Call for Nominations by the Professional Learning Through Research (PLR) Working Group of the NAEA Research Commission

Nomination Deadline: January 31, 2022

The Professional Learning Through Research Working Group (PLR) of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Research Commission invites nominations from the NAEA membership for nine positions. The group provides opportunities for NAEA members’ professional growth in conducting, using, and sharing research that improves teaching and learning in the visual arts.

The Professional Learning through Research Working Group (PLR) provides opportunities for continued professional growth in support of conducting, using, and sharing research that promotes teaching for learning in the visual arts. Through professional development that focuses on research, the PLR builds and cultivates professional growth communities committed to diverse research needs. Additionally, the PLR promotes the visibility and values of art education research through increased communication to stakeholders. The PLR develops knowledge about, skills in, and dispositions towards research as a means to advance visual arts teaching and learning, thereby facilitating an understanding of the ways to create and utilize art education research in multiple settings.

Open Positions:
Middle Level

Structure of the Professional Learning through Research Working Group:
Representation on the PLR consists of one member of each NAEA Division and Region as well as atlarge members. Divisions: Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, Higher Education, Supervision/ Administration, Museum, and Preservice. Regions: Eastern, Pacific, Southeastern, and Western.

Term of Service:
Elected members of the PLR serve one two-year term with the option of a third and final year of service. Terms run from the spring of 2022 to the 2024 NAEA Convention (2025 if members opt to serve for a third year). Nominees should be passionate advocates for the research needs of members within the division or region to be served, and either be a member of the division/ region of interest or have research experience in this area. Nominees seeking to take on this role must be willing to serve for two years and hold a current NAEA membership in good standing.

Nomination Process:

Nine seats are open at this time: Middle level, Secondary, Preservice, Museum, Southeastern, Pacific, Western, Eastern, and At-Large. For additional information please contact Kristi Oliver at kristioliver@me.com or Stephanie Danker at dankers@miamioh.edu

If nominating a suitable candidate, please check with the individual nominated to ensure they accept the nomination, the PLR will also accept nominations from NAEA members who selfnominate.

Nominees for all positions must submit the following materials to this Google Form

  • A CV/Resume (four pages maximum). Should include published work. (Upload as PDF)
  • Responses by the nominee to the following:
    • A summary of your research experience and expertise.
    • Roles you have played in conducting research and an account of research methods with which you are familiar.
    • Research questions you think need to be addressed in art education.

Deadline for nominations: January 31, 2022.

About the NAEA Research Commission
The NAEA Research Commission, established by the NAEA Board of Directors in 2011, promotes a vibrant culture of research that encourages NAEA members and the broader educational community to understand, utilize, and value research as a means for improving art education theory, practice, advocacy, and policy. The Commission also helps NAEA members develop their interactive experiences with research practices and products, enhance their own skills and understandings as researchers, and locate and apply research findings to their professional practices. For more information, click here.

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