June 7, 2012

Research Participation

This online survey, which should take 20 minutes or less, examines supervision processes as they occur in two countries (the US and South Korea). Its particular focus is on supervisee perceptions of supervisor style and of the quality of supervisor-supervisee relationships.

Students are eligible to participate in a drawing for a Kindle Fire, whether they choose to participate or not. Details are on the webpage (link below).

This study has been approved by the University of Redlands IRB (IRB APPROVAL #: 2012-29-REDLANDS).

Those interested in participating should click the following URL: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CH76LT7

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.

Thanks for considering this request.

Rod Goodyear
rodk.goodyear@gmail.com

Posted by rutka005 at 7:42 AM

June 6, 2012

MnSCU Academic Professional 2 - TRIO (Unclassified MAPE) Student Support Services/TRIO Academic Advisor

Appointment:
-Full-time
-Unlimited

Location:
-Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
-15 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis MN

Application Deadline:
-June 15, 2012

Send materials to:
-Online applications at: www.nhcc.edu/jobs, by deadline.

Contact:
Michelle Evenson
Human Resources Assistant
Email: Michelle.Evenson@nhcc.edu
Phone: (763) 424-0849

Description: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system logo

Responsibilities:

Provide academic advising, guidance and support services to SSS/TRIO program participants. Assist in identifying and selecting eligible program participants. Conduct individualized needs assessments. Develop individualized academic success plans with participants. Provide guidance for students transferring to a four year college. Explain degree programs and articulation agreements. Monitor student academic progress. Develop action plans for students who are struggling academically. Assist participants with the 4-year transfer process. Coordinate tours to metro-area baccalaureate colleges and universities. Assist participants with applying for financial aid and scholarships. Coordinate Peer Advising Mentorship program. Develop and conduct financial literacy, career, and scholarship and other related workshops. Assist participants with creating their academic degree and career plans. Work effectively with the SSS/TRIO team to meet the goals and objectives as stated in the approved grant proposal. Communicate with North Hennepin faculty and staff, participating in program development, serving on college committees, organizing cultural events for program participants, assisting with program evaluation, and completing other assignments as directed.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Organizational Management, Liberal Arts or related degree area, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Experience working with students who are TRIO eligible, or from diverse ethnic backgrounds, or non-traditional aged students, Demonstrated understanding of student development needs, Demonstrated understanding of the mission of TRIO programs.
-Strong public relations, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
-Demonstrated self-starter with strong organizational and leadership skills.
-Proficient and efficient at using computer technology including internet and Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a higher education setting providing academic advising, or counseling in a TRIO program or similar program.
-Experience creating and developing career and degree plans
-Experience developing mentorship programs
-Experience creating academic, career or financial literacy workshops
-Experience assisting students with career exploration and the financial aid process.
- Experience in student services or related area.

Application Procedure:
You must apply online at www.nhcc.edu/jobs/ and attach a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts and names, and addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order to be considered for this position. Paper applications and resumes will not be considered

Links:
To learn more about us, please visit our website at: href="http://www.nhcc.edu">http://www.nhcc.edu
Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees which can be found at: http://www.mmb.state.mn.us/mape

Posted by rutka005 at 2:20 PM

June 5, 2012

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - AEA GRADUATE EDUCATION DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (GEDI)

The Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA) would like to share the following information with you.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
AEA GRADUATE EDUCATION DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (GEDI)
DEADLINE: Thursday, June 21, 2012

The American Evaluation Association welcomes applications for its Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program that provides paid internship and training opportunities for academic year 2012/2013. The GEDI program works to engage and support students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation. The goals of the GEDI program are to:

-Expand the pool of graduate students of color and from other under-represented groups who have extended their research capacities to evaluation.
-Stimulate evaluation thinking concerning under-represented communities and culturally responsive evaluation.
-Deepen the evaluation profession's capacity to work in racially, ethnically and culturally diverse settings.

-Interns may come from a variety of disciplines, including public health, education, political science, anthropology, psychology, sociology, social work, and the natural sciences. Their commonality is a strong background in research skills, an interest in extending their capacities to the field of evaluation, and a commitment to thinking deeply about culturally responsive evaluation practice.

The Internship: Building on the training content described below, the Interns work the equivalent of approximately two days per week at an internship site near their home institution from approximately September 1 to July 1. The interns may work on a single evaluation project or multiple projects at the site, but all internship work is focused on building skills and confidence in real-world evaluation practices. Interns receive a stipend of $8,000 in recognition of their internship work based on completion of the internship and satisfactory finalization of program requirements, including any deliverables due to the host agency, progress reports, and reflections on the internship experience.

