The Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling is seeking proposals for the 2024 AARC Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from September 6th to 7th, 2024. The conference will be held at The Westin—Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Proposals are due March 15th 2024 at 11:59 pm, eastern time.
The Conference Committee for AARC invites members, colleagues, students, and other assessment and research specialists to submit proposals. We welcome all proposals that advance the counseling profession and promote best practices in assessment, research, and evaluation in counseling. Please pay careful note to the type of presentation to match sure it matches your goals
- Poster Session (for sharing text, charts, graphs, and other visual aids associated with an active study protocol or the results of a completed project.)
- Content Session (for sharing conceptual or methodological innovations with an emphasis on teaching a specific technique or skill followed by a period for response to audience questions)
- Round Table Session (for in-depth discussion on a particular topic. Typically includes 15 minutes of emerging scholarship or conceptual ideas, followed by 45 minutes of collaborative discussion and feedback).
Submit your proposals for a poster, round table, or content session using this submission portal:
*Please note that since this is Qualtrics you will not be able to come back and edit your response.
Presentations will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Program – Authors offer a strong rationale for the presentation that is rooted in theory/scholarly literature.
- Learning Objectives – Authors offer at least three learning objectives that are congruent to the description of the program.
- Relevance – Authors outline the relevancy of their topic to both the needs and goals of the counseling profession and the mission of AARC(promoting excellence in research and assessment in counseling).
- Innovation – Authors clearly explain ways in which their topic is innovative by expanding on previous knowledge and/or developing skill in research methodology (strongly prefered) or assessment practices.
- Writing Style – Authors demonstrate a clear writing style that is promising of an organized presentation. Authors followed proposal instructions.
*This year we are also encouraging more presentations that will be beneficial to beginner level researchers/topics that will help promote confidence in engagement with research/assessments.
Components of the proposal:
- Presenter Information
- Program Title
- Program Abstract (75 words maximum)
- Learning Objectives (3 maximum)
- Synopsis of the Program (250 word Maximum)
Please provide a synopsis of the content of your program. Include: (a) a brief overview of the purpose and rationale of the proposal, rooted in theory and/or scholarly literature, (b) a description of how your proposal is relevant to both the needs and goals of the counseling profession and the mission of AARC (promoting excellence in research and assessment in counseling), and (c) an explanation for how your topic is innovative by expanding on previous knowledge and/or developing skill in research methodology or assessment practices.