May 25, 2007

Workshops

Annual Two-Day Pre-Fall Seminar for TAs, August 27-28, 2007

[Please direct questions about the following announcement to Pamela Flash, flash@umn.edu or 612-626-7639.]

Commenting on and Grading Student Writing
: A two-day seminar for TAs (and interested course supervisors) August 27-28, 2007, 9 AM-12:30 PM Nicholson 35

In this brief seminar, new and seasoned teaching assistants will have opportunities to...
-- gain insight into ways novice and experienced writers draft and revise their writing,
-- discuss course and discipline-appropriate writing expectations,
-- practice a variety of strategies for writing comments that will encourage revision,
-- develop and utilize assignment-specific grading schemes that ensure fair assessment that will be even across course sections,
-- experiment with methods for increasing grading and commenting efficiency.

For descriptive flyer, please see http://writing.umn.edu/taseminar

Registration: http://writing.umn.edu/taseminar/TAregister.htm

Participants must register for both half-days, and will receive a letter documenting their participation at the conclusion of the second day.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:53 PM

Employment Opportunities

Assessment Specialist - Two Openings

Capella University is an accredited* online university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs to more than 19,000 learners annually. Founded in 1993, with a vision of creating barrier-free educational opportunities for working adults, we have become a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella Education Company, parent company of Capella University, is now publicly traded on the NASDAQ and had previously been named to the Inc. 500 Hall of Fame for having landed on its list of the nations fastest-growing private companies for 7 consecutive years.

The Assessment Specialist helps university leaders obtain the learning outcomes data they need in order to achieve their goals. This important work draws upon a diverse set of professional, academic, technical, and inter-personal competencies. The Assessment Specialist will construct strategies for measuring learning outcomes, develop and validate new instruments, provide evidence to support the credibility of learning outcomes data, and facilitate the utilization of learning outcome assessment data. This position will report to the Manager of Assessment.

For full position description: Download file

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Bell Museum of Natural History
Summer Camp Instructor Positions

Description:
The Bell Museum of Natural History, located on the Minneapolis Campus of the University of Minnesota, is seeking instructors to lead Summer Discovery Day Camps for kids. Camps are offered to students grades K-6 completed. Camp begins on June 11 and runs through August 31, 2007. Each camp has a minimum of 7 students and a maximum of 15. Instructors also have 1-2 high school-aged counselors assigned to their camp as helpers.

Camp topics vary but are all natural science in nature and each topic is offered twice throughout the course of the summer. Info on this years schedule and topics can be found on the Bell Museum website (www.bellmuseum.org).

Duties:
• Act as primary instructor for a minimum of two, week long, day camps.
• Plan, teach and write-up activities for the camp.
• Complete curriculum forms to be kept by the Bell Museum.

Pay Rate:
• $20 per hour (40 hour week)
• There is also a $60.00 budget per week for supplies.
• It is possible to teach more than one camp.

Contact:
Christopher Goodwin - (612) 624-3595, goodw004@umn.edu

Here is a link to their website where you can get more information on the camp program and the specific camps being offered. http://www.bellmuseum.org/

Posted by lind0449 at 1:49 PM

Classes

CI 8150: Research Topics Curriculum and Instruction
Action Research in Teaching and Teacher Education
3 credits - Summer 2007 - July 9 – 20, 2007 - 9:00 – 12:30

[reading list will be available in June]
Visiting Scholar Ken Zeichner, University of Wisconsin, Madison
&
Misty Sato, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Course Description
In this course, we will explore various aspects of a movement in education and educational research in which educational practitioners (e.g., P-12 teachers, school administrators, professors, etc.) are viewed as researchers of their own practice and in which teaching is viewed as a form of educational inquiry. The course will provide you with a broad overview of some of the epistemological, political, and methodological issues associated with the idea of practitioner research. Throughout the course, we will be reading work by both practitioner researchers and academics about the process of practitioner research and about the specific questions and issues that have been investigated through practitioner research. The term practitioner research in this course will be used as a generic descriptor that describes all of its different varieties (e.g., action research, teacher research, self-study research, etc.).

About Ken Zeichner
Ken Zeichner is Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education and Associate Dean, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to his responsibility for the teacher education programs at his university as Associate Dean, he coordinates a Professional Development School Partnership involving 5 schools in the Madison school district.

He was Vice President of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association from 1996-98, a member of the Board of Directions of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education from 1997-2000, and is currently a member of the Board of the National Society for the Study of Education.

He was previously affiliated as a principal investigator with the National Centers for Research on Teacher Education and Teacher Learning at Michigan State University (1985-1995), the National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching, and is currently involved in the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching study of Teacher Education and was co-chair of the AERA Consensus Panel on Teacher Education.

His publications include Teacher education and the social conditions of schooling (1991) with Dan Liston, Issues and Practices in Inquiry Oriented Teacher Education (1991) with Bob Tabachnick, Reflective Teaching and Culture and Teaching (1996) with Dan Liston, Currents of Reform in Preservice Teacher Education (1996) with Susan Melnick and Mary Gomez, Democratic Teacher Education Reform in Africa: The Case of Namibia (1999) with Lars Dahlstrom, "Practitioner Research" with Susan Noffke in the Handbook of Research on Teaching (4th edition) (2001), and "Educational Action Research" in The Handbook of Action Research (2001).

Posted by lind0449 at 1:46 PM

May 18, 2007

CSPP Announcements

New Special Topics Summer Course!

***This course is available for 13 CEUs for licensed or license-seeking professionals. The registration cost is $195. Please contact the instructor (see info below) with questions***

EPSY 5400: Crisis Intervention in Mental Health Settings
1 credit or 13 CEUs
June 15-16, 9:00-4:30

This course is designed to introduce students to the major features of client-related crises that occur in mental health settings, including community agencies and college counseling centers. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn both theory and practical skills related to crisis intervention. Experiential learning through role-playing and group exercises will supplement lecture and class discussion. Guest speakers will present on related topics.

Sample Topics:
-Assessment and intervention with suicidal and potentially violent clients
-Working with victims of sexual violence
-Vicarious traumatization and clinician self-care

Contact the instructor, Sandra Sanger, MA, LPC at engx0021@umn.edu with questions.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:17 PM

Employment Opportunities

To: CSPP PhD Students deadline extended
From: Pat McCarthy Veach
Re: Paid positions as Co-instructors for EPsy 8501: Counseling Prepracticum

This fall semester 2007, EPsy 8501: Counseling Prepracticum has been allocated several co-instructor positions that carry a stipend of $750.00 each. As you may know, this course is highly experiential (role plays, discussions, demonstrations, etc). There will be approximately 30 first year CSPP students and 6 second year Genetic Counseling students enrolled in the course.

