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Session Types

As the convention pivots to an online format, we are introducing different session types that better align with a virtual convention format. UCEA2020 will emphasize opportunities for feedback and discussion of presentations through Digital Discussants and interactive asynchronous online discussion formats. Authors whose proposals are accepted under the guidelines of the previous call will be contacted as to their preference and suitability for asynchronous or synchronous sessions. Please note that we appreciate your flexibility and will work to accommodate your submission.  

As of June 8, 2020-all submissions should follow the following guidelines. Please note that there are limited spaces for live/synchronous sessions. 

Individual Session Submissions

Asynchronous Research/Inquiry Presentation (Pre-recorded/On-Demand)
These sessions are primarily intended for research/inquiry that is progress or emerging. Proposals that are accepted for this format will be pre-recorded by October 15. Discussants will then add their commentary asynchronously before the November 1. The sessions will be available for viewing between November 1 and November 15, as well as after the convention. Audience members will have the opportunity to engage in asynchronous conversation with the participants.  Presentations should follow a 5-minute Ignite session style presentation format as well. Previously utilized formats of Roundtables, Innovative Sessions, as well as some symposia and papers may lend themselves well to this format. We hope to encourage extended discussions and encourage submissions to this format.

Synchronous Research/Inquiry Presentation (Live)
These sessions are primarily intended for reporting of completed research, analyzing educational policy issues, or presenting theoretical/conceptual frameworks that inform educational leadership. Presentations will be scheduled during the three days of the convention. In order to prepare for the live session, papers and supporting documentation should be shared with assigned discussants by October 15, 2020. Presentations should follow a 5-minute Ignite session style presentation format with a concentration on findings. Additional documents, including papers, tables, graphs can be made available on the virtual platform as a complement to the presentation. The discussant will provide feedback and moderate questions from the audience. There will be a limited number of Synchronous Presentations and the planning committee encourages submissions from tenure earning faculty and advanced doctoral students. Previously utilized formats of Individual Papers, Symposia, and International Community Building Sessions may lend themselves well to this format. Authors may view a 2-minute video on Ignite Presentations at the following: https://bit.ly/2RVkQ63.

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

 

Group Session Submissions

Conversations on Critical Issues (Live or Pre-Recorded/On-Demand)
These sessions are intended to stimulate in-depth discussions around a series of provocative questions, current issues or research in process and may be structured in a variety of ways. 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 should be structured to 1) a session could include a panel of participants who facilitate and guide the conversation; OR 2) a session could be organized as a dialogue where the organizers and attendees discuss an issue or series of questions. There will be times scheduled during the live convention for Synchronous Sessions, as well as Asynchronous options. Given the shifts and upheavals in 2020, these sessions lend themselves well to discussions of quickly emerging phenomena, including such examples as sessions focused on “pandemic pedagogy” with opportunities to workshop virtual syllabi, as well as program coordination and faculty governance.

 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