The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education will hold its first Research Symposium on Friday, May 29 from 9 am to 2 pm completely virtually. This will be the first of a series of interdepartmental research conferences, and the theme of the event is building an interdisciplinary community. The goal of this research symposium is to provide a space for students and faculty to showcase their own work and to foster connection-building and networking within the GGSE and larger UC Santa Barbara community. The symposium will also include the 2020 Gevirtz School Grad Slam.
Any student, postdoc, staff member, faculty or Alumni from ED, CCSP, and TEP is invited to present their research, degree-related work, or community-work at any stage of the process. This is also an opportunity to practice a presentation for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) or other conferences. Presenters will be able to receive low-stakes feedback from peers and faculty members. All UCSB students are encouraged to attend.
The registration and proposal deadline is
March 6, at 9 pm. DEADLINE Extended Until April 17. You may submit more than one proposal for presentations. You can register for the event online.
The keynote speaker at the symposium is Professor and the Dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Jeffrey F. Milem. His lecture will kick off the day at 9 am. Prior to coming to UCSB, Milem was the Ernest W. McFarland Distinguished Professor in Leadership for Educational Policy and Reform in the College of Education at the University of Arizona. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and has been awarded the American College Personnel Association’s Contributions to Higher Education award.
Professor Milem’s research focuses on the ways in which colleges and universities can be organized to enhance equity, access, and success for all students; the racial context within higher education; and the relationship between how colleges and universities organize themselves and student outcomes and faculty role performance.