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October 2013 Newsletter

October 2013 Newsletter



Casesa Publishes in Schools: Studies in Education

Rhianna Casesa, a student in the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education, recently had a paper accepted for publication. The article entitled "I Spoke It When I was a Kid: Practicing Critical Bicultural Pedagogy in a 4th Grade Classroom" will appear in the Fall issue of Schools: Studies in Education from the University of Chicago Press.


By examining the potential of purposefully implemented critical bicultural pedagogy (CBP) for student empowerment, this paper responds to Culture and Power in the Classroom: Educational Foundations for the Schooling of Bicultural Students by Antonia Darder (2012). Using a theoretical framework based upon student voice, critical pedagogy, and multiculturalism, this article examines the role of CBP in an English-only fourth-grade classroom. The perspectives of eight students undergoing a process of bicultural identity-making in a school where bilingualism is devalued are explored. Although they had internalized the limiting social constructs of race, culture, and language ideologies, through CBP these children transformed into critical individuals able to question, provoke, and analyze the societal status quo. Students who had been socialized to identify with the dominant culture -- doing everything possible to "fit in"-- took strong positions as emerging bicultural agents of change.


Rhianna is a 3rd year student in the joint Ph.D. program. Her research interests include bicultural identity development, biliteracy/bilingualism, and belongingness.


Congratulations Rhianna!

 

Rhianna Casesa 
Pictured Above: Rhianna Casesa



Doan Presenting at APPPAH Congress

Mary Doan, a student in the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education, will be presenting at the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) Congress held November 14 through 17, 2013 in Pacific Grove, California.


Mary will be presenting a poster entitled 'Benefits of Transcendental Meditation to Babies in Military Families'. Transcendental Meditation and other types of meditation are not currently documented as a relaxant for parents and newborns. The problem of increased stress for families, especially, military families, however, is well researched. This prolonged stress of parent absence results in child abuse, aggravated post-traumatic syndrome, decreased parenting abilities including lack of patience, and decreased awareness of children's unique developmental changes. Currently, there is increased research and funding in this area of rehabilitation of military families through various techniques available.


Mary has been a teacher of children, high school students, and community college students in San Diego for 39 years. She wrote her master's thesis about newborns born to meditating and non-meditating parents at San Diego State University. Mary is a mother and grandmother. She enjoys organic gardening and sewing.


Congratulations Mary!





Welcome Reception for New Joint Ph.D. Students

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, a reception to welcome to the new students to the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. Program was held at the Faculty/Staff Club at San Diego State University.


Eight new students began the program this fall: Xochitl Archey, Shahnaz Ahmadeian Fard, Breann Mudrick, Sara McDaniel, Sergio Pesqueira, Freddie Sanchez, Brian Valentini, and Audra White.


Dr. Scott Thomas, Dean of the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Joseph Johnson, Interim Dean of the College of Education at San Diego State University, and Dr. Rafaela M. Santa Cruz, Director of the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. Program in Education, opened the reception with welcome messages. Faculty members, administrators and returning students were also in attendance and shared their thoughts on their experiences in the program.

Welcome new students!

 

Dr. Rafaela M. Santa Cruz and Hiroko Takagi.

Pictured Above (L to R): Dr. Rafaela M. Santa Cruz and Hiroko Takagi.

 

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Pictured Above (L to R): Annie Nguyen and Dr. Cynthia Park.

 

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Pictured Above (L to R): Chia Her, Dr. Rafaela M. Santa Cruz, Karen Lafferity, Dr. Valerie

Pang, Dr. Scott Thomas and Dr. Joseph Johnson.

 

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Pictured Above (L to R): Dr. Andre Branch and Christine Keaney.

 

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Pictured Above (L to R): Dr. Rafaela M. Santa Cruz, Freddie Sanchez and Audra White.

 

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Pictured Above: Freddie Sanchez.

 

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Pictured Above: Audra White.

 

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Pictured Above: Shahnaz Ahmadeian Fard.

