Delwin Carter, University of California Santa Barbara, and Maura O’Riordan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
In this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, we hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy while adjusting to the new world of remote participation in school and work!
GSIC has some virtual activities that you can participate in while you’re practicing social distancing. Our virtual brown bags have been increasing in popularity, and we would love for you to join us at the next one! We are continuing to seek volunteers to present their work and interests, and we have had a few very interesting presentations so far. Keep your eyes open for the announcement of the next presentation!
Our NCME Graduate Students Facebook page has been highlighting fellow graduate students in our “Humans of Measurement” series. Check out the latest posts to get to know some graduate students with similar interests to you at https://www.facebook.com/NCME.Grads/ (and make sure to “like” the page while you’re there!).
GSIC is also working hard to ensure that the graduate student positions on all the NCME committees are filled in this upcoming year. Look out for the posting of open positions on our facebook page and the NCME graduate students’ webpage. Contributing to these committees is a great way for graduate students to get our voices heard and to become more involved in the measurement community.
Another way to get involved with the larger NCME community is through SIGIMIES (Special Interest Groups in Measurement in Education). Check out the current SIGIMIES to see if there are any that pique your interest at https://form.jotform.com/ncme/SIGIMIESIGNUP. There is no fee to sign up, and once you have joined you will be connected to the group through a “community space” on the NCME website.
We are saddened that we won’t be seeing you all face-to-face in April, but we hope we can keep in touch virtually during this time. We were very excited for the events and conference sessions that we had planned, and can’t wait to bring them to fruition when it is possible!
Stay healthy and good luck with the rest of the academic year!
Maura O’Riordan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Delwin Carter (email@example.com)