November 18, 2014

Minutes from the Student Representitive Meeting

Student Rep Meeting Thursday 11/13/14

First Year MA Business:
• St. Thomas Pre-Practicum Fair offered Community and Higher Ed students that attended general knowledge for practicum ideas.
• Higher Ed track - university counseling centers are generally not considered practicum sites for Master's level students. Higher Ed students generally pursue practica at other offices including career or academic advising, international students and scholar services, etc.
• Dr. Ohrtman is leading practicum meeting on Monday 11/17.
• Second years are assembling a Google doc with practicum information and advice for first year students.

Second Year MA Business:
• None
• Note: Natalie is still working on assembling alumni panel.

Doctoral Business:
• The CSPP program will receive a letter from APA Committee on Accreditation later this month. Details of letter are unknown other than the CoA has deferred a decision regarding accreditation and will request a special site visit during the current academic year. The exact nature of that site visit and the role of Doctoral students in the visit are unknown at this time. Details will be forthcoming as the faculty learns more.
• How will changes in faculty complement or affect current Doctoral students? The dispersion of PSTL faculty is still uncertain and is under negotiation in the College.
• Currently, CSPP is not accepting Doctoral applications for Fall 2015.

Posted by hard0158 at 11:26 AM

February 12, 2013

CSPP Representative Meeting Minutes - 2/8/13

Attendees: Tom Allen, Sandra Newton, Krista Redlinger-Grosse, Drew Benson, Dustin Brockberg and Caroline Burke

Topics of Discussion
a. Updates from class
• 1st year Masters (Dustin)
i. Involved in practicum searches
1. Many have found that the listed options are for advanced practicum students
2. Plan was made to circulate informal list amongst 2nd year Master's students re: current site and details of that practicum
ii. End of the year gathering?
1. Grad CEHD funds
Links: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/gradsehd/docs/CohortDevelopmentGrantApplication.pdf
iii. Are there ways to prepare for 2nd year?
1. Relax (Self-Care), discuss with practicum suggestions for preparation, contact faculty if interested in research opportunities
iv. Honoring Kay given upcoming leave - will there be an event? This is being discussed
• 2nd year Masters (Tom)
i. LPC/LPCC questions remain
1. Visited Board (BBHT) and proposed asking someone to come to CSPP to answer questions
ii. Master Comprehensive Exam questions
1. Email re: when/how to sign up
2. 2-4 hour exam, 200 questions that is graded on a curve depending on the highest score
iii. Is there a CSPP graduation event separate from CEHD?
1. CSPP has a reception with the Department of Ed Psych on the day of Graduation and other events are welcome
• 1st year Doctoral (Drew)
i. Potential Thailand trip for cohort
ii. Potential option for funding - GAPSA
https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/gapsa/home/grants
• 2nd year Doctoral (Sandy/Krista)
i. Internal Communication - Sandy will look into developing a Google group to post information about talks etc.
b. Update from faculty (Carrie)
• Review of Masters Applications at Faculty Meeting
i. Hoping to establish a cohort of 30
• Dr. Romano is on phased-retirement for spring semester
• Dr. Turner is at Directors of Training Program Meeting in Austin, TX
• Preparation for APA site visit
i. Self-study work is ongoing - alumni survey
• Dr. Skovholt has applied for sabbatical next year
i. Coverage for courses is being worked on
• Viability of PhD Program continues to be discussed.


CSPP Representative Meeting Minutes 2-7-13-1.docx

Posted by rutka005 at 8:36 AM

October 17, 2012

CSPP Representative Meeting Minutes 10/11/12

Attendees
Kay Herting Wahl, Caroline Burke, Sandy Newton, Drew Benson, Tom Allen, Krista Redlinger-Grosse, and Dustin Brockberg

