December 30, 2011

College of Liberal Arts Student Services Individualized Degree Programs Coordinator

Individualized Degree Programs Coordinator
College of Liberal Arts Student Services
University of Minnesota

The mission of CLA Student Services is to promote students' success in the pursuit of their college career. CLA Student Services undertakes this mission by enhancing students' connection to the University and the college by helping facilitate meaningful educational relationships with academic departments, and building a bridge to the wider world beyond the university by means of career exploration and special learning opportunities. CLASS offers programs that meet students' developmental needs, supports their search for fields of study appropriate to their vision and potential, and facilitates their academic progress.

The Individualized Degree Programs have a two-fold mission within the College of Liberal Arts: 1) providing academic advising and services to students who wish to design individualized major programs, and 2) supporting the College's academic mission by providing a structure for curricular experimentation through which students can join faculty in the exploration of new fields of knowledge at the boundaries between disciplines.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties/Responsibilities

(1) Coordinator of CLA Individualized Degree Programs (IDP):

Serve as advisor to Individually Designed Interdepartmental Major (IDIM) and Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS) students (help students to develop, gain approval for, and carry out major programs and senior projects, make referrals to faculty advisors and other advising offices, maintain student records, solve problems).

Supervise and coordinate activities of one academic advisor and oversee support services provided by other staff.

Coordinate all phases of IDIM and BIS program approval and major clearance processes.

Coordinate maintenance of program records for IDIM/BIS students.

Coordinate preparation of all IDIM/BIS informational materials (brochures, website, batch e-mails, meeting handouts, catalog copy, etc.).

Prepare annual report and special reports as requested by Assistant Dean for CLA Student Services, IDP Advisory Committee, CLA departments and others.

Work with IDP Advisory Committee on policy and procedural issues and transmit Committee decisions and concerns to the College.

Coordinate IDP services with services of other CLA advising offices and related University programs.

Participate in planning for collegiate student services and for coordination of collegiate services with departmental services.

Represent the IDP within the College and the University community.

Other responsibilities as assigned by Assistant Dean for CLA Student Services or other CLA Deans.

(2) CLA Coordinator for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program:

Publicize Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) within CLA.

Assist students in developing proposals.

Organize CLA faculty committee review of proposals and report results to University UROP Office.

Represent CLA on University-wide UROP Advisory Committee.

Coordinate selection of CLA student delegates for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Program/Unit Description The mission of CLA Student Services is to promote students' success in the pursuit of their college career. CLA Student Services undertakes this mission by enhancing students' connection to the University and the college by helping facilitate meaningful educational relationships with academic departments, and building a bridge to the wider world beyond the university by means of career exploration and special learning opportunities. CLASS offers programs that meet students' developmental needs, supports their search for fields of study appropriate to their vision and potential, and facilitates their academic progress.

The Individualized Degree Programs have a two-fold mission within the College of Liberal Arts: 1) providing academic advising and services to students who wish to design individualized major programs, and 2) supporting the College's academic mission by providing a structure for curricular experimentation through which students can join faculty in the exploration of new fields of knowledge at the boundaries between disciplines.

The position will report to the Assistant Dean of CLA Student Services.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED

· A minimum of three years of professional experience in college-level academic student services, which must include at least two years of advising experience.

· Completed Master's degree or ABD in a Liberal Arts or closely related discipline at time of application.

· Excellent communication skills.

· Strong computer skills within the Windows environment to include word processing, e-mail, web searching, and reporting.

· Leadership and/or supervisory experience.

PREFERRED

· Completed PhD.

· Prior coordinating/advising experience in a liberal arts college.

· Familiarity with College of Liberal Arts and University of Minnesota systems, procedures, curriculum, and requirements.

· Familiarity with career development issues for undergraduates.

· Experience (as advisor or instructor or student) with interdisciplinary education.

· Familiarity with PeopleSoft system and web-based advising software.

· Excellent organizational skills.

· Demonstrated ability to lead and respond creatively to change.

· Demonstrated flexibility and problem-solving skills; solution-oriented approach to challenges.

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

12-month, 100% time academic administrative appointment as Coordinator, 9354, annually renewable depending on funding and performance. Starting salary is negotiable with excellent benefits.

Application Instructions

Please apply online via the Employment System: at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100007 All candidates must apply online and attach a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

Please reference requisition number 175890 in your cover letter.

Priority will be given to applications received by January 20, 2012, but application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

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, or sexual orientation.

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Lana Cusick
CLA Student Services
l-cusi@umn.edu
Office: (612) 625-6673
Fax: (612) 626-0022

Posted by rutka005 at 11:16 AM

December 13, 2011

The APA convention Division 52 has extended the deadline for STUDENT poster submissions

The APA convention Division 52 (International Psychology) planning committee is pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for STUDENT poster submissions for the Division 52 Annual APA conference Orlando, Fla., Aug. 2-5, 2012 up through Wednesday December 21, midnight EST.

Because this is beyond the APA deadline, please submit the abstract (100 words) and summary (up to 1000 words) directly to me (terjesem@stjohns.edu) along with:

Authors names
email address of presenting author
highest degrees of each author
APA status of each author
department affiliations of each author
contact information of presenting author
APAGS membership of 1st author (may be entitled to free registration)

This extension is valid only for posters, not papers or symposia.

Thanks!!

Mark D. Terjesen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Marillac Hall SB36
Jamaica, NY 11439
P: (718)990-5860
F: (718)990-5926
Terjesem@stjohns.edu

Posted by rutka005 at 1:33 PM

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program: Call for Fellowship Applications

Minority Fellowship Program Fellows receive much more than financial support; they join a community committed to their success. Fellows are mentored by leading ethnic minority psychologists and become part of a lifetime network of professional psychologists interested in ethnic minority behavioral health issues.

Fellowship Opportunities (Click for more information)

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Predoctoral Fellowship

This fellowship is aimed at those pursuing doctoral degrees in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, as well as other behavioral health services or policy areas.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Postdoctoral Fellowship

This fellowship is aimed at early career doctoral recipients who are interested in developing a career in behavioral health services or policy.


About the Minority Fellowship Program

The APA MFP is an innovative, comprehensive, and coordinated training and career development program that promotes psychological and behavioral outcomes of ethnic minority communities. MFP is committed to increasing the number of ethnic minority professionals in the field and enhancing our understanding of the life experiences of ethnic minority communities.

The application deadline is January 15

For more information or to apply, please visit our web site at www.apa.org/pi/mfp

Posted by rutka005 at 10:50 AM

December 7, 2011

Minnesota Psychological Association 76th Annual Convention

Proposals for the Annual Meeting are due by 12/9. Marge Charmoli is heading the Annual Meeting committee. Currently, half of the 32 slots have been filled. So, if you have a topic you would like to present, please submit a proposal! The 2012 theme for the MPA Annual Convention is "Critical Issues: Addressing Change in Psychology, the Mental Health Community, and Society." The Convention Planning Committee seeks proposals for Concurrent Sessions that address clinical and practice issues, academic research, technology in psychology, and organizational and workplace issues. The committee appreciates your willingness to share your knowledge. The CFP form is at http://www.mnpsych.org/associations/5028/files/MPA-ConventionCFP-2012.pdf .

Posted by rutka005 at 10:26 AM