Activities for these co-instructor positions will include: observing student role plays and providing feedback, modeling basic counseling skills, facilitating discussions, assisting in evaluation of written assignments, and attending all class sessions as well as a weekly two-hour co-instructor meeting.

The course meets from 8-11:00 on Mondays in Burton Hall. The weekly co-instructor meeting is 11-1:00 on Mondays, immediately after class.

If you are interested in being considered for one of these positions, please send me an email at veach001@umn.edu, or call me (612)624-3580 on or before May 25th. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Thank you. Pat

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The Subskill Analysis of Reading Fluency (SARF) Project is in need of 9 data collectors for each of four days from May 29th through June 1st. Each day is likely to range from 9 AM to 3:30 PM (6.5 hours). Data collectors will be paid at a rate of $15.71 per hour.

The data collection procedures are similar to CBM-R, but computers are used to collect and analyze performances. A training session will be provided to the data collectors on May 22nd at 3:15 in Elliot room 303. Training is required for all data collectors.

There is another data collection opportunity later in the summer (June 18th – June 22nd). Data collectors that participate in this session will be trained and prepared for that later data collection too. These are interesting and fun opportunities to interact with students within the school setting.

Please reply to Sarah Scullin (scul0040@umn.edu) and not to the listserv. Thank you -

ted

Theodore J. Christ, Ph.D.
School Psychologist

Dr. Christ’s Faculty Homepage (http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPsych/Faculty/Christ.html)
Computer-Based Assessment System Homepage (http://education.umn.edu/Reading/CBAS/default.html)
Phone #: 612-624-7068 (M,T,W at EPsych)
Phone #: (612) 626-6345 (Th & F at CRR)
Fax #: 612-624-0879
School Psychology Program
Department of Educational Psychology & Center for Reading Research
University of Minnesota
343 Elliott Hall
75 E. River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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BEREA COLLEGE - Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service - CELTS Program Coordinator: Bonner Scholars

The Berea College Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service (CELTS) is seeking an energetic professional committed to diversity, community service, and student development for a position as Program Coordinator of the Bonner Scholars Program, beginning August 1, 2007. Berea College is a well-established undergraduate institution
distinguished by its history of interracial education, service to the Appalachian region, and emphasis on values deeply informed by an inclusive, non-denominational Christian tradition. Each student receives a full tuition scholarship and participates in a labor program. The campus is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, 30 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky in the town of Berea (pop. 13,000).

CELTS promotes and coordinates service-learning in Berea's curricular and co-curricular activities. The Bonner Scholars Program selects a diverse group of incoming students based on their scholarship and community service and offers them the opportunity to serve the community through the labor program. The Program Coordinator will work with the CELTS Associate Director on all aspects of the Bonner Scholars Program to create an integrated four-year developmental learning through service experience for 60 Berea College Bonner Scholars.

Position responsibilities: Oversee recruitment and selection of incoming Bonner Scholars; coordinate the freshman Bonner Scholars common labor assignment in after-school mentoring programs, including orientation and on-site supervision; provide on-going training and reflection opportunities for all Bonner Scholars; coordinate summer
service placements and upper-class labor positions; assist with creation of community service labor positions and serve as liaison with community partners; organize volunteer service trips; attend Bonner Foundation
meetings.

Skills and qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required; Master's degree in Student Affairs or Counseling preferred. Two years experience in an interracial college or social service setting. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse college students in a mentoring relationship; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work
independently and prioritize responsibilities; volunteer experience; familiarity with the Bonner Scholars Program preferred.

Contact Information: Applicants should obtain and complete an Application to Join the College Staff (available on line at www.berea.edu/hr or through People Services, CPO 2189, Berea, KY 40404). The Application should be sent along with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and at least two letters of recommendation to People Services, CPO 2189, Berea, KY 40404 or faxed to 859-985-3911. Review of applications will begin on June 15, and continue until the position is filled. Information about the application process may be obtained by calling 859-985-3070 or 985-3050 or on line at www.berea.edu/hr

In keeping with the College's inclusive Christian tradition and its emphasis on the dignity and worth of all people, Berea embraces and values diversity through encouragement of applications from women and members of minority groups. Employment decisions are based on training, education and experience related to the requirements of the job. All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability. Berea provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Heather McNew Schill
Bonner Scholars Program Coordinator
Berea College
CPO 2170
Berea, KY 40404
Phone: (859) 985-3804
Fax: (859) 985-3809
heather_schill@berea.edu

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Numerous open positions at The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in Minneapolis and St. Paul, download postings for details: Download file

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Academic Advisor - University Honors Program (UHP)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The new University Honors Program (UHP) seeks a highly motivated, talented, and experienced academic advisor to work with math, science, and engineering students in the new unified honors program at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. While the UHP officially welcomes its first group of students in fall, 2008, this position is being hired now to work initially with students in the current IT honors program, and then will transition to work more generally with a range of students from all colleges in science and technical fields beginning with orientation in summer 2008.

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Academic Advisor (depending on qualifications)
Position Category: Staff - Professional Non-Faculty
Appointment Type: 12 month - 100% Time. Reappointment contingent on funding and performance.
For full description: Download file

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CONTRACT FACULTY POSITION - DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY AND GUIDANCE SERVICES
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY - MUNCIE, INDIANA

One-year contract position available August 17, 2007, for the academic year. Highly qualified scholars of all specialties within counseling psychology or related fields are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: teaching courses in the graduate and undergraduate programs consistent with teaching expertise in relevant area; practicum supervision and participation in departmental clinic training activities.
Minimum qualifications: ABD in counseling psychology, rehabilitation psychology, or related field no later than August 17, 2007.
Preferred qualifications: doctorate in counseling psychology, rehabilitation psychology, or related field; ability to demonstrate professional competence in rehabilitation; ability to contribute to the department's scientist-professional training model. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Send letter of application that includes evidence of a clearly defined specialty area or areas of expertise, vita, official graduate transcript(s), and three letters of recommendation to: Sharon L. Bowman, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 47306. [Tel: (765) 285-8040; Fax: (765) 285-2067; E-mail: sbowman@bsu.edu] Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. www.bsu.edu/counselingpsych

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

Sharon L. Bowman, Ph.D., HSPP, LMHC
Professor and Chair
Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306 www.bsu.edu/counselingpsych 765-285-8040
765-285-2067 (Fax)

Posted by lind0449 at 3:33 PM

CSPP Announcements

Way to go, Julia, congratulations!

