The 2021 Annual Meeting of MSERA will
be November 9-12,
2021, in New Orleans, LA. All members of MSERA and others are invited
proposals for possible inclusion in the program. Proposals for (a)
Discussion/Paper sessions; (b) Poster/Display sessions; (c) Literature
(d) Symposia; (e) Training sessions; or (f) Research in Progress
be considered if they are submitted electronically by July 16, 2021.
tracks for the Annual Meeting include Historical Perspectives of
Innovative Initiatives in Education, Social and Cultural Change in
and 50th Anniversary Special Sessions. Proposals are to be submitted in
form of an abstract.
All abstract submissions
- must be submitted
online through the proposal submission portal no later than July 16,
- should not
include the proposal title, references, tables, or lists; and
- may not
exceed 500 words.
Subsequent communication between the
Program Chair and the
primary author will be conducted by email. It is important that primary
are able to access email during the period of July 16 through August 16.
Submit one completed proposal
Information web page form for
The primary author will be notified
by email of receipt of
the proposal. Each proposal will undergo a blind review process. Only
and the abstract, along with the proposal ID, will be provided to
Final notification of the disposition
of each proposal will
be e-mailed to the primary author no later than August 16, 2021.
Direct all correspondence to the 2021
Program Chair, Landon
Please review the following sections
regarding proposals. A
link to submit a proposal can be found in the final section.
Eligible for Submission
of Eligible Proposals
Eligible for Submission
MSERA and others are invited to submit proposals for the following
in Progress (students only)
submissions for the James E. McLean Outstanding Distinguished Paper
and the Herbert M. Handley Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award
submitted as a proposal for the Annual Meeting and also must follow
instructions for each award. Click
here for specific instructions for each award.
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information submitted in a proposal is assumed to be accurate and
print-ready. No program proof will be provided to presenters. Proposers
must ensure that all information in a proposal is accurate (e.g.,
spelling of presenters' names).
first and last names will be used in the program; therefore, proposers
are asked to submit only first and last names. Courtesy titles (e.g.,
Mr., Mrs., Dr.), academic credentials following a name (e.g., Ph.D.,
Ed.D.), and middle initials will not be included in the program.
of accepted proposals are expected to submit the complete manuscript
before the date of their assigned presentation. Submission details will
be provided to the primary authors of accepted proposals. All
manuscripts must adhere to APA 7th edition format. Multimedia
presentation slides are not considered complete manuscripts.
manuscripts will be available online after the Annual Meeting and are
not considered as publications.
of Eligible Proposals
presentations are arranged around a general topic or a special track. Each participant
will make a 10-13 minute presentation in a concurrent or rountable session. A general discussion will follow
the presentation. Papers may be one of following types:
research, evaluation, or program results
● position papers
● reviews of the literature
abstract for a paper presenting research, evaluation, or program
results should include the following:
● a statement of the problem
● a brief description of the research that provides
the theoretical grounding for the problem
● a summary of the methods which includes a
description of data collection, instrumentation, analysis, and subjects
● conclusions/implications of the study
criteria will include the five areas listed above. Abstracts not
including this information in sufficient detail to enable reviewers to
evaluate the study adequately are likely to be rejected.
abstract for a position paper should contain the basic tenets of the
position and supporting evidence.
abstract for a review of literature should include a statement of the
problem, method of selecting relevant articles/studies, basic findings,
are to be organized to permit informal discussion of research projects,
innovative instructional or administrative techniques, or new types of
instrumentation. Display presenters will be provided a table and chair
for their presentation; therefore, the display should be free standing.
No other equipment will be provided (electrical access, easels, display
boards, etc.). Displayers will have at least one hour for a session.
Abstracts for displays should include a description of the topic, its
significance, and methods used.
Literature Review Sessions
Literature review sessions are
arranged around a general
topic or special track. This session type will provide participants an
opportunity to present studies that may have been impacted by pandemic
restrictions to data collection. Each participant will make a
presentation in a concurrent or roundtable session. A general
follow the presentation. An abstract for a literature review should
statement of the problem, method of selecting relevant
articles/studies, basic findings, and implications.
are 50 minute sessions that contain several research papers on a single
topic. Abstracts for a symposium should include an overview, summaries
of several papers, and suggestions for audience participation. The
cover sheet for a symposium should list the organizer as the senior
author and should include the title and presenter of each of the papers
in the symposium as "Co-authors." If the organizer presents a paper,
s/he should be listed among the co-authors in addition to the listing
on pertinent and popular topics, these sessions last one or two hours.
Abstracts should include scope of the session, objectives to be
covered, and a brief summary of the activities. An abbreviated vita for
each trainer must be sent as a separate email attachment to the program
(RIP) - Graduate Students Only
sessions are reserved for graduate students who are not yet finished
with their research studies. Each participant will make a 10-13 minute
presentation. A general discussion will follow the presentation. Papers
must describe research or the plan/literature review on which the
student is currently working. Papers may be one of two types:
evaluation, or program results
of the literature
abstract for a Research in Progress session should include as much of
the following that the student currently has. Not all elements are
needed to submit for these sessions:
statement of the problem
brief description of the research that provides the theoretical
grounding for the problem
summary of the methods which includes a description of data collection,
instrumentation, analysis, and subjects
of the study
a student's presentation has been provisionally accepted, the student
will be required to submit his/her contact/affiliation information and
a letter of support to the RIP reviewers in order to receive any
available funding and to be scheduled for the conference.
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authors of papers selected for presentation will be notified by email
of their scheduled presentation in the program. The e-mail will give
the title of the presentation, author(s) and institution(s) of
affiliation exactly as it will appear in the program. The date and time
of the presentation will also be given. The program chair must be
notified of any changes in date or time assigned, as well as any
changes or corrections to the program citation by September 15, 2020.
Program corrections cannot be made after this date.
authors of papers selected for the program must present their papers in
person. If adverse circumstances prevent this, the primary author has
the responsibility for obtaining a substitute to make the presentation.
Not meeting this obligation could prevent your acceptance for proposals
submitted to MSERA for future years. The program chair must be notified
of any changes of this nature as soon as possible.
presenters (including co-authors who attend) must register for the
meeting prior to presenting their papers.
contributor may be the primary author of no more than a total of two
discussion papers, displays, symposium papers or training sessions.
Contributors may participate as a second or later author on as many
papers as desired. The program chair cannot guarantee that individuals
who appear as second or later authors on numerous papers will not
experience conflicts in scheduling.
screen and data projector will be available in
each meeting room. All other equipment--including laptop
or tablets--must be provided by each presenter. Again, laptop computers
not be provided. Data projectors will be accompanied with
cables (possibly HDMI cables); presenters must provide their own Mac
or HDMI cables.
the link below to access the proposal. Submitting a proposal is
acknowledgement that you have read and understand all details present
this Call for Proposals.