Topics of discussion
1. Updates from CSPP classes
a. First year MA students (Dustin)
i. Positive collaboration/bonding amongst students through social gatherings and online groups (Facebook).
ii. Concerns for CSPP changes
1. There are questions regarding what faculty are leaving and/or retiring.
2. PhD program
iii. Area of potential improvement
1. 1st year MA students would like greater exposure/interaction with other student/faculty.
b. Second year MA students (Tom)
i. Tom has started a Google document for 2nd year MA to anonymously voice feedback.
1. Issues/Feedback listed by students:
a. Positives from last year courses - highlights were pre-practicum and multicultural courses.
b. Students are starting practicum experiences and settling in.
c. Request for more role plays in Dr. Romano's theory course as a means to help students apply theory to work with clients. Would help in practicum preparation.
d. Continued clarification regarding LPC/LPCC requirements was requested.
i. Kay mentioned a meeting will be scheduled in late November.
e. Discussion of CSPP program and PhD program
i. Request for meeting on 10/16/12 with Dean Quam and Department chair be recorded so information can be shared.
1. Kay/Carrie will discuss at faculty meeting.
2. Carrie stressed that CSPP faculty will continue to be a resource for MA students that are applying to PhD programs.
c. Doctoral Students (Sandy, Drew and Krista)
i. Status of PhD program is a present concern for students
1. Several questions remain regarding APA accreditation given halted admissions to PhD.
2. Questions were also raised regarding upcoming meeting on 10/16/12.
a. Format of meeting and potential outcomes unknown. It is anticipated that there will be time for questions.
b. Discussed trying to clarify concerns and information amongst students to present at meeting.
ii. Potential for establishing a CSPP Listserve
1. Questions were raised: What is the process to set this up? Does it need to be sanctioned by the U of MN? Or the Department of Ed Psych?
a. Drew will check with Shawn to look into feasibility.
d. Faculty Discussion/Topics
i. Kay asked about the convenience of meeting times to discuss program issues. This is typically centered around 1st year MA class schedules.
ii. Upcoming student meetings:
1. November 1st - Practicum Meeting for MA and Advanced Practicum Students
2. November 3rd - Practicum Fair to be held at St. Thomas (downtown location). Mainly focused on career/community counseling for practicum and advanced practicum opportunities.
3. Degree programming - meeting to be scheduled but if questions regarding class planning for spring semester, talk to advisor.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:17 AM

CSPP Representative Meeting Minutes 10/11/12

Attendees
Kay Herting Wahl, Caroline Burke, Sandy Newton, Drew Benson, Tom Allen, Krista Redlinger-Grosse, and Dustin Brockberg

Topics of discussion
1. Updates from CSPP classes
a. First year MA students (Dustin)
i. Positive collaboration/bonding amongst students through social gatherings and online groups (Facebook).
ii. Concerns for CSPP changes
1. There are questions regarding what faculty are leaving and/or retiring.
2. PhD program
iii. Area of potential improvement
1. 1st year MA students would like greater exposure/interaction with other student/faculty.
b. Second year MA students (Tom)
i. Tom has started a Google document for 2nd year MA to anonymously voice feedback.
1. Issues/Feedback listed by students:
a. Positives from last year courses - highlights were pre-practicum and multicultural courses.
b. Students are starting practicum experiences and settling in.
c. Request for more role plays in Dr. Romano's theory course as a means to help students apply theory to work with clients. Would help in practicum preparation.
d. Continued clarification regarding LPC/LPCC requirements was requested.
i. Kay mentioned a meeting will be scheduled in late November.
e. Discussion of CSPP program and PhD program
i. Request for meeting on 10/16/12 with Dean Quam and Department chair be recorded so information can be shared.
1. Kay/Carrie will discuss at faculty meeting.
2. Carrie stressed that CSPP faculty will continue to be a resource for MA students that are applying to PhD programs.
c. Doctoral Students (Sandy, Drew and Krista)
i. Status of PhD program is a present concern for students
1. Several questions remain regarding APA accreditation given halted admissions to PhD.
2. Questions were also raised regarding upcoming meeting on 10/16/12.
a. Format of meeting and potential outcomes unknown. It is anticipated that there will be time for questions.
b. Discussed trying to clarify concerns and information amongst students to present at meeting.
ii. Potential for establishing a CSPP Listserve
1. Questions were raised: What is the process to set this up? Does it need to be sanctioned by the U of MN? Or the Department of Ed Psych?
a. Drew will check with Shawn to look into feasibility.
d. Faculty Discussion/Topics
i. Kay asked about the convenience of meeting times to discuss program issues. This is typically centered around 1st year MA class schedules.
ii. Upcoming student meetings:
1. November 1st - Practicum Meeting for MA and Advanced Practicum Students
2. November 3rd - Practicum Fair to be held at St. Thomas (downtown location). Mainly focused on career/community counseling for practicum and advanced practicum opportunities.
3. Degree programming - meeting to be scheduled but if questions regarding class planning for spring semester, talk to advisor.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:17 AM

