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GADE 2015 Conference

April 22-24, 2015
University of Kansas Campus, Lawrence, Kansas
Theme: Linking "Grand Challenges" in Social Work to Doctoral Education

Registration Closed (if you need assistance, please contact Valerie Hawley at vhawley@ku.edu)

Schedule:

April 22, 2015

Noon to 5:00 p.m. Registration (Oread Hotel, All Seasons Den)

3:00 p.m. Orientation for New Directors (Oread Hotel, Gathering Room 1)

Planned and facilitated by Dr. Steve McMurtry, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Dr. Laina Bay-Cheng, University of Buffalo and Dr. Brad Lundahl, University of Utah

Sponsored by University of Denver

3:00 p.m. Steering Committee Meeting (Oread Hotel, Gathering Room 2)

5:30 p.m. Cash bar Reception (Oread Hotel, 9th Floor Terrace)

7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Opening Dinner (Oread Hotel, Hancock Ballroom)

Open to all registrants

Co-sponsored by Ohio State University and Virginia Commonwealth University

April 23, 2015

7:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration (Kansas Union, Malott Room, 6th floor)

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast (Kansas Union, Malott Room, 6th floor)

Sponsored by University of Minnesota

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Conference Opening (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)

Dr. Theresa Early, Ohio State University, 2013-2015 GADE Chair

Conference Hosts:
Dr. Thomas McDonald, Interim Dean, University of Kansas
Dr. Chris Petr, Ph.D. Program Director, University of Kansas

9:00 to 9:30 a.m. Lawrence’s Free State History (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)
Steve Jansen, local historian and former director of the Douglas County Historical Society

9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Keynote Address (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)

Social Work Grand Challenges and Implications for Doctoral Education
Dr. Rowena Fong, Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor in Services to Children and Families, University of Texas School of Social Work

Dr. Rowena Fong is the Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor in Services to Children and Families in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and an inaugural Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research. She currently co-chairs the Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative of AASWSW and is on the national resource capacity building taskforce of the Society for Social Work and Research. She has written articles and given presentations on Grand Challenges, the Science of Social Work, and Framing Doctoral Education in Social Work. Dr. Fong is the author of 8 books and has many publications in her areas of research and scholarship on adoptions and child welfare, international adoptions in China, and racial disproportionality in the public child welfare system. She currently is a co-principal investigator in collaboration with Spaulding for Children in Michigan, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Quality Improvement Center for Adoption/ Guardianship Support and Preservation funded by the Children’s Bureau. Dr. Fong received her doctorate in education at Harvard University, MSW from UC Berkeley, and BA from Wellesley College.

Co-sponsored by University of Texas at Austin and Washington University in St. Louis George Warren Brown School of Social Work

10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)

Sponsored by University of Pittsburgh

10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Small Group Discussions (location listed under each session)

Discussion Leaders:
Dr. Sheryl Zimmerman, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor

Dr. Donna Harrington, University of Maryland
Kansas Union, Centennial Room, 6th floor

Dr. Renee Cunningham Williams, Washington University in St. Louis George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Kansas Union, English Room, 6th floor

Dr. Beverly Black, University of Texas at Arlington
Kansas Union, Pine Room, 6th floor

Sponsored by Council on Social Work Education

11:30 to Noon Reports to Large Group (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)

Facilitated by Dr. Theresa Early, Ohio State University

Noon to 2:00 p.m. Lunch including Business Meeting (Kansas Union, Malott Room, 6th floor)

Facilitated by Dr. Theresa Early, Ohio State University and Dr. Liz Lightfoot, University of Minnesota

Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania

2:00 to 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions (location listed under each session)

Admission Criteria: What Correlates with Success?
Facilitator Dr. Chris Petr, University of Kansas
Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor

Global Research and Funding
Facilitators Dr. Liz Lightfoot, University of Minnesota and Dr. Theresa Early, Ohio State University
Kansas Union, Centennial Room, 6th floor

Job Market Strategies for Students
Facilitators Dr. Laura Abrams, UCLA and Dr. Cynthia Franklin, University of Texas at Austin
Kansas Union, English Room, 6th floor

Asking a Good Social Work Research Question
Facilitators Dr. Jill Berrick, University of California Berkeley and Dr. Michael Vaughn, St. Louis University
Kansas Union, Pine Room, 6th floor

3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)

Sponsored by University of Pittsburgh

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions (location listed under each session)

A Conversation about the DSW
Facilitators Dr. Lina Hartocollis, University of Pennsylvania and David Patterson, University of Tennessee
Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor

Admitting Students Without MSWs
Facilitator Dr. Terry Wolfer, University of South Carolina
Kansas Union, Centennial Room, 6th floor

Job Market Strategies for Students
Facilitators Dr. Laura Abrams, UCLA and Dr. Cynthia Franklin, University of Texas at Austin
Kansas Union, English Room, 6th floor

Asking a Good Social Work Research Question
Facilitators Dr. Jill Berrick, University of California Berkeley and Dr. Michael Vaughn, St. Louis University
Kansas Union, Pine Room, 6th floor

5:30 p.m. Transportation to Dean's Reception (Oread Hotel, Circle Drive)

Buses arrive at the circle drive in front of the Oread Hotel to transport to the Dean’s Reception at the Eldridge Hotel downtown Lawrence

6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Dean’s Reception (Eldridge Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 1st floor)

Welcome provided by Chancellor Gray-Little and Provost Vitter, University of Kansas

Hosted and sponsored by Interim Dean Thomas McDonald, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas

7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Transport back to Oread Hotel (Eldridge Hotel, Valet Area)

Buses will pick-up at the Eldridge Hotel valet area on the north side of the hotel and transport back to the Oread Hotel on the half hour.

