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CUFA Retreat Final Schedule


Friday, January 16, 2015


3:00 PM Hotel Check-in

3:15 PM to 4:15 PM Retreat Registration Check-in at UNC Charlotte Center City Building

4:15 PM to 5:30 PM Opening Concurrent Sessions

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Invited Session

7:30-9:30 PM Group Dinner in Uptown Charlotte, Rock Bottom Brewery

Saturday, January 17, 2015


7:15- 8:00 AM Breakfast
Coffee, Tea, Bagels & Pastries provided
  • Java Networks are an extension of the CUFA Special Interest Group morning meetings.

8:00-9:15 AM Concurrent Sessions I
9:20-10:40 AM Concurrent Sessions II
10:50-12:05 PM Concurrent Sessions III

12:05-1:15 PM Lunch and Informal Conversations
Buffet lunch provided
  • includes Graduate Student Research Conversations and Roundtables

1:30-2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions IV
3:00-4:15 PM Concurrent Sessions V
4:30-5:45 PM Concurrent Sessions VI

5:45-7:45 PM Appetizers, Local Beer and Wine at the Center City Building

7:30 PM Group Dinner in Uptown Charlotte

Group Dinner:
Charlotte Foodie Tour and History Highlights
This evening group dinner will include 6 different restaurant stops, a beer and wine tasting and a traditional city history. All of the stops are really great cuisine and most are locally owned and operated.
If you are interested, please email Tina.Heafner@uncc.edu. Reservations for this event are required.
Cost: $23 a person

Evening Activities:
Pub Crawl
Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets (for tickets:

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Sunday, January 18, 2015


8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Java Networks
Coffee, Tea & Pastries provided
  • Java Networks are an extension of the CUFA Special Interest Group morning meetings.

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Featured Extended Sessions
Topic: Research Methods and Research Design
Two concurrent three hour sessions will be held to engage participants in examining both qualitative and quantitative research redesigns for advancing the field.

Session A:
Getting Rich Data: Fulfilling the Promise of Qualitative Research
Keith C. Barton
Professor
Coordinator of Curriculum Studies
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Indiana University

Session B:

Applied Research Strategies
Judith Torney-Purta
Professor Emerita of Human Development and Quantitative
Methodology
University of Maryland, College Park

NEW: Collaborative Meeting Space
Small Group Research or Committee Meetings (arranged as requested)
  • NCSS SPA CAEP Writing Team Meeting 9 AM to 5 PM

If a small group research teams would like to use UNC Charlotte's Center City Facility for a Sunday meeting, please contact Tina Heafner (Tina.Heafner@uncc.edu). We have rooms available to facilitate research collaboration or national committee meetings.

A Day to Explore Charlotte
A list of activities to explore on your own in Uptown Charlotte will be provided.
Take the Liberty Walk through Charlotte with your Smartphone:
http://charlotte.about.com/od/CharlotteHistory/ss/Charlotte-Liberty-Walk-Tour.htm

Optional Group Activity:
Walking Tour of 4th Ward and a Visit to the Levine Museum of the New South
Dinner on your own

Travel home either the evening of Sunday, January 18th or Monday, January 19th