National service (narrative)
UCEA Legislative Advocacy Committee
Dr. Michelle Young, Executive Director of UCEA, invited me to be a member of a new legislative advocacy committee. The first online meeting of that committee was in February 2012. I agreed to be part of a sub-committee looking at the issue of knowledge/research dissemination, along with Dr. Karen Sanzo (Old Dominion University) and Dr. Jane Lindle (Clemson University). That sub-committee held our first conference call in Spring 2012, and our work will continue into 2012-13.
For the 2011 UCEA convention, I designed and ran a workshop called, “What the Modern, Open Web Affords the Modern Scholar.” The description of the workshop read:
We spend lots of time and energy thinking about how technology can be integrated into our teaching. But, we are also scholars and ought to consider the affordances of the modern web for our lives as scholars. Join us for a discussion and hands-on workshop around questions such as: How might we think differently about publishing? How can we take advantage of modern technologies to look differently at the “impact” of our work? Are there implications of modern computer-mediated communications for how we do peer review?
I spent a LOT of time preparing this workshop, and I think it was really well-conceived.
UCEA Special Interest Group (Technology and Leadership)
For three years, I served as the co-chair of the Technology and Leadership special interest group (SIG) of the University Council on Educational Administration (UCEA). For two years, the SIG held a business meeting at the annual meeting of UCEA. The major goal of the SIG wsa to increase awareness among educational leadership faculty of the importance of leadership for 21st Century, technology-infused schooling. To that end, my co-chair (Dr. David Quinn, U. of Florida) and I created an online network through NING. Support for the SIG died, which is a telling statement about the field of educational leadership.
AERA Proposal Reviewer
For every year that I have submitted a proposal to present at AERA, I have agreed to serve as a conference proposal reviewer.
In the last five years, I have reviewed manuscripts for:
- Journal of School Leadership
- Journal of Educational Computing Research