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Pre-Conference Workshop

Consider attending this year’s pre-conference CERA workshop: “Qualitative Data Analysis on a Budget”
Can’t decide between NVivo, Atlas and MaxQDA? You may not need specialized software to analyze documents or transcripts for research purposes. In this workshop, we will discuss the decisions that researchers need to make when analyzing qualitative data and will demonstrate a variety of effective, but low cost approaches. This workshop is open to all CSSE members and valuable for graduate students and faculty members alike!
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Room: KHE – Kerr East 119
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Cost: Students – $20; Faculty -$30
To Register Click: (English) or (French). Then log into your Member Services and select the CERA workshop from the “Registrations” dropdown menu.
This half-day workshop will be presented by Olesya Falenchuk (OISE-UT), Susan Elgie (Independent Researcher) and Ruth Childs (OISE-UT).

CREATE Conference: Call for Proposals

As the president of the Consortium for Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness (CREATE) I would like to take this opportunity to invite you and members of your Faculty to present at the 26th Annual CREATE conference. This year the conference will be held in Virginia Beach from October 5-7. This conference attracts leading National and International researchers, and it is a great opportunity for researchers and educational professionals within the region to meet and discuss important issues related to educational evaluation and teacher effectiveness.

As you can see below, this year’s theme is one of growing importance in public education. WIth participation from members of your faculty, the conversations will be even richer and have a greater impact on future research, practices, and policies.

CREATE Conference 2017
October 5-7, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA
Effective Teaching, Assessment, and School Leadership for the 21st Century:
Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Character, and Citizenship

We are pleased to announce that the CREATE Conference 2017 Call for Proposals is now open. The Conference will take place in Virginia Beach, VA, at the DoubleTree Hotel from October 5 – October 7, 2017. Internationally renowned speakers in the field, the Jason Millman Award, the Achilles-Harper-Swenson Emerging Researcher Award, and the doctoral poster session will be featured highlights, along with presentations by educational researchers and practitioners.

To access the Call for Proposals, please use the following link: Be sure to share this information with your colleagues. Please submit your proposal on or before April 30, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Don Klinger, CREATE President,
Doug Wren CREATE President Elect,

Nominations for Elections

In advance of our CERA Annual Business Meeting in Toronto we would like to hold an election for three upcoming vacancies on the CERA Executive. Please consider putting forward your name for one of these three positions:

1. President Elect
Description: to assist the President and act in place of the President should the President resign or be unavailable. Term: 2 years

2. Executive Officer

Description: involves custody and maintenance of the records of the Association, preparation of financial reports and reporting of financial records at the Annual Business Meeting, and other duties as are assigned by the President or Executive from time to time. Term: 2 years.

3. Communications Officer: 

Description: to maintain communication via website and email of Association news and events to the membership. Term: 2 years.

Should you be interested in any of these positions, please submit your name and a brief bio (150 words) to the CERA President, Christopher DeLuca (, by March 30th. Please visit the following website for additional information on these positions and the association:  Once nominations are received, an electronic ballot will be sent to all CERA members for a vote by May 1st. Announcement of successful candidates will be made at the CERA Annual Business Meeting.

En prévision de notre assemblée générale annuelle de l’ACCÉ à Toronto, nous aimerions solliciter des candidatures pour trois postes vacants sur l’exécutif de l’ACCÉ. Ces positions sont les suivantes:

1. Président désigné ou présidente désignée

Description: assister le président ou la présidente et assumer la présidence si le président ou la présidente remet sa démission ou n’est pas disponible. Durée du mandat: 2 ans.

  1. Agent administratif ou agente administrative

Description: assurer la garde et la tenue des dossiers de l’Association; préparer les rapports financiers; exécuter les autres tâches que lui confie le président ou la présidente ou le bureau de direction selon les besoins. Durée du mandat : 2 ans.

  1. Responsable des communications

Description: assurer la diffusion des nouvelles de l’Association, dont la tenue de divers événements, par le biais du site Web de l’Association et de courriels. Durée du mandat: 2 ans.

Si vous êtes intéressé par l’une de ces positions, s’il vous plaît soumettre votre nom et une brève biographie (150 mots) au Président de l’ACCÉ, Christopher DeLuca (, d’ici le 30 mars. Une fois que les candidatures seront reçues, un ballot électronique sera envoyé à tous les membres de l’ACCÉ pour un vote par le 1 mai. L’annonce des gagnants sera faite à la l’assemblée générale annuelle.

Conference: Call for Proposals

On behalf of the CSSE Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to invite faculty, staff and graduate students from your institution to submit a presentation proposal for the 2017 CSSE Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario on 27 – 31 May 2017 (pre-conferences on 27 May 2017). Held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this bilingual conference provides an opportunity for discussion of educational issues among practitioners and educational scholars from across the nation. We encourage participative sessions in various formats including themed, symposium/panel, small round table, multiple paper, single paper, and poster (featuring the use of graphic or other multimedia material). Presentation proposals can be submitted 26 August 2016 – 1 October 2016 by going to our website:
Au nom du conseil d’administration de la SCÉÉ, je tiens à profiter de cette occasion pour inviter les membres du corps professoral, le personnel et les étudiants de votre établissement à soumettre une proposition de communication pour le congrès annuel 2017 de la SCÉÉ, qui aura lieu à Toronto, en Ontario du 27 au 31 mai 2017 (précongrès au 27 mai 2017). Tenu dans le cadre du Congrès des sciences humaines, notre congrès bilingue fournit, aux praticiens et aux chercheurs à l’œuvre un peu partout au pays, l’occasion de se réunir afin de débattre de questions touchant à l’éducation. Nous encourageons le recours à des séances participatives de divers types : séances thématiques, colloques/discussions en groupe, groupement de plusieures communications libres, et présentations visuelles (à l’aide de matériel graphique ou multimédia, par exemple). Les propositions de communication peuvent être soumises entre le 26 août et le 1er octobre 2016 par le biais de notre site Web au

Job Announcement: Coordinator – Quality Assurance

Dubai – Higher Colleges of Technology: The Quality Assurance Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Head of Quality Assurance to lead the Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation quality management systems for the HCT. The incumbent collaborates with Faculty Academic Teams to plan, capture and record the information requirements for accreditation and benchmarking activities. He / She develops and maintains institution wide quality assurance data that aligns with the HCT institutional effectiveness framework and strategic initiatives. For more information on this position contact: HERVEEN SINGH –

CERA Workshops

Dear CERA Members:

We are excited to announce this year’s CERA Pre-conference Workshops. We are offering two workshops on Saturday May 28th:

1. From SPSS to R: An emerging migration! Offered by Dr. Amin Mousavi

2. Using the Pan-Canadian Assessment (PCAP) Databases for Large-scale Eduction Studies. Offered by Dr. Kathryn O’Grady

Workshops cost $30 each. You can register for the workshops at:
For additional details, contact the CERA Program Chair Dr. Eugene Kowch:

Graduate Student Travel Awards

Dear CERA Student Members:

The Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association (CERA) is pleased to offer a limited number of $200 travel grants to support graduate students presenting their original research findings in a CERA session at the 2016 Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference. If you are a student member of CERA and will be presenting your research at the annual CSSE conference, you are invited to complete the application for consideration of a CERA travel grant – please email for the application form. Please submit your application electronically to the CERA President, Christopher DeLuca (, by May 6th, 2016. Travel grant recipients will be notified in early May and will be presented their grants at the CERA AGM at the annual CSSE Conference.

CERA Graduate Student Members: Submit your work for the David Bateson Award

If you are planning to present a paper on the CERA program at this year’s CSSE conference, please consider submitting it for the David Bateson Award. The David Bateson Award is for the best paper presented by a graduate student in a CERA session at the annual CSSE conference. The award consists of a one-year membership in CSSE/CERA for the year following the presentation, a certificate of achievement, and a cash prize of $100 to help offset travel to the conference. To submit your paper for consideration, please send your complete paper to the Chair of the award committee, Pei-Ying Lin at: In order to be considered for this award you must be the primary author of the paper and presenting the paper at the 2016 CSSE conference on the CERA program.
Submission deadline: May 1st, 2016


Cher étudiant diplômé de l’ACCÉ, Chère étudiante diplômée de l’ACCÉ,

Si vous avez l’intention de faire une communication dans le cadre du programme de l’ACCÉ lors de la conférence 2016 de la SCÉÉ, nous vous recommandons de faire demande pour la bourse David Bateson. La bourse David Bateson est attribuée à la meilleure communication présentée par un étudiant diplômé ou une étudiante diplômée dans une session de l’ACCÉ lors de la conférence annuelle de la SCÉÉ. Le prix consiste en une adhésion d’un an la SCÉÉ et l’ACCÉ (pour l’année qui suit la présentation), un certificat de réussite, et un prix en argent de 100 $ pour aider à couvrir les frais de voyage à la conférence. Afin de soumettre votre communication pour une évaluation envers le prix, s’il vous plaît envoyer votre article complet au président du comité d’attribution, Pei-Ying Lin à: Afin d’être considéré(e) pour ce prix, vous devez être l’auteur(e) principal(e) de la communication, et de la présenter dans le programme de l’ACCÉ lors de la conférence 2016 de la SCÉÉ.

Date limite de soumission: 1 mai 2016