The Call for Proposals for the 2022 Annual Conference

Proposals are now being accepted for the 45th Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association, to be held in Clearwater, FL, February 3-4, 2022. The EERA conference is held each spring and brings together the leading scholars from the eastern United States. The refereed conference typically hosts over 300 scholars, meaning that the conference is small enough to network and connect with colleagues, but large enough to offer a wide range of ideas, research methods, and topics.

Researchers may submit for consideration original proposals that have not been published or presented at another professional meeting. Proposals will be submitted through the online submission portal on the EERA website, and if the proposal is accepted, the lead author must pay all conference fees and be present at the conference. Original proposed research presentations are to be based on completed work or work to be completed before the annual conference. The proposal submission abstract must be less than 10,000 characters though, if available, you may also attach your completed paper separately. Proposals for the upcoming 2022 meeting will be accepted beginning September 11th, until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on November 5, 2021.

The program will consist of papers and other formats for educational research presentations that have been accepted by the review committee. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two scholars or practitioners in the field of education. For more details and/or to submit a proposal visit our web site, http://www.eeraorganization.org.

Research Papers Description: Research paper proposals are structured synopses or completed data-based studies that utilize any variety of quantitative or qualitative methodological approaches. Theoretical papers are acceptable. Papers not meeting these criteria (e.g., literature reviews) should be submitted under another format. The proposed paper should be appropriate for submission to a refereed journal. Evaluation Criteria: Paper proposals will be evaluated according to: (a) the significance of the problem or issue to the field; (b) the originality of the work; (c) the adequacy of the theoretical/conceptual framework; (d) appropriateness of the mode of inquiry; (e) the rigor and accuracy of the analysis of the data; (f) clarity of the written exposition of ideas, analyses, and arguments; and (g) reasonableness of stated conclusions and implications. Full paper presentations are typically 15 minutes of presentation followed by 5 minutes of question/answer.

 

Panel Discussion Description: Panel discussions are thematic, integrated dialogues between session participants about a clearly identified theme or topic. This format allows a team of researchers or practitioners to present or review scholarly perspectives on issues. The format is not intended as an opportunity to present papers that have not gone through a review process. Rather, panel discussions should provide attendees with an opportunity to hear presenters engage in dialogue amongst themselves as well as with attendees about cutting-edge research, practice, theory building, or policy development. Evaluation Criteria: Panel discussion proposals will be evaluated on: (a) originality; (b) clarity of topic; (c) significance of topic and/or relevance to EERA members; (d) organization and coherence of individual presentations; (e) range of knowledge and points of view represented by presenters; and (f) opportunities for audience participation. Panel presentations typically last between 30-60 minutes.

 

Roundtables Description: Roundtables may be proposed on any topic but are best suited for small group discussions intended to advance, enhance, or share information about research projects that are still in progress. Roundtables are also a useful format for discussion of sharply or narrowly focused topics of policy, practice, professional, or theoretical concerns. Proposals may be submitted that are for one roundtable only or for a group of related round tables.  Evaluation Criteria: Roundtable proposals will be evaluated on: (a) the significance of the topic/issue/ problem to the field; (b) clarity of objectives and intended outcomes of the session; (c) potential for stimulating scholarly discussion, (d) originality, and (e) methods planned to engage participants. 

 

Posters Description: Poster sessions combine the graphic display of materials with the opportunity for individualized, informal discussion of the research throughout the session.  Evaluation Criteria: Poster session proposals will be evaluated on: (a) the significance of the topic/issue/problem to the field; (b) clarity of objectives and intended outcomes of the session; (c) potential for stimulating scholarly discussion, (d) originality, and (e) methods planned to engage participants. 

 

Birds of a Feather Session: Very similar to Roundtable Presentations, these are loosely organized and allow for casual back and forth between participants, thus proposals will be evaluated on their potential interest to conference attendees and will not require a formal paper.

 

Submitted proposals should be 2000 words or less and should summarize the major objectives or focus, the theoretical perspective, research methods or techniques, data sources, results, conclusions, and educational or scientific significance of the work. Each submission should include the title of the proposal and author's name and institutional affiliation.

 

If you have questions about submitting a proposal or would like to talk to someone about the conference, please contact Dr. Kenda Grover. She is the 2022 Conference Chair and can be reached at 479-575-2675 (or kgrover@uark.edu). Please print these details so that you can identify and select the correct session format for your proposal submission.  

ALL PROPOSALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 11:59 p.m. (CST) November 5th, 2021.

While our current plan is to meet in Clearwater, we, as everyone else during this time, are aware that things change. We are actively monitoring the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID- 19). It is our hope that we will return to the format we enjoy and find beneficial. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our members.