Hello CUFA Conference Attendees,
I hope your fall semester is off to a good start. I have updated the 2018 CUFA program to reflect requested changes as well as the addition of our pre-conference workshops and CUFA Graduate Forum roundtables. Please refer to the program to begin planning out your sessions and booking travel. Also remember that our opening keynote delivered by Dr. David Stovall will take place early Wednesday afternoon. Below are a few more important items to consider as you prepare for Chicago.
Scholars of Color Forum Brown Bag Workshop
The Scholars of Color Forum in conjunction with local Chicago Public School Teachers, are offering a workshop entitled Rethinking Social Studies Education for Undocumented Students and Families. The workshop is scheduled for 11:30am-1pm on Wednesday, November 28th. Space is limited as up to 30 boxed lunches will be provided to workshop participants. Registration information will be sent in a separate email so be on the lookout.
Featured and Sponsored Sessions
This year's conference features several featured and sponsored sessions. Thursday's schedule offers two featured sessions. The first featured session, A Conversation on Ethnic Studies and Social Studies Education, is scheduled for 10:30-11:45 and will include our closing keynote, Dr. Angela Valenzuela. The second featured session, scheduled for 3:30-4:45, will offer CUFA members the opportunity to hear from journal and book series editors in social studies education regarding the current trends and future direction of social studies education research. In an effort to promote the scholarship of scholars of color as well as research related to race and equity, the Scholars of Color Forum will also sponsor and promote several paper sessions throughout the conference this year.
Informal (Unconference) Gatherings and Java Lunches
This year's Java Networks (aka Literature Lunches) will follow a book club/literature circle format. 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 (there are some good ones already!), use the CUFA 2018 Java Networks Google doc to indicate your book, name, email, and meeting place.
A section of Grand Ballroom C is available at the conference for informal conference gatherings. If you are interested in organizing a gathering or mentoring session related to a topic of your choice, you can use the CUFA 2018 Unconference Gatherings Google Doc to sign up.
The CUFA Grad Forum and Scholars of Color Forum are offering travel grants to support travel to the 2018 CUFA Conference. Consider applying for a grant!
Paper Upload Deadlines
Also, please remember that a final version of your paper should be uploaded to the CUFA site http://cufa2018.socialstudies.org/openconf.php 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.
All CUFA attendees must register for the NCSS and CUFA conference. Conference registration is currently open via the NCSS Conference webpage. Please visit the NCSS registration portal to register for the conference. Registration allows access to both the CUFA and NCSS Conference.
Conference Information and Social Media
More information regarding the conference can be found on the CUFA 2018 proposal site or on the unofficial CUFA 2018 WordPress conference site https://cufa2018.wordpress.com/. Also, use #CUFA18 to follow or share information related to the conference.
More updates and reminders will come as we move closer to Chicago.
See you soon!