May 28, 2010

Student Travel Funds

Student Travel Funds

We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $225 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:

• You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

Funds will be awarded twice each year.

• For travel between July 1 and December 15, 2009, submit requests and required documentation by December 15, 2009.
• For travel between December 16, 2009 and June 30, 2010, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 5, 2010.

No late requests will be considered.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit the following:

student travel funding request; be sure to have your advisor sign the form.
• proof of conference attendance
• a copy of the conference program showing your presentation
• original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
• a completed expense reimbursement form (available at

Submit all of the above to Shawn Rutka in 250 EdSciB .

Posted by rutka005 at 4:00 PM

Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant
Job Code: 9511
Starting Hourly Rate: $17.08 plus part-time benefits
Department Name: Dept. of Postsecondary Teaching & Learning
College or Admin Unit: CEHD
Job Open Date: Thursday, May 27
Job Close Date: Thursday, June 10 at 4:30PM

There is one opening for this 25% time assistantship position for the 2010-11 academic year. (Appointment dates are 8/30/10 - 5/29/11.)

Required Qualifications:
Graduate student in CEHD, with good academic record and making satisfactory progress toward degree completion and registered for coursework for duration of appointment; general knowledge of the University and library; ability to relate well to students, staff, and faculty; ability to work independently. Familiarity with undergraduate coursework in psychology is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:
Interdisciplinary background desirable; previous teaching assistant experience preferred. Interest in and commitment to working with special student populations, including under-represented ethnic populations, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and English language learners.

All nonnative English speaking TAs must take the SPEAK test or provide official documentation of their score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) before beginning their duties as a TA.

Teach 2 sections of PsTL 1081: Integrated Learning in the Social Sciences; one section meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30-3:20PM in the Fall 2010 semester, and the second section of PsTL 1081 meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:20-1:10PM during Spring 2011 semester. Must also be able to attend PSTL 1281-8 from 12:20-2:15PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters. Responsibilities include regular consultation with the PSTL 1281 class instructor, preparing and teaching supplemental instruction class sessions with students, assisting students during regularly scheduled office hours, maintaining class records, grading exams, quizzes, papers, and projects, assisting students in developing academic skills to successfully complete their target class; participating in training and orientation sessions and attending meetings as required.
Application Instructions
Please submit a letter of application together with a transcript and c.v., plus the names of two references should be forwarded to the Jill Trites, Senior Teaching Specialist, Dept. of Postsecondary Teaching & Learning, 206 Burton Hall, 178 Pillsbury Drive S.E., , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Application Deadline:

Received by Thursday, June 10 at 4:30PM

Posted by rutka005 at 3:19 PM

May 27, 2010

Visiting Assistant Professor Position at U of Utah

This job posting applies to PhD students that are completing their internship this year.


The Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Utah is soliciting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2010 - 2011 academic year in our Counseling and Counseling Psychology Program with an emphasis in the preparation of masters-level students in mental health and school counseling. The Counseling and Counseling Psychology Program is strongly committed to issues of diversity, broadly defined.


Responsibilities will include coordination of the Licensed Professional Counselor MEd specialty program and the School Counseling MEd specialty program, classroom instruction, student advisement and mentoring, and participation in faculty governance and collaboration with other faculty in the Counseling and Counseling Psychology program. Depending on licensure status, there may be opportunities to provide supervision to students in our Masters and Doctoral programs. The new faculty member will teach six graduate courses per year, primarily in the area of mental health counseling with the potential to teach in the masters program in school counseling and in the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology. Course assignments will likely include DSM Diagnostics, Counseling Theories, Family Counseling, Counseling Practicum, Professional Issues and Ethics in Counseling. Contributing to multicultural endeavors (e.g., familiarity with and commitment to diversity issues) is essential.


An earned doctorate (or its completion by the starting date of the
appointment) in Counseling Psychology is required. Licensure as a psychologist in the state of Utah is also desirable but not required. A strong commitment to teaching is essential. Professional interests and ties with mental health counseling are also highly desired. Women, people with disabilities, and individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline, Starting Date, and Salary:

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on June 7, 2010.
Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled. The starting date for the position is August 2010.
Salary will be competitive and based on a nine-month schedule. A liberal benefits package is provided.

