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Welcome and A Few Items to Consider for the 2018 CUFA Annual Conference

  • 1.  Welcome and A Few Items to Consider for the 2018 CUFA Annual Conference

    Posted 08-28-2018 09:55:00 PM

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am re-sending last week's email as a gentle reminder of upcoming deadlines for program changes. Additionally, I want to share more general information regarding the conference. I also encourage you to view the personalized welcome video which highlights some of the information in the email below:

    Below are a few items that require your attention regarding the program.

    Program Changes

    For presenters, discussants, and session chairs, make sure to review your name, university affiliation, and title to ensure accuracy. Please email the conference program chair with updates to your paper/session title, abstract, author information, or affiliation by 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 5th.

    Session Items

    Also, please remember that a final version of your paper should be uploaded to the CUFA site and/or emailed to your discussant by Monday, October 29th.  Chairs and discussants should contact session presenters in advance to discuss alternative due dates, time allotment for presentations, and session format. If you would like to share your work with colleagues, a Google Drive 2018 CUFA Paper Repository has been created for you to upload your papers.

    This year we will continue to use an additional room as an unconference space for mentorship, conversation, and collaboration.

    JAVA Networks

    This year's Java Networks (aka Literature Lunches) will follow a book club/literature circle format. In alignment with the conference theme, Expanding the Intellectual Contours of Social Studies Education in Troubling Times, I encourage Java Network leaders to consider critical texts beyond the social studies discipline that have the potential to shift our thinking, research, and practice as social studies educator-researchers. Java Networks will be held on Thursday, November 29th during lunch, at a location tbd by the Java Network leader. If you are interested in leading a Java Network literature lunch or simply want to sign up to join an established Java network, use the CUFA 2018 Java Networks Google doc to indicate your book, name, email, and meeting place.

    To Be Announced

    The program will be updated shortly to reflect programming for the CUFA Grad Forum and complete information regarding pre-conference brown bag workshops. Conference attendees will be notified via email of pre-conference workshop registration (free) and updates to the program.

    Travel Grants and Awards

    The CUFA Graduate Forum is offering eight travel grants for $250 each.  Consider applying for this award if you are a graduate student to support your travels to and from Chicago. Early career scholars are also encouraged to apply for the Early Career Scholar Award.

    More information regarding the conference will be distributed soon. In the meantime, don't forget to register for the conference using the NCSS registration portal and use #CUFA18 for social media posts regarding the conference.

    Always be sure to check the unofficial CUFA 2018 Conference webpage for up-to-date information.

    See you in Chicago soon!


    Chris Busey, Ph.D.

    CUFA 2018 Conference Program Chair

    Christopher L. Busey, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Teaching and Teacher Education
    Affiliate Faculty for the Center for Latin American Studies
    University of Florida
    College of Education
    School of Teaching and Learning
    2201 Norman Hall
    PO Box 117048
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    Phone: (352) 273-4041
    Twitter @DoctorBusey