To: The College of Education and Human Development Community
From: Deb Wilkens-Costello
Coordinator, Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC)
Re: 2007 Circle Award Recipients

It is with great pleasure I announce the WPLC award recipients for 2007. Please take a few moments to congratulate your colleagues among the awardees!

Staff award:
Michelle Everson, Educational Psychology

Graduate student awards:
Eva Lynn Boehm, Curriculum & Instruction
Julia Conkel, Educational Psychology
Kaoru Kinoshita, Educational Policy and Administration
Kyoung-Ah Nam, Educational Policy and Administration

Rising Star awards:
Kristen McMaster, Educational Psychology
Karen Miksch, Post Secondary Teaching and Learning

On behalf of the Grants Committee for the Circle, I send sincere appreciation to all who submitted applications and nominations this year! Please remember to go to our web site throughout the year to learn more about the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle as well as other award opportunities.

http://education.umn.edu/giving/circle/default.html

Thank you.

Posted by lind0449 at 3:29 PM

Special Programs

Friday, August 17, 2007, Spend a day in service with Division 17 at St. Anthony Foundation*.

Stepping Up to the Plate: Giving Back to the Community? STG of Division 17, as a part of community engagement efforts in San Francisco, has arranged for the opportunity for convention attendees to participate in a social justice education project with St. Anthony Foundation.

“With all who hunger and thirst for justice and peace, and together with those we serve, our mission is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe and lift the spirits of those in need to create a society in which all persons flourish." (from the St. Anthony Foundation Mission Statement).

St. Anthony’s tries to create a community of love and hope as well as educate the public regarding poverty, homelessness, and social justice issues.

Justice Education and Advocacy Event
9:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m. (Day-in-Service Activity):
Limited to 35 volunteers

9:00 a.m. Justice Education Orientation
10:00 a.m. Group Escorted to Service Sites:
Dining Room: Help serve lunch to guests
Living Room: Help with recreational activities
Clothing and Furniture program: Help sort recent donations
The Salvation Army: Socialize with seniors at the daytime hospitality center
12:00 noon (Participants return): Share lunch and conversation with guests in the Dining Room.
1 p.m. Debriefing

Please contact Rebecca Toporek at rtoporek@sfsu.edu by July 1, 2007, to sign up for this event. If you are interested in participating but miss the July1 deadline, please contact Rebecca.

Interested in issues of homelessness and poverty but cannot make the Day in Service activity? There are two other opportunities:
• Please join us in the Division 17 Hospitality Suite for information and advocacy opportunities regarding these issues on Sunday, August 19 at 11-11:50 p.m.
• APA is also having a Day-in-Service activity on Thursday, August 16th at St. Anthony Foundation.
• St. Anthony Foundation is at 121 Golden Gate Avenue, located within walking distance of the Convention Center and Convention Hotels. For more information regarding the organization and the Justice Education and Advocacy Program, visit their website at www.stanthonysf.org/eduadv/eduadv.html

Posted by lind0449 at 3:21 PM

Workshops

Dear Colleague,

We still have a few spaces left in our annual Digital Teaching Workshop. Please pass this along to any colleagues who might be interested in this opportunity.

The Digital Teaching Workshop will be presented in a blended format, incorporating face-to-face meetings, online activities and one live, virtual meeting. During this intensive workshop participants will develop their pedagogical and technical skills in an integrated fashion. Their newly strengthened skills will facilitate the design, creation, implementation and evaluation of well-conceived uses of technology in their teaching practice. By the end of the workshop participants will have:

* Enriched understanding of students' experiences of and knowledge about specific technologies
* Skills and knowledge necessary to produce and teach in a technology-enhanced environment
* Assessment and evaluation protocols to measure the impact of technology enhancements on student learning

The workshop can accommodate up to 18 faculty members. The workshop begins Wednesday, 6/6 and ends the following Tuesday, 6/12.

Please see the agenda on the website for more information. For more information and registration, please see the DMC Web site . Anyone who is interested and would like more information can contact me directly as well.

Thank you!

Cris

Cristina Lopez, Ph.D.
Digital Media Center, OIT
University of Minnesota
212 Walter Library
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612.626.6639

Please visit our Web site: http://dmc.umn.edu

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Dear Members,

Please review the attached information regarding the 2007 Summer Drive-In Workshop to be held at the University of St Thomas, St Paul campus. This is an excellent professional development opportunity for graduate students
and support staff to engage and network with other college personnel professionals in the state. MCPA is offering the workshop without charge. The $10.00 fee is required to cover the cost of the lunch (veggie burgers, burgers, and brats) for workshop participants. Please feel free to contact me or Amy Graff at ajgraff@stthomas.edu with any questions you may have
regarding the workshop.

Campus Map link: http://www.stthomas.edu/campusmaps/stpaul.asp
Brochure: Download file
Please have a wonderful and safe summer!

Joel D. Mixon
Academic Counselor
University of St Thomas
OEC 119
651-962-6306

Posted by lind0449 at 2:56 PM

May 11, 2007

Employment Opportunities

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Hamline University - Counseling & Health Services - Counselor

Counseling and Health Services seeks to support Hamline students in their development as scholars and members of diverse communities. We strive to provide counseling services in accordance with the ethical standards and best practices of the profession of psychology. We are currently seeking an individual to join our multidisciplinary team of mental health and nursing providers.

For full description: Download file

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Hmong American Partnership - Executive Director
Job Posting

Organization
Hmong American Partnership (HAP) is a private, nonprofit, community-based organization serving members of the Minnesota Hmong community. The agency's mission is to provide culturally appropriate social services to Hmong families that help Hmong grow deep roots in America while preserving the strengths of the Hmong culture. Cross-cultural partnership lies at the heart of HAP's organizational philosophy.

At the board and staff levels, cross-cultural perspectives forge our policies and inform our program designs. In the community at large, HAP builds partnerships with key Twin Cities funding sources, business, media, and service providers to maximize the resources we can bring to the Hmong community.

Established in 1990, HAP is a dynamic, rapidly-growing organization operating more than 5 programmatic areas addressing economic self-sufficiency and the needs of youth and family. HAP is governed by an 11-member board of directors. The HAP staff consists of approximately 60 employees. The 2007 budget is projected to be approximately $3.4 million. Visit www.hmong.org for more information.

Job Summary
The Executive Director is a full-time position responsible for leading all organizational activities to meet goals established in conjunction with the board of directors. The Executive Director functions as the Chief Operating Officer of the organization, supports and guides the organization's strategic plan, empowers the management team and staff to accomplish agency goals, builds coalitions and partnerships with the community, and reports to the board of directors.

