2017 Conference

2017 COPIS Fall Conference - Austin, Texas

October 27-29

Assisting Preservice, Early-Career, and Experienced Teachers in a Changing Demographic and Political Environment

Cosponsored by Texas State University and TCU
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Call for Proposals

Supervision of instruction is being pushed to the back of the agenda for school based and central office leaders as a result of the drive to increase accountability in local, state, and national policy. New evaluation measures of teachers and leaders are time consuming, cumbersome, and provide little room for formative feedback of a supervisory nature.

COPIS seeks proposals related to the theme, Ethical Principles of Supervisory Practice: How Does Supervision Support Teachers and Learners in a Hostile Policy Environment?” We are also open to proposals that aren't directly linked to the conference theme as long as they are supervision-related. Please include the following information in your proposal.

Doctoral students will have the opportunity to share a research idea with a COPIS faculty mentor(s) during the conference to receive feedback and support to help strengthen that doctoral student’s research agenda. This is a time to network and build relationship with COPIS members as they support our next generation in developing as scholars. This will occur during the first day of the conference. See the full information sheet

Email Proposals by August 22: Jennifer Jacobs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In addition to proposals related to the general conference theme, we invite proposals on a special feature of the conference, the impact of Ed Pajak on the field of supervision. See the full information sheet

Proposals are due August 22, 2017 | Email your proposal to Steve Gordon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

October 27, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Direct questions to Steve Gordon


Arthur Blumberg and Edward Pajak, founding members of COPIS, made profound contributions to the study and practice of instructional supervision. In their memory, the Blumberg-Pajak Scholarship fund supports awards and travel for doctoral students and recent graduates to attend and be recognized at COPIS events.

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