 

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Pictured Above: Breann Mudrick.

 

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Pictured Above: Dr. Gerald Monk.

 

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Pictured Above (L to R): Dr. Bonnie Kraemer and Dr. Joseph Johnson.

 

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Pictured Above (L to R): Dr. Andre Branch, Dr. Lisa Clement Lamb and Dr. Valerie Pang.

 

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Pictured Above (L to R): Dr. Cristina Alfaro, Dr. Scott Thomas, Annie Nguyen, Chia Her

and Karen Lafferty.

 

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Pictured Above (L to R): Shahnaz Ahmadeian Fard, Breann Mudrick, Freddie Sanchez and Audra White. Not pictured: Xochitl Archey, Sara McDaniel, Sergio Pesqueira and Brian Valentini.




Introducing the New Administrative Support Coordinator

The SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. in Education is happy to report that an official replacement for Amber has been named. Maribel Flores has been appointed as the Administrative Support Coordinator for the Program. She will be in the office Monday through Friday from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Please welcome her and be patient as she learns all about our program.

 

Welcome Maribel! 

 



CGU GSC Travel Awards

It's that time of the year again - CGU Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Awards are open! The GSC is now accepting applications for the awards which are meant to help students with research expenses and expenses associated with traveling for conferences. You can find all the information you need on the website (http://www.cgu.edu/pages/4415.asp) as well as at one of two Information Sessions at 1 P.M. and 5 P.M. on October 17th. Those sessions will be held at the GSC House at 127 E. 12th St. (http://www.cgu.edu/pages/7448.asp). Snacks and refreshments will be provided! You're also welcome to e-mail any questions you have before then to gsc@cgu.edu.


The deadline is November 1st for events between March 16, 2013 and October 14, 2013. Events between October 15, 2013 and March 15, 2013 will fall under the Spring Travel Awards.





NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program affords much prestige and numerous opportunities to graduate students who are awarded a fellowship. Fellows are awarded a 3-year annual stipend of $32,000, along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees.


Information about the program, including eligibility criteria can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13584/nsf13584.htm.


Application deadlines depend on the field of study but all of them are in the first week of November 2013 and posted at http://www.nsfgrfp.org/.





NCTM Project Grants

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is inviting applications for projects to create senior high school classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields.


For the 2014-15 cycle, NCTM Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas grants of up to $4,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 9-12. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, computer programs or displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate media. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Any acquisition of equipment or payment of personal stipends must be critical to the grant proposal and may not be a major portion of the proposed budget.


Any published sources must be documented. Proposals must address the plan for developing and evaluating materials, the connectivity to other fields or disciplines, and anticipated impact on students' learning.


All funded activities are to be completed between June 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015.


To be eligible, applicants must be a current (on or before October 15, 2013) full individual or e-member of NCTM and currently teach mathematics in grades 9-12 at least 50 percent of the school day.


For more information, please visit: http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=1328.





ING Unsung Heroes Program Class Project Awards

The ING Unsung Heroes awards program annually recognizes K-12 educators in the United States for their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and ability to positively influence the children they teach.


Educators are invited to submit grant applications describing class projects they have initiated or would like to pursue.


Each year, one hundred educators are selected to receive awards of $2,000 each to help fund their projects. At least one award will be granted in each of the fifty United States, provided one or more qualified applications are received from each state. Of the hundred finalists, three will be selected for additional financial awards. First place will receive $25,000; second place will receive $10,000; and the third-place winner will receive $5,000. All awards must be used to further the projects within the school or school system.


All K-12 education professionals are eligible to apply. Applicants must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the U.S. and be a full-time educator, teacher, principal, paraprofessional, or classified staff member working on a project with demonstrated effectiveness in improving student learning. Previous recipients of ING Unsung Heroes awards are not eligible to apply for another award.


Complete program guidelines, the application form, and information on previously funded projects are available here.



2014 Mellon Fellowships

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources.


