[Fwd: [2005_sig_officers-announce] A message from AERA President & Program Chair]

From: Ana Marjanovic-Shane (ana@zmajcenter.org)
Date: Fri Oct 01 2004 - 21:17:50 PDT

Dear members of CHSIG at AERA, XMCA-ers and all of you who submitted
papers and/or reviewed them,

I received this letter from the AERA president and I am passing it to you.
I also want to use this opportunity to thank all of you who did a review
or more than one for the AERA program. That is truly a crucial job on
the way of creating the program. (If you did not submit your reviews,
please do it immediately.)

Lots of greetings

Ana Marjanovic-Shane

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [2005_sig_officers-announce] A message from AERA President &
Program Chair
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 16:36:36 -0400
From: Phoebe Stevenson <pstevenson@aera.net>
To: <2005_sig_officers-announce@listserv.aera.net>
CC: Sky Huck <shuck@utk.edu>, Arline Stomfay-Stitz <astomfay@unf.edu>,
Bridget O'Connor <bridget.oconnor@nyu.edu>, <bruce-thompson@tamu.edu>,
Diana Michael <Diana.Michael@pepperdine.edu>, Larry Daniel
<ldaniel@unf.edu>, Robert Stahl <rjstahl@asu.edu>, Rosalyn Templeton

Dear Colleagues:

The peer review process is the mechanism AERA uses to ensure the rigor of the program for the Annual Meeting.
This review process is the means by which the program becomes answerable to the peer community as a whole.
We are very grateful that you volunteered to review submissions for the 2005 Annual Meeting. To a large extent,
the quality of next year's program depends on you.

On behalf of the entire association, we want to thank all of you who have generously given your time to review
proposals and provide feedback to the submitters. We apologize to those who experienced technical difficulties
with the submission of reviews. Thank you for your persistence in working through those difficulties. AERA Central
Office staff has learned much from your experiences with the All Academic electronic system and will use
the lessons learned this year to improve the review process for the coming year.

If you still have not submitted your reviews, we ask that you do so immediately. Given the size of our association,
producing the program for the Annual Meeting is a laborious and time-consuming undertaking. Completion of reviews
is only one of many tasks involved. Once the reviews are completed, Program Chairs need time to create the program
sessions. Then AERA staff needs time to do the scheduling and prepare a draft of the program. That draft must be
reviewed by Program Chairs as well as the broader membership, and needed changes must be made before the program can
To ensure that every proposal receives a fair review, something that all of us expect as submitters, we need your
reviews back immediately. If you experience technical difficulties submitting your reviews, please contact the
Meetings Team at 2005annualmtg@aera.net for prompt assistance.

Warm regards,
Marilyn Cochran-Smith, AERA President
Ana Marķa Villegas, 2005 AERA Program Chair

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