Pick-up times:
7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
10:00 p.m.

If you miss the last pick-up time, you will need to walk back to the Oread Hotel or call a cab at 785-843-8294.

April 24, 2015

8:00 to 8:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast (Kansas Union, Malott Room, 6th floor)

Co-sponsored by University of Calgary, University of Michigan and Wayne State University

8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Keynote: Address (Kansas Union, Kansas Room)

The Crisis of the Middle Class
Dr. David Roediger, Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History, University of Kansas

Award-winning author David Roediger’s passions — which have revolutionized the study of labor history and led his peers to call him “one of the finest historians of race and racism” — are what led him to KU.

An internationally recognized historian and current president of the American Studies Association, Roediger decided to make Lawrence his home after KU welcomed him as keynote speaker for the 60th anniversary of the Department of American Studies.

Roediger has a joint appointment in history and American studies and will drive the development of new projects and interdisciplinary partnerships, including a university-wide Work Group on Social Justice.

Sponsored by Saint Louis University

9:30 to 9:50 a.m. Respondent Panel (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)

Moderator: Dr. Chris Petr, University of Kansas
            
Panelists:
Dr. Viola Vaughan-Eden, Norfolk State University
Dr. Eugene Walls, University of Denver
Felicia Mitchell, Ph.D. student, University of Kansas

9:50 to 10:15 a.m. Large Group Q&A (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)

Dr. David Roediger, Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History, University of Kansas

10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)

Sponsored by University of Pittsburgh

10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Panel and Facilitated Large Group Discussion (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)

Preparing Doctoral Students for Research and Teaching in Social and Racial Justice
Moderator: Dr. Liz Lightfoot, University of Minnesota
            
Panelists:            
Dr. Joel Blau, Stony Brook University
Dr. Larry Ortiz, Loma Linda University

11:45 to Noon Close and Evaluations (Kansas Union, Kansas Room, 6th floor)

Next years GADE Conference: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill,
March 30 to April 1, 2016

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Steering Committee Meeting (Kansas Union, Alcove E, 3rd floor)

Brown Bag lunch for new and old Steering Committee members

Optional Afternoon Tours:

2:00 p.m.

Quantrill's Raid Tour (Oread Hotel, Circle Drive)
This guided van tour focuses on what some historians call the worst atrocity of the Civil War. Retrace William Quantrill’s fiery path through Lawrence as he and 400 pro-slavery guerrillas burned most of the “Free State Fortress,” in 1863. This tour is limited to 12 people. Sign up at the registration table. The van will pick up in front of the Oread Hotel circle drive.

Walking tour of KU campus (Oread Hotel, Circle Drive)
Tour one of the most beautiful campuses in the country and learn the history of many of the historic buildings on campus. You will learn about the long, proud history of the University of Kansas. Sign up at the registration table. The tour guide will meet you in front of the Oread Hotel circle drive.

3:30 p.m.

Guided Tour of KU Spencer Art Museum’s Social Justice (Injustice) Collection (Oread Hotel, Circle Drive)
The Spencer Museum of Art explores the capacity of art to spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and create connections among people. The Museum houses an internationally-known collection that is deep and diverse, currently numbering nearly 40,000 artworks and artifacts in all media. The works on the guided tour have been selected from those on view at the Museum specifically for their potential appeal to GADE 2015 conference attendees. Sign up at the registration table. The tour guide will meet you in front of the Oread Hotel circle drive.

Self-guided Tour Options:

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

National World War I Museum in Kansas City

Topeka features the State Capitol Building and the Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic site and museum.

Thank you to all of our current sponsors. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities still available.

Hotel Accommodations:
A block of rooms has been reserved for April 22 to 24, 2015 at the Oread Hotel. The Oread Hotel is considered the conference hotel. The Wednesday meetings will be held at this hotel and the Thursday and Friday meetings will be held one block away on the University of Kansas campus. Conference room rate for Tuesday through Thursday night is $125 and Friday* night is $189 for a King Classic, $199 for King, and $229 for a Queen Double. These rates will be available until March 22 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first, so make your reservations soon.

To reserve a room, please call the Oread reservations department at 785-843-1200 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST or Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST. Please refer to "GADE Conference, KU Social Welfare" to receive the conference rate. The conference room rate is not available through the hotel's online booking system. Overnight parking for hotel guests is $12 per car per night.

*Note Friday Night Reservations/Cancellations Policy: Friday night is considered a special event weekend; therefore, if you are staying through Friday night, all reservations will be charged one night stay including all applicable taxes at the time reservation is made. All cancellations must be made by 4 p.m., 60 days prior to arrival for full refund of deposit. There will be no refund for cancellations received within the 60 days of the check in date.

Transportation:
When booking your flight for the conference, you will want to fly into the closest airport, Kansas City International (MCI), which is about a 45 minutes away from Lawrence. You can find rental car information on the KCI website. If you do not want to rent a car, you can find shuttle services, taxi, or private car information at the Ground Transportation Services -  Lawrence website.

Questions: Call University of Kansas School of Social Welfare at 785-864-4720 or email us at vhawley@ku.edu.


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