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The AACTE Holmes Program supports students who self-identify as racially and ethnically diverse and are pursuing graduate degrees in education at AACTE member institutions. Founded in 1991 for doctoral students, the Holmes Program now provides mentorship, peer support, and professional development opportunities at three levels:
Boston University is piloting a Holmes Postdoctoral Program in Education and Human Development in which postdoctoral fellows will engage in a 2-year research and residency program, 2018-2020.
Learn more about the education-related careers and pathways pursued by Holmes students.
Participation in the Holmes Program is open to all AACTE member institutions; AACTE charges no additional fee to enroll. Sponsoring institutions are responsible for supporting their Holmes students according to the participation requirements.
Learn more about the history and governance of the AACTE Holmes Program.
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2021 AACTE Holmes Pre-Conference scheduled to take place during AACTE’s 73rd Annual Meeting in February 2021 in Seattle, WA. Master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral students of the Holmes Program are encouraged to submit research proposals that are relevant, creative, and promote best practices in educator preparation. Example topics that will be considered include but are not limited to equity in education, including technology and digital equity in the midst of COVID-19 and culturally relevant practices, as well as other topics that promote educational excellence for all students.
This is an excellent opportunity to present your research, practice presentation skills, and gain constructive feedback in a supportive setting. Holmes scholars may submit more than one proposal. Please review the session descriptions below, and submit your proposal.
Submissions are due on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Roundtable (30-minute session): This is a more relaxed session format for those who have an emerging research focus and would like feedback to strengthen their research questions and methodology. The format includes a brief overview of your research interest area, a concise description of your proposed study or research line, and is followed by a discussion. During the discussion, you can pose questions, ask for advice, or discuss alternate methods with those in attendance. Feel free to submit if you: (1) Are still thinking through your research question, (2) Have an area of interest on which you have collected some information and/or data, but would still like to talk it through with like-minded researchers/practitioners, (3) Are embarking on a new research interest with only preliminary questions in mind, or (4) Are still working a masters paper, or other work that is still very much in development. All emerging and experienced scholars are welcome!
Job Panel (20-minute session): This session will be presented in front of a panel of scholars. You will have approximately 15 minutes to discuss your dissertation (theoretical framework, method, results, significance, and future research). The last 5 minutes will consist of questions and feedback from the audience and panel members. This job panel will prepare you to present your research to future employers and is an excellent platform to practice presentation skills to future job interviews. Only Doctoral Candidates or Graduates who have completed dissertation should submit a proposal.
3 Minute Thesis (3-minute session): This session provides excellent practice for your elevator pitch to prepare you to effectively communicate your research interests or agenda to others. The thesis session should be comprehensive, engaging and showcase the best communication style. Sessions are limited to 3 minutes maximum, 1 PowerPoint slide (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description), and just your voice (no props). Presentations are considered to have commenced when the presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
Poster Session (60-minute session): This session is a slightly less formal opportunity to present your research – making it an ideal choice for emerging scholars to engage with colleagues in the field. You will create a poster (36 x 48) to display during the session (most institutions provide research poster templates for your use) and attendees will walk around the session viewing posters. They may provide insights and substantive feedback for your research as well as opportunities for potential collaboration. Be prepared to summarize your research, expound on key elements of your poster, and answer questions. It is suggested that you bring business cards or a handout for those interested in more information.
Dissertation Funding Competition – Doctoral Candidates only (10-minute per finalist) – DFC finalists will present their anticipated dissertation at the “pre-data collection” stage (i.e., not completed) for 10 minutes. The purpose of the DFC is to support the finalists’ dissertation research proposal related expenses. In order to be eligible for the DFC competition, you must have: (1) completed the comprehensive examination process, (2) defended your dissertation proposal, and (3) not have defended your dissertation.
All submissions will be evaluated for acceptance using the following evaluation criteria:
If you have any questions, please contact Danna Demezier, Holmes Council Research Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Contact: Weadé James