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.
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 (email@example.com). Looking forward to seeing your great and important work in the AERA submission portal!
Graduate Students: Please take a moment to fill out the annual post-AERA graduate student survey (even if you did not attend the annual AERA meeting). This helps to improve the SIG and opportunities for you within it.
Please also note that the nominations for the Graduate Student Junior Co-Chair position are embedded within this survey, so if you wish to apply yourself or nominate someone else, please fill out the survey. An email regarding application materials will be sent within a week.
Click here to complete the survey.
Papers should be uploaded to AERA as soon as possible, so chairs and discussants have time to prepare for the sessions. Click this link for more information on how to upload your files. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!
Joint Graduate Student Social Event – Please join us for our annual AERA joint social event with Division C and E colleagues on Saturday, April 29, at the Davenport Lounge in San Antonio (203 North Presa St). Join us anytime between 9:00-10:30pm for a free drink and great company!
Lunch with a Motivation Researcher – There are still a few hours left to sign up for the “Lunch with a Motivation Researcher Program” at AERA! This popular program is a great opportunity to have lunch with one of our distinguished researchers: Bernard Weiner, Judith Harackiewicz, Akane Zusho, Mimi Bong, Reinhard Pekrun, and Julianne Turner. Please click here to sign up for the program before the end of the day today.
Here’s your chance to ask. We have a landmark session planned for AERA that will bring together a panel of motivation theorists including Ed Deci, Jacque Eccles, Chris Hulleman, Dale Schunk, Tim Urdan, and Bernie Weiner. Alison Koenka will facilitate the conversation, and Sandra Graham will offer remarks as a moderator. The session, “Motivation Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections of Founders and Descendants,” takes place Saturday, April 29, 8:15 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention, Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 211. Alison invites SIG members to submit your questions in advance of the panel here: https://goo.gl/forms/wSpJ8LBtRXKLVS913.
Join us for the Motivation SIG dinner social event at Rio Rio Cantina (421 E Commerce St., http://riorioriverwalk.com/ ). Cost is $35.00. This annual SIG light dinner and social is a great way for junior and senior researchers to talk informally with each other. To register, visit the AERA registration portal (same place you registered) and simply look for our MotSIG dinner under the “Events” tab on the registration page. This is a popular event, and space is limited. We’ve counted about 90 reservations thus far and can accept about 60 more.
The MotSIG Business Meeting will be Sunday, April 30, from 6:15-8:00 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Room 301C. We’ll have some hors d’oeuvres to enjoy along with a cash bar. One of the highlights of the meeting is giving this year’s student travel awards and the Paul R. Pintrich Memorial Award. We’ll hear from Marcus Johnson on our SIG’s finances and Hadley Solomon on program updates. We also discuss on some important matters, such as ideas for involving practitioners in the SIG and ways to continue supporting students. This meeting is open to all. Please come! Have something you want to see on the meeting agenda? Leave a comment!
Motivation Mentor Program Sign-Up
Are you new to the Motivation SIG, or do you know someone who is? Are you a SIG veteran who wants to help others learn the ropes of AERA? Each year the Motivation SIG gives new students an opportunity to connect with other students who have previously attended AERA to get helpful tips navigating the conference and to build relationships with other students. Students are paired primarily based on research interests and will touch base before, during, and after the conference at their convenience. Guidelines will be provided to both mentors and mentees to guide your meetings. The program does not require a large time commitment, just a willingness to meet someone new! If you’re interested in being a mentor OR mentee, please fill out this survey and you’ll be notified of your match by April. We hope you’ll consider participating. Survey Link- Click Here
Lunch with a Motivation Researcher … Is Coming!
It’s almost time to sign up for the very popular Lunch with a Motivation Researcher program! Every year at AERA, we give graduate students an opportunity to have lunch with an experienced motivation researcher, sponsored by the SIG. This year, the six illustrious researchers who will host lunches are: Bernie Weiner, Judith Harackiewicz, Reinhard Pekrun, Mimi Bong, Julie Turner, and Akane Zusho. We will send out a link to sign up for the lunches sometime this month, so please be on the lookout for that soon.