Events

 

Session Types

Individual Session Submissions

Paper
These sessions are intended for reporting research results, analyzing educational policy issues, or presenting theoretical/conceptual frameworks that inform educational leadership. Presenters are expected to email copies of papers to the Facilitator and other Presenters.

  •       For research reports and policy analyses, the proposal summary should include a statement of purpose, review of related literature, theoretical/conceptual perspectives, findings, and conclusions/implications. Reports should also describe data sources and methods. Research does not necessarily need to have been completed but should be far enough along to report preliminary findings.

  •       For conceptual papers, the proposal summary should include a statement of purpose, review of related literature, connections to previous frameworks or research that contribute to the development of a new/revised framework, and implications for leadership research, practice, or policy.

Reviewers should take into consideration the type of paper being presented when scoring the proposal.

CRITERIA:

  •       Relevance to educational leadership, policy, and/or preparation
  •       Connection to Convention-related themes
  •       Anchored in scholarly literature
  •       Clarity of theoretical framework/lens
  •       Clarity of methods or modes of inquiry
  •       Depth and quality of analysis/conclusions
  •       Quality of writing

Ignite Presentation
These sessions are specifically intended to present innovations, effective strategies or tools, problems of practice, collaborations, etc. The proposal summary should describe the focus and purpose of the Ignite, how the presentation will adhere to the Ignite format (5-minutes long, 10-12 slides displayed approximately every 30 seconds), and how the presentation will be creative and multi-modal. The role of the Facilitator will keep time and help participants generate discussion. View a two-minute video on Ignite Presentations: https://bit.ly/2RVkQ63

CRITERIA:

  •       Relevance to educational leadership, policy, and/or preparation
  •       Connection to Convention-related themes
  •       Coherence of content with session format and purpose
  •       Topic is focused and suitable for an Ignite presentation
  •       Proposal is relevant to and/or informs existing knowledge base
  •       Session goals reflect practices that advance an area of leadership practice,        pedagogy, or research; or lead to organizational improvement
  •       Quality of writing

Roundtable
Roundtables allow for extended discussions among a small group of individuals and are excellent venues for giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in-depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar research interests. Roundtables are excellent for new and emerging research projects.

CRITERIA:

  •       Relevance to educational leadership, policy, and/or preparation
  •       Connection to Convention-related themes
  •       Anchored in scholarly literature
  •       Clarity of theoretical framework/lens
  •       Clarity of methods or modes of inquiry
  •       Depth and quality of analysis/conclusions
  •       Quality of writing

If you are accepted to present in the roundtable format, please bring 10 copies of a one-page executive summary to share with other session attendees. Sessions are self-organized, participants should facilitate their own discussion. Please note: some paper submissions may be assigned to a roundtable format.

Group Session Submissions

These sessions are intended for Symposium, International Community-Building, and Critical Conversations. Presenters are expected to email electronic copies of the presentations to Session Participants when applicable.

Symposia
Proposals should examine specific policy, research or practice issues from several perspectives, contribute significantly to a relevant knowledge base, and allow for dialogue and discussion. Session organizers are expected to facilitate discussion. Symposium participants are expected to email electronic copies of papers to session participants.

International Community-Building
These sessions, regardless of format (i.e., Paper, Symposium, Critical Conversation, etc.), require participants to be from two or more different countries. These sessions must focus on critical issues of leadership practice, development or research from multiple international perspectives. The proposal summary should describe the purpose of the session, the session format, and a list of the national contexts that will be represented.

Critical Conversations
Organizers should stimulate discussions around a series of provocative questions, issues, or research in process. The proposal summaries should describe the purpose of the session, structures that facilitate participant conversation/dialogue, session goals, and examples of questions or areas to be addressed. Sessions may be structured in a variety of ways: 1) a session could include a panel of participants who facilitate and guide the conversation; 2) a session could be organized as a dialogue where the organizers and attendees discuss an issue or series of questions, or 3) a session could be structured to provide scholars with common research interests dedicated time to meet, plan, discuss and consider developing collaborative projects, papers, linked research, and other scholarly pursuits that will be a continued focus beyond the convention.

 CRITERIA:

  •       Relevance to educational leadership, policy, and/or preparation
  •       Connection to Convention-related themes
  •       Anchored in scholarly literature
  •       Coherence of content with session format and purpose
  •       Represents multiple perspectives/experiences/voices
  •       Session goals reflect the continued study of a complex problem/question          or advancement of a line of inquiry
  •       Quality of writing

Innovative Sessions / Mini-Workshops
These sessions utilize innovative presentation/interactive strategies, such as web-based projects, films, and the use of technology to inform and increase participation. The proposal summary should describe the focus and purpose of the session or mini-workshop, the innovative format, and how the format will enhance participant learning and discussion.

CRITERIA:

  •       Relevance to educational leadership, policy, and/or preparation
  •       Connection to Convention-related themes
  •       Coherence of content with session format and purpose
  •       Proposal is relevant to and/or informs existing knowledge base
  •       Session goals reflect innovative practices that advance an area of                        leadership practice, pedagogy, or research; or lead to organizational                  improvement
  •       Reflects use of adult and professional learning strategies
  •       Quality of writing

Post-Convention Work Sessions and Workshops
These sessions, which provide both 2-hour or 3-hour sessions for scholars of similar interest, are encouraged for (a) groups of scholars who are working on projects directly related to the core mission of UCEA and (b) scholars who wish to present a workshop for faculty members attending the convention. Proposals should describe the purpose of the session, relevant literature, how the time will be used, the role and expertise of facilitators, outcomes for participants, and plans for disseminating information from the session/workshop to UCEA member institutions and the field.