Current students and recent graduates from Workforce Development and Education who would like to share their scholarly work with other students and faculty are invited to submit proposals for the June 7th WDE Forum. This is an exciting professional opportunity for you to present your scholarly work for those of us who want you to succeed. It is our policy that any student or faculty who has received college, university, or scholarship funds to carry out a research project or professional meeting presentation during 2011-12 is expected to present a paper.
Topics: Topics may range in scope and scale, both theoretical and practical, around the theme of Workforce Development (Adult Learning, Human Resource Development, Career and Technical Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education). We strongly encourage presentations that encompass traditional as well as less traditional perspectives.
Presentation Formats for Individual Papers: Paper presentation sessions provide an opportunity for authors (one or more) to present an abbreviated version of a paper they wrote or are in the process of writing. Papers will be grouped into concurrent sessions around common themes and will include a follow-up discussion. Each presentation will be 15 to 20 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.
Proposal Submission: Proposals should be submitted using this form before 5:00 pm EST on May 17, 2012. Students who are proposing to submit a paper should fill out the proposal submission form and provide a 500 word abstract covering the 1) topic and literature; 2) methods and data; and 3) overview of the research findings.
Selection Process: Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of students and faculty using criteria such as their clear connection to education, their clarity and coherence in presenting a topic and their feasibility given the conference formats. In some cases, proposals will be returned with suggestions for re-submission.
We look forward to your participation!