Accountabilities
Organizational Planning
Develop annual programmatic, systems, fundraising, and budgetary plans with board committees. Co-lead long range strategic planning efforts with the board of directors.
Organizational Leadership
Provide leadership in support of the Strategic Plan. Guide the efforts of the management team and staff to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Provide the appropriate staff development and training. Gain management team and staff participation and ownership in organizational endeavors. Ensure effective management of personnel
and resources through effective fiscal and human resource policies and oversight. Problem solve and resolve conflict to ensure healthy and productive work environment.
Programming
Oversee the design, funding, and quality assurance of programs, activities, and events which will ensure organizational achievement of the agency mission.
Fundraising
Focus organizational fundraising activities to assure success in meeting fundraising goals. Build strong positive relationships with funding sources.
Community Relations
Represent Hmong American Partnership to community and professional groups as an effective organizational spokesperson. Maintain the respect and cooperation of community leaders.

Qualifications:
• B.A./B.S. degree in Public Admin, Human Services or related field or equivalent experience required, Masters preferred
• Minimum 5+ years of leadership experience required
• Fluent in Hmong, immersion in Hmong culture, work experience in the Hmong community, with a detailed and deep knowledge of the Hmong-American community required
• Strong organizational skills required
• Strong self-motivation and ability to motivate others required
• Excellent communication skills, including written and oral communication in Hmong and English required
• Experience with creating and leading the implementation of strategic plans preferred
• Experience working with a board of directors preferred
• Experience working with a cross-cultural community service organization preferred

Compensation:
• Full-time Exempt
• Competitive Executive Salary + Excellent Benefits

Deadline for Submission:
• HAP will begin reviewing applicant information on Wednesday, May 16

***Submit Cover Letter, Resume, 3 References and Salary Requirements to:***
meyer@cpinternet.com
or
HAP Executive Director Search Committee
c/o Roger Meyer Consulting
1692 Dayton Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

HAP is an EOE, Affirmative Action Employer - No phone calls please.

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Director of Advancement - Achieve!Minneapolis

Achieve!Minneapolis is seeking a full time exempt benefits eligible employee to direct the organization’s marketing and development functions.
For full description: Download file

Career and College Center Coordinator - Achieve!Minneapolis

Achieve!Minneapolis is seeking a full-time exempt benefits eligible employee to work as an Achieve! Career and College Coordinator at South High School, Minneapolis. The Coordinator reports directly to the Director of the Achieve! Career and College Center Initiative and plays a crucial role in the organization’s continued success.
For full description: Download file

Achieve!Minneapolis’ mission is to galvanize community resources to help all Minneapolis Public School students succeed in school and become productive members of society.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION
Associate Student Services Coordinator
Minority Applicant Services - African American Students

Office of Admissions

The incumbent assists in developing and carrying out a comprehensive applicant services and minority/disadvantaged recruitment program for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Although this position has the
responsibility to represent the University to all students, a specific emphasis is the recruitment of minority and African American students.

Duties - Specific
As an entry-level admissions professional, who will serve as a member of our professional team of admissions counselors, the Associate Student Services Coordinator will have a major role in the recruitment activities of all minority/disadvantaged students and, in particular, will assist in the implementing of the strategic plan to attract African American students to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

* Advise and counsel prospective freshman students and their parents about opportunities at UW-Madison. A thorough knowledge of all academic programs, housing facilities, financial aids, and the like will be necessary. Often such counseling involves exploring educational alternatives with ineligible students.
* Visit target high schools and represent the University to all students with special emphasis on minority student recruitment. Visit non-target high schools with large populations of students.
* Coordinate and attend selected National College Fairs, Wisconsin Education Fairs and MASCCAO Minnesota Fairs.
* Work closely with staff members in admissions, financial aids, housing, the Academic Advancement Program, TRIO Program, Upward Bound Program, M/D School/College Coordinators and ethnic studies programs to ensure prompt handling of application materials.
* Assist in planning and coordinate follow-up procedures for prospective minority students.
* Assist in planning and the implementation of campus visits for prospective students and the people who counsel them about post-high school educational opportunities. Provide technical assistance to others for planning campus visits.
* Facilitate the flow of information to members of the minority communities concerning the available educational opportunities at the University.
* Provide advice to the Assistant and Associate Directors of Admissions concerning the identification, recruitment, admission and enrollment of minority students.
* Keep the Assistant Director of Admissions informed on a routine basis regarding recruitment activities and application and admission statistics for African American students.
* Work closely with staff members in the office and Student Financial Services, the undergraduate schools/colleges including ethnic studies units such as Chicano Studies, Afro-American Studies, American Indian Studies, etc. to coordinate recruiting activities.
* Prepare and periodically up-date a mailing list of contacts.
* Assist in development of printed and audio-visual materials that explain the opportunities that are available to people of color at UW-Madison.
* Identify and visit community and social agencies, and individuals that serve the needs or have contact with African American students.
* Serve as a liaison for retaining participants in the Milwaukee, Racine, and Beloit version of the PEOPLE Program.
* Assist in planning and implementing orientation programs for new minority students.
* Act as a referral agent for new and continuing minority and African American students when their questions or concerns are most appropriately handled by another University or community office or program.
* Maintain liaison with the minority student organizations.

Duties - General
There are a number of responsibilities and duties that cut across specific program lines and therefore apply to one or more of the areas listed above. These include:
* Act as reviewing admissions officer for students. The review and evaluation process requires a knowledge of grading systems, course content, school educational environment, test scores interpretation and analysis of
written/oral recommendations and evaluations.
* Attendance of office staff meetings and meetings of other official university programs or committees.
* Participate as speaker at daily slide presentations for campus visitors.
* Become familiar with the operation of electronic data terminals and develop a basic understanding of data processing functions within our office.
* Regularly review the professional literature (College and University, Chronicle, College Board Review, etc.) as a means of keeping current with trends related to educational information dissemination and student
recruiting.
* Review and become familiar with African American minority student literature and community events calendar.
* Assist with summer orientation activities of the SOAR program. Coordinate African American participation in SOAR.
* Participation in professional admissions organizations as funds and time permit.
* Other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Director of Admissions.

Education - Experience Requirements
* A bachelor's degree required. A master's degree is preferred.
* Employment background in education, counseling, admissions, social work, urban affairs, community organization or related field is preferred.
* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Knowledge of high school curricula and ability to differentiate between course work fulfilling high school graduation requirements and university admission requirements.
* Experience in working within a multicultural environment and with programs established to increase access and preparation for higher education of minority students from various racial/ethnic backgrounds.
* Ability to understand those attitudes and behavior patterns in the educational system which affects the status and advancement of all minority students and especially African American, and to use this background affirmatively in recruitment activities.
* A knowledge and understanding of the African American heritage/community is essential.
* It is essential to have native knowledge and previous working or volunteer experience with African American communities/peoples.
* Ability to communicate effectively with and relate well to organizations serving all minority students and especially African American students.
* Extensive travel is required.
* Must hold a valid drivers license.

