SERA is a regional educational research association dedicated to furthering the advancement of research in education. SERA has an annual meeting each year for three days in which professionals share research findings and ideas in a conference setting. The primary medium of the conference is written, in the form of formal written scholarly papers. All paper presenters are required to distribute during the presentation physical paper copies of their papers, or upload digital copies of papers to the SERA Digital Repository, or both. SERA is not a venue for delivering extemporaneous off-the-cuff remarks. SERA is also committed to furthering the education of graduate students by providing educational resources, mentorship, and opportunities to present papers at the annual conference.
2013 Conference Program
The 2013 Program for the meeting February 6-9, 2013 can be viewed by clicking here. SERA does not archive any past papers. If you need a copy of a presentation, please contact the Senior Author, or go to the SERA Paper Repository. The Paper Repository may be used to search for and access papers that first authors have elected to upload, and (only) first authors may also use this site to upload their papers.
Future Post-2014 Annual Meetings
The 38th SERA annual conference will be held Wednesday 2/11/15 through Saturday 2/14/15 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina in Corpus Christi.
The 37th Annual (2014) Conference Call & Hotel Info
Proposal Submission System **PREVIEW** Screen Shots
SERA has posted “screen shot” PDF files of the various pages in the Proposal System ***here***. Please use the Preview URL to determine what information you require to submit proposals, and NOT the real Proposal System. Thanks!
Proposal Submission System **NOW CLOSED**
The Proposal Submission system for the 2013 36th annual SERA conference in San Antonio is now closed. The Proposal Submission website will re-open in August, 2013 for people to submit proposals for the 37th annual meeting in New Orleans, February 10-13, 2014.
Dues/Conference Registration Payment System **NOW CLOSED**
The Conference Registration Payment System for the 2013 annual meeting is now **CLOSED** until mid-August when registration will open for the 2014 meeting in New Orleans. Persons attending the 2013 meeting in San Antonio who are not co-authors may register on-site; the on-site registration fees are $70 for students and $100 for faculty. Registration payment by all proposal co-authors is a precondition for proposal review. For the current cycle, pre-registration (i.e., until mid-January) for students is $58, and for faculty is $83. All proposals involving any co-authors from whom payment has not been received will be rejected on the published October deadline. Registration/dues fees are not refundable, except for persons who have all their proposals rejected by the Program Committee following review.
22 SEPT 2013: DEADLINE for receipt of Conference Presentation Proposals
9 OCT 2013: DEADLINE for receipt of conference registration info and your check if you are paying by personal check or university check via university Purchase Order; checks received after this date will not be cashed
16 OCT 2013: DEADLINE for receipt of conference registration info and your payment if you are paying by credit card via PayPal; the next day all proposals for which any co-authors have not paid required conference registration fees will be rejected
LATE OCT or EARLY NOV 2013: Proposal disposition decisions e-mailed to first authors
EARLY DEC 2013: DRAFT conference program posted on the SERA website
7 DEC 2013: LAST day to register for a room in the conference hotel at the conference rate with assurance of getting that room/rate
5pm 17 JAN 2014: DEADLINE for receipt by the SERA Graduate Student Representative of an electronic copy of submissions for the SERA Dean’s Awards. See page 9 of the Call for Proposals.
noon 10 JAN 2014: LAST day to register for a room in the conference hotel at the conference rate only if rooms are still available
5pm 15 JAN 2014: DEADLINE for receipt by the SERA President of an electronic copy of submissions for the SERA Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award. See page 8 of the Call for Proposals.
17 JAN 2014: DEADLINE for receipt of copy of your paper by the Discussant assigned to your presentation session only for Division VI (“Student Research In Progress”) papers
noon 11 FEB 2014: DEADLINE for receipt of 5 paper (not electronic) single-sided copies of submissions to the SERA Executive Director to be considered for the SERA Outstanding Paper Award. See page 7 of the Call for Proposals.