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Feb. 18-22: On-site Days in Washington DC

Mentoring Workshops

NEW SCHOLARS DISSERTATION MENTORING WORKSHOP

Purpose of the Workshop

The New Scholars Dissertation Mentoring Workshop (NSDMW) is a unique opportunity for doctoral students (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) to discuss their dissertation research in small groups of experienced scholars as well as with peers with similar topical or methodological interests. Participants receive feedback on the design, data collection, and/or analysis of their dissertation.

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants

To apply for the workshop, you must fit all of the following criteria:

  • A student member of CIES, registered or planning to register for CIES 2023 Washington D.C. (on-site or online);
  • A doctoral student (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) between the dissertation proposal stage and mid writing stage (analysis, but not yet defended);
  • Have not previously participated in a NSDMW; and,
  • Be committed to participate in all aspects of the NSDMW. Students are required to read and engage substantively with other participants’ work both prior to and during the workshop.

All proposals should contribute to the advancement of theory, practice, methodology, or fieldwork in comparative and international education.

Proposal Criteria

To participate in this workshop, you must submit a proposal abstract of 750 words by August 8 (Monday) at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time through Submit Now in the official website of CIES 2023 and follow its instructions to finish all steps of your submission in All Academic. The abstract must include:

  • The name of the university you attend and your dissertation faculty advisor (please do not include your own name);
  • The objectives/purposes of the research;
  • The research question(s) that the dissertation addresses;
  • A thesis statement concerning what the dissertation expects readers/audience to know, believe, and/or understand;
  • The perspective(s), theoretical/conceptual framework, including connections to the literature or to previous experiences related to the dissertation;
  • The modes of inquiry, methods, and techniques used/planned to attain the objectives or purposes, and answer the main questions posed in the dissertation;
  • Evidence to support conclusions (if this stage of your dissertation has been reached), with indications of how research will extend understanding of the issue; and,
  • A statement as to whether you are in the dissertation proposal, data collection, data analysis, or beginning writing stage of your dissertation. You should be far enough into your dissertation process to benefit from mentor/peer feedback. You should not be near or at the dissertation defense stage.

These criteria are different from CIES general proposals criteria. However, your research must be related to the field of comparative and international education. Participants who apply for this workshop may not submit the same proposal to the general pool, but you may apply to the general pool with a separate proposal of the same study.

Time/Format of Workshop

Doctoral students will be selected to participate in a NSDMW session, which will take place at an agreed time during CIES 2023 in Washington D.C. Each workshop group will have 4-6 students and 1-2 faculty or professional mentors.

SUBMIT PROPOSAL

If you are selected to participate in the workshop, you will be required to:

  • Submit a draft doctoral dissertation synopsis of no more than 2,500 words and three open-ended questions by the date set by the organizers. Your dissertation synopsis will be circulated to members of your assigned group. The organizers of the NSDMW will assign you to a group based on your initial 750-words submission;
  • Read and provide written comments on the synopses of 2-5 other students in your group, approximately three weeks prior to the CIES meeting;
  • Participate from the beginning to the end of the session on the day of your NSDMW session; and,
  • Provide an update about your research and discuss the work of others in your group. There is no formal presentation as a part of the NSDMW.

 

NEW SCHOLARS PUBLICATION MENTORING WORKSHOP

Purpose of the Workshop

The New Scholars Publication Mentoring Workshop (NSPMW) is a unique opportunity for doctoral candidates in the final dissertation writing stage, recent doctoral graduates, and early career professionals to discuss and refine a paper for publication with experienced scholars and peers. Participants will be provided feedback, particularly on theoretical framework, methodology, and findings. The NSPMW will also contribute to strengthening links among peers in the field of Comparative and International education.

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants

To apply for the workshop, you must fit all of the following criteria:

  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D. Candidate in the final dissertation writing stage or a recent graduate/early career professional (who graduated not more than 4 years ago);
  • A member of CIES, registered/planning to register for CIES 2023 Washington D.C. (on-site or online); and,
  • Have not previously participated in a NSPMW.
  • Be committed to read and engage substantively with other group members’ publication draft both prior to and during the workshop.

All proposals should contribute to the advancement of theory, practice, methodology or fieldwork in comparative and international education.

Proposal Criteria

To participate in this workshop, you must submit a proposal abstract of 750 words by August 8 (Monday) at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time through Submit Now in the official website of CIES 2023 and follow its instructions to finish all steps of your submission in All Academic. The abstract must include:

  • An indication of whether you are a final stage doctoral student or recent graduate at the time of the meeting. To enable a blind review process please, do not mention your name;
  • The objectives/purposes of the research;
  • The main research question(s);
  • Theoretical or conceptual framework used and its connection to the literature;
  • Research design, data collection methods and analytic techniques; and,
  • Results and evidence to support conclusions.

These criteria are different from CIES general proposals criteria. However, your research must be related to the field of comparative and international education. Participants who apply for this workshop may not submit the same proposal to the general pool, but you may apply to the general pool with a separate proposal of the same study.

Time/Format of Workshop

Participants will be selected to participate in a NSPMW session, which will take place at an agreed time during CIES 2023 in Washington D.C. Each workshop group will have 4-6 presenters and 1-2 faculty or professional mentors.

SUBMIT PROPOSAL

If you are selected to participate in the workshop:

  • You will be required to submit a publication draft of not more than 8000 words, excluding references.
  • You will be required to submit 3-5 open-ended questions by the date set by the organizers. The publication draft will be circulated to all group members of the NSPMW.
  • Please keep in mind that prior to the NSPMW, you will be required to read all the papers in your assigned group (not more than four) and to prepare comments on the questions your group members pose about their draft.

QUESTIONS?

If you have additional questions, please contact the New Scholars Dissertation and Publication Mentoring Workshops team at newscholars.cies@gmail.com. New Scholars Mentoring Workshops are made possible by the leadership of the CIES New Scholars Committee and voluntary work from faculty and student members. Financial support is provided by CIES.