July 27, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Congratulations to CSPP doctoral student Arunya Tuicomepee on her third award this summer! Most recently, Arunya has been awarded the Counseling Psychology Graduate Student International Research Award from the International Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology. This award will be conferred to Arunya at the national APA conference in August where she will also receive the Division 52 Graduate Student Research Award and the CCPTP Outstanding Grad Student Award.

Congratulations on these well-deserved accolades Arunya!

Posted by lind0449 at 11:29 AM

Employment Opportunities

TRANSFER ADVISOR - COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS (CLA) STUDENT SERVICES - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Job Description

The mission of CLA Student Services is to promote undergraduate student success by enhancing students’ connection to the university and the college, supporting and promoting their timely connection to a major department, and creating a bridge to the wider world beyond the university by means of career exploration and special learning opportunities. CLA Student Services offers programs that meet students’ developmental needs, support their search for fields of study appropriate to their vision and potential, and facilitate their academic progress. CLA Student Services has ten academic advising offices divided into student communities. In addition to offering computers, workshops, and specialized programming to foster a sense of community and enrich the student experience, the student communities provide students with the tools to address academic and related issues through individual and group advising.

CLA academic advisors participate in three major areas of responsibility: advising, program operation, and professional growth. Academic advisors are expected to perform a range of advising activities, provide significant contributions toward program development, and continue professional development. The academic advisor is expected to have a thorough familiarity with the subject matter within the degree programs represented by the college and with the liberal education requirements in order to effectively advise students.

Responsibilities
• Academic advising: Provide advising support to prospective and incoming transfer students to include both internal and external transfer students. Internal students, or inter-college transfers, need assistance with course/schedule planning and major selection as they transition to CLA. External students, or those who attend an institution outside of the U of M system, need assistance with college-specific requirements, transfer credit assessments, and university-life issues as they transition to CLA. Support transfer student advisory board efforts.
• Transfer course evaluation project: Work with CLA departments, the Office of Admissions and the APAS Specialist to organize, collect, analyze and articulate transfer courses equivalencies for DARwin. Evaluate and analyze usability and expansion of transfer course equivalency related web and communication resources.
• Orientation services and web resources: Assist with creation and adaptation of orientation sessions and related programming for both internal and external transfer students. Present orientation sessions to internal transfer students. Design and present transfer student-related training sessions to CLA and CLASS advisers. Oversee and update Online Orientation and MyU Portal for CLA transfer students. Develop, update, and expand Transfer Student Guide. Review and update transfer-related CLA Student Services web and print resources.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Appointment: 100%, 12-month Academic Professional, annual-renewable based on funding and performance. Starting salary of $37,000 with excellent benefits.

Qualifications
? Required: Master’s degree. Two years of college-level advising or teaching experience. Commitment to equal opportunity and diversity issues.

? Preferred: Master’s degree in liberal arts discipline. Academic advising experience in higher education, especially with transfer student populations. Familiarity with liberal arts programs and with student support services. Leadership experience. Program development and planning experience. Experience with career enrichment programming. Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft programs, PeopleSoft, and web-based advising software. Experience interpreting complex policies and ability to learn and disseminate detailed information. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate meaningfully with undergraduates. Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and under supervision. Excellent time management, organizational, and problem solving skills. Ability to work with complex systems in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Application Instructions
All applicants must apply online at employment.umn.edu and include a cover letter, resume, and three references.

Please reference requisition number 149441 in your cover letter.

Priority will be given to completed applications received by August 1, 2007. Position is open until filled.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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ACADEMIC ADVISOR - COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS (CLA) STUDENT SERVICES - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Job Description

The mission of CLA Student Services is to promote undergraduate student success by enhancing students’ connection to the university and the college, supporting and promoting their timely connection to a major department, and creating a bridge to the wider world beyond the university by means of career exploration and special learning opportunities. CLA Student Services offers programs that meet students’ developmental needs, support their search for fields of study appropriate to their vision and potential, and facilitate their academic progress. CLA Student Services has ten academic advising offices divided into student communities. In addition to offering computers, workshops, and specialized programming to foster a sense of community and enrich the student experience, the student communities provide students with the tools to address academic and related issues through individual and group advising.

CLA academic advisors participate in three major areas of responsibility: advising, program operation, and professional growth. Academic advisors are expected to perform a range of advising activities, provide significant contributions toward program development, and continue professional development. The academic advisor is expected to have a thorough familiarity with the subject matter within the degree programs represented by the student community and with the liberal education requirements in order to advise students regarding curricular planning and academic progress.

Responsibilities
? Academic advising: Advise students on degree program planning, registration, and transition to other programs or offices; refine proactive advising techniques to enhance advising efforts; maintain student records on advisees and monitor academic progress; monitor student progress in order to intervene, advise, and recommend solutions to academic difficulties; improve students’ academic planning skills; evaluate students’ curricular plans.
? Advising support and evaluation: Make, review, and consult on advising assignments; coordinate advisor outreach and special projects; act as resource for departmental advisers. Provide back-up advising support as needed; act as referral for front desk questions. Evaluate student community advising activities; assist unit leadership to conceptualize and implement the advising philosophy and policies of CLA Student Services.
? Orientation/Registration: Help plan and revise new student orientation program and materials; select, create, and present information during orientation; assist students with registration process.
? Outreach and liaison: Function as a liaison with academic departments, programs, and units; participate in University advising organizations and programs; act as an intermediary between students and University faculty and community experts.
? Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Appointment: 100%, 12-month Academic Professional, annual-renewable based on funding and performance. Starting salary of $37,000 with excellent benefits.

Qualifications
? Required: Master’s degree. Two years of college-level advising or teaching experience. Commitment to equal opportunity and diversity issues.

? Preferred: Master’s degree in liberal arts discipline. Academic advising experience in higher education. Familiarity with liberal arts programs and with student support services. Leadership experience. Program development and planning experience. Experience with career enrichment programming. Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft programs, PeopleSoft, and web-based advising software. Experience interpreting complex policies and ability to learn and disseminate detailed information. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate meaningfully with undergraduates. Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and under supervision. Excellent time management, organizational, and problem solving skills. Ability to work with complex systems in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Application Instructions
All applicants must apply online at employment.umn.edu and include a cover letter, resume, and three references.

Please reference requisition number 149442 in your cover letter.

Priority will be given to completed applications received by August 1, 2007. Position is open until filled.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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CEHD Community,

CEHD alumna Sue Thomas, asked me to circulate this job announcement within the CEHD community. Please forward this notice to others as appropriate. She can be reached at 651-213-4068 or SRThomas@Hazelden.org if you would like to speak to her about this opportunity. Thank you.

Raleigh Kaminsky
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Content Development Editor - Emphasis: Children and Youth Curriculum Development

Hazelden Publishing is the leading publisher of high-quality, state-of-the-art curricula and other learning products in the field of prevention, treatment, and ongoing recovery.

We are currently seeking a Content Development Editor who specializes in the development of educational products, particularly curricula, for children and youth audiences. This individual will be responsible for the design, development, editing, and maintenance of educational products for K-12 schools, adolescent treatment providers, and other youth-serving audiences. This will involve working with internal teams and external authors and freelance writers in the development process. The successful candidate will:
Design, develop and edit a variety of educational products, particularly curricula, but also including manuals, workbooks, pamphlets, and web-based or CD-ROM materials for children and youth audiences.
Serve as the technical expert in children and youth development and learning theories in order to enhance the instructional design of all children/youth learning products.
Develop scope and sequences and align all school-based curricula products to state and national academic standards.
Conduct background research on topics and theories related to prevention and product development for children and youth to enhance the quality of products and strengthen learning objectives.
Partner closely with subject matter experts and authors to develop, enhance and revise educational materials.
Create, monitor and adhere to curriculum and other product development timelines.
Conduct training sessions for sales and marketing staff after product development in the transfer of knowledge of product content from design to delivery.

Qualifications desired
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Curriculum Development, English, Communications or related field. Classroom teaching experience is a plus.
Minimum of three to five years demonstrated success in the development and/or editing of high-quality educational products for children and/or youth. Experience in e-learning principles and design is a plus.
Minimum of three years experience managing multiple product development projects.
Experience with curriculum design principles and practices.
Strong knowledge of child development/child psychology as it relates to the creation of developmentally-appropriate, educational products.
Experience in the development of K-12 educational products with an understanding of the requirements of students, teachers, administrators and parents who use instructional products is preferred.
Ability to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and establish goals.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
Critical and creative thinking skills and problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to adapt to changing environments and manage multiple projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget.
Excellent knowledge of PC based computer systems including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to build relationships across all levels of the organization with excellent teamwork skills.
Ability to work independently and creatively with a high level of initiative.

For more information, visit www.hazelden.org and check out the career opportunities section of the website or call Hazelden at 651-213-4000 and ask for the Human Resources Department.
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Raleigh Kaminsky
Ms. Raleigh Kaminsky
Director of Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development
48 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-1601
Fax: 612-626-2469

Visit us at: www.education.umn.edu/alum
Join the Alumni Association: www.alumni.umn.edu
Save the dates! Nov 3 - Homecoming; Nov 10 - Saturday Scholars

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CEHD - POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Educator’s Development Office has two opened P/A positions to be filled immediately. Both of these positions are posted on the University Website.

Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Collaborations for Educator Development.
Requisition # 149378
This position will (among other responsibilities)
• Promote opportunities for the college to be involved collaboratively with schools, working under the direction of the Director of the Educator Development Office,
• Develop and support opportunities for Teaching and Learning faculty and staff to work with school-based personnel to assess and plan for the continued development of the professional practice schools and
• Coordinate the Holmes partnership program and incorporate Holmes Scholars with the Professional Practice Schools.

Coordinator of College Collaborations for Field-Based Professionals
Requisition # 149379
This position, will (among other responsibilities)
• Seek opportunities for the College and University to provide continuing professional support to field based professionals served through College-wide programs, working under the direction of the Director of the Educator Development Office.
• Develop and support school based partnerships and collaborations with College, University faculty and staff.
• Coordinate the Urban Leadership Academy for metro-area school and district administrators.
• Develop, manage and support non-credit initiatives within the College, related to continuing education initiatives.

Both positions require a Master’s Degree in Education or a closely related field]. Successful work experience in P-12 education and/or a higher education setting.

For further information and to apply please see the University Employment website at https://employment.umn.edu/

You may also contact Carole Gupton at cgupton@umn.edu with your inquiries

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Academic Information Associate - Social Sciences
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Department: Information Technology Services -- Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Classification: Exempt 8 -- Full time
Priority Date: 8/6/07
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Purpose of Position
Academic Information Associates (AIAs) are responsible for promoting and supporting information technologies for teaching, learning and research among faculty at Macalester College. AIAs both consult on strategies for deploying appropriate informational technologies and act directly to assist faculty and staff in resolving problems.

Qualifications
1. Proven customer service, consulting, and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate orally and in writing with a diverse and independent group of clients, including students, faculty, staff and administrators.
2. Dedication to enriching teaching and learning through working with college community members and supporting their pedagogy and research with technology.
3. Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience required; further graduate education and higher education experience strongly preferred.
4. Further requirements include: extensive experience with information technologies for teaching and research in higher education; demonstrated interest in fostering academic uses of information resources and familiarity with academic content areas and methodologies.
5. Prefer at least two years’ experience providing support for teaching and learning with information resources. Experience with Social-Science data analysis and statistical software packages preferred.
6. Technical requirements include: proficiency with operating systems (especially current and recent versions of the Macintosh OS & Microsoft Windows); proficiency with applications for course management, word processing, spreadsheets, web authoring, graphic design, and multimedia; and experience with local area networks, computer hardware, and peripheral devices.

Responsibilities
1. Promote and support the use of appropriate academic information technologies by faculty and staff in service to the College’s teaching and research mission.
2. Actively advocate for, respond to, and solicit the information technology needs of the faculty.
3. Consult with individual faculty members and departments to identify, create and expand academic uses of information services and technologies for teaching, learning and research. Work imaginatively and creatively to infuse information technologies into the curriculum.
4. Serve as a liaison between Information Technology Services and academic departments.
5. Work collaboratively with the ITS Help Desk to gather and relay information about desktop, network and computer lab problems. Perform ‘triage’ as necessary to assist the Help Desk in responding to and resolving problems.
6. Work collaboratively with Media Services to gather and relay information about classroom technology problems. Perform 'triage' as necessary to assist Media Services in responding to and resolving problems.
7. Collaborate with Information Services departments’ and other staff in support of information technologies and services. Gather and share information about information technology support issues with these departments. Contribute to our overall goal of strong client service in a cooperative working environment.
8. Contribute to planning academic technology development at the college, including evaluating new applications, services, and participating in information technology policy development for the College.
9. Administer departmental computing labs in support of the curriculum.
10. Supervision and training of student workers is required.
11. Other duties as assigned. (Macalester College reserves the right to change job responsibilities or duties based on the needs of the College.)
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The position will remain opened but only applicants received by 8/6/07 will be assured consideration.

Apply online at:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA1/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MACALESTER&cws=1&rid=63
http://www.macalester.edu/hr/jobs.html

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Assistant Academic Advisor - Martin Luther King (MLK) Program
College of Liberal Arts - University of Minnesota

The MLK Program in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota provides academic advising and other academic support services to a multicultural student population. The MLK Program is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Academic Advisor. To view a full position description and information on how to apply, please visit the website at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html (Requisition #149332) or call (612)625-2300.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 23, 2007. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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The University of Minnesota SMART Learning Commons (http://smart.umn.edu) is seeking to hire a coordinator for its Peer-Assisted Learning Program. This is a full time 12-month professional staff position. For full details and to apply, please visit the following link.

https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64113

Lynell R. Williams
Director, SMART Learning Commons
75 Magrath Library
Magrath Library 6034
1984 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-625-6758
Fax: 612-625-3134

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Coordinator for Student Support
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost seeks a highly qualified individual to serve as the Coordinator for Student Support Services. This is 100% time, P and A, class 9354 position. This position will work with administrators, faculty, advisors and staff members on the Twin Cities campus in the development and support of programs and services designed to provide high quality services to undergraduate students across the Twin Cities campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• With staff in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost provide leadership for the student service program development;
• Chair task groups related to advising and student support services;
• Develop materials and training programs for Twin Cities student support personnel;
• Work with college administrators, advisors and student support personnel to create, develop, and maintain student support activities and programs across the Twin Cities campus;
• Other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• Masters degree;
• At least five years experience in student support services and at least two years in an administrative role;
• Demonstrated success in building strong relationships with the academic departments, advisors and faculty and building alliances with colleagues;
• Demonstrated leadership abilities, integrity and strong work ethic; and,
• Commitment to valuing and actively promoting diversity.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience in effectively managing an executive level office;
• Demonstrated ability to work with administrators, faculty and students;
• Experience in the use of technology for undergraduate advising;
• Proficiency in written and verbal communication; and,
• Demonstrated ability to manage complex interrelated operations in such a way that they are both internally efficient and contribute to the academic success of undergraduate students.

The position will begin September 1, 2007, and will report to the Associate Vice Provost.

For further information, please contact Laura Coffin Koch, koch@umn.edu or 612.624.1085. To apply for this position please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references to: Leslie Zenk, zenklr@umn.edu, 170M Morrill Hall, by August 15, 2007.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:42 AM

Special Programs

Hello friends!

The dates for the 2nd annual Fall GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat have been set! This year's retreat will be two nights, and will be held Friday 9/21-Sunday 9/23. (Note that there is also a Systemwide GLBTA Summit in Duluth the 23rd-24th.)

The GLBTA Programs Office is proud to offer the 2nd Annual GLBTA Student Leadership retreat for student leaders throughout the U of M system who are dedicated to working toward a more positive campus atmosphere and experience for GLBTA students. This retreat will focus on leadership development, small group facilitation skills, and exploring intersecting identities and oppressions through a social justice lens. This retreat is free (all travel, lodging, and meals will be covered) and open to all current U of M students interested in creating change for GLBTA Communities on their campuses. SPREAD THE WORD!

The 2007 GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat will be held at Koinonia Retreat Center in South Haven, MN (koinoniaretreatcenter.com).

The Systemwide GLBTA Summit in Duluth is a little bit different, in that it is open not only to students, but to all faculty, staff and students on all U of M campuses who are doing GLBT work. The Summit is a program of the Systemwide Standing Commission on GLBT Concerns ( http://www.glbta.umn.edu/systemconcerns.html), and is the first ever attempt to connect all folks doing this work together. Transportation, lodging, and most meals will be free of cost to attendees.

We are planning both of these events in the same weekend/week so that students can have the opportunity to attend both without losing two weekends, and so that we can combine travel costs/time. However, folks do not have to attend both events! You can commit as much or as little time as you’d like, though if you are going to come to the retreat, it would be best if you could commit to the entire retreat.

To register for the GLBTA Student Leadership Retreat, please fill out the attached registration form and return it as instructed on the form. If you have any questions about either of these events, please contact Owen Marciano or email glbta@umn.edu.

**PLEASE NOTE: While this event is open to everyone, current U of M students will be prioritized as attendees--we have limited space available, and those who wish to attend from other colleges will be admitted as space allows. Please contact Owen with questions or concerns about this.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Owen
Poster: Download file Registration Form (PDF): Download file
Registration Form (Word version): Download file
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Owen Marciano
Assistant Director
GLBTA Programs Office
612-626-8086
marci020@umn.edu
138 Klaeber Court
320 16th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Posted by lind0449 at 10:34 AM

Workshops

Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) – trauma treatment for survivors of war and torture

Co-sponsored by the Department of Family Social Science and the Center for Victims of Torture

DATE: 21 August 2007
TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Bag Lunch)
LOCATION: 22 McNeal Hall, St. Paul, University of Minnesota

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar on Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), presented by its originators at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and vivo Foundation (www.vivo.net). NET is an evidence based intervention developed for the treatment of PTSD that has been widely implemented with populations worldwide affected by traumatic events resulting from war, organized violence and natural disasters. The seminar will address the cognitive and neuroscientific background of NET, the procedure and the current state of evaluation research with asylum seekers, refugees and war survivors in conflict regions.

GUEST PRESENTERS

Claudia Catani, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Konstanz, Germany
Board member, vivo Italy
Expertise: Neurophysiology of stress reactions; epidemiology and treatment of trauma related disorders in the context of organized and family violence

Frank Neuner, Ph.D.
Junior Professor for Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Konstanz, Germany
President, vivo Germany
Expertise: Psychotherapy of torture victims; clinical and neuroscientific Research

For further information or questions, please email Dr. Liz Wieling at UMN (lwieling@umn.edu) or Kristi Rendahl at CVT (krendahl@cvt.org). Also, feel free to bring your lunch. Refreshments will be provided.

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Register for teaching workshops and the New TA Orientation at:
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/faculty/enrichment/index.html

The August 2007 Teaching Enrichment Series workshops will be conducted on August 27, 29, and 30. The New TA Orientation will be held Tuesday, August 28.

Choose among 12 workshop topics including:
Course Design
Designing Multiple Choice Exams
Resolving Conflicts in the Classroom
Teaching Through Active Lectures
Student Ratings of Teaching

For further information, please contact the Center for Teaching & Learning at teachlrn@umn.edu or (612) 625-3041.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:32 AM

Classes

Announcement from Thom Swiss regarding a fall course offering in Department of Curriculum and Instruction:

NEW FALL COURSE COUNTS AS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS COURSE (CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS)

CULTURAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION
(CI 8150: Research Topics Curr & Instruction)

Instructor: Professor Thom Swiss (swiss@umn.edu)) Mondays, 4:40-7:20; Peik Hall 27

Cultural Studies in Education is an interdisciplinary course that brings perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to bear on the study of teaching and learning. Cultural Studies recognizes that educational systems are situated in the contexts of culture, knowledge, and power and that these contexts have created systems of inequity. The course, then, is meant to advance a critical understanding of education though the study of culture and to encourage students to investigate the relationship between schooling, education, culture, and society. In short, students will learn to "do" cultural studies in education.

Readings include (with additional PDFs and Websites):

John Storey, Cultural Theory & Culture: An Introduction, 4th edition
(Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007). [INTRO]

John Storey, Cultural Theory & Culture: A Reader, 3rd edition
(Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007). [READER]

Henry Jenkins, Textual Poachers

Course requirements fall into three categories: workshops/ discussion, online posts and brief essays, and projects.

Posted by lind0449 at 8:59 AM

July 20, 2007

Assistantships

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Educator Development Office (EDO): Graduate Research Assistant

Job Description

A 50% research assistant position has been established to support the assessment and evaluation needs of the Educator's Development Office. The research assistant will report to the Director of EDO but will work closely with the Coordinator of Program Review.

Job responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
. Supporting the implementation of program evaluations.
. Assisting with the development of survey instruments for various evaluation projects.
. Analyzing evaluation data in SPSS and/or other statistical programs as needed.
. Summarizing data for internal and external reports.
. Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and organizing data for programmatic decisions.
. Consulting with faculty/staff on use of data for program development.
. Providing support to other EDO programs as needed.

Qualifications:
. Training and experience in program evaluation.
. Successful experience using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
. Successful experience in analyzing, interpreting , and reporting data.
. Ability to use a variety of computer programs and applications related to qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
. Ability to effectively present program evaluation results, in both written and oral forms, to internal and external stakeholders.
. Successful experience working both independently and as a team member.
. Contextual knowledge of P-12 systems. Actual work experience in a P-12 setting is desirable.

Interested candidates who meet the specified qualifications should e-mail a letter of interest and current resume to: Jane Gilles, Coordinator of Program Review at jfgilles@umn.edu by July 27, 2007.

Posted by lind0449 at 11:37 AM

Miscellaneous

The GLBTA Programs Office is hiring five internships for the 2007 - 2008 academic year. Founded in 1993, the GLBTA Programs Office is dedicated to improving campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people at the University of Minnesota and to addressing the harmful effects of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification. It is looking for passionate students who are excited to work with GLBTA communities on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.

Two of the internships are unpaid:

The Fundraising Intern would work with the GLBTA Programs Office staff in raising monies for the GLBTA Scholarship Fund, and general office programming; look into grants and other partnership opportunities; work to identify and communicate with key donors; and other tasks as needed.

The Training Intern would work with the GLBTA Programs Office staff in developing GLBTA-specific trainings at the University of Minnesota; help with the coordination and implementation of those trainings; and other tasks as needed.

Three of the internships are paid:

The Communications Intern* will assist with the design and content of the Q of M Newsletter; assist with office website content as needed; and develop flyers, brochures, and other literature for office.

The Programming Intern* will assist the GLBTA Programs Office staff in the coordination and implementation of programming and events; help with securing venues, food, and supplies; and develop fliers for events; help setup and teardown at events.

The St. Paul Office Intern* will assist the GLBTA Programs Office in staffing its office in the St. Paul Student Center; and help coordinate and implement events held on that campus.

* All three paid internships will also be responsible in assisting GLBTA Programs Office staff with clerical and administrative work, running errands, and other tasks as assigned.

If you are interested in applying for any of the unpaid internships, please email a cover letter detailing what attracts you to the internship and how you think it will benefit you, as well as a resume to the GLBTA Programs Office at glbta@umn.edu. If you are interested in applying for any of the paid internships, job postings will be available on the U of M Employment website by the end of July.

With Pride,

The GLBTA Programs Office Staff

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Colorful Conversations in need of a GREAT facilitator

Greetings!

It is the mission of Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins to cultivate and challenge each learner's intellectual and expressive potential in a rigorous academic and artistic setting. This is a mission we obviously take very seriously and we strive to provide unique opportunities to meet the needs of individual students. Last year we recognized a need to provide minority students the opportunity to gather as a group to learn about topics such as race relations and strategies/skills needed to succeed as a minority. Although the group was successful last year, we are looking to "step it up a notch" this year. We are specifically looking for a dedicated, responsible person educated in the field of Psychology/Counseling to facilitate this AMAZING group of students during the school year. It would not be a daily commitment to meet with these students, but instead we are looking for someone to dedicate two hours a week to meeting as a whole group. Obviously there would be a need for an additional commitment to prepare/research topics outside of the two hour group meeting time. As a charter school, our funds are greatly limited and we are unable to provide a stipend for a facilitator but we are hoping to find someone who is passionate about working with minority students and possibly in need of completing practicum hours. The specific details of when this group will be meeting has yet to be determined so there is a little flexibility with scheduling to meet the needs of the facilitator as well.

I would greatly appreciate your help in directing me to the correct contact person for this request due to the fact that I may not be sending this email to the correct person, but needed to begin my search somewhere! :)
Thank you for your time and assistance.
Sincerely,
LeAnn M. Slama
Dean of Students
Main Street School of Performing Arts
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343
LSlama@performing-arts-school.org

Posted by lind0449 at 11:32 AM

July 13, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Hello CSPP Students,

As you probably already know, in mid-October 2007 CSPP will be moving (along with the rest of the Department of Education Psychology) to the new Educational Sciences Building. This will be an exciting time! Please begin now to plan ahead as to the letters of recommendation and other materials that you will need clerical/administrative assistance to complete between the middle of October and mid-November. Since we may experience some workflow delays due to the move, it is imperative that you plan ahead and request all such materials as soon as possible so as to ensure timely completion.

Thanks for thinking ahead!

Emily

Posted by lind0449 at 4:19 PM

Classes

Spirituality and Resilience

Center for Spirituality and Healing
National Resilience Resource Center
University of Minnesota

CSpH 5201
Spring 2008

Two graduate or undergraduate credits offered jointly by the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education and the Center for Spirituality and Healing.

• Personal growth and reflection
• Professional development in health care, education, prevention and other helping services
• In-depth exploration of resilience theory and spirituality
• Specific applications of the Resilience/Health Realization model to students’ lives, professions and helping relationships.
• Scheduled so working professionals may attend

Objectives include literature critique, examination of personal resilience and protective factors, analysis of historical relationship of resilience and spirituality, experience and description of the principles of health realization, development of criteria and standards for assessing resilience in self and others, and synthesis of the understanding into professionally appropriate applications for each student’s situation. Students from last term report the class as “life-changing? and “meaningful.?

The concentrated small seminar schedule offers an “immersion experience? in this interesting and important topic. Various options for course reading materials accommodate different learning styles, personal interests and stimulate meaningful group dialogue.

For registration details contact Carla Mantel at the Center for Spirituality at 612-624-9459. For other questions please call the faculty person for this course: Kathy Marshall, National Resilience Resource Center, College of Continuing Education at 612-624-1693. (kmarshal@cce.umn.edu) Fees vary for graduate program or continuing education enrollment status. Traditional graded, as well as audited or “S/N? enrollment status options are available. See www.cce.umn.edu/nrrc and click on “Events? and scroll to CSPH 5201 course description.

2008 Dates:
Meets 4:30-8:00 p.m.(Tuesday 1/22, and Thursdays 1/24, 2/7, 3/27, 4/10, 5/1)
and one Saturday (1/26) from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. for a total of seven sessions.

Posted by lind0449 at 4:18 PM

Miscellaneous

I have a charming 2 bedroom house in the desirable, quiet and leafy Seward neighborhood, close to the Birchwood Cafe and the River Parkway! It has a small office room, 3 season porch, first floor deck and large fenced yard.
Wood floors throughout, laundry facilities and garage. Perfect access to campus - 10 minutes cycle, 30 minutes walk to East and West Bank campus, easy access to highway and bus routes. Non-smoking, pets welcome. Water and trash pick up included in the rent of $1150 a month. Available August 6th for a one year lease. Rent, length of lease and start date possibly could be negotiated for the right, quiet, and responsible people.

CALL RACHEL, 612 729 4611, or email rslater@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 4:17 PM

July 6, 2007

Employment Opportunities

Opening for a Graduate Assistant!

Work in the Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center is hiring a 20 hour/week Graduate Assistant. The roles for this position include:
*coordinate creation of an on-line study abroad pre-departure orientation using PowerPoint and Breeze technology (60%)
*develop and implement student and staff evaluation tools, and compile data on on-line orientation (20%)
*participate in meetings, trainings and presentations (20%)

For details, including requirements and application process visit http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html and search requisition number 148830.
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Thank you in advance for your assistance!
Best,
Stacey Tsantir
Associate Program Director
Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota

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Looking for part time summer work? Like working with young children? Consider this chance to participate in a groundbreaking new program between the U of M's Institute of Child Development and People Serving People, a non-profit serving homeless families in Minneapolis.

We are looking for someone to work 3 mornings per week (M,T,W 8:30 to 12:30) in a soon-to-be-licensed child development center under the supervision of Vicki Barker (Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School Lead teacher). Small program (under 8 children) for toddlers and preschool aged children geared toward evaluating and fostering individual development in children who are homeless. This is a rare chance to work with a highly knowledgeable practitioner with a population of children with unique characteristics.

Ideal candidate would be pursuing degree in early childhood development, special education, nursing or social work, and have enough experience working with young children to qualify as an Assistant Teacher under DHS Licensing rules. Equally important is an ability to connect easily with young children.

Please contact Frances Durkin at francesdurkin@aol.com for more information.

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Please forward widely to interested parties:

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Tenure-Track Position in Psychology and African American Studies

The African American Studies Program and Department of Psychology invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment position at the assistant professor level, beginning August 2008. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology or a closely related field. Area of research specialization is open; however, applicants should have a particular interest in issues of culture, race, diversity, and/or multicultural dimensions of community, clinical, I/O, school, or developmental psychology. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach undergraduate courses in the African American Studies program and undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology. Applicants should demonstrate the potential for a strong and externally fundable research program. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.gmu.edu - write in position number F8893z. Applications should include (a) cover letter, (b) research and teaching statements, (c) the candidate’s CV, and (d) (p)reprints [those not available electronically may be submitted to Ms. Ridley]. In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted, either online or to Ms. Susan Ridley, Psyc/AfAm Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. GMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the largest public university in Virginia with an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. The university benefits from its proximity to the many research, consultation, and clinical training resources of the Washington, DC metropolitan area, in addition to ample cultural and recreational opportunities. More information about the psychology department is available at http://www.gmu.edu/departments/psychology and about the African American Studies Program at http://afam.gmu.edu. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Adam Winsler at awinsler@gmu.edu. Women and scholars of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

Adam Winsler
Department of Psychology - 3F5
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-1881
awinsler@gmu.edu
http://classweb.gmu.edu/awinsler/

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Job Opening in Applied Developmental Psychology

The Psychology Department at George Mason University has a tenure-line, open-rank position available in Applied Developmental Psychology starting Fall 2008. Area of specialization is open; however, we are especially interested in applicants with applied research interests in cognitive development, public policy, school readiness, poverty, academic achievement, and/or developmental assessment/intervention, and those who have strong quantitative methods skills. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a related field and will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs and have a strong and externally fundable research program.

Senior candidates would need to bring external funding. Candidates should have a commitment to, and experience in or promise of, high quality teaching. Candidates capable of teaching advanced statistics/methodology courses are encouraged.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields including psychology. Enrollment now tops 30,000, with students studying in 144 degree programs at 3 campuses. The psychology department has Ph.D. programs in applied cognitive psychology, biopsychology, IO psychology, applied developmental, and clinical psychology. The successful candidate will be a member of the Applied Developmental Program. The ADP faculty’s diverse research interests include school readiness, social and emotional development, self regulation, attention, temperament, developmental disabilities, applied behavior analysis, and interventions to maximize early educational success. The ADP Lab houses faculty, their research facilities, and both undergraduate and graduate students in a collaborative and highly productive environment. Faculty members affiliated with the ADP currently include: Drs. Susanne Denham (Director), Robert Pasnak, Koraly Perez-Edgar, Johannes Rojahn, Patricia Wanschura, and Adam Winsler.

For a description of the department, see http://www.gmu.edu/departments/psychology. A description of the program can be found at http://adp.gmu.edu. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.gmu.edu - write in position number F301z.

Applications should include (a) cover letter (b) research and teaching statements, (c) the candidate’s CV, and (d) (p)reprints [those not available electronically may be submitted to Ms. Ridley]. In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted, either online or to Ms. Susan Ridley, ADP Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, go to http://adp.gmu.edu. George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Adam Winsler
Department of Psychology - 3F5
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-1881
awinsler@gmu.edu
http://classweb.gmu.edu/awinsler/

Posted by lind0449 at 11:12 AM

PhD Student Info

Below is a message for you from Dr. John Romano:

I am looking to hire several doctoral students as supervisors for the MA practicum fall semester. MA prac meets Thursday mornings from 8-10 (small group prac supervision) and 10-12 (doc supervision mtg). Only students who have completed the supervision course and prac are eligible. The stipend is $750. Please let me know if you are interested and available. Thanks. John

John L. Romano
Professor and Chair
Educational Psychology
Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program
University of Minnesota
206 Burton Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-1099
612-624-8241 (fax)
roman001@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 10:54 AM

Workshops

Winnipeg Narrative Therapy presents Julie Tilsen (Vancouver BC) & David Nylund (Sacramento, CA)
Winnipeg, November 19th and 20th 2007

Beyond “Diversity?: Queering Your Practice for Social Justice

Taking the somewhat queer position that therapy is a political act where stories of resistance can be found and brought forward, Julie and Dave invite participants to examine issues of power and privilege that serve as the under girding of systems of oppression. In this experiential and practice-based workshop, participants will explore issues of oppression that cut across various social locations. Consideration for intersectionality and a focus on how these systems of dominance impact our work will be emphasized.

Productive investigation of our own initiation into dominant ideas about race, class, sex and gender, conceptual foundations that are just and ethical, and clinical skills that are responsive to client preferences will be discussed and demonstrated. Self-reflection, theory, and application will be combined as we examine work with queer clients from a social justice and critical multicultural framework. Drawing from current thinking in the areas of critical multiculturalism, post-colonial and queer theory, we examine the dilemmas and possibilities that emerge when identity is constructed based on gender and sexuality.

To register go on line to www.winnipegnarrativetherapy.com call 204-229-7720 or contact wnt@shaw.ca

Poster: Download file

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Register now for a workshop by EdChange at the Resource Center— Saturday, August 11, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EdChange, the Minnesota-based non-profit advocating equity and social justice, presents “DIALOGUE IS NOT ENOUGH: Disrupting White Power, White Privilege, Poverty, & Classism,? a day-long workshop. Panelists include Join Julie Landsman, Heather Hackman, Robert Simmons, Paul Gorski, Haseena Hamzawala, Johanna Eager, Leah Larson, Jill Madsen, Kim Smolik, and other members of the EdChange Coalition for a low-cost workshop opportunity for Educators, Activists, and Policymakers. Note: registration is limited to 50 participants! You can register by filling out the form available at http://www.EdChange.org/RCOA.html and returning it, along with a check for $45, to EdChange c/o Paul C. Gorski; 41 Baker Street East; St. Paul, MN 55107. For more information at contact@edchange.org. Learn more about EdChange by visiting our Web site: http://www.EdChange.org. All proceeds will benefit the Resource Center of the Americas.

Posted by lind0449 at 9:42 AM