Call for Participation – For Graduate Program Directors
(students and faculty, share this with your directors)

As part of the 2014 Emens Distinguished Professorship, the College will provide graduate students with opportunities to present recent or current research on any combination of the following topics:

• Globalization
• Creativity
• Teacher Effectiveness
• Educational Reform
• Learning Technologies
• Entrepreneurship

These interconnected topics will be explored in a daylong series of seminars and a keynote address by the 2014 Emens Distinguished Professor, Dr. Yong Zhao. Zhao is the Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education at the University of Oregon. He is an internationally known scholar focusing on globalization and technology in education. Zhao has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded institutes to explore innovative education models.

Call for Doctoral Research Presentations

During Zhao’s Graduate Symposium lunch on April 21, up to seven doctoral students will present current or recent research in brief, 10-minute presentations. Zhao and attendees will be invited to comment. Each doctoral program in the College will have a chance to select a student to present. The research can be in any stage of development, as long as there is sufficient work to present and it is germane to one or more of the topics listed above. The presentations will also be displayed as posters in the CTE iStudio as part of the CTE Research Showcase (you are invited to that too).

Submission Process (for Graduate Program Directors Only)

Program directors should submit selections for the graduate symposium or poster sessions to Sherri Beaty in the TC Dean Office. The deadline for submission will be noon on April 4, 2014. For questions about the event, contact Dr. Matthew Stuve, Director of the CTE.