The Studying and Self-Regulated Learning SIG Newsletter

The SIG for Studying and Self-Regulated Learning (SSRL) has been kind enough to share with us their newsletter highlighting several items of interest from this year’s AERA. The featured sections include tributes to Dr. Martin Maehr and Claire Ellen Weinstein as well as innovations in task value intervention, self-regulation as a privileged construct, and cogitations on “Motivation Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections of Founders and Descendants.”  Check it out here.




Vote for new Graduate Student Junior Co-Chair (2017-2019)

Dear Motivation SIG Grad Students – It’s time to vote for your new Graduate Student Junior Co-Chair! We have seven great candidates from six universities. Please take the time to look over each candidate’s information before voting. To read each candidate’s statement and to cast your vote, click here ( The ballot will be open for two weeks (through Friday 6/23).

Thank you in advance for participating and best of luck to all the candidates! The new 2017-2019 Grad Co-Chair will be announced in next month’s Motivation SIG news and on our web site. Best, Carly Champagne (Senior Graduate Co-Chair, Motivation in Education SIG)

Message from Carly Champagne, Graduate Committee Co-Chair

Hello Motivation SIG Graduate Students! This is the last call for those interested in the Junior Co-Chair position of the Motivation SIG Graduate Committee. The Junior Co-Chair will serve a two-year term, becoming the Senior Co-Chair after AERA 2018. Duties include organizing AERA events such as the popular Lunch with a Motivation Researcher and the Motivation Mentors program, managing social networking for grad students in the SIG, and serving as a representative for graduate students to the Executive Committee of the Motivation SIG. If you are interested and have not already done so, please send the following materials to me ( by Thursday, JUNE 8, 2017.

 a.       A picture of yourself
b.       The name of your program and school
c.       The number of years you will have completed in your current program as of this summer
d.       A brief description of your research interests
e.       A statement of purpose (250-word max) describing why you would like to serve as Co-Chair and anything else you would like the voters to know about you in order to make an informed decision.

Fellow graduate students SIG members will vote on the next co-chair via a ballot on Friday, June 9, 2017 (look for this ballot on our web site, via email, and on our Facebook page).

Message from Hadley Solomon, SIG Program Chair

Congratulations on a fantastic annual meeting in San Antonio. Our program shaped up nicely, with over 400 in attendance for the session entitled “Motivation Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections of Founders and Descendants.” We are eagerly awaiting new submissions from you that will follow up with new theories, theorists, and ideas for the upcoming conference in NYC in 2018!

Additionally, as mentioned in the business meeting, we had a great panel of reviewers for last year’s meeting from six countries internationally. We encourage you to volunteer to review for our upcoming 2018 program in order to facilitate an even more dynamic program than we had last year. As of June 4, we currently have 50% more of you signed up to review than we did last year, and currently you represent viewpoints from 16 countries. That’s phenomenal, and you can still sign up to review for us through the end of the day today (June 5)!

The AERA 2018 proposal submission portal is open NOW, and will remain open through July 24. Details about program submissions can be found in the official call for submissions.

If you have any additional questions or comments please don’t hesitate to reach out ( Looking forward to seeing your great and important work in the AERA submission portal!