July 29, 2014
Job Posting for ATS Instructional Technology Fellow
College of Education and Human Development
Instructional Technology Fellow
Academic Technology Services (ATS)
Date: July 29, 2014
Position: Instructional Technology Fellowship
Offered by: CEHD Academic Technology Services (ATS)
Reports To: Sheila Hoover, Assistant Director, Academic Technology Services
Cooperating Department: Family Social Science
Classification: Teaching Assistant (9511) - 50% assignment (pay scale of level 1 during year 1, and level 2 during year 2)
The Instructional Technology Fellowship program matches a half-time Graduate Assistant dedicated to supporting technology-enhanced learning with each CEHD academic unit. In this position, the Instructional Technology Fellow (ITF) will support instructors in the department of Family Social Science as they integrate learning technologies into their courses. The ITF will support instructors by providing guidance on the selection, implementation, and management of the suite of learning technologies supported by the University (e.g., Moodle, Student Response Systems, Google apps, iPad, YouTube, etc.). The IT Fellow will work within a collaborative cohort environment within the central Academic Technology Services team, which consists of ATS staff and IT Fellows in other departments. The ITF will refer instructors to the ATS team for support as appropriate and support central ATS initiatives such as the 4-day Treks professional development workshops for faculty offered twice during summer. The ITF will also work on additional projects as assigned. This is a two-year (maximum) position, with continuation in the second year contingent upon (a) performance, (b) a continuing need for the position, and/or (c) availability of funds.
Major Areas of Accountability:
1. Instructional Technology Support for Sponsoring Department (70%)
• Provide effective consultation, coaching, and training to instructors at all levels of technology expertise on available University-supported instructional software and development tools.
• Support instructors to create and maintain course sites using Moodle, the University's Course Management System (CMS).
• Support the transition of course sites through Moodle upgrades.
• Develop technology-enhanced learning and support materials.
• Respond to instructor requests for support in a timely fashion.
• Direct faculty to additional resources when appropriate, such as those services provided by the central Academic Technology services (ATS) team.
• Promote visibility of the IT Fellow through ongoing cultivation and maintenance of relationships with departmental instructors.
• Demonstrate initiative by providing information and training to instructors as needed.
• Stay current with instructional technologies through such avenues as self-directed learning, workshops, and campus user groups.
2. Instructional Technology Support for CEHD Academic Community (10%)
• Work with colleagues in the Instructional Technology Fellowship Program and Academic Technology Services (ATS) to ensure consistent use and support of College and University-wide instructional software and development tools.
• Research, implement, and evaluate new learning technologies or new uses for existing technologies.
• Stay current with system-wide updates to instructional technologies.
• Create, review and/or update instructional guides.
• Support the Treks annual faculty development workshops.
3. IT Fellowship Cohort (20%)
• Respond to communications from the Assistant Director in a timely fashion.
• Attend regular Instructional Technology Fellowship meetings.
• Maintain an active presence on the IT Fellow listserv.
• Provide backup to support to other IT Fellows when available.
● Graduate student status (M.A., Ph.D., M.Ed., M.S.W., post bac) in the College of Education and Human Development
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills
● Demonstrated computer competency (previous experience working with various learning technologies preferred)
● Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
● Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
● Ability to work effectively with diverse groups
● Ability to be flexible and open to new responsibilities and the ever-changing, fast paced technological world in education
● Experience or education in the field of technology enhanced teaching and learning
● Experience/familiarity with education technologies (Moodle, survey software, video editing applications, audio and visual recording software and capturing tools, and other technologies as applied to teaching/learning)
Selecting a Fellow:
The Assistant Director of Academic Technology Services, in partnership with the sponsoring department, will select the Fellow.
Position and Appointment:
This is a 20-hour per week (50%) 12-month appointment. The position is available starting August 26, 2014 (Fall semester 2014). It is contingent upon enrollment and current registration as a graduate student. Failure to register by the end of the second week of class will result in termination from the fellowship. Students appointed to fellowships must notify their department of all University appointments. Appointments greater that 75% time must have prior written approval from the applicant's advisor and the Graduate School. Continuance in the second year is contingent upon a year-end performance evaluation, a continuing need for the position, and availability of funds.
Applications received by August 11, 2014 are assured full consideration, though the deadline may be extended until the position is filled. Send a vita/resume, a copy of graduate transcripts (undergrad transcripts if you're newly admitted to a grad program) and a letter of application indicating:
1. The position - specify "Family Social Science" in your letter
3. How this position will relate to your academic program.
4. Plans for other work during the 2014-2015 academic year
Email applications to Sheila Hoover, PhD, Assistant Director of Academic Technology Services, at email@example.com.
