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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 Reservations for this event are required.
Cost: $23 a person

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


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
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
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 ( 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:

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