EDL Graduate Student Colloquium

Call for Proposals

Theme: “Scholarship Suitcase: Unpacking Your Voice”

Proposal Submissions Opens: October 13, 2017

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 26, 2017

The Graduate Student Committee encourages the development of leaders who assume responsibility for sharing education to make students’ lives more meaningful. Our core values are that student leadership is an intellectual, moral, and craft practice. We believe transformative leadership entails a commitment to equity and social justice, critical thinking, and forging the collaborative links throughout educational institutions and communities. We seek to promote the developing ideas of prospective educational leaders across departments as they explore the possibilities for new futures.

The EDL Graduate Student Council will be hosting our first annual Colloquium. The Colloquium will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Miami University in Peabody Hall from 9AM-4PM. The Colloquium is intended to provide an opportunity for all student scholars to discuss critical matters, through presentation of their research and scholarship, affecting the field of education. The colloquium is intended to bring together all types of education stakeholders, and future scholars with a myriad of experiences to present their emerging work, foster conversation around issues in their discoveries, and refine the skills necessary to sharpen their voice and develop their platform. We welcome all EDL future scholars, activists, teachers, and practitioners in Educational Leadership Ph.D. and Ed.D programs, SAHE Ph.D. and M.S. programs, Transformative M.Ed and School Leadership M.Ed. programs, to present or perform: empirical, theoretical, and practice-based scholarship related to the field of education. For this year’s theme  “Scholarship Suitcase: Unpacking Your Voice,” we welcome you to share your emerging work and extend an invitation to our own “Scholar Talk” with our phenomenal guests Dr. Thea Berry, Associate Professor & Associate Dean of the Graduate School at The University Texas at San Antonio, College of Education and Human Development and Dr. Cheryl Mathias Associate Professor, Urban Community Teacher Education at University of Colorado Denver, School of Education and Human Development. Please direct inquiries to Graduate Student Committee Chair, Kimberley Jenkins jenkink@miamioh.edu or Virginia Phelps phelpsve@miamioh.edu.

The committee invites proposals that:

  • Address current challenges faced by professionals in the field
  • Are solution-oriented and/or exploratory in nature
  • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
  • Provide presentation objectives/purpose
  • Highlight the significance of the argument/analysis for education

For the proposals, please submit a brief APA (500-word maximum including footnotes not references) explanation of the topic, issue, or area of your emerging work you plan to present or perform. Also, include a separate 100 word “bio” for presenter(s). This colloquium provides presenters with an opportunity to showcase their work, professional aspirations, and/or research. 

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit your 2-page proposal (page 1. Bio and personal information, page 2. 500 word APA explanation) in a Word doc or Word docx; no PDF’s please. Send to phelpsve@miamioh.edu
  • Registration: Upon acceptance, there is a $20 registration fee to cover the luncheon.
  • Honorariums: There will be a best paper award that will win $200.00 Department Professional Development Dollars toward a conference of their choice.

*Part time students, who are accepted, can count the colloquium towards their residency requirement.