Questions should be directed to Sheila Hoover, (612) 626-4619; firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
July 25, 2014
APA Career Fair
There is still have space available for the American Psychological Association's career fair - PsycCareers LIVE - being held August 7 - 10 in Washington, DC at the 2014 APA Convention. This year's event has been completely updated with expanded exhibiting options and increased exposure for your company prior to the event, onsite at the conference, and on PsycCareers.com. We are expecting 12,000 participants!!!!
In addition, this year's PsycCareers LIVE includes career-related sessions on a variety of job seeking and career management topics designed to attract more candidates - both active and passive - to participate in PsycCareers LIVE. Please visit https://www.apa.org/convention/exhibitors/employer-booths/index.aspx for all of the fantastic new details.
I've attached the exhibitor prospectus for your review and look forward to speaking with you once you've had a chance to review the options for participation. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you're ready to reserve space or have any questions.
July 8, 2014
Upwardly Global Position
Position Title: Employment Services Associate
Location: SF or Milpitas office
Program Area: Employment Services
Reports to: Program Director
Upwardly Global, founded in 2000, is a national, award-winning nonprofit organization with offices in San
Francisco, New York, and Chicago. Upwardly Global helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their
professional careers in the U.S. by providing professional job-search training and access to employers with global
Upwardly Global is steadfast in its core belief in the potential of immigrant professionals and the power of
employers to create large-scale social change while achieving bottom line results. We pride ourselves on fostering
a culture of results-orientation, entrepreneurial spirit, and a sense of the possible. For more information about
the organization, please visit www.upwardlyglobal.org.
Description: The Employment Services Associate (ESA) will report to the Program Director and provide direct
service coaching and advising for Upwardly Global job seekers. He/She is responsible for establishing trust and
rapport with job seeker clients and understanding clients' backgrounds, skills sets, learning/development, and job
search progress. The ESA works on the Employer Network team to support the development and growth of
Upwardly Global's Employer Network Program, with a primary focus on management of job seeker job placement.
This program is performance-based, and success is measured by meeting annual targets. The ideal candidate will
be interested in social entrepreneurship with an educational and/or work background in the field. Activities will
include, but are not limited to:
Job Seeker Management
Manages, supports and coaches through the job search process including identifying a job search plan,
targeting, tailoring resumes, preparing cover letters, interviewing and marketing themselves
Works inside employment services team to match job seekers with employer qualifications; refers
qualified applicants to members of our employer network
Develops understanding of assigned industries in order to support job seekers
Provides job seekers referrals to community organizations to support any additional needs (i.e. access to
housing, ESL, vocational training, healthcare, childcare, etc.)
Maintains detailed relationship records using Salesforce database
Collaborates with teams in New York and Chicago to share resources, employer connections, and build
our national reputation as an innovative source for talent
Other duties as assigned
Provides support on special projects as needed such as cross-office strategic initiatives, local events, social
media & marketing, and development support
Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Business, HR, English or a related field
2-4 years work experience and/or Master's: background in caseload management, client services, career
advising, HR, teaching/coaching, or social entrepreneurship a plus
Strong editing skills, interest in providing extensive support and training on career-related documents
(resumes, cover letter, e-mails, and other US workforce customs)
June 4, 2014
Notes from the PhD Internship Meeting 6/4/14n
Thanks to Krista Redlinger-Grosse for taking detailed notes from the Internship Meeting. CSPP Internship Meeting.docx
May 22, 2014
This job opportunity comes from Michelle Koker. Please contact her if you are interested.
We have a temporary adviser position open this summer in the Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program, which works with high-ability high school juniors and seniors enrolled in U of M courses. The position will run from June 2-August 1 and will be full-time during that period. It's not an assistantship, so there are no tuition benefits, but it pays somewhere in the range of $16-$17 per hour and offers an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience. Training will be provided.
Please have any interested candidates contact me directly at email@example.com as soon as possible.Temp adviser_PSEO_Summer 2014_v. 2.docx
May 14, 2014
NYU Shanghai is looking to hire a Health and Wellness Counselor
This opportunity was passed on by Dr. Romano.
NYU Shanghai is looking to hire a Health and Wellness Counselor. While NYU Shanghai has operated for 7 years as a study-away location for NYU, it opened this year as the third degree-granting campus in NYU's global network, joining NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi, along with a dozen study-away sites around the world. It will grow steadily over the next several years, and in August 2014, NYU Shanghai will be moving into brand-new, state-of-the-art facilities in Pudong most modern district of this international, urban environment.
NYU Shanghai seeks superb talent for this critical position, and appreciates your help in forwarding this message to likely candidates or sources.
The Health and Wellness Counselor is responsible for providing clinical assessment, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and management to the NYU Shanghai student community. See attachment for the job description.
