Educational Affairs - Office of Educational Development

Educational Research Sessions

4th Thursday Think Tank

Brought to you by Education Research Committee and Office of Educational Development

Join us and bring colleagues for a time to focus on educational scholarship. We usually meet on the 4th Thursday of the month from 4-5 in Graves 2.308. We vary from this schedule according to the needs of presenters including those seeking works-in-progress session. The types of discussions include:

Works in progress: These sessions are informal 1-hour discussions of educational research or evaluation projects still in the design phase. Anyone interested in educational research, evaluation, or the topic under investigation is welcome to participate. These sessions are meant to help the presenters refine or develop their work, but they also serve to challenge all participants to think carefully and creatively about the particular challenges presented by the project.

Research Skills: These sessions focus on skills used by educational researchers in the design, analysis and dissemination of educational research

Journal Club: These sessions provide an opportunity to reflect on and discuss current literature in educational research.

Conference Preparation: These sessions focus on potential responses to requests for proposals for annual conferences with a venue for presenting educational projects or research.

  • SGEA - Southern Group on Educational Affairs
  • AMT - Academy of Master Teachers
  • RIME - Research in Medical Education Conferences
  • AERA - The American Educational Research Association
  • IAMSE - International Association of Medical Science Educators

If you would like to suggest a topic, lead a session, be added to the email distribution list or ask a question, please contact