April 2003 – Toronto, ON

Catalyst and Early Career Scholars:

Topic

Aggression / Violence / Crisis

Assessment / Cognitive / Diversity

Reading Assessment / Intervention / Literacy

Social / Emotional / Behavioral

School Systems / Teachers / Climate

Catalyst Scholar(s)

Barbara Bole-Williams

 

Michael Furlong

 

 

Patti Harrison

 

Dan Reschly

 

Mike Vanderwood (SPRCC Committee)

Roland Good

 

Shane Jimerson (SPRCC Committee)

 

Steve Peverly

 

Kelly Powell-Smith (SPRCC Committee)

 

Sylvia Rosenfield

Angeleque Akin-Little (SPRCC Committee)

 

Jean Baker

 

Lisa Bischoff

 

Sandra Christenson

 

Tom Kratochwill

Richard Abidin

 

Beth Doll

 

Bonnie Nastasi

 

Early Career Scholars

Leigh Baldwin

 

Stephen Brock

 

Michelle Demaray

 

Christine Malecki

 

Amanda Nickerson

 

Matthew Burns

 

Catherine Fiorello

 

Ramona Noland

 

Christine Quallich

 

Barbara Schaefer

 

Jessica Blom-Hoffman

 

Sandra Chafouleas

 

Jeff Klein

 

Briley Proctor

 

T. Chris Riley-Tillman

 

Barbara Wideman

 

Victoria Bunke

 

Christine Jaffe

Michelle Athanasiou

 

Jim DiPerna

 

Rosemary Flanagan

 

Sandra Glover Gagnon

 

Donald Gouwens

 

John Hosp

 

Kara McGoey

 

Marika Ginsburg-Block

 

Steve Knotek

 

Patricia Manz

 

Sandi Thompson

 

Steve Truscott

 

Amanda VanDerHeyden

 

Jina Yoon

 

 

Planning Committee:

Mike Vanderwood

Shane Jimerson

Kelly Powell-Smith

Angeleque Akin-Little

 

Outcomes:

Outcomes of the 2003 SPRCC were very positive. Thirty-six early career scholars, 13 catalyst scholars, and representatives from several school districts participated in the first SPRCC. A survey completed by participants at the end of the SPRCC indicated that the conference was successful in facilitating communication, facilitating collaboration, facilitating connections and relationships, and facilitating knowledge and resources of potential funding sources. With few exceptions, early-career participants accomplished all of their personal and professional objectives for participation in the SPRCC. All 2003 SPRCC participants indicated that the conference should be organized for future early career scholars. In the fall of 2003, a survey was conducted to determine whether or not participation in the conference was followed by collaboration in scholarly activity among the participants after the conference. The survey included seven questions related to whether or not participants had communicated and collaborated in research, writing, and grant proposals. Twenty-eight (78%) of the early career scholars completed the survey and eight (62%) of the catalyst scholars completed the survey. In the early career scholar group, 64% indicated that they had communicated with other early scholars and 68% reported corresponding with catalyst scholars following the conference. Furthermore, among the early career scholars, 39% reported having collaborated in developing a research or grant proposal, 32% reported having begun a research project in collaboration with other early scholars, and 43% had collaborated in writing with other early scholars.

As these responses indicate, the majority of participants corresponded following the conference, about one-third of the early scholars developed a research or grant proposal with other early scholars and collaborated across sites on a research project, and nearly half collaborated on a writing project within only 6 months of the conference.

Announcements

  • Congratulations to new SSSP members Amity Noltemeyer, Erica Lembke, Renee Hawkins, and Stefen Dombrowski! View the SSSP Membership
  • Congratulations to President-Elect, Elect – Scott Ardoin!
  • Thank you to the following members for their contributions: Chris Skinner (Membership Chair), Wendy Reinke (Early Career Award Chair), Tom Kubiszyn (Dissertation Award Chair), and Bryn Harris (SPRCC Chair)! View all award winners