July 17, 2009


Excellent 50% 20hr/week Assistantship Opportunity for CSPP student interested in career development work in higher education at the Career Center for Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

HR's website, http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/ (req #161963).

If you have any questions, please contact Darren Kaltved (624-4090, dkaltved@umn.edu) from our office.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:10 PM

APA Convention

News for Registrants of the APA Convention in Toronto, Canada
APA is providing information on costs associated with using your cell phone during the Convention in Toronto, Canada. We thought it would be helpful for you to be prepared and to be aware of potential charges.
Tips to Make Sure You Have Cell Phone Coverage at Convention
Before leaving for Convention, be sure that your cell phone will work in Toronto! Here are a few tips to ensure you can use your cell phone without excessive roaming charges while in Canada.
1. Before you leave, contact your cell phone provider or visit a local store to talk to a representative who can walk you through the steps necessary to activate your cell phone and plan while in Toronto.
2. Make sure you understand:
• How roaming coverage works. Make sure you know and are comfortable with the call and data charges.
• The potential impact of making changes to your plan on the annual renewal date.
• Dates of coverage and whether your provider will pro-rate the fees.
• Costs associated with texting or sending pictures while in Toronto.
• Impact/ costs associated with the use of broadband wireless cards.
• How to update your device to register changes made to your plan.
3. Add a reminder to your calendar to change your plan back after you return home.
Additional Information:
You can also go to your wireless provider's online site for additional information on international calling plans, charges, coverage maps, and more. Here are a few website addresses to get you started.
AT&T: http://www.wireless.att.com/answer-center - enter International Coverage
Sprint: http://www.nextel.com/en/services/worldwide/worldwide.shtml
Verizon: http://b2b.vzw.com/international/Roaming/index.html

We hope that you will enjoy the convention and your stay in Toronto.
APA Convention Office
The American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Email: convention@apa.org

Posted by rutka005 at 4:03 PM

July 10, 2009

2009 APA Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada

Will you be attending the 2009 APA Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada, August 6-10, 2009?

If you are, please join us on Friday August 7th for a CSPP get-together at the E-Pan Restaurant in Toronto's Kensington Market/Chinatown area!

E-Pan serves Cantonese/Asian/Pacific Rim cuisine. There is a wide selection of vegetarian options available.

Important Info: Dinner will be at your own expense with entrees typically between $9-12, seafood being slightly more expensive. As in the past gatherings, you are welcome to eat community style (sharing) or on your own. In past gatherings, the program coordinator offered appetizers with his compliments but on this occasion, you will get to sample Peking Duck -the imperial era famous duck dish from Beijing - with his compliments. For the meat-indifferent, be nice to Michael and alternatives will be considered.
Please let us know if you plan to attend by replying to Michael Goh at gohxx001@umn.edu with the total number of people (including yourself) who will be there. Please contact Michael by July 17 so that a reservation can be made for the appropriate number of guests.

Date and time: Friday August 7, 6:30pm

Location: E-Pan Restaurant
369 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON
The restaurant is just north of the busiest Chinatown intersection at Spadina and Dundas.

Phone: (416) 260-9988

The restaurant is about a 15-20-minute walk from the convention center. If you go early, browse one of the most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods in Toronto at the Kensington Market (see http://kensington-market.ca).

I look forward to seeing some of you in Toronto! Best Regards, Michael.

Michael Goh Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Posted by rutka005 at 4:12 PM

July 2, 2009

Employment Opportunities

A new position has recently been posted within the College of Continuing Education for a Director of Graduate Programs

9337, Department Director, requisition #161316

The College of Continuing Education (CCE) at the University of Minnesota currently enrolls approximately 200 students in advanced degree programs for adult learners. The Director of Graduate Programs, a new position within Degree and Credit Programs, will lead a vibrant and growing market-responsive portfolio of interdisciplinary applied and professional Master's degree programs and graduate level certificates that meet the needs of individual students and employers. The Master's degrees are typically terminal degrees that are individualized, interdisciplinary, and designed to accommodate the needs and schedules of working adults.

The Director of Graduate Programs will work in a collaborative environment within CCE, across the U of M, and with local constituencies, to provide strategic direction and leadership to all aspects of program development, management, administration, delivery, and evaluation. The Director of Graduate Programs will serve as director for the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) program and will lead development and start-up of new Master of Professional Studies degrees. A Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership is currently being developed, and conversations are underway about professional master's degrees in Sustainability, Horticulture, Addiction Studies, and other areas.

This is a 100% time Professional and Administrative position that reports directly to the Associate Dean for Degree and Credit Programs.

This position supports the College's mission by developing and managing high quality and successful graduate level programs that serve a diverse set of students at various stages in life. The person in this position also serves on a leadership team within the Degree and Credit unit to help set overall direction.

Create and manage a dynamic, interdisciplinary portfolio of graduate-level programs (40%)
1. Develop graduate degrees and certificates that are responsive to current and emerging social trends and market needs; serve as a catalyst in bringing ideas and resources together from across the University community into the unit's graduate programs.
2. Advocate for ensuring the availability and accessibility of high quality programs for qualified individuals who aspire to a University-based education.
3. Oversee and contribute to the development, implementation, evaluation and choice of delivery mechanisms, including online learning, for the various programs.
4. Create, manage, and support faculty advisory committees.
5. Assign budgetary goals and ensure strategic financial outcomes using CCE's data rich environment.

Serve as director for the Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) and other master's programs as they emerge (40%)
1. Provide leadership and direction to the MLS program, including interacting with the MLS Director of Graduate Studies, proposing new and revised program policies; recommending curriculum development or revision; periodically assessing admission policies; and examining enrollment trends.
2. Recruit qualified faculty from both the University and local communities; ensure high quality instruction, course development, and implementation. Seek out local partners to help provide instruction, internships, curriculum development and guidance.
3. Provide academic advising and guidance to selected students.
4. Teach in the MLS program

Leadership and management (20%)
1. Provide direction and guidance to program staff, including any faculty directors hired (part time) to manage specific degree programs.
2. Conduct annual performance appraisals, coach, and encourage training and other professional development activities.
3. Oversee and manage program budgets
4. Work with CCE's professional marketing unit to market and promote degree programs.
5. Serve on the leadership team of the Degree and Credit Program unit in CCE.

• Masters' degree required, Ph. D. preferred
• Five years of increasingly responsible experience in higher education
• At least three years of administrative and supervisory experience in higher education
• Demonstrated ability to recruit graduate level faculty, develop curriculum, instruct and advise adult students
• Demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to generate and implement new ideas
• Demonstrated broad intellectual curiosity and potential for leadership
• Strong writing and editing skills

• Experience developing and implementing graduate program initiatives
• Established connections with essential stakeholders in the University and the wider community.
• Proven ability to lead and work collaboratively within a complex academic environment.
• Ability to manage and plan multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
• Broad knowledge of adult learners and their motivations
• Demonstrated conflict management and resolution skills
• Knowledge of local and national market for professional master's degree programs
• Familiarity with online learning

Full-time, 12-month, annually-renewable (K) academic professional (P&A) appointment at the level of Departmental Director (job classification 9337)

Posted by rutka005 at 4:11 PM

PhD Student Info

If you are applying for a pre-doctoral internship this Fall 2009 for the 2010-2011 academic year, this message has TWO important announcements for you:

FIRST: Please email me (Michael Goh at gohxx001@umn.edu to let me know that you intend to apply so that I can forward important news/emails and timelines for the APPIC application.

SECOND: Please note two vital listservs below that I recommend subscribing to and take the necessary action to get on the lists right away.

Thanks and I look forward to working with you towards a successful internship application process. Michael.


MATCH-NEWS is a FREE e-mail list provided by APPIC as a service to Match participants. It is VERY STRONGLY recommended that all internship applicants (as well as academic and internship Training Directors) subscribe to this list as early as possible in the process (i.e., subscribe NOW if you plan to apply for internship in the Fall of 2009). MATCH-NEWS is an "announce-only" list, which means that only APPIC can post messages to the list. The volume of e-mail messages will generally be very small, usually ranging from zero to five messages per month. As the Match approaches, the MATCH-NEWS list will be the primary method of communicating important late-breaking news and information about the Match, as well as tips and suggestions about how to make the most of the process. Many applicants from previous years have told us that the messages posted to MATCH-NEWS were extremely helpful to them in navigating the selection process.

NOTE: If you previously signed up for the MATCH-NEWS list, there is no need to do so again.

To subscribe to the MATCH-NEWS list, send a blank e-mail message to the following address:


You will subsequently receive an e-mail message (with the subject line, "Your confirmation needed") that contains instructions for you to follow in order to confirm your subscription. Simply follow the instructions in that message, and you will soon receive a "Welcome"
e-mail in response. This "Welcome" e-mail confirms that you are successfully subscribed to the list (please note that you are NOT subscribed to the list until you have received the "Welcome" message).

PLEASE NOTE: If your e-mail program uses "Spam" or "Junk Mail"
filtering, it is possible that the confirmation message from the APPIC server will be automatically redirected to your "Junk Mail"
folder without your knowledge. If you do not receive a confirmation message in your "In" box, you should check your "Spam" or "Junk Mail"
folder to see if the message is there.



APPIC also maintains a separate e-mail list, called INTERN-NETWORK, which is a discussion list for internship applicants. This list is optional for applicants, though many find it useful. Applicants can use this list to discuss various aspects of the selection process or to ask questions about the AAPI, interviews, Match, etc. Since this list can generate considerable discussion at times, and thus considerable e-mail, subscribers may wish to use the list's "Digest" mode in order to keep e-mail to a minimum (see www.appic.org, click on "E-mail Lists," then on "Intern-Network" for more info about Digest mode). To subscribe to the INTERN-NETWORK list, send a blank e-mail message to: subscribe-intern-network@lyris.appic.org and follow the confirmation instructions as described above for the MATCH-NEWS list.



For general information about the APPIC Match, see: http://www.appic.org/ and click on "About the Match" and "Frequently Asked Questions." General information is also available at the matching program web
site: http://www.natmatch.com/psychint

by clicking the links in the "Overview" and "Match Process" sections.

For complete information about all of APPIC's e-mail lists, see www.appic.org and click on "E-mail Lists."

If you have any questions about these lists or about the APPIC Match in general, you may contact Dr. Greg Keilin at gkeilin@mail.utexas.edu or (512) 475-6949.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:02 PM