We are currently looking for 5 graduate students to join the Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee. The Graduate Student Executive Committee is in charge of outreaching and engaging graduate student members in the division. Our division is committed to the examination of multiple contexts in education. Such examinations take under consideration social, cultural, political, discourse, and economic influences. Division G advocates for research that examines the educational processes of teaching and learning, languages and literacies, policy, politics, praxis, and community education within social contexts. These complex views of education provide a context in which to shed light on the ways in which significant social and technological change shapes our educational research, policy, and practices. We encourage graduate students to apply who are interested in the ways in which the new knowledge economies operate to include and exclude, embrace and marginalize, offer access and create barriers for learning in formal and informal contexts. We are looking for graduate students to co-lead a subcommittee in the areas of Student Outreach & Technology and Campus Liaisons.

Being on the Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee is a great way to network with other graduate students in diverse institutions interested in Social Contexts of Education.  It is also a great opportunity to collaborate with Division G officers and shape graduate student events at the AERA Annual Meeting.

Interested applicants should submit a complete application (details outlined below) to by June 26, 2015 11:59 PST.

A Complete Application Includes:

  • A current CV
  • 1-page statement (no more than 550 words)
    • Include your AERA member number on the application
    • Include your ‘year in program’ information (During the 2015-2016 school year what year of your program will you be in?)
    • Describe your specific skills, prior experiences, and ability to execute tasks in alignment with the Division and the Graduate Student Executive Committee goals.

Please email your CV and 1-page statement to by June 26, 2015 11:59 PST.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Plan AERA events for undergraduate and graduate students in Division G
  • Co-lead a subcommittee in either Student Outreach & Technology or Campus Liaisons
  • Work with co-existing Mentoring subcommittee
  • Assist in composing and editing committee records and documentation

Requirements Include:

  • Must be a current Division G member at time of application
  • Must be able to make a 2-year commitment to the Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee
  • Must be available for one hour conference-call (via Skype or other technological platform) meetings at least twice a month
  • Must be able to dedicate time outside of the monthly meetings to accomplish the work of the Student Outreach & Technology or Campus Liaison subcommittees
  • Must be willing to work with other student members at different institutions across the country (via Skype or other technological platforms)

Sub-committee Descriptions

Student Outreach & Technology:

  • Create and manage content that builds an online presence for Division G (Twitter, WordPress Blog, etc.)
  • Produce digital communications (i.e. podcasts, videos, google on air) and marketing materials
  • Facilitate learning opportunities that pertain to the annual meeting, Division G foci areas, etc.
  • Develop an online space for Division G graduate students to offer feedback, network, and share their research interests


  • Develop a mentor/mentee forum for faculty members and graduate students to establish long-term mentor/mentee relationships between faculty members and graduate students
  • Communicate with other Div-G mentoring liaisons to organize, plan, and execute at least one event at the annual AERA conference

Campus Liaison:

  • Expand the campus liaison program to represent Division G and support students in international institutions
  • Support campus liaisons at various institutions in their programmatic efforts to plan, organize, and execute Division G affiliated events
  • Collaborate with executive committee members and campus liaisons to innovate ways to increase the reach and impact of the Division G campus liaison program

We look forward to hearing from you!

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