! Of course you can still send me a check via U.S. mail—that still works fine with me.

Finally, I’m working to up-date the master listing, so this first round of emails is not as up-to-date as I want it to be. But my next one in a few days will contain a listing of all members and their most recent dues payment.

Bob Morris, Society Secretary/Treasurer
Robert Morris, Professor
Dept. of Early Childhood through Secondary Education
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118

rmorris@westga.edu

SPE 2018 Program FINAL

SPE 2018-2019 Membership Form

Officers 2017-2018

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Society of Professors of Education 2018 Call for Proposals

Speak the Truth and Expose Lies: The Responsibility of Professors of Education in Hard Times

SPE 2018 Call for Proposals (Due 1/13/18)

As Spiderman’s Uncle Ben told us, “With great power comes great responsibility.” While it’s arguable whether his advice applies to professors of education, the Society’s conference theme for this year draws on Noam Chomsky’s reminder that even our limited power as intellectuals does come with responsibility. We invite you to join the conversation about what those responsibilities might entail in these difficult times.

What does it mean to be a professor of education in the current climate? How can we nurture in our students and ourselves the bravery that will allow us to face today’s challenges? What is the value of work in education as contrasted (or in collaboration) with other disciplines? How can scholars work more closely with teachers and other educational practitioners? How can we build bridges to other communities? What are our responsibilities for advocacy?

The Society of Professors of Education (SPE) invites proposals for presentations at its annual meeting, to be held during the 2018 AERA Annual Conference in New York City from April 13th to 17th. We are especially interested in presentations that are focused on the theme of “Speak the Truth and Expose Lies: The Responsibilities of Professors of Education in Hard Times.” Proposals not related to the theme but focused on the goals of the Society (below) are also welcome.

Founded in 1902, the Society of Professors of Education is a professional and academic association open to all persons engaged in teacher preparation, curriculum studies, educational foundations, and related activities. The Society’s primary goal is to provide a forum for consideration of major issues, tasks, problems, and challenges confronting professional educators. SPE is an interdisciplinary organization. Its members include both scholars and practitioners in education.

All presenters must be members of the Society of Professors of Education in order to be included in the conference program. We encourage you to join the Society at your earliest convenience. You will find a membership form at the Society of Professors of Education web page at:

http://societyofprofessorsofeducation.com

Please visit the Society of Professors of Education Facebook Group page (and join us!) at the following URL address:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Society.of.Professors.of.Education/

Proposals must be submitted electronically to the Program Chair Jason Lukasik no later than January 13, 2018. The proposal must be sent as a Word document attachment in an e-mail addressed to SPEsubmissions@gmail.com. The subject line of the e-mail message must read: “SPE 2018 Proposal.”

Cover Sheet: Each proposal should have a separate cover sheet that lists: 1) title of the paper; 2) names, affiliations and relevant backgrounds of all participants; 3) address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the person submitting the proposal and addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all participants. The cover sheet will not be sent to proposal reviewers. Except for the cover sheet, the proposal must not contain any information that identifies participant(s).

Length: Proposals should be between 350-500 words. The proposal should restate the title of the presentation, its contents, its format of the presentation (e.g., paper session, roundtable, or symposium), and its significance. The proposal should NOT identify the presenters.

Call for Reviewers:

In addition to submitting your work, another way that you can participate in the Society is to volunteer as a proposal reviewer. The review process will take place soon after the deadline. Please contact Program Chair Jason Lukasik at lukasik@augsburg.edu if you are interested in reviewing proposals for the 2018 meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you at AERA in New York!

Best,

Isabel Nuñez
Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
President, Society of Professors of Education

SPE and OVPES Notes

Here are announcements concerning the recent activities of two of our CSFE member organizations – SPE and OVPES:

Society of Professors of Education (SPE) has announced the recipients of the 2012 Wisniewski Award for Teacher Education is The National Center for Fair and Open Testing (Fair Test), Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

The Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society (OVPES) has established a new space for providing access to announcements, conference information, and its journal, Philosophical Studies in Education.

Time for many of us to read (and write) final spring semester papers and exams, in time to begin the work of summer teaching and  scholarship.  Enjoy the spring colors, everyone!  — Ed Prof