UCEA Spotlight April 2023

Dear UCEA, Happy Spring! There is still a chill in the air here in Michigan, but the crocuses are starting to break through the ice so I am confident that spring is on the way. 

A few important updates on UCEA goings on:

  • The latest UCEA Winter Review is available! It includes the #UCEA22 Presidential address, recognition of the 2022 Award Winners, work from our Centers, policy updates, and more. Please give it a read!
  • The deadline for the Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship has been extended to April 30 so be sure to spread the opportunity with your students.
  • We are looking for four new UCEA Associate Directors to partner with Headquarters. These include ADs for Policy and Advocacy, International Initiatives, and Graduate Student Development. There is also a new AD role for Faculty Development. This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved in UCEA and collaborate to support our members. You can find more info on our website and the Winter Review. If you are interested please submit your materials by May 15.

Some important awards updates,

  1. The Excellence in Educational Leadershipnominations are due April 15. Be sure to reach out to your member program’s PSR to nominate a leader from your community for this important recognition.
  2. Letters of Intent for the Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation are due on May 1.
  3. The deadline for the remaining UCEA Faculty Awards is August 25. Our hope is that this extended window will give time for more nominations! If you have a wonderful colleague who is doing important work in their research, teaching, mentoring, and/or is in their early or late career stages, please consider nominating them for one of our awards.

  You will also see important Convention 2023 updates below – along with proposal submission due date of May 12. We have a truly wonderful committee working under the leadership of President-Elect Lisa Bass. We are planning for another UCEAwesome Convention in Minneapolis … and don’t let the worry about the weather dissuade you from getting those proposals in! And for AERA, we are thrilled to welcome the 2023 Clark Scholars and Jackson Scholars to Chicago for their research seminar and mentoring sessions. A special shout out to all the Clark and JSN mentors for making the time to engage with our scholars. See more info below on all our AERA events. It’s going to be a great conference! 

See you in the Windy City! 

Adelante UCEA, 


Mónica Byrne-Jiménez

Executive Director