KU Professionals for Inclusion and Social Justice (ISJ) is pleased to announce the theme for the 14th Annual ISJ Graduate Student Research Conference:
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to: • Technology as an innovative solution to improving quality of life• How involving key stakeholders in the research process can enhance the potential for impact • Use of statistical analysis to examine relationships between innovative practices and group outcomes • The impact of classroom tools and/or practices on students’ achievement• How certain innovations shape or influence the performance of identities • Historical analysis of past efforts in innovative practice and implications for the future • How innovative practice within a classroom, public space, or business facilitates or impedes access and inclusion • How architecture and engineering afford or constrain access and inclusion through the planning, design, and implementation of research in innovation• How or why certain innovations privilege or marginalize certain populations or identities • How advances in big data, data-based decision making, and other technological shifts are changing experiences for individuals, communities, practitioners, and researchers
We welcome submissions that examine the ways in which interactions between people and innovation create challenges and opportunities for inclusion, social justice, equity, and/or access, as they are broadly defined. We also welcome submissions that use theory, research, and/or performance to call for the creation of innovation through rigorous research to facilitate these ideals. However, all submissions will be considered for acceptance, regardless of adherence to the conference theme. Graduate students who are working on theoretical papers, original research, book chapters, research synthesis, literature reviews, action research, thesis/dissertation research, and other types of papers and presentations are encouraged to submit proposals.
ISJ is calling for presentation proposals from masters and doctoral level graduate students that explore inclusion, social justice, equity, and/or access, as they are broadly defined. We seek submissions that represent a range of perspectives across disciplines, departments, and colleges. The conference will be held at KU Memorial Union Friday, February 2nd, 2018.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL
1. Complete the online proposal submission form below. You may find it helpful to prepare the required abstract information in a word document beforehand and then copy and paste it into the online proposal submission form.
2. Abstracts should be 100-250 words in length.
3. Conference proposals must be received by Sunday, December 10 , 2017 at 11:59 pm.If you have questions regarding proposal submission, including questions about the relevance of a potential proposal topic, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
REVIEW PROCESS The conference committee will review all submitted proposals. The conference committee includes graduate students from a variety of departments at The University of Kansas. A broad array of topics and a variety of presentation formats will be selected. Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by December 20 , 2017.
ISJ Research Conference Leadership Committee Members: