October 26, 2007

Employment Opportunities

Lecturer Position in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
College Student Development
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

The Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota invites nominations and applications for a lecturer / teaching specialist position in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP). This is a Professional Academic (P/A) appointment, 100% time (1.0 FTE), annually renewable, non-tenured position for the time period January 10, 2008 to May 25, 2008 in a nationally-ranked program in a college of a major urban research university. The CSPP program is consistently rated among the top five programs in US News and World Report rankings and is presently ranked second. The CSPP doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The successful applicant will work with faculty to contribute to teaching and program development in the college student development area within CSPP. Continuation of this appointment is contingent on continued need for the position, satisfactory performance, and funding into the next budget year.

Responsibilities include:

Teaching and Advising:
• Teach 6 semester credits at the graduate-level for students pursuing an MA degree in CSPP. Courses may include some combination of student development special topics courses, MA practicum supervision, and a basic counseling skills course. Assist in advising MA students who have interest in college student development.
• Program and curriculum development activities related to the CSPP MA in college student development. These activities include: (a) consultation with college student development faculty and staff locally and nationally to develop the highest quality training program for college student development professionals, (b) develop viable and continuing practicum placements in college student development for CSPP students, (c) develop continuing graduate student job opportunities in college student development at local colleges and universities for students in training, (d) in consultation with CSPP faculty and other college departments develop a high quality MA college student development training program, (e) investigate the most viable model of program delivery to meet prospective student needs (e. g. weekend classes, distance learning, part-time offerings, etc.).
• Participate in weekly CSPP faculty meetings, and on-going CSPP program development.
• Potential for department and college service activities

Desired background and experience

Minimum Qualifications:
• An earned MA degree in college student development or a closely related field.
• Experience as a college student development professional in higher education.
• Evidence of teaching and program development effectiveness at the post-secondary level.
• Strong writing and communication skills.
• Knowledge of higher education student development services and programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate in college student development, counseling psychology or a related field.
• Licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in Minnesota.

Application process
The position will remain open until filled but the search committee will begin its review of applications starting October 29, 2007. Applicants must apply on-line through the University of Minnesota job center at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html requisition number 151473. Applicants are to submit a cover letter of interest addressing qualifications and letters of reference from three individuals familiar with your work, a resume or curriculum vitae; and an academic transcript showing proof of highest degree. Please send these materials to
CSPP College Student Development Search Committee Secretary
Dept. of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
250 Education Sciences Building
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For additional information, contact: Mary Farquhar, 612-626-0708, farqu008@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:39 PM


You are invited to attend the presentation by Dr. Lisa Aronson Fontes, "From Cultural Competence to Social Justice", on Tuesday, November 6th, 9:00 am to 12 noon. It is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare in the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. As you can see from the attached flyer, we expect Dr. Fontes to challenge us to consider how we can improve systems and services for all of the many diverse families and children in Minnesota. Your participation in our audience at the Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Institute on November 6th would enhance our understanding of this important topic.

This event is made possible by a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation.
It is free and open to the public. Three CEHs from the Board of Social Work are available to participants. Please copy and distribute this flyer to colleagues and others. If you have questions, please contact me at the email and number below, or call the Center at 612-624-4231.
We hope to see you on November 6th.
Brochure to download: Download file
Heidi Wagner
Associate Administrator
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
205 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Fax: 612-624-3744


Announcing the next Minnesota Jung Assocaition Salon:
"Exploring the Muse Relationship & Jung's Concept of the Anima - from Dante to James Blunt"
Presented by Jim Klein
Friday, October 26, 2007, 7:15-9:30 PM
Stub Hall Lounge, Lutheran Seminary, Hendon & Fulham, St. Paul (2 blocks east of Hwy 280)
Admission $5.00 (first-time guests admitted free)

Why are so many moved by the story of Dante and Beatrice, the woman to whom he dedicated his life's creative work, though he barely knew her? Why did James Blunt's simple little pop song "You're Beautiful" strike such a chord in 2005-6 that some radio stations were playing it as frequently as once each hour? In the Pat Conroy novel (and movie) “The Prince of Tides?, why does Tom Wingo's closing soliloquy seem so... well... perfect? My belief is that Dante, Blunt, and Wingo each experienced a Muse Relationship, and that Muse is not so much a relationship between a man and a woman as it is a relationship between a man and his own anima - his unconscious feminine aspect. We’ll clarify what the Muse Relationship is – and what it is not. We'll explore what author Francine Prose (“The Lives of the Muses?) has to say about men who have had Muse Relationships and women who have served as Muse. We’ll sample what such Jungian writers as Robert A. Johnson, James Hillman, James Hollis, Emma Jung, and Marie-Louise von Franz have said about the anima and its projection. We’ll examine the life of Dante’s Victorian-era namesake Dante Gabriel Rossetti as an example of how to get the Muse Relationship “all wrong?. Along the way, for the benefit of those who have never been involved in a Muse Relationship (or aren’t aware that they have), I may share a few stories from personal experience.

Jim Klein is a self-taught Jungian, a mid-life development for which he has many people to thank, not least his own Muse Relationship. He holds a B.S. from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, both in Chemical Engineering. He has worked at 3M Center in St. Paul for 23 years, 13 as a research and development scientist and the last 10 as a patent law professional. An Inventor with 8 US Patents, he is a Registered Patent Agent with the US Patent & Trademark Office. A 7-year member of MJA, he has served on its Board of Directors, and has presented twice previously in the MJA Salon series. He readily admits to being a serial anima-projector/Muse-Relater, and is proud of his happy 30-year marriage to current MJA Treasurer Annearle Morris Klein. He invites the curious and/or dubious to attend the Salon to learn how and why there is no contradiction or conflict inherent in that!

Posted by lind0449 at 1:48 PM

October 19, 2007

Employment Opportunities

Summer Multicultural Teaching Scholar Program at MU


Please pass along this job posting to advanced doctoral students (doctoral candidates) or recent graduates from your program who might be interested. We are seeking applications for the University of Missouri's Multicultural Teaching Scholar Program--a summer teaching position within the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri.

Thanks for your help in spreading the word!

--Lisa Flores

Complete announcement: Download file

The Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri - Columbia (MU) invites applications to the Multicultural Teaching Scholars (MTS) program for the Summer of 2008.
The Scholar would be on campus for either Summer Session I (June 9 - July 3, 2008) or Summer Session II (July 7 - August 1, 2008) to teach (or co-teach) a graduate level course in the department. The course is to be determined based on departmental needs and the scholar's expertise. The purpose of the MTS program is to:

1) Enhance the ability of departments to recruit members of underrepresented groups for future employment at MU; and

2) Prepare MU graduate and undergraduate students for the future by introducing them to a faculty more representative of the diversity of American society.

Eligibility: Individuals must be U.S. citizen and a member of an underrepresented U.S. racial or ethnic group (i.e., African American, Latino American, Asian American, Native American) to apply. Applicants who are entering or have completed their final year of doctoral study (i.e., doctoral candidates) or who have completed the Ph.D. in counseling, educational, school, or clinical psychology within the past three years are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Salary for the 2008 Multicultural Teaching Scholar (who will teach a four-week summer session course) will be $5,500.

Applications: Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, vita, official transcripts of graduate study (for all institutions where graduate work was completed), and three letters of recommendation concerning teaching and research skills to: Dr. Lisa Y. Flores, 16 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. (Please submit hard copies of your application and letters of reference to the above address; applications submitted electronically will not be accepted.) For more information about the MTS program, please visit the following
website: http://gradschool.missouri.edu/about-us/initiatives/multicultural-teaching-scholars/.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Monday, November 26, 2007. Completed applications received by this date will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the MTS position has been filled.

For more information about the University and the Columbia community, please visit the MU web site at www.missouri.edu or the City of Columbia's web site at www.ci.columbia.mo.us

Posted by lind0449 at 1:09 PM

CSPP Announcements

CSPP PhD student Cacy Capel-Miranda has asked me to post the following announcement. If you are interested in participating in the article described below, please contact the author via the email address provided.

Seeking students who didn't match

gradPSYCH is writing a story about students who didn't get matched with an internship, either through the regular APPIC Match or the Clearinghouse. We'd love to hear how you adjusted your plans and what you did/are doing instead.

If this sounds like you--or someone you know--email me at sdingfelder@apa.org.

- Sadie

Posted by lind0449 at 11:36 AM

Special Programs

Great Expectations: The Struggles of Hmong High School Boys
Bic Ngo, TUESDAY 10.23.07, 11:45 –1 PM, 48 Peik Hall

Bic Ngo is an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Culture and Teaching Ph.D. Track. Her research examines “culture? and “difference? in the education of immigrant students, and the implications for theorizing immigrant identity, culturally relevant pedagogy, and anti-oppressive education.

Coming Up!
Rick Beach: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Peik 40 12-1pm
University of Minnesota
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education & Human Development
125 Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-4006
Email: ciinfo@umn.edu

Posted by lind0449 at 11:13 AM

October 12, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Looking for a 1 credit class to take outside of the Educational Psychology Department?

Check out these class lists that Fengqin has generated for Spring 2008 classes:
"Adolescent" Download file
"Child" Download file
"Family" Download file

Check your handbook for more about this and all other degree requirements.

Posted by lind0449 at 2:13 PM


Hello....Attached is your invitation to the October UCCS Professional Development Program, "The Gift of Emotions: A Developmental and Positive Perspective," presented by Nickey Larson. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, 2:30-4:00, 202 Eddy Hall. Hope you can join us! See the invitation for details about upcoming monthly presentations.
For complete announcement: Download file
Take care, Bob

Robert A. Seybold, Ph.D., LP
Senior Psychologist
University Counseling & Consulting Services
University of Minnesota
612-625-8214 (direct)

Posted by lind0449 at 2:10 PM


Here is a news brief from a CSPP student regarding ongoing controversy within the APA

from http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/09/1349224 (10/9/07):

Prominent APA Member Resigns Over Interrogation Policies
A prominent member of the American Psychological Association has resigned from the organization because the APA continues to condone psychologists' work on interrogations at Guantanamo and CIA black sites. Marybeth Shinn is a former president of two APA divisions. She also criticized the APA leadership for discouraging dissent from its interrogation policies.

College Psychology Departments Criticize APA
Meanwhile the psychology departments at two Quaker colleges -- Earlham College in Indiana and Guilford College in North Carolina -- have passed resolutions calling on the APA to change its interrogations policy. Psychology professors at Earlham are urging other departments to pass similar resolutions.

Additional links on this topic:
APA 2006 Resolution: http://www.apa.org/governance/resolutions/notortureres.html
APA 2007 Resolution: http://www.apa.org/governance/resolutions/councilres0807.html
APA News Release: American Psychological Association calls on U.S. government to prohibit the use of unethical interrogation techniques: http://www.apa.org/releases/councilres0807.html


Mental Health Information for all Students at the University of Minnesota

The new Student Mental Health web site (http://www.mentalhealth.umn.edu) is a web resource designed for students, their parents, faculty, and staff who are looking for student mental health information and related resources at the University of Minnesota.

Students can access mental health services at:
* Boynton Health Service: (http://www.bhs.umn.edu/services/mentalhealth.htm), and
* University Counseling and Consulting Services: (http://www.uccs.umn.edu).

Additional University resources to assist students are:
Disability Services (http://www.ds.umn.edu) provides assistance with academic accommodations for students with diagnosed mental health conditions. Consultation and problem-solving regarding disability issues is available for faculty, staff, and supervisors.

International and Student and Scholar Services (http://www.isss.umn.edu/) provides counseling and advising to international students and scholars and their families. ISSS assists with a variety of issues, including immigration, personal, academic, family, career and cross-cultural concerns.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/) provides a number of workshops and programs which are designed to help teaching assistants and faculty to deal with a variety of classroom situations, including those related to students who may have a mental illness or disability.

Posted by lind0449 at 1:53 PM


Dr. Ross Greene Workshop in Duluth, MN - Assn for Children's Mental Health
Online Registration Now Available

Dr. Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child, will be in the Duluth area to present a full-day workshop (for only $149) that highlights the effectiveness of the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach.

Friday, November 16, 2007, at The Inn on Lake Superior

Dr. Greene is well-known for providing "Unconventional Wisdom for Helping Challenging Students and Their Teachers, Parents, and Classmates." This workshop, which Dr. Greene has presented in several Minnesota locations, has inspired many educators to discover new ways to solve old problems.

Just visit our website(http://www.macmh.org/) to get all the latest information or click here (http://www.macmh.org/registration_v2/general.php) to register today.

While this workshop is geared towards educators, anyone who works with children is welcome. In addition to CEUs for educators, CEUs will also be available from the boards of Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, and Marriage Family Therapy.
MACMH is an education and advocacy group whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for children with mental health disorders and their families. MACMH does not render medical, legal, technical, or therapeutic advice or services and assumes no liability for errors or the ways in which this information is used

Posted by lind0449 at 1:50 PM

October 5, 2007

CSPP Announcements

Are you wondering how to correctly cite electronic resources in APA style? I have been asked to let all students know that there is an e-book available with the full story on electronic source citation. More info on the APA website: http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4210509

Posted by lind0449 at 3:03 PM

Special Programs

The Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Seminar Series continues this fall with three sessions; the first will be held October 10. We invite you to attend and join in the discussions in person or online via UMConnect Meeting. The schedule is below.

In preparation, check out http://dmc.umn.edu/issues.shtml . It will include links to an overview of each topic with citations to related readings and information about relevant campus resources, plus instructions about how to participate via UMConnect Meeting. After each session, we will add on this page a link to the UMConnect recording of the event. The seminars also will be podcast after each event.

The TEL Seminar Series is sponsored by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and organized by Academic and Distributed Computing Services (ADCS) and the Digital Media Center (DMC). Sessions are cosponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (SVPP) and collegiate units. All University faculty members, staff members, students, and members of the general public are invited to attend at no charge.

MEDIA LITERACY AND NEW MEDIA, Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:00-1:30 p.m., 402 Walter Library, Minneapolis (East Bank)

We are challenged to cope with an increasingly complex and rapidly evolving media environment. Panelists will discuss media literacy in higher education, or the skills and knowledge students need to actively engage emerging new media forms.
Moderator: Cristina Lopez, DMC, OIT, TC
Panelists: Walt Jacobs, African American & African Studies, CLA, TC * Nora Paul, Institute for New Media Studies, SJMC, CLA, TC * Richard Beach, Curriculum and Instruction, CE+HD, TC


The University of Minnesota is developing an integrated "learning technology platform" to provide personalized access to a suite of online teaching and learning tools. Panelists will discuss how this new approach better supports academic collaboration, research, instructional content development, and learner assessment.

Moderator: Billie Wahlstrom, Distributed Education & Instructional Technology, SVPP, TC
Panelists: Janet Shanedling, Education, AHC, TC * Shane Nackerud, University Libraries, TC * Heather Aagesen-Huebner, Distributed Education & Instructional Technology, SVPP, TC * John Butler, University Libraries, TC * Tayne DeNeui, Epidemiology & Community Health, SPH, AHC, TC * Vicki Field, Graduate School, TC

LEARNING OUTCOMES, ASSESSMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 12:00-1:30 p.m.,
402 Walter Library, Minneapolis (East Bank)

This seminar will be an opportunity to learn more about institutional learning outcomes, hear from faculty members involved in a pilot program to integrate these outcomes into their specific courses, and explore the role of technology in facilitating assessment and achievement of learning outcomes. This session is cosponsored by the Provost's Council for Enhancing Student Learning.
Moderators: Arlene Carney, Faculty & Academic Affairs, SVPP, TC * Ann Hill Duin, OIT, TC
Panelists: Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch, Writing Studies, CLA, TC * Ron Aminzade, Sociology, CLA, TC * Kathleen Krichbaum, School of Nursing, AHC, TC * Kurtis Scaletta, DMC, OIT, TC

Digital Media Center, Office of Information Technology, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis: 612/625-5055
St. Paul: 612/625-8030

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This material can be made available in alternative formats for people with disabilities. To request this or disability accommodations at DMC events, please contact the DMC Communications/Marketing Coordinator at (612) 625-5055 or dmc@umn.edu.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:53 AM


Interested in making our campus safer and more affirming for all students? Check out the U of M Transgender Commission!

The Transgender Commission was founded in March 2006 by students, staff and faculty at the University of Minnesota. The Commission works toward an inclusive environment and seeks to improve the lives and experiences of trans students, staff, faculty, alumni and communities through education, advocacy, and institutional change.

All interested individuals are welcome at meetings and are invited to contribute information, feedback and support for the mission and the commission at large. Contact Ross Neely, Commission Coordinator, at neely010@umn.edu or call 612-626-3064 to get more involved.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to two upcoming events (both on October 9):

TRANS LUNCHEON from 11:30-1:00:
This luncheon discussion is part of the Queer Student Cultural Center's National Coming Out Week events. Look forward to sandwiches, chili, chips, fruit salad, dessert and lemonade -- along with scintillating discussion about gender diversity and trans lives!
For complete announcement: Download file

This is an important meeting to attend if you can; we need to hear your voice as we 1) streamline our structure, 2) decide what work we want to focus on in 2007-08, 3) put together Planning Committees for our Open House (Nov 13) and Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov 20) events, and 4) schedule the rest of our meetings for the semester. Attached is a tentative meeting agenda.
For agenda: Download file
Transgender Luncheon & Full Commission Meeting Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 11:30-3:30 Comstock Hall Ballroom (located just behind Coffman Union) Food and space provided by Housing & Residential Life!
We really hope to see you on Tuesday! Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Ross Neely
Transgender Commission Coordinator

Notification about Morse-Alumni and Graduate & Professional Awards guidelines

Provost Tom Sullivan announces the availability of the 2007-2008 guidelines for the Horace T. Morse - University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. Visit http://www.academic.umn.edu/provost/awards/aoce/ and click on “Nomination Materials? to download the award guidelines and required forms. Please direct questions to Robin Matross Helms, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, rmhelms@umn.edu, 612.626.5598.

If you are planning on nominating someone for one of these awards, please contact Jill Lane at jdlane@umn.edu to indicate that you will be doing so. All nomination materials (full number of required copies included) must be turned in to Jill Lane in the Dean’s office located in room 104 Burton Hall by the internal College due date of Wednesday, December 12, 2007 by 3:00 p.m. Thanks for your time and happy nominating!

Posted by lind0449 at 9:26 AM