November 7, 2011

Student Rep Meeting - 7:30 AM Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meeting - 7:30 AM Thursday, October 27, 2011

WELCOME

Cohort 2012 Report: Rose and Drew

-People are managing, but busy
-Course material is weightier (e.g. ethics)
--Need a chance to "process" more, perhaps outside of class in some forum
--Tension b/w personal and professional life: Do we need to sacrifice parts of our personal life to uphold with integrity our professional life?
---Burke wonders about the nature of this tension
---Closeness of cohort leads to being able to talk about this

-Suggestions:
--1st year CSPP could think more about the ethical and personal piece
--Ethics could be beneficial to be in first year
---Burke responds that faculty has thought about this and she will continue to bring this up again
--Cohort "Seminars" - e.g. interest in Psychopathology

-Residual stress from practicum-finding process last spring
--Suggestions:
---Mixers to meet more practicum-site people
---1st and 2nd year CSPP "Speed Dating"
---Remember to attend the practicum fair - see the CSPP blog for more details. It is at St. Thomas.
---Make a contact sheet and informational meeting with info about where people are doing their practicum sites
---Meeting suggested for 5:30 PM (happy hour) on Friday next semester (b/c second year students already have practicum) - Check on dates and funding for that.

-Cultural and Social Contexts course
--Needs to be more intentionally ingrained in all the courses
--Some inappropriate/culturally-insensitive comments are made in class by students and by faculty.
--Need to think about structure: Suggestions:
--- "Immediacy work" in the classroom/corrective piece
---Comment in the beginning of each class about addressing the need to discuss openly

Cohort 2013 Report: Janelle and Noah
--Highlights: (List below)
---Birthday celebrations
---Facebook page
---Happy hours, gatherings
---Good bonding overall
--Cohort wants to know more info about LPCC licensure.
---Dr. Burke says that Kay will come into our classroom and be able to answer all the questions.

-Summer courses: Should we take them?
--Answer: Depends upon money, availability, etc. Wait until that comes up.
-International students wanting to know about organizations and practicum sites that will help focus on cross-culture communications/counseling specific
--Rose says to have them talk to her at ISSS

-Suggestions for getting 1st and 2nd year masters students together:
--Happy Hour - Rose and Janelle will set up
What other opportunities could we do / improve on?

-Advice for connecting and extending our resources.
--CSPP Alumni Event
--Free counseling services
--Previous event: People from APA coming to talk, woman coming to talk about Self-Care, women in psychology, setting up a private practice
--We can definitely find out more from Burke about setting these things up

-School Counseling people:
--Worried about job prospects
--Next semester, we will work more with Herting-Wahl about this
--Economic concerns and anxiety
--CSPP panel two years ago about CSPP grad school placement/jobs
--School counseling is actually a bonus + double certification

-Students are interested in RESEARCH
--Students should be bold and directly contact faculty - be proactive
--Ian's research meeting
--Encouraged to contact professors not in the department
--Use advisors and office hours
--Check professor profiles, and then email them to find out more about possible research with them
--Board downstairs by the office, articles from professors are posted and can find out what they are doing

Ph.D. Students: Rita

-Internship concerns

-First year students: Period of discombobulation
--Self-doubting of belonging / feeling fraudulent
--Discussing that concern together helps

-What is happening with the faculty in the department? Concern about people leaving.

Faculty Feedback: Caroline Burke

-APA will be coming back in a year and half for accreditation
--Faculty concerns: Loss of professor - Goh. The faculty is pleased for him in this new opportunity but will miss him and his expertise in multi-cultural counseling very much.
--Budget from the Dean's office does not allow for replacing Goh
--Trying to figure out how to have a strong multi-cultural presence despite the loss

-Educational Integrity: putting out the best educational pieces as possible

-Applications for Masters and Ph.D. programs are rolling in
--Faculty reads applications from Thanksgiving onward

-December 01 is the APA national conference deadline for submissions for next August in Orlando, FL.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:43 PM

April 27, 2011

Student Rep Minutes

Student Representative Meeting
April 21, 2010
Present: Dr. Burke, Drew Benson, Margaret Dorer, Rita Sandidge

First year Master students:

- Busy this semester, especially the last few weeks.
- Most people have gotten practicum sites, though some are still looking.
- Some cohort members are interested in getting information (from 2nd year cohort, perhaps) about what route they are taking to their LPCC...summer classes, extra semester, or trying to fit things in during the year.
-- Response: Students were encouraged to talk to their advisors. If they have specific questions, perhaps second year students would be willing to talk to them about what they chose.

