Post-conference, Long Paper Submissions
Everyone who presents at the conference (posters, preliminary reports, theoretical and contributed reports, everyone!) has the option of writing a 15-page paper for inclusion in the proceedings and consideration for the Best Paper award. Novice researchers will have the option of having their paper considered for the pre-journal award. The due date will be April 8, 2016 at 11:59pm eastern time.
The requirements for the pre-journal award are that (i) the authorship team only includes researchers who are graduate students, recent phds (within 2 years of graduation), and/or mathematicians who are transitioning to mathematics education research. One paper with such an authorship team the best paper with this type of authorship team will be selected for mentoring and support to aid the authors in developing their work for journal publication.
Request for proposals—SIGMAA on RUME 2016 conference
We hope that you are excited to attend the SIGMAA on RUME 2016 conference in Pittsburgh, PA and share your work with our community. In order to make this happen, we are requesting that you submit a proposal to the conference. We will use easychair conference management to solicit proposals. The following weblink will take you there: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rume19
Encouraged focus of papers:
We read the focus of our SIGMAA rather broadly, and encourage submissions about traditional RUME areas such as proof, calculus, and college algebra, but, also as inclusive of graduate students, probability and statistics, combinatorics, social justice, and work related to teachers and teaching. The merits of each proposal will be judged individually, with evaluation about the quality of the work as well as the broad fit for the conference. As a result of our broad reading of RUME, we encourage submission of four different kinds of reports; Contributed Research Reports, Preliminary Research Reports, Theoretical Reports, and Poster Reports. We expect both Contributed Reports and Preliminary Reports will have data collected by the time of the proposal submission. Theoretical reports, by their nature, may not have any data at all.
There are three rounds of ‘papers’ submitted to easychair.
Before the conference:
• Round 1—the blinded proposal: In the original submission, you are asked to submit a blinded version, without author information (it’s probably better to cite your published papers with the citation rather than AUTHOR as long as the work is in wide-circulation—following the APA guidelines).
• Round 2—the unblinded proposal: If your proposal is accepted for the proceedings, we will then ask you to submit a new, unblended version. For this submission, update your existing easychair proposal by replacing the original, blinded submission with the unblinded one. Please do not make a new proposal. Email Tim if you need help doing this or you’ve accidentally made a new submission.
The unblinded proposals will all be included in the conference proceedings. We colloquially refer to them as “short papers.”
After the conference
• Round 3—the post-conference long paper: Everyone who presents at the conference (posters, preliminary reports, theoretical and contributed reports, everyone!) has the option of writing a 15-page paper for inclusion in the proceedings and consideration for the Best Paper award.
For contributed, theoretical and preliminary reports, the proposals will be due August 23, 2015. For poster reports, the 2-page proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, with submissions being officially closed on December 18, 2015.
Contributed Research Reports
The SIGMAA on RUME aims to foster a professional atmosphere for quality research in the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics. We solicit proposals for contributed research reports presenting results from completed research studies on undergraduate mathematics education that address one or more of the following themes:
results of current research
contemporary theoretical perspectives and research paradigms
innovative methodologies and analytical approaches as they pertain to the study of undergraduate mathematics education
Contributed reports can have a maximum of 7 pages, including title, abstract, keywords, and the body of the paper (tables and figures count towards the 7 page limit). References do not count towards the page-length. Papers longer than 7 pages will be returned un-reviewed.
Preliminary Research Reports
The SIGMAA on RUME seeks to support the professional development of new researchers and new research ideas in the field of undergraduate mathematics education. To foster constructive discussions toward this goal, we encourage graduate students, new PhDs, undergraduate mathematics educators, and experienced researchers to present preliminary reports on ongoing research projects in early stages of analysis, although, they must have data collected at the time of proposal submission (proposals without data will be rejected). Significant discussion time will follow each presentation to allow for feedback and suggestions for future directions for the research. Proposals for preliminary reports are expected to include a list of questions that will be posed to the audience during the discussion portion of presentation to help further the research.
Preliminary reports can have a maximum of 5 pages, including title, abstract, keywords, and the body of the paper (tables and figures count towards the 2 page limit), and intended questions for the audience. References do not count towards the page-length. Papers longer than 5 pages will be returned un-reviewed.
The SIGMAA on RUME seeks to support the development of new theoretical perspectives for research on undergraduate mathematics education. Proposals in this category must explicate the theoretical perspective in detail and explain why existing theories do not adequately account for the phenomenon in question.
Theoretical reports can have a maximum of 7 pages, including title, abstract, keywords, and the body of the paper (tables and figures count towards the 7 page limit). References do not count towards the page-length. Papers longer than 7 pages will be returned un-reviewed.
The SIGMAA on RUME seeks to create additional means for researchers to present their work and recognizes that some types of work are better presented in poster format. While not meant to be exclusive, we present two examples of types of Poster Reports. The first is methodological presentations which could be better illustrated on a poster, and for which the one-on-one interactions could be a better opportunity for other researchers to learn or adapt techniques than a standard conference presentation would provide. Another example is a poster that illustrates connections between a collection of studies by one researcher or research group.
Poster reports can have a maximum of 2 pages, including title, abstract, keywords, and the body of the paper (tables and figures count towards the 2 page limit). References do not count towards the page-length. Papers longer than 2 pages will be returned un-reviewed. An abstract is required for a poster submission, the abstract is included in the printed program.
The SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education presents its Nineteenth Annual
February 25 - 27, 2016 | Pittsburgh, PA