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Cargill Conference for Undergraduate Research

Cultivating Critical Leadership in Educational Studies

Call for Proposals

Undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals for research papers or posters to be delivered at the Educational Studies Conference at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, June 25-27, 2020. Graduate students, faculty and others who engage in educational studies within the liberal arts model are also invited to attend and contribute to the conference, commenting upon presented work while engaging in workshops designed to advance the liberal arts and educational studies model at our respective institutions.

The mission of the 2020 Educational Studies Conference at Denison University is to host a national conference that advances our understanding of the liberal arts in educational studies. Conference organizers invite undergraduate scholars to present their academic research that is based upon or directly addresses educational studies. Educational Studies examines the field of education broadly and contributes specifically to the preparation of educational professionals in a range of settings (teaching, administrative work in schools or non-profit organizations, policy) as well as those who apply their study to work in other fields such as medicine, law, or politics. Educational Studies faculty who base their work in the liberal arts model occupy a distinct position in the current debate regarding the impact of education reform movements that have swept the nation in the last two decades (at both PK-12 and higher education levels). This stems in part from the fact that effective preparation for educators depends on liberal education, just as educational studies enhances the efficacy of liberal education.

UNDERGRADUATES: Please submit your proposal to this Google form by 1 February 2020. For full consideration, be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Provide title of the presentation, your name, your college or university, name and email of your college advisor in Educational Studies or equivalent department, and your email address.
  • Indicate whether this is a research paper or a research poster.
  • Describe the Topic, Findings, Scholarly Context, and Sources.
  • Limit your description to 800 words, excluding sources.

GRADUATE STUDENTS, SCHOLARS, FACULTY, TEACHERS, AND RESEARCHERS: Please indicate if you would like to moderate a panel and comment on undergraduate papers. In addition, proposals for panels and workshops adhering to the following guidelines are encouraged:

  • Provide the title of the session, names and email addresses of participants.
  • Describe the Topic, Findings, Scholarly Context, and Sources.
  • Limit your description to 800 words, excluding sources.

Reviewers will assess the proposals and announce the program by 1 April 2020. Additional information regarding conference logistics will be available at that time.