Salary and Benefits
The minimum annual salary is $34,322 and is negotiable depending upon experience and training. This is a one-year fixed term renewable academic appointment and includes one month's vacation, paid holidays, group life and medical insurance and retirement plans. This position shall include a probationary period for evaluation of at least six months, but not more than 12 months.

Application Procedures
Applications should include a letter which documents responsibilities of present and past employment or voluntary activities which would qualify the applicant for this position, and a resume documenting specific professional
and educational history and activities. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three persons, who may be asked for letters of reference, should be included. Applications will be accepted until the desired candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted to:

Ann Hebl
Office of Admissions
University of Wisconsin-Madison
716 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706-1400
608/262-3410

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants and nominees must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Office of Information Technology - Digital Media Center

Date: May 4, 2007
Job Classification: Research Fellow
Working Title: Evaluation and Research Consultant

Position Overview:
Consult with faculty, staff, and administrators, and participate as an educational technology research/evaluation team member. Design, conduct, analyze data, and write reports/articles for educational technology research and evaluation projects. Serve as principal investigator on educational technology research and evaluation projects. Design and implement evaluations of internal DMC programs. Design and conduct educational technology research and evaluation seminars and workshops.

Essential Job Duties:
Consult with faculty, staff, and administrators 25%
Consult with faculty, staff, students, and administrators, and participate in the design, implementation, analysis, and write-up of educational technology research/evaluation projects for courses and programs. Develop data collection instruments and procedures, and use these to collect data on student affect, perceptions, learning outcomes, etc. Report results to appropriate groups and publications; collaborate on team-based reports and publications. Train and supervise data collection personnel as needed.

Program evaluator 25%
Work with other DMC consultants to design and implement evaluations of DMC programs and services. Provide guidance and scaffolding to enable other consultants to conduct their own program evaluations. Contribute
to the University's adoption of cutting-edge technologies by helping DMC coordinators and ADCS staff to design pilot evaluations of such technologies.

Principal investigator 25%
Work as part of the DMC research and evaluation team to identify educational technology research and evaluation projects, often in collaboration with other units at the University. Serve as principal investigator on specific projects, and manage these projects.

Design seminars and workshops 15%
Design, organize, conduct, and evaluate workshops and training/seminars associated with research/evaluation topics.

Scholarly work 10%
Attend and present at professional conferences. Submit articles for publication in peer-reviewed online and print publications. Keep current with developments in the field.

Essential Qualifications:
* Ph.D. or M.A. in educational psychology, curriculum and instructional design, program evaluation, or related field.
* Two years of educational research and evaluation experience with documented evidence (e.g., conference presentations or publications).
* Familiarity with current research and evaluation questions and issues discussed in the educational technology field.
* Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies (e.g., experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs; ethnography, grounded theory, case studies).
* Experience using and teaching with course or learning management systems, preferably WebCT/Blackboard.
* Mac, IBM, HTML, and internet experience.
* Strong written and oral communication skills.
* Evidence of successful team project work.
* Proven project management skills, including strong multitasking ability and the ability to set and adhere to project timelines.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Specialization in and deeper knowledge of either quantitative or qualitative research methodologies and data analytic techniques.
* Familiarity with either quantitative or qualitative data-analysis software (e.g., SAS, SPSS; Atlas, NVIVO).
* Familiarity with different approaches to the assessment of student learning.
* Experience using a mixed-methods approach to educational research and evaluation.
* Two or more years of higher education teaching or instructional design experience.

For more information: Contact J.D. Walker at jdwalker@umn.edu or 624-1097.

To apply, go to http://employment.umn.edu and search for the job posting under requisition number 147520.

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MIDWAY TRAINING SERVICES, INC.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Designated Program Coordinator
Primary Function:
The Designated Program Coordinator (DPC) is responsible for developing and overseeing MTS’s responsibilities designated in consumer ISP’s. Participates in the planning, creation, implementation and evaluation of ISP goals related to MTS vocational, social, leisure, adaptive living skills, and communication skills. Responsible for the compilation, analysis and distribution of data and information related to evaluating the delivery of services to consumers. Responsible for supervision, support and evaluation of consumer programming. Provide staff training toward the attainment of objectives as stated in the ISP. Manage medication administration, monitoring and documentation at the assigned site(s). This is an Administrative, full-time, “Exempt? position that is eligible for benefits. For further information regarding benefits eligibility, please see MTS’ Employee Handbook.

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Qualifications:
To successfully perform this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required to perform those essential functions.
1. Four-year degree in a field related to Developmental Disabilities (as defined in statute) with one year experience with Developmental Disabilities, or a two year related degree and two years experience working with persons with MR/RC. This Position requires attainment of “Qualified Mental Retardation Professional? (QMRP), a Federally recognized certification.
2. Pass Applicant Background Study to be completed by Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
3. Demonstrated proficiency (e.g., two years) working with persons having developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses and serious behavior problems.
4. Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move large quantities of raw material and completed jobs from Vendors/Manufacturers to MTS and/or USPS and/or other vendors.
5. Experience completing light building maintenance.
6. If transporting participants, must possess current Minnesota Driver’s License (Class C or above) and valid certificate of personal automobile insurance

To apply send resume and cover letter to Kelly Waller at Midway Training Services (MTS), 720 Vandalia St., St. Paul, MN. 5514 or kwaller@midwaytraining.com

MIDWAY TRAINING SERVICES, INC.
POSITION DESCRIPTION
CADI PROGRAM MANAGER (CPM)
Primary Function
The CPM is responsible for management the day to day functions of the MTS CADI Program, while helping to coordinate the vocational efforts for individuals with Mental Health issues. This is a Professional Salaried - Exempt position and employees are expected to work at least 40 hours per week. If the employee hours per week are consistently less than 35, the position may become part-time and employee will not be eligible for benefits. This person reports to the Director so Consumer Supports.
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Qualifications
To successfully perform this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required to perform those essential functions.
1. Four-year degree in Psychology or directly related field required. A two-year degree may substitute with additional experience.
2. Demonstrated proficiency (e.g., at least two years) working with persons having mental illness, many with serious behavior concerns.
3. Must fully understand, and adhere to all tracking and billing parameters as managed by MTS. Report activities via an agreed upon format in a timely manner.
4. When transporting participants, must possess current Minnesota Driver’s License (Class C or above) and valid certificate of personal automobile insurance, to be reviewed annually.

To apply send resume and cover letter to Kelly Waller at Midway Training Services (MTS), 720 Vandalia St., St. Paul, MN. 5514 or kwaller@midwaytraining.com

MIDWAY TRAINING SERVICES, INC.
POSITION DESCRIPTION
BEHAVIOR ANALYST
Primary Function
The Behavior Analyst is responsible for coordinating the vocational habilitation of high-needs individuals, teaching behavior modification to other staff members and developing methods to collect data, and preserve its quality and integrity. This is a Professional, “Exempt,? Full-time position that is eligible for benefits. For further information regarding benefits eligibility, please see MTS’ Employee Handbook, Policy # 6. This position reports to the Vice President of Operations.
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Qualifications
To successfully perform this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required to perform those essential functions.
1. Four-year degree required. Must be certified in Behavior Analysis or other prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction related to Behavior Analysis by an accredited university, and successfully complete a Behavior Analyst examination administered by the State, County or other recognized authority.
2. Demonstrated proficiency (e.g., two years) working with persons having mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities and serious behavior problems.
3. Must be a certified trainer in Crisis Prevention Institute or a similar crisis intervention program (or eligible for completion within three months of hire).
4. Ability to lift, carry and/or manually restrain individuals displaying aggressive behavior and intervene during aggressive incidents.
5. If transporting participants, must possess current Minnesota Driver’s License (Class C or above) and valid certificate of personal automobile insurance, to be reviewed annually.

To apply send resume and cover letter to Kelly Waller at Midway Training Services (MTS),

720 Vandalia St., St. Paul, MN. 5514 or kwaller@midwaytraining.com

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Job posting: Director of non-profit

Director (in USA) of small non-profit organization that works in Kenya and Uganda. Fundraising, development, communication, computer skills essential. Supervision and support of one paid staff and several volunteers. $40,000 + benefits. Send resume and cover letter to information@giveuswings. org or Senior Director Give Us Wings 450 N. Syndicate St. Suite 185 St. Paul, MN 55104.

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Workshops

THE MINNESOTA JUNG ASSOCIATION

Through the generosity of the
MINNESOTA SEMINAR IN JUNGIAN STUDIES

Presents: Wolfgang Giegerich
Lecture: “The Advent of the Guest Shadow Integration and the Rise of Psychology?

Friday, May 11, 2007; 7:30 to 9:30 P.M. (Registration begins at 7:00 P.M.); Macalester College, Carnegie Hall, Room G-6

Admission: Members: $15
Non-Members: $20

In the early paper upon which this lecture is based, Jungian Analyst Wolfgang Giegerich writes: “….in discussing the shadow theme, I do not simply wish to report on empirical findings in therapy or to present a theory of the shadow as part of psychology. I want to discuss shadow integration as the process of the emergence of psychology which can be seen both on the collective level and as a person’s initiation into psychology. This rise of psychology has to be seen exclusively in the context of the history of the Christian West. As much as classical Greek thought about the psyche and Germanic archaic “psychology? may have influenced the Occident, the Christianization of Europe and the upheaval of the entire European population are a caesura that psychologically amounts to a second beginning of history……First shadow, then anima----this means the shadow is the Bringer of Soul, the herald of that future whose ‘real problem will be the psychological one.’

…The strange guest comes to us not all at once. We shall watch it approach through five different stages, each time in another guise. The integration of the shadow involves a passing through all of them, acquiring in each something new….What is at stake here is psychology’s coming into its own, into the logically psychological status of consciousness within a defined historical context.?

The five stages are:
I: The Enemy or Crusade Stage
II: The Heretic or witch-Hunt stage
III: The Turncoat or Subversion Stage
IV: The Mea Culpa Stage
V: The Hospitality Stage or the Accomplished Integration

Wolfgang Giegerich is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice near Munich, Germany. He has lectured widely, has been a regular speaker at the Eranos conferences, and has frequently taught as Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. He was the founding editor of “GORGO?, a German journal of archetypal psychology. Of his more than 150 publications (including nine books) his latest books available in English are: The Soul's Logical Life, Dialectics and Analytical Psychology (with David Miller and Greg Mogenson), and The Neurosis of Psychology. The latter is Vol. I of The Collected English Papers of Wolfgang Giegerich. The product of over three decades of critical reflection, Giegerich's English papers are collected in four volumes: The Neurosis of Psychology (Vol. 1); Technology and the Soul (Vol.2); Soul-Violence (Vol.3); and The Soul Always Thinks (Vol.4.).

We are able to present Dr Giegerich this evening courtesy of the MN Seminar in Jungian Studies, which has flown him to the Twin City area to speak to the Seminar participants.

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Hi....Attached is an invitation to join us for the May UCCS professional development program, Tuesday, May 22, 2:30-4:00, 202 Eddy Hall. Our presenters will be Robin McLeod and Mitch Leppicello, both with Counseling Psychologists of Woodbury. Their topic is, "Counseling College Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Multicultural Approach." Hope to see you there...

Take care, Bob
Invitation: Download file
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Robert A. Seybold, Ph.D., LP
Senior Psychologist
University Counseling & Consulting Services
University of Minnesota
130 Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
seybo002@umn.edu
612-625-8214 (direct)

Posted by lind0449 at 1:47 PM

Volunteer

Looking for field-based research experience this summer? This is a great opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students in Education or Child Development.

Learn behavioral coding procedures. Get firsthand experience in diverse urban setting.

Volunteers needed to collect observational data in a therapeutic preschool program. Dissertation project runs from May 7th until July 15th. Observation shifts are from 8 a.m. until 11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm.

Shifts available any weekday. Easily accessible by bike or bus from the University or downtown. Must commit to at least 2 shifts per week for the duration of the study. No prior research experience necessary.

Contact: John Hoch at hoch0048@umn.edu or call 612-990-6360 for more information.

John

John D. Hoch
Doctoral Candidate
Educational Psychology—Special Education
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Posted by lind0449 at 1:40 PM

Research Participation

Dear Director of Training,

We are asking for your assistance in forwarding this invitation to participate in our survey to all current psychology graduate students in your program. We are attempting to explore graduate student interest (i.e., support and opposition) in obtaining psychologist prescription privileges and relevant previous experience. This study has been approved by the Auburn University Institutional Review Board. Risks are believed to be minimal as this is anonymous self-report data that will be analyzed in aggregate form. The results of this study will be made available to Directors of Training at the graduate and postdoctoral level to assist in the planning of curriculum to meet the preferences of future graduate psychology students. If you wish to see the survey prior to passing this along to your interns, please click the link below.

