CUFA Graduate Forum

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2017 CUFA Graduate Forum Roundtable Sessions

2017 CUFA Graduate Forum Roundtable Sessions
Deadline: May 31, 2017 (11:59p.m. PDT)

The CUFA Graduate Forum will be hosting roundtable sessions to provide an opportunity for participants to exchange and dialogue about their work at the CUFA Annual Meeting in
San Francisco, CA from November 15 to November 17, 2017. The CUFA Graduate Forum will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in the early afternoon.  Although all subjects related to the social studies are welcome, proposals in keeping with this year's CUFA theme, Expanding Visions/Bridging Traditions, are particularlyencouraged. This theme encourages CUFA members to “disrupt status quo discourses, practices, and methods,” and to consider how our research and/or teaching works to transform social studies education in our local, state, national, and global communities. Submission of work at various stages of completion is encouraged, including empirical studies, practitioner articles, research proposals, and synthesis essays. No late submissions will be accepted . Submission of new proposals (i.e., those that were not submitted to CUFA) is highly encouraged; however, proposals not accepted to the main CUFA program may be revised and submitted for consideration in the Graduate Forum.

The roundtables are a valuable resource for graduate students who are seeking feedback for ongoing projects. Participants share their papers with fellow graduate students and
faculty members from a variety of institutions. CUFA faculty members with expertise on the topics of the roundtable sessions serve as discussants, offering feedback and advice for the
participants. Roundtables will be thematically organized to allow participants to engage with peers who are conducting similar research, thus allowing for new insights in the field.
Following the individual paper summaries (approximately 10 minutes per paper), discussion will ensue in order to explore questions pertaining to the research and gain
constructive feedback from colleagues.

Presenters at the Roundtable Sessions will not have access to audio/visual equipment. You may choose to present your work with a laptop; however, the roundtable format is
primarily discussion-oriented. You may choose to bring hard copy summaries of your paper for others present at the roundtable.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2017 by 11:59pm PDT . Please note our goal is to ensure that CUFA Graduate Forum roundtable sessions are featured in the NCSS/CUFA
printed and electronic programs.

There are two parts to the proposal submission.
1. Please fill out the online form at
2. Please email your proposal document to .
Proposals should be no more than 2000 words and should include:
a) Title
b) Abstract of 50 words or less (matching the abstract entered on the proposal
submission form)
c) Purposes and/or objectives of the study/scholarly work
d) Theoretical framework or perspective
e) Research design and/or methods of inquiry (as applicable)
f) Findings or arguments and their warrants
g) Importance of the work's contribution to scholarship
h) References
The CUFA Graduate Forum employs a blind review of all proposals. To ensure the integrity of the process, please exclude the names of the author(s) and presenter(s) in the
document and file name. . Criteria for review include (as appropriate): purpose, theoretical framework, design/method, conclusions, contribution to the field, and written
organization. Notifications of proposal decisions and reviewer feedback will be sent by the end of July, 2017.

For the purpose of avoiding any misunderstandings, your electronic submission acknowledges the following statement of intent: I certify that I have agreed to take part
in this program and will do so if this proposal is accepted. It will be my responsibility to keep track of the status of the proposal as well as the date, time, and location of
the presentation, if it is accepted.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the process or to volunteer to serve as a
reviewer, please contact the CUFA Grad Forum Program Chair, Adam Schmitt, at or check out the CUFA Grad Forum on Facebook by clicking here .

The CUFA Graduate Forum is a group associated with the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) and the National Council of Social Studies. We provide social studies, social sciences and history graduate students opportunities to present their work at conferences, mentoring, money for travel, fun and fellowship.

The CUFA Graduate Forum also has a Facebook page that you can access from here.

Current officers:

Chair: Rebecca Christ, University of Missouri,

Vice-Chair:  Andrea Watson-Canning, University of South Florida,

Program Chair:  Adam Schmitt, Michigan State University,

Assistant Program Chair: Lisa Sibbett, University of Washington,

Communications Officer: Dan Bordwell, University of Minnesota,

Faculty Liaison: Dr. Margaret Crocco, Michigan State University

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