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Call for Mid Career Workshop Applications

Kris D. Gutierrez, University of California-Berkeley
Alfredo J. Artiles, Arizona State University

The ICLS mid-career workshop will offer scholars in the learning sciences and computer-supported collaborative learning opportunities to take stock of their scholarly trajectories and strategize about the next phase in their careers. Attendees will participate in career development, networking and mentoring activities with senior faculty and peers.


Participants in the mid-career workshop will:

  • Get support to advance interdisciplinary programs of research in the academy and beyond
  • Learn about balancing productive careers with personal fulfillment
  • Be exposed to strategies aimed at attaining visibility and recognition of scholarly work at the national and international levels, with attention to diversity issues
  • Get feedback about how to increase their competitiveness in mid- and large-size grants
  • Network with peers, senior faculty, journal editors, and officers from funding institutions
  • Panel discussion on personal and professional balance
  • Small group discussion with mentors about building cohesive interdisciplinary programs of research
  • Small group feedback session about grant proposal idea
  • Discussion about strategies and caveats in attaining recognition from scholarly societies and institutions
Who Should Apply

Faculty within 5-7 years of obtaining promotion and tenure are eligible to participate in the workshop.

How To Apply
  1. Application form with personal information—name, institution, phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address. Goals and expectations for the workshop
  2. A 1-page statement covering: (a) research focus/interests; (b) career objectives; (c) two specific challenges you’re pondering/facing with your research and career
  3. Current CV
Important Dates for mid-Career Workshop:

March 1, 2020 – Applications Due
March 15, 2020 – Notification of Acceptance
March 31, 2020 – Submission of 2-page (single spaced) overview for a grant proposal including: (a) Problem statement and its significance; (b) Research questions;  (c) Methods; (d) Expected findings; (e) Implications; (f); Budget.
June 19 & 20, 2020 – Mid Career Workshop

Doctoral Consortium



Britte Haugan Cheng, Menlo Education Research
A. Susan Jurow, University of Colorado-Boulder

The ICLS 2020 Doctoral Consortium, designed to support the development of doctoral students working in the area of learning sciences, provides an opportunity for participants to share their dissertation research with their peers and a panel of mentors. Participants will engage in conversations and activities designed to help them consider approaches and consequences of their research and ways to position their work in and outside of the field. Our aim is to help doctoral participants to articulate the “how,” the “for what,” the “for whom,” and the “with whom” of their research (Philip, Bang, & Jackson, 2018). To benefit from the Doctoral Consortium, applicants should be advanced graduate students and be at a stage in their dissertation research where the other participants and mentors may be of help in framing their research and writing activities.


Early Career Workshop



Ravit Golan Duncan, Rutgers University, USA
Rogers Hall, Vanderbilt University, USA

The purpose of the ICLS Early Career Workshop is to provide a high quality learning and networking opportunity for early career researchers doing work related to computer-supported collaborative learning and the learning sciences. Within the workshop, participants will share their research with peers and experienced ICLS researchers serving as mentors. Participants will engage in collaborative inquiry and scholarly discourse to improve their research work and prepare for a future career as a Learning Sciences/CSCL researcher. The Early Career Workshop is open to scholars within 5 years of completing their PhD. Early Career Scholars will be chosen through a competitive application process for participation. Accepted participants are expected to provide a two-page summary of their research for inclusion in the ICLS Proceedings. Depending on availability of funds, there may be support to offset some of the costs of accommodation and registration, as well as travel stipends.