Training and Networking Components: It is assumed that students come to the program with basic qualitative and quantitative research skills. The GEDI program then works to extend those skills to evaluation through multiple activities:

Fall Seminar. A five-day intensive seminar, held August 19 to August 23 in Claremont, CA, provides an orientation that expands the student's knowledge and understanding of critical issues in evaluation, including thinking about building evaluation capacities to work across cultures and diverse groups. The interns complete a self-assessment in the Fall, clarifying their own goals during program participation.

AEA Annual Conference. Interns will spend the week of October 22 to October 27 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the American Evaluation Association annual conference. While there, they attend (a) pre-conference workshops selected to fill gaps in their knowledge and skills, (b) conference sessions exploring the breadth and depth of the field, and (c) multiple networking events to connect them with senior colleagues. The interns also conduct a small-service learning project in the form of an evaluation of one component of the conference.

Winter Seminar. A three-day seminar, held in January or February, provides the students with additional training, coaching on their evaluation projects, and panel discussions with evaluation practitioners working in a range of contexts.

Evaluation Project. Interns will have the opportunity to provide support to an agency's evaluation activities in close proximity to their graduate institution. Interns will provide three updates on their evaluation project activities as part of the internship program, describing and reflecting on the application of their evaluation knowledge to the actual project activities.

Monthly Webinars: The students gather each month for a two-hour webinar to check in on evaluation projects and site placements, add to existing skill-sets, and learn from invited guest speakers.

AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute. The program ends with attendance at the Summer Evaluation Institute held in Atlanta each June. There, students once again connect and finalize project reporting, attend training workshops, and participate in a graduation ceremony.

Specific Support Mechanisms: Interns are supported by colleagues at school, at their site placements, and within the sponsoring association:

An Academic Advisor. The academic advisor at the Intern's home institution supports and coordinates coursework and other activities, while helping to integrate the internship program with the student's plan of study.

A Sponsoring Agency. Students generally are matched with sponsoring agencies near their graduate institution that provide the opportunity to perform evaluation activities compatible with students' research interests and skills. Last year among approximately 75 applicants, six GEDI were competitively selected based on available sponsorships in the following cities: Atlanta (1), New Jersey (1), Baltimore (1), Pittsburgh (1), and Chapel Hill (2). GEDI then matched two remaining top applicants with cooperating agencies near their graduate institutions. Similar placements are expected this year. We are currently finalizing sponsor recruitment for 2012-2013; sponsors pay the Intern's $8,000 stipend, plus travel and training costs to the four meetings.

Supervising Mentor. A colleague at the host site with evaluation experience acts as a guide and mentor throughout the program.

GEDI Program Co-chairs. The GEDI program Chair, Stewart Donaldson, is an experienced evaluator. Working with a a cadre of colleagues, he oversee the curriculum and site placements. Throughout the internship the Chair is available to guide, advise, and support the interns in achieving their professional goals and the goals of the program.

AEA Staff Support. AEA staff provide logistical support throughout the internship. Post-internship, they work to connect program graduates with opportunities for leadership, participation, and networking within the association.

Online Community. The GEDI cohort uses an online community space for checking in, turning in updates, asking questions, and informal networking.

Student Benefits: Interns receive support from advisors and mentors, quality training focused on evaluation, real-world work experience, registration waivers and guidance at two professional evaluation conferences, and multiple opportunities for professional networking. In recognition of the time involved in the program (approximately 2 days per week), each intern also receives an $8,000 stipend and is reimbursed for major travel expenses related to the program (airfare and hotel specifically).

Eligibility: We seek students who are not already enrolled in an evaluation program/specialization or pursuing an evaluation degree who:

-Are enrolled in a masters or doctoral-level program in the United States and have completed the equivalent of one full year of graduate level coursework;
-Are residing in the United States;
-Have already been exposed to research methods and substantive issues in their field of expertise;
-Demonstrate via written essays the relevance of evaluation training to their career plans and their commitment to culturally responsive practice;
-Are eligible to work for pay in the United States outside of an academic environment (non-U.S. citizens will be asked to provide documentation of current eligibility); and
-Have support from his/her academic advisor.