Interested candidates should forward a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexandra Milonas, LCSW, MPA
Interim Director, Health and Wellness
Science Building, A309
Tel: (+86-21) 6222- 5142
May 13, 2014
Reseach Experience Opportunity
I am seeking two graduate students interested in gaining research experience to help with analysis of a qualitative study for my dissertation. I am using Hill et al. (2005). Consensual Qualitative Research: An Update, as a guide for the analysis (article attached). The topic is women and gambling. I anticipate that most of the work will be done this summer and predominantly online. Please let me know if you are interested. I can be reached at 612-624-0985 or email@example.com. Thank you.
Kerry O'Brien, LICSW
Boynton Health Service
qualitative research update.pdf
April 25, 2014
Dear Professor Turner,
I hope your semester is going well! I just wanted to share some information with you about Stats Camp this Summer. This is the last Summer that Dr. Little will be holding Stats Camp in Lawrence, Kansas. Registration is in full swing and the Early Bird Discount ends this month.
This coming June we have 9 different courses being offered. Please visit the webpage at statscamp.org for more information on the courses, a brief syllabus for each, and registration information. Additional information is also in the attached flyer.
Please feel free to share this information with your students and colleagues.
If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Beth Grandfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Institutional Research & Planning, Professional Record Online
University of Kansas
April 17, 2014
The Art and Science of Relationships: Changing the Cultural Conversation on Relatedness and Wellbeing
Daniel Siegel, MD, Presents:
The Art and Science of Relationships: Changing the Cultural Conversation on Relatedness and Wellbeing
Tickets now available!
In this presentation, led by mindfulness and relationships expert Dr. Daniel Siegel, you will explore how you can cultivate wellbeing through your interpersonal relationships.
You will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in conceptual discussions, practical exercises, and discover everyday examples of how your social life impacts your wellbeing.
Learn why your relationships with self and others are deeply connected to resilience, mental health, and overall wellbeing.
During Dr. Siegel's presentation, you will also learn about mindsight - the capacity to perceive the mental sea inside yourself and others - and how it promotes meaningful relationships, an integrated and flexible brain, and a coherent, resilient mind.
Date: April 24
Time: 6:30 pm lecture followed by Q&A
Location: Northrup Auditorium (Broadcasting live to UMN coordinate campuses; please see registration page for more details)
Registration now open. https://www.tickets.umn.edu/csh/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=FA19E305-0AB7-4F46-B474-6DE37BEAF6D5
April 9, 2014
Graduate Teaching Assistant position available
Graduate Assistant Position Available
Job Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant
Job Code: 9511
Starting Hourly Rate: $17.42 plus part-time benefits
Department Name: Department of Postsecondary Teaching & Learning (PsTL)
College or Admin Unit: CEHD
There is one opening for this 25% assistantship position for Fall Semester 2014 and 25% assistantship for Spring Semester 2015 during the 2014-15 academic year. Appointment dates are August 25, 2014, through May 24, 2015.
Serve as lead instructor for PSTL 1081 Integrated Learning in the Social Sciences, a 2- credit supplemental instruction course paired with PSTL 1281 Principles of Psychology. The course is reserved for students in the TRIO Student Support Services program which serves underrepresented students including those who are first-generation college students and from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The course is designed to provide instructional support to students to gain a solid understanding of the principles of psychology as taught in the core course as well as to help students develop study and learning strategies transferrable to other disciplines.
Graduate student in CEHD, with good academic record and making satisfactory progress toward degree completion and registered for coursework for duration of appointment
Familiarity with undergraduate coursework in psychology
Experience teaching undergraduates or providing learning assistance (tutoring) or study strategies at the undergraduate level
Interest in and commitment to working with special student populations, including under-represented ethnic populations, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and English language learners
General knowledge of the University and library
Ability to relate well to students, staff, and faculty
Ability to work independently
Graduate student in the PsTL Multicultural College Teaching and Learning Master's program
Previous teaching assistant experience
Note that University policy requires that all nonnative English speaking TAs must take the SPEAK test or provide official documentation of their score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) before beginning their duties as a TA.
Teach 2 sections of PsTL 1081: Integrated Learning in the Social Sciences:
Fall 2014: Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:25-2:15. Must also attend the psychology core course lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:20-2:15.
Spring 2015: Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:20. Must also attend the psychology core course lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:20-2:15. during the Fall 2011 semester, and the third section of PSTL 1082 meets Mondays and
This includes the following duties:
Prepare and teach supplemental instruction class sessions with students
Consult regularly with the PSTL 1281 Principles of Psychology class instructor
Assist students in developing academic skills to successfully complete their target class
Assist students during regularly scheduled office hours
Maintain class records
Grade exams, quizzes, papers, and projects
Attend regularly scheduled meetings and consult with TRiO program staff, including making student progress checks
Participate in training and orientation sessions, and attending meetings as required
Application Instructions and Deadline
Please submit: (1) A letter of application, (2) a transcript, (3) a c.v., and (4) the names of and contact information for two references to Annette Digre at email@example.com.
Application Deadline: April 21, 2014