The purposes of this fellowship program are to:

  • help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources;
  • enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available;
  • encourage more extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; and
  • provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.

  • The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships for 2014. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for 9 - 12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.


    Fellowship stipends will support research beginning between June 1 and September 1, 2014, and ending within 12 months of commencing. Fellowships will not be renewed or extended. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without holding teaching or research assistantships or undertaking other paid work. Applicants may apply simultaneously for other fellowships, including Mellon awards, but fellows may not hold other fellowships simultaneously with CLIRs. Fellows may use stipends to meet living expenses, travel costs, and other expenses that enable dissertation research to be carried out, but not to defray tuition.


    Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States.


    For further information on eligibility, requirements, and deadlines, please visit CLIR's website at: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html.





    Call for Papers

    Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men

     

    Spectrum is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary research journal, published by Indiana University Press. The editors invite submissions of original, previously unpublished manuscripts that engage issues related to aspects of Black men's experiences or topics such as gender, masculinities, and race/ethnicity. Specifically, the journal welcomes manuscripts that examine the social, political, economic, and historical factors that influence the life chances and experiences of men of African descent anywhere in the world. Authors should address such concerns using disciplinary or interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives and approach those topics using empirical methods, theoretical analysis, or literary criticism.


    Manuscripts should not exceed 35 pages, including references and tables. Articles that have been published elsewhere in any form, version, or language cannot be considered for publication in Spectrum. Be advised that articles available on the Internet constitute previously published articles. Electronic manuscripts (and accompanying cover letter) should be composed in Microsoft Word, formatted according to Spectrum guidelines, and sent to: spectrum@osu.edu.





    Call for Manuscripts

    2013-2014 Special Issue on the Contemporary Global Glass Ceiling in the Academy

     

    This special issue of JIASGAG is a critical dialogue about the global achievement gap for women in academia. It is the editors' intention that the narratives and counter narratives selected for this special issue will challenge traditional ways of knowing and doing by considering the contemporary determinants of the glass ceiling in higher education.


    Submission Procedures:


    Authors wishing to submit manuscripts in response to this call must have their work submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents (doc/docx) to Brenda L. H. Marina, the guest editor for this special issue, via email at bmarina@georgiasouthern.edu no later than October 15, 2013. All manuscripts will be blind reviewed by at least two academic scholars. Potential authors will be notified of their acceptance to this issue by November 15, 2013 with an expected publication date of December 31, 2013.





    Call for Monographs

    Stylus Series on Adjunct Faculty

     

    This new Stylus book series provides a venue for both dialogue about the changing faculty and support for the growing numbers of faculty off the tenure track. The series produces three books a year, each 80-100 pages. There are two audiences for the series. The first are adjuncts themselves who need resources to support them in their teaching, roles as advisors, and advocates for cultural change on campus. Second, administrators and individuals in academic affairs are a second audience for the series. Leaders on campus need to better understand the issues facing adjunct faculty and there are few resources for them at present.


    For further information or to submit proposals - please contact the editor - Adrianna Kezar, kezar@usc.edu.





    Call for Papers

    IIENetworker Magazine Spring 2014 Issue

     

    Theme: "Globalization and its Policy Implications for International Higher Education"


    Deadline for Submission: November 1, 2013


    IIENetworker, the international education magazine of the Institute for International Education (IIE), invites submissions for publication in its upcoming Fall 2014 Issue. The theme of the fall issue of IIENetworker will be: "Globalization and its Policy Implications for International Higher Education."




    Call for Papers

    Education and Civil Rights: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Strategies, and Promise for the Future

     

    Pennsylvania State University announces an upcoming conference and call for papers.


    Email Steven Nelson (sln175@psu.edu) or Erica Frankenberg (euf10@psu.edu).