Application/Nomination Procedures:

Applications should include a letter that outlines interests and qualifications, current vitae, at least three letters of recommendation.
Inquiries for further information should be directed to Paul Gore, the Search Chair, Department of Educational Psychology and CCP Search Committee Chair (801-599-4567;

Written materials may be sent to Daryl Dowdell c/o University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology, 1705 E Campus Center Drive RM 327, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9255. General inquiries can be made by phone
(801) 581-7148, FAX (801) 581-5566, or email to

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages application from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.

Sue Morrow, Ph.D.
University of Utah ~ Ed Psych
1705 E Campus Center Dr Rm 327
Salt Lake City UT 84112-9255
O: 801-581-3400
F: 801-581-5566

Posted by rutka005 at 9:08 AM

May 24, 2010

Anna Westin House Open House Invitation

Anna Westin House Open House Invitation

What: Open House to celebrate the new Anna Westin House
When: June 23rd, 5-7PM
Where: 1449 Cleveland Avenue North, St. Paul.
Click on the link below to see details . (If you are having problems opening the image, please contact me and I will send you the information in a text format.)
If you're planning to attend (and we hope you are), an RSVP by Wednesday, June 2, would be very much appreciated. (Thanks to those who already have responded.)


Anna Westin House - opening.pdf

Posted by rutka005 at 8:44 AM

May 12, 2010


Spirituality and Resilience

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

CSpH 5201
Summer 2010

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 previous terms consistently report the class as "life-changing" and "meaningful." Many say, "It should be required of all students at the University." and "It was the best course I have ever taken at the University of Minnesota."

The concentrated summer 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 the Carla Mantel at the Center for Spirituality at 612-624-9459. For other questions please call the faculty person for this course: Kathy Marshall Emerson, National Resilience Resource Center, College of Continuing Education at 612-624-1693 ( Fees vary for graduate program, undergraduate and continuing education non-degree status. Greatly reduced rates apply for senior citizens. Traditional graded, as well as audited or "S/N" enrollment status options are available.

Dates/Location: June 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, and 25 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and Saturday June 19 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class will be held on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus in a Classroom Office Building room to be announced.

Posted by rutka005 at 2:29 PM

May 5, 2010


Congratulations! to Dr. Pat McCarthy Veach for receiving the 2010 Minnesota Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Graduate Faculty in Psychology. This award recognizes a faculty member who brings a special quality or commitment to working with graduate students in psychology
Congratulations! to Dr. Tom Skovholt who received the MPA Distinguished Elder Award, given to a psychologist who has made significant contributions to mental health in Minnesota through a role as scholar, teacher, mentor, practitioner, and/or advocate for rights and just causes.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:45 AM

May 4, 2010


Academic Advising Graduate Internship

Professional Undergraduate Academic Advising Professional undergraduate academic advising is an educational partnership that encourages and supports students to be active and accountable in the creation and achievement of their curricular and co-curricular goals. Academic advisors significantly contribute to the academic mission of the University through transformative practices that include but are not limited to the following:
*Helping students understand curricular and policy requirements, develop and realize their full academic potential, achieve learning
and development outcomes, and graduate in a timely manner
*Connecting students with resources and services
*Supporting and challenging students in their exploration, reflection, decision making, and goal setting
*Engaging students in developmental processes to define their diverse values, beliefs, and sense of self in relation to their
educational, career, and life goals.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree and should also be a current graduate student enrolled in a higher educational program related to the field of student affairs.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants with: experience advising students at the college level; knowledge and understanding of diverse populations; exceptional organizational and time management skills; strong attention to detail; outstanding written and oral communication abilities; and the desire to be a self-starter.

- Assist in the planning and implementation of new student and transfer student orientation events
- Advise students on degree program planning, registration, and transition to other programs
- Offer proactive advising techniques to enhance student services efforts for student success
- Maintain student records on advisees and monitor academic progress
- Function as a liaison with academic departments, programs, and units
- Contribute to the IT Student Services and University of Minnesota pursuit of holistic development
- Other duties and projects as assigned

Summer internship will require approximately 25 hours per week, with the primary focus on orientation. An opportunity to continue the internship through the fall and spring semesters is negotiable (hours also negotiable). Currently internship is available as an unpaid opportunity.

Application Process:
Please send a letter of interest indicating how your skills and abilities may contribute to the campus department, a current resume, and contact information for three references to:

The University of Minnesota
Institute of Technology, Office of Academic Advising
Attention: Emily McCreight
128 Lind Hall
207 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: (612)-624-2890

Application deadline is Friday, May 14, 2010.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:47 AM