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The 2019 NCARE Annual Meeting & Conference will be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte February 28th - March 1st.

Pre-Conference Activities & Events

Research Methods Workshops

Concurrently

February 28th 10am to 12pm

Analyzing Qualitative Data Using Software

Dr. Jae Hoon Lim, Associate Professor of Research Methods in the Department of Educational Leadership at UNC Charlotte will discuss qualitative coding techniques along with the techniques for using software such as Nvivo and Atlas ti. 


Analyzing Quantitative Data Using R

Dr. Stella Kim, Assistant Professor of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation in the Department of Educational Leadership at UNC Charlotte will discuss quantitative coding techniques along with the techniques for using R software for statistical analysis. 


Graduate Student Workshops

1:00 - 2:00pm Making Dissertations Happen

Dr. Lisa Russell-Pinson, Faculty Writing Associate with the UNC Charlotte Center for Graduate Life and Dr. Lynne Harris, Psychologist with the UNC Charlotte Center for Psychological Counseling will discuss best practices for dissertation writing. They will address such topics as prioritization, improving productivity, writing more effectively and efficiently, coping with stress, and building strong relationships with advisors.

2:00 - 3:00pm Career Paths in Higher Education

Faculty affiliated with the Center for Graduate Life at UNC Charlotte will facilitate an interactive discussion on career opportunities in Higher Education for students with a broad range of graduate degrees.

2:00 - 3:00pm Creating Your Elevator Pitch

Jay Skipworth, Associate Director of the UNC Charlotte Career Center, will guide students in developing a succinct summary of their experience and research. Students will have the opportunity to practice their pitches during this workshop before moving on to a networking reception with faculty.

Networking Reception with Professional NCARE Members

 February 28, 2019 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join NCARE professional members and graduate student members in a collaborative networking session. Graduate students will have the opportunity to test out their new elevator pitch, developed during the previous session, while also having the opportunity to discuss research ideas with faculty and professional NCARE members from multiple disciplines.  UNC Charlotte Faculty are especially encouraged to attend this session to support our student NCARE members.


Preparing your Presentation

The following guidelines might be helpful in preparing your presentation for NCARE.  This PDF includes information for all 3 presentation formats.  Click here to download the NCARE presenter guide!


Lodging for NCARE

The Hilton Charlotte University Place is located close to the UNC Charlotte campus and offers a rate of $139 for the night of February 27th and 28th for our attendees.  Breakfast is included in this rate.

Please book by February 1st for this discounted rate. 

Call the hotel at: 704-547-7444 or visit: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CLTHUHF-NCARE-20190227/index.jhtml


Conference Awards

Outstanding Paper Award

Outstanding paper presentations at the conference each year are eligible for the Distinguished Paper Award. The winner of the Distinguished Paper Award will earn a slot to present his or her paper at the following AERA annual meeting and will receive $500 toward travel.

  • The paper must have been presented at the conference but not previously presented or published elsewhere.
  • Authors must be NCARE members at the time of the conference.
  • Papers representing various forms and genres of research (including conceptual papers) are welcome.
  • The paper submitted for consideration must be no longer than the equivalent of 30 double-spaced pages with standard APA margins and 10- to 12- point type. The 30-page limit includes all tables, appendices, charts, graphs, references and other ancillaries to the text. The name, address, and phone number of the first author should appear on the cover page, which will be removed for review. No author identifying references should appear elsewhere. A 100- to 150-word abstract should be included with the paper.

Students are eligible for the Marvin Wyne Outstanding Student Paper Award or for the Distinguished Paper Award but may not apply for both simultaneously. 

Marvin Wyne Outstanding Student Paper Award

Outstanding student paper presentations at the conference each year are eligible for the Marvin Wyne Outstanding Student Paper Award. The winner of the Marvin Wyne Outstanding Student Paper Award will receive a $100 award.

  • The paper must have been presented at the conference but not previously presented or published elsewhere.
  • Authors must be NCARE members at the time of the conference.
  • Papers representing various forms and genres of research (including conceptual papers) are welcome.
  • The paper submitted for consideration must be no longer than the equivalent of 30 double-spaced pages with standard APA margins and 10- to 12- point type. The 30-page limit includes all tables, appendices, charts, graphs, references and other ancillaries to the text. The name, address, and phone number of the first author should appear on the cover page, which will be removed for review. No author identifying references should appear elsewhere. A 100- to 150-word abstract should be included with the paper.

For consideration for the Marvin Wyne Outstanding Student Paper Award, the paper must include only student authors.

Student Poster Award

New to the 2019 is an outstanding poster award.  Students who present their posters at the conference are eligible for this award.  The author(s) of the winning poster are awarded a one-year membership in NCARE and will be recognized at the closing session of the NCARE Annual Meeting and Conference.

  • Posters representing various forms and genres of research (including proposals and conceptual studies) will be welcome.  

  • Any student who is a member of NCARE at the time of the Annual Conference presentation may submit. The submitting author must be an NCARE member at the time of the conference presentation and each author must be a student.

  • The poster must not have been previously presented or published in whole anywhere but at the NCARE Annual Conference.  

  • A student or students must have wholly created the poster.  

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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