    Proposal submission deadline: October 15, 2013





    Call for Manuscripts and Proposals

    Education Management: Contexts, Constituents, and Communities

     

    The Education Management series includes book-length volumes derived from the best scholarship on the varied dynamics of educational leadership, management, and administration across the educational continuum. Attention is given to the dissemination of ideas and strategies useful for schools, colleges, and the education community in general. Each book investigates one or more critical topics missing from the extant literature, and that engages one or more theoretical perspectives. This series bridges the gaps between the traditional management research, practical approaches to academic administration, and the fluid nature of organizational realities.


    Author's submitting a prospectus for consideration should include in their narrative: (1) a treatment of the book's conceptual/theoretical approach; (2) a review of the relevant literature; (3) commentary on the method of inquiry; (4) a proposed outline of chapters; (5) an analysis of market competition; (6) a strategy statement on potential sales/readership; and (7) a clear summary of importance or significance of the proposed book. The prospectus should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages (excluding references). Depending on the topic, authors are encouraged to submit one to three chapters to facilitate decision making.




     

    Call for Book Manuscripts and Proposals

    Contemporary Perspectives in Race and Ethnic Relations

     

    The Contemporary Perspectives in Race and Ethnic Relations series includes book-length volumes derived from the best scholarship on the varied dynamics of race and ethnicity in America. Books in this series bridge the gaps between traditional race and ethnic research, practical approaches to creating equitable contexts, and the fluid nature of cultural realities. Additionally, the race and ethnic relations series endeavors to provide major discourses and meaningful guidance on continuing challenges of race and ethnic diversity in America The aim is to generate a corpus of scholarship that critically examines the interplay among issues of race and ethnicity, state, global community, social justice, and ideology.


    Submitting a Manuscript Prospectus:


    Manuscripts address issues related to race/ethnicity at all levels of world, national, and institutional systems and are written in a style accessible to scholars, practitioners and policymakers throughout the world. In addition to a current curriculum vita, authors submitting a prospectus for consideration should include in their narrative: (1) a treatment of the book's conceptual/theoretical approach; (2) a review of the relevant literature; (3) commentary on the method of inquiry; (4) a proposed outline of chapters; (5) an analysis of market competition; (6) a strategy statement on potential sales/readership; and (7) a clear summary of importance or significance of the proposed book. The prospectus should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages (excluding references). Depending on the topic, authors are encouraged to submit one to three sample chapters to facilitate decision making.




     

    Call for Proposals

    33rd Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience

     

    February 15-18, 2014


    San Diego, California


    Proposal Deadline: October 11, 2013


    Early Registration Deadline: January 16, 2014


    Diane R. Dean, associate professor for Higher Education Administration and Policy at Illinois State University; Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and president emeritus of Teachers College, Columbia University; and Vasti Torres, dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida, will be the featured speakers at the 33rd Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. Conferences are meetings where educators from two- and four-year institutions come together to openly share ideas, concepts, resources, assessment tools, programmatic interventions, and research results focused on the first college year.


    Registration and proposal information is available at http://www.sc.edu/fye/annual.





    Call for Proposals

    The Council for the Study of Community Colleges

     

    The Program Committee for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges invites proposals for its 2014 Annual Conference: Supporting Policy and Practice through Research and Scholarship.


    Proposals received by October 31, 2013 will receive primary consideration. Proposals received by the final deadline of January 15, 2014 will receive secondary consideration. All submissions must be sent electronically to CSCC2014Conference@gmail.com as Word documents.


    Each proposal will go through a blind-review by two or more reviewers. For October submissions, the principal contact person will be notified of acceptance or rejection via e-mail by December 17, 2013. For the January submissions, the principal contact person will be notified of acceptance or rejection via e-mail by February 18, 2014. All presenters with accepted proposals are expected to attend, register, and pay registration fees. The annual conference will be held in Washington, DC April 3-5, 2014.


    Further information about the conference, the call for proposals, and the required proposal format may be accessed here.





    International Society for Language Studies Conference

     

    The International Society for Language Studies, co-sponsored by Akita International University, is pleased to announce that we will hold a conference from June 13-15, 2014 at Akita International University, in Akita, Japan. The theme of the conference will be "A Critical Examination of Language and Society." Submissions in any discipline that relate to the theme are welcomed. Submissions will not be accepted after the November 30th deadline. Notification of proposal acceptance or rejection will be sent in early December 2013. Selected conference papers will be published by ISLS in Readings in Language Studies, a peer-reviewed book series, in 2015.


    For more information about the conference and submitting a proposal, visit the conference webpage at: http://www.isls.co/index-2.html. Inquiries should be sent to the conference chairs, Paul Chamness Miller and Hidehiro Endo, at conf2014@isls.co.





    Call for Papers

    26th Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference

     

    Proposal Submission deadline is November 16, 2013.


    Research projects from among a broad spectrum of topics are invited. Employment of traditional ethnographic and qualitative research projects provides the common thread for conference papers. Proposals will be peer-reviewed among three strands: Results of qualitative and ethnographic research studies, qualitative research methods, and pedagogical issues in qualitative research. Formats include lecture presentations and interactive poster sessions. The lecture presentations will be in 20-minute segments, with the poster presentations allowing for more extended dialogue and engagement with conference participants. Submit a proposal that includes a title, an abstract of not more than 150 words, and a summary that does not exceed more than 600 words.


    EQRC is sponsored this year by the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV), affording a relaxing atmosphere and chance [for some] to escape the cold winter weather for a few days. The conference will be held at The Flamingo Hotel which is located in the center of the Vegas strip, directly across the street from Caesar's Palace.


    The EQRC conference has a long tradition of reputable quality, including previous hosting institutions being University of Massachusetts, Columbia University, Duquesne University, SUNY at Albany, and Cedarville University. Presenters of both lecture and poster session presentations may submit their written papers for journal publication consideration in the printed, peer-reviewed Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research.


    For more information: http://www.eqrc.net.





    Call for Papers

    International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design

     

    You are invited you to submit a new research paper to the International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD).


    The mission of the International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD) is to provide a platform for the latest research, analysis, and development of online education, effective online teaching methods, and course design. IJOPCD covers the pedagogical design aspects of science education and computing education, as well as courses supported by educational technologies. Targeting academic researchers and educators who work in the field, this journal focuses on the importance of developments in online course design and teaching methods to improve teachers' teaching and students' learning. Researchers are encouraged to submit cross-disciplinary, high-quality syntheses that are interesting, beneficial, and apprehensible to all those interested in or teaching science and related disciplines.


    For more details about IJOPCD, please visit: www.igi-global.com/IJOPCD.





    Invitation to Big Ideas Fest 2013

    Dec. 4-7: Three days of Collaboration to Redesign Education


    Big Ideas Fest is a unique three-day immersion into collaboration and design dedicated to catalyzing innovation in education. This all takes place from December 4 to 7, at the beach-front Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA, just 30 miles south of San Francisco.


    Produced annually by ISKME, a global nonprofit known for its pioneering role in open education, Big Ideas Fest's format includes Rapid Fire talks from leading innovators; interactive networking with education's movers and shakers; and Action Collab design-thinking labs that engage groups to brainstorm, prototype, and ultimately create scalable solutions to challenges in education.


    All education stakeholders are welcome. Whether you are a teacher, policy maker, researcher, administrator, edupreneur, student, funder, or ed tech startup, come get inspired and treat yourself to a truly action-oriented learning experience at http://www.bigideasfest.org/. Need a registration invitation code? Email bigideas@iskme.org.





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      Rhianna Casesa recently had a paper accepted for publication.
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      Mary Doan will be presenting at the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) Congress.
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      A reception to welcome to the new students to the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. Program was recently held at the Faculty/Staff Club at San Diego State University.
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      The SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. in Education is happy to report that Maribel Flores has been named the new administrative support coordinator.
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      The CGU GSC is now accepting applications for travel awards which are meant to help students with research expenses and expenses associated with traveling for conferences.
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      The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces details of its Graduate Research Fellowship Program.