Please forward this invitation to participate in our survey to all current psychology interns in your program. We greatly appreciate your assistance.

Sincerely,
Amy M. Simpson & Annette S. Kluck, Ph.D.

Invitation to Participate in a Study Exploring Graduate Psychology
Students* Perceptions About Prescription Privileges The present study is designed to explore the graduate psychology students* experiences related to and perceptions of prescription privileges for psychologists. You will be asked to complete a brief, on-line survey consisting of 33 questions. The questionnaire will require approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You will be asked to provide demographic information, complete questions about your experiences related to clients taking psychotropic medications and your beliefs about prescription privileges for applied psychologists. This study has been approved by the Auburn University IRB. Should you have questions or concerns, you may contact Amy Simpson at simpsam@auburn.edu or Annette Kluck, Ph.D. at Annette.kluck@auburn.edu.

Please consider participating. We hope that the results of this study will assist directors of training in graduate programs and post-doctoral training programs in the development of curriculum for future psychology students.

If you choose to participate, please click the link below.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=366873460819

Results of the study can be made available to you upon request.

Thank you,
Amy Simpson &
Annette S. Kluck, Ph.D

Amy Simpson
Doctoral Student
Counseling Psychology
Haley 2072 (office)
Auburn University
simpsam@auburn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 1:20 PM

Miscellaneous

CSPP PhD student Chris Bedford asked me to forward this announcement from an assocate of his to CSPP doctoral students:

I'm the State Advocacy Coordinator for the APAGS Advocacy Coordinating Team (ACT). APAGS is looking to recruit a volunteer campus representative (CR) for each graduate program in psych in Minnesota. So far, we have St. Thomas and Argosy. Its not really much work (like 2 hrs/month) and its a really great way to get informed about the political landscape and how it affects graduate psych students. Let me know if you'd be interested or if you know someone at the U who would be. Here's some of the description:

I am Minnesota's State Advocacy Coordinator for APAGS and am searching out other graduate psychology departments in Minnesota in an attempt to recruit students to serve as Campus Representatives for APAGS advocacy effort, the Advocact Coordinating Team (ACT). The Campus Representative Network is the medium through which APAGS communicates with students across the country. To best represent all graduate students, APAGS recruits a Campus Representative (CR) from every graduate psychology department in the nation.

CRs, join a large family of graduate students from universities across the country dedicated to:

§ informing students in their department about issues relevant to
the field of psychology and graduate students in particular

§ ensuring reciprocal communication between graduate students and
APAGS/APA

§ becoming a resource for information about legislative issues
affecting the field of psychology and the clients that we serve

§ acting as liaisons between graduate students in their program and
their State and Provincial Associations (SPPAs).

In short, the CR position carries many important responsibilities as well as exciting opportunities to connect with the governance and leadership of APA and APAGS. I'm wondering if you know of an advocacy-minded student at CSPP that might be interested in serving CSPP graduate students in this manner.

-Chad Lorenz
UST
651.245.6283

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STORIES NEEDED FOR TRANSGENDER COMMISSION

The University of Minnesota Transgender Commission is working to change campus climate and policies which affect transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff, faculty and visitors. We are looking for people willing to share personal stories, positive or negative, that will help University decision-makers understand why crafting gender-inclusive policies and practices is essential to creating an affirming, accessible and equitable environment for everyone.

The Transgender Commission is currently working for change around restroom, housing and facilities access, forms and health care policies, database name and gender functionality, nondiscrimination policy inclusivity, education and trainings, partnerships and coalition-building, and more.

We respectfully invite you to submit your stories: testimonials from University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as allies, visitors and community members are welcome. Every attempt will be made to assure confidentiality. These accounts will be included in written recommendations to administrators as support for proposed changes. The Commission greatly appreciates the willingness to share what may be very personal and emotional experiences.

Please send your stories to: Ross Neely, Transgender Commission Coordinator, at neely010@umn.edu or 142 Klaeber Ct, 320-16th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Thank you very much!

Posted by lind0449 at 8:54 AM

May 4, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Hello Graduates,

I hope to answer questions that some of you are having about the LPC.

Yesterday I visited with a Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT) who assured me that the NCE is the test that will work best for all of you now. He did say that if and when you apply for the LPCC, you may have to take a short clinical test called the ECC but that is only probable and in the future, for sure. It would be to your advantage to take the NCE now rather than wait – if you intend to be a community counselor in MN.

Remember, the test results are good for a lifetime!

Application date is June 1 and test date is July 21. Emily has study materials that can be checked out to use here.

Feel free to email me with questions. You can also visit the bbht website for answers and test applications.

Kay
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Dr. Kay Herting Wahl
School Counseling & Clinical Training Director
University of Minnesota
612 624-4577
kwahl@umn.edu

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Student Representative Meeting Minutes; Thursday, April 26, 2007

Attendance
Present: Chris Bedford, Morgan Paldron, Sherri Turner, Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Kay Herting Wahl
Regrets: Kristin Williams, Deanne Truax

Business:
There will be no student lounge in Burton Hall next year. The coffee shop in the new Education Science building will serve as a lounge area for all Educational Psych Students.

All Doctoral students are happy with no complaints or problems to report!

Lounge appliances in the current lounge are available for anyone to take who wants them.

The Born Free Scholarship is available for any student who would like to apply for it. It is not just for those in Student Personnel. See the latest blog for details or contact Kay with questions.

Practicum Site Selections forms can be turned in all summer and can be placed in Kay’s mailbox during the summer. They must be turned in by the fall. These forms are available in the practicum handbook that you purchased, or online.

The Educational Psychology Department will be hosting a commencement brunch for graduating students and their guests on Friday, May 11, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Weisman Art Museum.

Graduating students who just took the Comprehensive exam will find out their scores very soon!

Graduation portfolios must be turned in to Emily by May 10th.

The NCE test must be registered for by June 1st and can be taken on July 21st. The application form must be gotten from the BBHT. This is for anyone who wants to be an LPC.

All students who are taking or planning on taking Student Personnel courses please notify Kay.

Landmark Issues Area is still under discussion.

Ramsey County Children’s Mental health Program currently has opening in its Crisis Early Intervention and School-based programs. All openings require a masters in behavioral health field. There are positions for both licensed and not-yet licensed applicants. Please contact Stephani Gunter, Ramsey Country Human Resources, 651-266-4063.

Next meeting: Next Fall!