Criteria for Selection: The interns will be selected based on their completed applications, materials provided, and subsequent finalist interviews focusing on:

-Their thinking around and commitment to culturally responsive evaluation practice;
-The alignment between their skills, aspirations, locale, and internship site placement needs;
-The quality of their academic, extracurricular, and personal experiences as preparation for GEDI; and
-Their capacity to carry out and complete the program, including support from an academic advisor.

To apply: Download the GEDI Application and return all requested materials via email as described on that document on or before Thursday, June 21, 2012. Please note that it may take a few weeks to compile the requested information and thus we recommend that you begin as soon as possible before the deadline.

Questions: We recommend beginning by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Should you have further questions, please contact program liaison, John Lavelle via email at gedi@eval.org for questions about the program.

More about the program: Go to the GEDI homepage

Posted by rutka005 at 10:30 AM

June 4, 2012

Department of Medicine of the University of Minnesota Medical School Employment Opportunity

The Division of General Medicine in the Department of Medicine of the University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking a full-time clinical health psychologist. The position primarily involves clinical assessment, psychotherapy/intervention, and hospital consultation with medical patients, including those with acute, chronic, and life-threatening illnesses. Outpatient activities are in the Primary Care Center and other clinics of the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Clinical services are provided through the University of Minnesota Physicians. It is a professional organization with over 700 physicians and 1,400 health professionals who work interprofessionally in primary care and specialty care areas and are dedicated to providing quality patient-focused care. Health Psychology services are provided on an outpatient basis and as inpatient consultation to medical units.

The health psychologist position involves contact with diverse clinical populations, including, but not limited, to primary care, general internal medicine, cardiology, endocrine, oncology, neurology, obesity/bariatrics, solid organ and bone marrow transplants, sleep disorders, and cochlear implants. It also provides exposure to a broad range of psychiatric conditions.

Although this position is primarily clinical, opportunities for scholarship and research collaboration exist. Participation in ongoing research projects and in grant-funded research is encouraged. The position offers limited involvement in education and training. The position will include participation in quality improvement projects involving management of chronic medical illness (e.g., Diabetes Mellitus) and depression. The position is at the level of Assistant Professor in the Clinical Scholar Track.

Strong clinical, research, writing, and interpersonal skills are required in this busy academic health care setting. Clinical experience in a medical setting is a prerequisite. Preference will be given to graduates of APA-accredited scientist-practitioner clinical psychology doctoral programs (Ph.D.) and APA-accredited internships. Eligibility for and intent to pursue board certification in clinical health psychology or clinical psychology is also desired. Licensure with the Minnesota Board of Psychology is required by the start date. Members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The requisition number for the position is #178554. For further information and to apply for the Health Psychology position link to: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=103552

Posted by rutka005 at 11:28 AM

Research Participation

Contextualizing Social Justice in Counseling Psychology [McNally; University of Akron]

Christopher J. McNally, a Doctoral candidate in the Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology at The University of Akron. Would like to request your assistance with data collection for his dissertation research: "Contextualizing Social Justice in Counseling Psychology: Self-Reported Attitudes and Behaviors as Expressions of Training and Professional Identity." This research received IRB approval from the Department of Research and Sponsored Programs at The University of Akron on 04/17/12 (approval #20120407).

Participants will complete a brief demographic questionnaire and the following surveys: (1) Social Justice Attitudes and Behaviors Inventory (SJABI; developed for the study), (2) Multicultural Awareness Knowledge and Skills Survey (MAKSS), and (3) Scientist Practitioner Inventory (SPI). It is anticipated that completion of study materials will take no longer than 25-30 minutes.

Participation in this research is entirely voluntary and may be discontinued at any time. All survey materials are coded to ensure the anonymity of participants and confidentiality of responses will be maintained throughout any future presentation or publication. No specific information regarding educational institutions or academic programs is requested.

Participants will be given the option of including their current e-mail address, for entry into a randomized drawing for one of four $50.00 gift certificates from Amazon.com. Gift certificates will be awarded to four winning participants via e-mail at the conclusion of data collection. Links between participant e-mail addresses and survey responses will not be recorded.

If you have questions regarding this research, please contact me via telephone (216-346-6346) or e-mail (mcnally@uakron.edu or mcnally@uakron.edu). You may also direct questions to my faculty advisor, Dr. James R. Rogers (330-972-8635; jrrogers@uakron.edu), or directly to the IRB (330-972-6764).

STUDENTS: Please use the following link to participate in the study:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ContextualizingSocialJusticeInCP

Please read instructions pertaining to each page thoroughly before entering your responses.

Posted by rutka005 at 10:32 AM