Current Symposium

22nd Annual COE SAC Research Symposium: (Re)-Imagining Education for Effective Collaboration and Equitable Sustainability: Retooling. Renewing. Resetting. Reflecting.

Student Achievement Council's 22nd Annual College of Education Research Symposium will be on Monday, March 27, 2023, 4 pm- 7 pm.

As we emerge from the shutdown of a global pandemic that exacerbated and highlighted the inequities within our communities, we embrace the opportunity to re-imagine how we pursue education for greater inclusivity and sustainability. We welcome proposals that guide our thinking about transformative paths for access to excellent education for multiple groups of learners that will support socially, culturally, and environmentally sustainable futures for our local, national, and global communities. We recognize that such re-imagining will require educators to: re-tool in terms of knowledge, skills and dispositions that support effective collaboration across social, cultural, epistemological and technological borders; renew individual and collective commitments to education as a transformative process for all; reset their assumptions and expectations for how best to educate for effective collaboration and equitable sustainability; and reflect on the impact of their actions for future generations of responsible professionals, citizens and leaders.

We anticipate that this theme encompasses a wide range of potential topics including but not limited to:

  • Re-imagining classrooms/ spaces of learning and the pedagogies required
  • Re-imagining excellence for diverse groups of learners
  • Re-imagining research practices and methodologies for equity and sustainability
  • Re-imagining professional practice (e.g. teaching, leading, counseling, program development, recruitment and retention)
  • Re-imagining our definitions of inclusion in diverse educational contexts
  • Re-imagining our definitions of sustainability that includes responsibility for the earth and healthy communities
  • Re-imagining the role of technology in enhancing effective collaboration and equitable sustainability
  • Re-imagining the role of leaders and decision makers and the professional knowledge, skills and dispositions required for enhancing effective collaboration and equitable sustainability
  • Re-imagining the curriculum we teach and the research we undertake in terms of their contributions to inclusive education and sustainable communities
  • Re-imagining the ways in which educators and researchers might re-tool, renew, reset and reflect vis-à-vis individual and collective commitments to equity and sustainability

The College of Education Student Achievement Council's 22nd Annual Research Symposium conference committee welcomes student proposals that highlight work in graduate and undergraduate classes as well as independent research that will support our collective learning about topics related to (Re)-Imagining Education for Effective Collaboration and Equitable Sustainability in the academic fields and communities represented by the various programs in the College of Education.

Proposals may include completed research studies, ongoing studies with preliminary findings, literature reviews, conceptual or theoretical pieces, thesis or dissertation research, action learning or capstone project papers, and any other original scholarly work.

All presentations and posters must conform to the APA Style Manual, 7th Edition and must include references. Consultation with faculty is highly recommended. Group or individual submissions are welcome.

Graduate and undergraduate students interested in presenting may submit proposals for review by the symposium committee by February 1st, 2023. Students whose proposals are accepted for presentation or poster session must attend the symposium.

If you have any questions please contact Catherine Restrepo-Widney:

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