Meeting minutes recorded by Morgan Paldron

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May 11 Friday Creating Partnerships to Address the Mental Health Needs of Southeast Asians in Minnesota

This conference addresses the challenges and best practices in providing mental health services to Southeast Asians in Minnesota. The goals are (1) to increase participants’ understanding of the current research on mental health services to Southeast Asians and (2) to set the future agenda on collaboration between the researchers and mental health services providers to address mental health care for Southeast Asians.

Findings from three research projects conducted by researchers at the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota will be presented. A panel of community providers and researchers will discuss the future of collaboration in this area.

Location: Earle Brown Continuing Education Center Date: Fri 5/11/2007; Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Contact: Terry Lum; Phone: 612 624 4722; Email: tlum@umn.edu

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To: All Graduating CSPP Students:

Re: Your U of M email account

Your U of M email account will remain active indefinitely after your graduation as long as you check the account at least one time per month.

Specifically, please remember to check your 'umn.edu' email account until your degree actually appears on your transcript (which can take several weeks). You can track this by periodically checking your unofficial transcript on OneStop until the degree is added to your transcript.

If there is any problem in the processing of your degree, the University will contact you via your U of M email account ONLY--so if you do not check this account you might miss important information and not receive your degree!

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Graduating MA Students:

Please remember that your MA portfolios are due to Emily in 206 Burton Hall no later than May 10, 2007. Any delay in submitting your portfolio will delay the award of your degree and potentially your licensure as well. If you have any questions please contact your advisor or Emily. Thanks!

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Fulbright Information Meetings for Students

The Graduate School Fellowship Office is pleased to announce six Fulbright Information Sessions for students who are interested in conducting research abroad during the 2008-09 academic year. Excellent opportunities are available to over 140 countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The UM campus application deadline is Monday, September 10, 2007.

Please forward this message to students in your program. Those who would like to attend should call the Graduate School Fellowship Office at 625-7579 or email gsfellow@umn.edu to reserve a place at one of the six meetings.

Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, May 23, at 10:15 a.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Wednesday, May 23, at 2:15 p.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Thursday, June 7, at 9:15 a.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Monday, June 11, at 1:15 p.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Tuesday, June 19, at 9:15 a.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall Wednesday, June 20, at 2:15 p.m., Room 433 Johnston Hall

Thank you for helping to promote the Fulbright Scholars Program.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:12 PM

Employment Opportunities

Epiphany Catholic School is looking to hire a school counseling MA-level student for a full time paid position for the 2007-2008 school year. For full details: Download file

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CSPP students please apply!

The Student Conflict Resolution Center is looking for applicants to serve in the ombudsman role, helping students and faculty resolve UM problems. Good communication and problem solving skills necessary. 10 to 12 hours per week, year round appointment, competitive salary (no tuition benefit available at this time).

Please send cover letter and resume to Jan Morse at morse005@umn.edu

Questions? Call 624.7272 for more information or consult the SCRC website http://www.umn.edu/sos

Janet C. Morse
Ombudsman

Director, Student Conflict Resolution Center
University of Minnesota
211 Eddy Hall
192 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: (612) 624.7272
Fax: (612) 626.6677

Posted by lind0449 at 11:22 AM

Classes

Summer 2007 Disability Courses
For community professionals and University students

Offered through the Institute on Community Integration and the Department of Educational Policy and Administration, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

Disability Policy & Services (EdPA 5356, 3 cr) June 11-22, 8a.m.-noon (M-F) This course will examine current policy, research, and practices related to services that support individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. The course will engage students with leading researchers and experts, emphasizing policy development and implementation, and collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to services. It will especially focus on individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in life domains such as education, employment, health, recreation, community living, and family supports. The course is the core course for the Certificate in Disability Policy and Services, a 12-credit interdisciplinary program studying services and supports for persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Person-Centered Thinking & Planning for Persons with Disabilities (EdPA 5080, 3 cr, CEUs available) July 9-20, 8 a.m.-­noon (M-F) This course will draw on the expertise of University faculty and researchers, as well as individuals with disabilities, family members, and community professionals, to provide an overview of person-centered thinking and planning for persons with disabilities, with an emphasis on individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. It will include a focus on the evolution of person-centered thinking, and in-depth examination of contemporary applications. Among topics discussed are self-determination, community inclusion, self-advocacy, rights/choice, person-centeredness, dignity/respect, cultural sensitivity, and collaboration.

For further information about course content, or the College's Certificate in Disability Policy and Services, contact Marijo McBride at the Institute on Community Integration, 612/624-6830 or mcbri001@umn.edu. For summer class registration information, contact the College's Office of Student and Professional Services at 612/625-6501 or spsinfo@umn.edu. Information about CEUs is available from Continuing Professional Studies at 612/625-5060 or cpstudy@umn.edu. General information is also online at www.education.umn.edu.

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CI 8150: Culture and Teaching Colloquium: Theorizing Culture and Teaching
Primary Instructor: Bic Ngo
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Fall 2007; Wednesdays, 1:25-4:05pm: 3 Credits
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Course Description
The Culture and Teaching doctoral track addresses teaching, learning, and curriculum in social and cultural contexts. The program affirms that education is influenced by social, cultural, political, and economic formations and structures. The study of education cannot neglect the interconnections between experiences and practices in homes and communities—at local, national, and global levels—and experiences and practices in schools and classrooms. The track also assumes that educators’ and learners’ identities and experiences profoundly impact teaching, learning, and learning to teach.

The colloquium will explore interdisciplinary perspectives on a theme central to the cultural study of teaching and learning such as urban education, social theories of knowledge, race, media and education. All four faculty (Ngo, Sato, Swiss, Lensmire) in Culture and Teaching will share in the coordination and teaching of the colloquium using a team teaching approach.

In Fall 2007, the theme for the Colloquium will be Theorizing Culture and Teaching. The purpose of this seminar is to provide an introduction to some of the theories and theorists that have been influential in thinking and theorizing about culture and teaching. The CaT faculty will lead seminar participants in the exploration of theories/theorists that have informed our thinking/researching/writing about education, youth and families. We will read primary texts of theorists such as Anzaldua, Bakhtin, Barthes, and Godamer. We will then examine educational research that has drawn on these theories.

Course Goals
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Understand some part of the rich history of theories that have informed the way we think about culture and teaching.
• Evaluate diverse approaches to thinking and writing about theories in research on culture and teaching.
• Identify relationships between the multiple facets of the theories that have influenced research on culture and teaching.
• Develop theories of/approaches to researching or teaching about theorizing culture and teaching.

For more information, contact Bic Ngo at bcngo@umn.edu.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:15 AM