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Presentation
Creating a Culture of Student Research: The Graduate Education Student Association of California State University, Sacramento
Hawaii International Conference on Education (2007)
  • California State University - Sacramento, California State University - Sacramento
  • Idara Essien
  • Cline Moore
  • Parrish Geary
  • J. Luke Wood
Abstract

This presentation will detail the challenge of developing a research agenda as graduate students in a teaching university. Highlighted here is the recommendation for a system-wide paradigm shift towards student research in the university and a critique of the "teacher-centered" focus in the CSU system. Quantitative data results from organization events will illustrate the widespread desire and need to fulfill the associations' mission. The discussion will also feature the genesis of the association including; 1) organizing and recruitment of student participants, 2) selection of faculty mentors, 3) institutional guidelines and recognition processes, 4) faculty support and opposition for the associations' mission and 5) structure and formulation of a plan for special interest groups (SIGS). Overall, the presentation will highlight a model for development and the possibilities for replication in other systems, particularly for non-traditional student populations.

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Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
California State University - Sacramento, Idara Essien, Cline Moore, Parrish Geary, et al.. "Creating a Culture of Student Research: The Graduate Education Student Association of California State University, Sacramento" Hawaii International Conference on Education (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jluke_wood/7/