A student recently asked whether she should even attend the SIG’s business meeting (which sounded boring). Yes! The business meeting (Sunday, April 30, 6:15-8:00, light refreshments included), enables us to gather together as motivation researchers and discuss ways to improve our special interest group. It’s also a time for us to recognize graduate students who are presenting at AERA and to honor one graduate student who will be the 2017 recipient of the Paul R. Pintrich Memorial Award. Please join us. We’ll try to keep it interesting.
Have something you want to see on the meeting agenda? Write it in the comments section.
Be sure to register this week to attend AERA. Rates increase on March 11. The official program should be available in the next few days.
Mark your calendars for our annual SIG dinner social on Sunday, April 30, at 8 p.m. at Rio Rio Cantina, 421 E Commerce St, San Antonio (http://riorioriverwalk.com/ ). The cost of the dinner is $35.00. To register for the SIG dinner, visit the AERA registration portal (same place you registered) and simply look for our MotSIG dinner under the “Events” tab on the registration page. I have attached step-by-step screenshots for how to do this.
We hope you’re looking forward to AERA in San Antonio. As we finalize our program, please notify Hadley Solomon (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have an accepted paper/poster and will not be attending AERA to present. We want to be sure we have all slots filled. Also, mark your calendars for our annual SIG dinner social on Sunday, April 30 following our business meeting. The dinner event will begin at 8 p.m. at Rio Rio Cantina, 421 E Commerce St, San Antonio (http://riorioriverwalk.com/ ). We’ll post sign-up details soon. AERA occurs at the same time as Fiesta this year. Please book your hotel room now if you have not already. It’s going to be a vibrant time in SA! Finally, if you have something you want to discuss with the SIG at our annual business meeting, please email Dr. Ellen Usher (email@example.com).
Mark your calendars for our annual SIG dinner social!
Sunday, April 30 at 8 p.m.
Rio Rio Cantina
421 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX
We’ll post dinner sign-up details to our web site and circulate in the February news items.
Participation and support for graduate students has been a strong tradition of the Motivation in Education SIG. As such, the SIG sponsors two awards specifically for graduate student members of the SIG.
You qualify for a student travel award if you: (1) are a current graduate student, (2) are a member of the Motivation in Education SIG, (3) have an accepted presentation (of any kind—paper, poster, roundtable) as part of the Motivation in Education SIG program, and (4) are the first-author on that presentation. The amount of the student travel awards for this year has not been determined yet, but recent awards were around $100. We hope to match that amount this year.
To apply for the student travel award, simply send an email to Dr. Ellen Usher (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, mailing address, an attached copy of your AERA proposal, and an attached copy of all the reviews you received for your proposal. Award application due date: Friday, February 3, 2017.
The proposals and proposal reviews of Student Travel Award applicants will be reviewed to determine a group of finalists who will be considered for the Paul R. Pintrich Memorial Award. Those finalists will then have their proposals and reviews read by an ad hoc committee of senior SIG members. This committee will select the winner of the 2017 Pintrich Award. All awards will be disbursed during the SIG business meeting, which all are encouraged to attend. Please forward this message to students who may be eligible.
SIG Graduate Students- Is there a motivation researcher you have always wanted to meet, or a topic you want to know more about from the experts? We are soliciting nominations for the annual Lunch with a Motivation Researcher Program to be held at AERA. Each year, the SIG Graduate Student Committee coordinates lunches between faculty members and graduate students so that they can meet and discuss mutual research interests. We choose faculty based on student votes, so please let us know whom you’d like us to invite! To submit a nomination, please take one minute to complete this very short nomination form.
If you don’t have a specific professor in mind, you can also submit ideas of topics you’d like to discuss at a lunch.
Please complete the survey by January 31. If you have any questions you can e-mail Emily Rosenzweig at email@example.com.
We are excited to share with you a draft version of our 2017 AERA MotSIG program. Among the exciting presentations will be an invited talk by Dr. Judy Harackiewicz and a theory-specific symposium entitled, “Motivation Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections of Founders and Descendants.” Please peruse all topics and presenters on the program. Presentation time slots and locations will be released by AERA in February.