From Graduate Student Senior Co-Chair Carly Champagne

Please join me in congratulating our newly-elected Grad Student Junior Co-Chair, Peter McPartlan. Peter McPartlan is a third-year student in Learning, Cognition, and Development at the University of California Irvine. His research focuses on how teenage students’ social lives can support or diminish their academic motivation. We want to thank all of the seven wonderful candidates we had this year – it’s great to be part of a such an impressive group that’s so eager to be involved. We look forward to working with Peter and with all who expressed willingness to help out the SIG. All graduate students who are interested in being more concretely involved in the SIG can reach out to me directly (carlyrchampagne@gmail.com) and I will provide information on additional opportunities.

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 (https://goo.gl/forms/TOK2nM9cWoACom8F3). 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 (carlyrchampagne@gmail.com) 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).

AERA 2017 Motivation SIG Graduate Student Feedback Survey

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.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology

The Motivation, Metacognition, and Learning (MML) Laboratory at Boston College, under the direction of Dr. David Miele, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in applied developmental and educational psychology, with a focus on student motivation and self-regulated learning. The position involves work on several research projects investigating the influence of students’ beliefs and motivation on their use of cognitive strategies in laboratory and classroom settings, as well as the influence of teachers’ motivation on their support of students’ strategy use. To apply for this position, please visithttps://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=839. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. David Miele, atd.miele@bc.edu. You can view Dr. Miele’s home page at: http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/facultystaff/faculty/miele.html.

Call for Graduate Student Applications: University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota program in Human Development and Educational Psychology is currently accepting applications for the M.A., Ed.S., and Ph.D. to begin in summer or fall 2017. For first consideration, applications should be received by April 15, but are accepted year round. You may apply directly to the Ph.D. program and earn a master’s degree along the way. We provide training with a multidisciplinary focus, aimed at developing student competency in human development, cognition and motivation and research and statistics. Program website: http://www.usd.edu/cpe. Online application: https://apps.usd.edu/academic/gradapp. Please contact Dr. Gabrielle Strouse,  Gabrielle.Strouse@usd.edu.

Graduate Student AERA Announcements-April

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.

Division 15 of APA Membership

Division 15 of APA is currently seeking new members. Membership is free for the first year, which is a great way for students and faculty to give the organization a try without any risk. There is also a new Graduate Student Ambassador Program, which is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students who are looking for opportunities to serve a professional organization.

 

Division 15 Benefits and Services:

  • Free digital subscription to Educational Psychologist (which has historically held one of the highest impact factors in the field),Newsletter for Educational Psychologists, and a weekly digest of top education headlines.
  • Access to Division 15’s job board, which lists dozens of openings from month to month.
  • Eligibility for faculty and students to share in thousands of dollars in annual grants.
  • Awards for outstanding dissertations, early career contributions, and career achievement, with corresponding featured sessions at the APA Convention.
  • Social events to network with both peers and luminaries—including our annual Doctoral Student Research seminar (in which grants are provided for selected doctoral students to attend the annual APA Convention)
  • Opportunities to present at the Annual APA Convention

*Please note that you do NOT need to be a general member of APA to become a member of Division 15. Thus, membership is truly free for the year ahead.*

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College

The Motivation, Metacognition, and Learning (MML) Laboratory at Boston College, under the direction of Dr. David Miele, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in applied developmental and educational psychology, with a focus on student motivation and self-regulated learning. The position involves work on several research projects investigating the influence of students’ beliefs and motivation on their use of cognitive strategies in laboratory and classroom settings, as well as the influence of teachers’ motivation on their support of students’ strategy use.

The fellow will work closely with Dr. Miele and his collaborators from across the country to develop new research projects, conduct analyses, present findings at major conferences, publish research papers, mentor graduate students, and write grant applications. An important aim of this position is to further the fellow’s development as a scholar and prepare him or her for a career in academia.

Applicants must have a PhD in a psychology- or education-related field, such a educational/cognitive/social psychology, learning sciences, cognitive science, etc.. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with a track record of conducting experimental studies on motivation, cognition, and learning, experience conducting research in K-12 settings, exceptional academic writing skills, and advanced quantitative skills (e.g., HLM, SEM).

To apply for this position, please visit https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=839 and submit: (1) a cover letter that highlights your qualifications for the position, (2) your Curriculum Vitae, (3) up to three representative publications, and (4) three letters of recommendation. 

There is no submission deadline. Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis, until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. David Miele, at d.miele@bc.edu. You can view Dr. Miele’s home page at: http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/facultystaff/faculty/miele.html.