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NCARE 2022 Virtual Conference

Call for Proposals

Proposals Due November 12, 2021- Click Here to Submit a Proposal

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE) will be held virtually February 24-25, 2022. We will have a mixture of live and recorded sessions.

Aligning with AERA 2022, our theme is "Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century.” We invite proposals for scholarly projects on any educational research topic of interest to North Carolina educators (PK-20) and researchers. Proposals are also open for professional development workshops.

Proposals linked to the conference theme are especially encouraged. Proposals on work in progress should be submitted for the poster session, short paper session, or 3MT® Only empirical projects completed at the time of submission will be considered for paper presentations. You will designate your choice of presentation format when you submit. All proposals will be reviewed by at least two referees, using the criteria of quality, originality, and significance. Guidelines for each type of proposal are below. 


By submitting a proposal to the NCARE 2022 conference you agree, should your proposal(s) be accepted, to attend the conference and be present at your scheduled session(s).

Paper Presentations

NCARE would like to invite researchers to submit a paper proposal for this year’s conference.  Paper presentations are reserved for completed works and should represent projects most fitting for referred journals. We appreciate a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches. Theoretical papers are welcome but these papers should not be literature reviews.

Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file and must follow these guidelines in order to be considered for review:

  1. Blinded title page with author information removed.
  2. Abstract (up to 200 words).
  3. Proposal summary (blinded; approximately 1,200 words or two single-spaced pages) with the following headings:
    • Objectives or research questions
    • Perspective or theoretical framework
    • Method or techniques
    • Data sources
    • Results and conclusions

All proposals should be written using the 7th Edition APA Publication Manual

Panel Presentations

Panel presentations allow groups of colleagues to present together around a particular theme or topic. The goal of panel discussions is to provide conference participants with an opportunity to hear and engage in dialogue about cutting-edge research, practice, theory building, and/or policy. Panel organizers must identify their own chair/moderator.

Panel proposals should be submitted as a PDF file and must follow these guidelines in order to be considered for review:

  1. Blinded proposed panel title page with panel title.
  2. A panel description and a statement of significance of the panel discussion for NCARE members (approximately 300 words).
  3. The proposed panel structure/agenda.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Proposal

The University of Queensland (UQ) created the Three Minute Thesis competition in an effort to cultivate “students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.”  This format increases a student's “capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.”


The idea for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition came about at a time when the state of Queensland was suffering severe drought. To conserve water, residents were encouraged to time their showers, and many people had a three minute egg timer fixed to the wall in their bathroom. The then Dean of the UQ Graduate School, Emeritus Professor Alan Lawson, put two and two together and the idea for the 3MT competition was born.”


For more information, please visit: https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/home

NCARE would like to invite graduate students and faculty to submit a 3MT ® proposal for this year’s conference. 

3MT ® Rules:

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration. 
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.

    Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file and must follow these guidelines in order to be considered for review:

    1. Blinded title page with author information removed.
    2. Abstract (approximately 200 words).  Please reference this guide to help you create your abstract: https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/abstract-keywords-guide.pdf

    All proposals should be written using the 7th Edition APA Publication Manual

    Short Paper Presentations

    Short paper presentations are designed to allow discussion around research projects in progress. Researchers who have research proposals, datasets, literature reviews, or works in progress will benefit from sharing their work with others to get feedback and ideas around the trajectory of their research. These papers, in their current state, would not be fitting for refereed journals. The audience would be able to provide feedback to researchers for possible next steps. 

    Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file and must follow these guidelines in order to be considered for review: 

    1. Blinded title page with author information removed.

    2. Abstract (approximately 200 words).  Please reference this guide to help you create your abstract: https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/abstract-keywords-guide.pdf

    Short paper abstracts should include: 

    • A clear statement of the purpose or goals of the research 

    • A brief summary of the theoretical or conceptual foundation

    • A brief description of the methodology proposed/used and the project findings (if applicable) 

    • The theoretical and/or practical significance and implications of the (proposed) research 

    All proposals should be written using the 7th Edition APA Publication Manual.  

    Poster Presentations

    Posters are a mechanism for scholars to engage in interactive discussion with other conference participants about a research project that has been completed or is in developing stages. The poster session allows conference participants with similar interests to interact by using the poster as a focal point. 

    Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file and must follow these guidelines in order to be considered for review: 

    1. Blinded title page with author information removed.

    2. Abstract (approximately 200 words).  Please reference this guide to help you create your abstract: https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/abstract-keywords-guide.pdf

    Poster abstracts should include: 

    • A clear statement of the purpose or goals of the research 

    • A brief summary of the theoretical or conceptual foundation

    • A brief description of the methodology proposed/used and the project findings (if applicable) 

    • The theoretical and/or practical significance and implications of the (proposed) research 

    Please be sure to speak to these same elements in the poster.

    All proposals should be written using the 7th Edition APA Publication Manual.  

    Special Note: For the virtual setting, posters will be pre-recorded so participants are required to submit their poster along with a recorded presentation to be posted on the private conference site. Presenters are encouraged to create a Google form to be posted with their presentation so viewers can provide commentary.  Final instructions will be provided upon formal acceptance of the proposal. 

    Workshops

    Workshops provide opportunities for professional development through hands-on training and engage participants in focused discussions that offer new knowledge and resources. We welcome workshop proposals on any topic relevant to our conference attendees (graduate students, educational researchers, and university faculty). Previous workshops included sessions on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodology, academic publishing, grant proposal writing, and dissertation writing. Sample workshop topics could include but are not limited to: impacts of COVID-19, navigating online teaching and learning, social justice in education, diversifying the application pool, normalizing mental health and wellness in education, promoting advocacy in academia, leveraging your research, developing scholarly academic writing, and using your degree outside of academia. The workshop presenters can decide on the exact format of their session, but we encourage an interactive approach that engages participants in practical ways as much as possible. Workshops will take place Thursday afternoon. 

    Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file and must follow these guidelines in order to be considered for review: 

    Proposals must be in the form of abstracts, approximately 300 words in length. In your proposal include: 

    • The workshop title 

    • Purpose of the workshop 

    • Workshop materials (including the kinds of educational technology you might use) 

    • Objectives and outcomes 

    • A statement of significance to NCARE members

    • The intended audience (faculty, graduate and professional students, educational researchers, etc.)

    • Experience and qualifications in the subject area

    In addition to the abstract, please include a proposed workshop agenda and amount of time needed.

    Questions regarding conference proposals can be sent to ncareboard@gmail.com.


    NCARE is an affiliate member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) through the Consortium of State and Regional Educational Research Associations (SRERA).


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