Second year Master students:

- The invitations for the reception for the practicum supervisors and supervisees didn't go out soon enough, were very unclear, and ended up being incorrect.
- Due to low responses from supervisors of community and higher ed counseling, this portion of the reception was cancelled. Dr. Herting-Wahl
- held a reception for school counselors and their supervisors.
- Why is there not a capstone course for the program?
- Essentially, there isn't the time or the money. If the program transitions to 3 years that may be an option.
- Are there limits on tickets for graduation? Is there a plan for how we sit? Will faculty be there?
-- Response: There are not limits, seating for guests is first come, first served. It's at a new site this year, so things are a bit confusing. Faculty will be at graduation.
- When exactly is the CSPP pre-graduation party?
-- Response: The CSPP party is combined with the rest of the EPSY group party. It is May 12, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Williams Arena Club Room. If cohort members want to organize a CSPP-only event, that can be done. Picnics, happy hours, and nothing have all been done in the past.
- There were a number of issues regarding the comprehensive exam:
-- Many students wanted to make sure that faculty paid attention to the feedback given on the test.
-- There were a lot of typos and misspellings, which were distracting and unprofessional.
-- Some questions used terminology in questions that was different that the nomenclature we'd been taught.
-- It was frustrating to have questions are subject areas we hadn't studied yet, like sleep disorders.
--- Response: The test is meant to cover all two years, and we were made aware of this in advance. If all students were not aware that it covered all the syllabi for 2 years then the faculty will work to ensure this is communicated for the years to come.
-- It seems like there is a disconnect between the time allotted for the exam, the difficulty of the material, and the purported 'goal' of the test. If this is really a 'minimum entry level' exam, then it should be testing general concepts only, and 4 hours is not necessary. However, if it is going to be a MA comprehensive exam, then the material should be more specific and more practical.
--- The faculty appreciates this (and all) feedback about the exam. The exam covers both breadth and depth of material for the past two years, from wide ranging theories to smaller specifics learned. Again, if not all students were aware of its depth and breadth then the faculty will continue to work to ensure that this is more adequately communicated in the future.
-- Platitudes from faculty like "You'll be fine" or "Everyone passes" were unhelpful. More concrete preparation or a practice test (perhaps at the end of first year?) would help the cohort more.
--- Counseling and Counseling psychology is a profession of feedback, and this feedback is helpful.
-- Is there a specific reason why the test isn't split up by course? It was hard to go back and find questions about specific topics with the questions mixed throughout the exam.
--- Response: Yes, because the questions are randomized, they are not put in any sections or split up by course.
-- Some test items seemed poorly constructed and/or confusing for many students. Some seemed culturally encapsulated, some seemed to have more than one correct answer, or were unclear. Perhaps the test would benefit from an outside evaluation for test items.
-- Some of the major tenets of counseling seemed to go unmentioned, while there were a number of questions about relatively minor research articles.
-- It would be nice to know our score, or at least know what the right answers were for some questions. Is there a time when we could go over the test as a group or have the correct answers posted somewhere?
-- The quick grading process and the quick response by the admin folks was appreciated by students. It was great to know the results as soon as possible
Caroline Burke expressed gratitude for input and feedback on the MA exam. She wants to ensure that the faculty will indeed take the feedback written by students following the exam seriously.
PhD students:
- No updates

Faculty:

- PhD students for next year have all been accepted, and faculty are excited!
- Master's students for next year have been accepted, but the group is still evolving.
- Dr. Goh is leaving, which is difficult for both faculty and for students. The faculty are pleased for him to have a different professional opportunity which meets his specialization in multi-cultural counseling and education. Faculty are deciding how his courses will be taught long term.
- Faculty are trying to figure out and secure funding for all the PhD students.
- All faculty have gone through a faculty review, including teaching evals, research published, etc.
- CSPP alumni are very active and will be meeting to talk about fund raising, awards, and the expansion of the profession.

Posted by rutka005 at 11:01 AM

April 29, 2010

Student Rep Minutes

CSPP Cohort Representative Meeting, 4/14/2010

Present: Dr. Caroline Burke, Josh Klein, Sarah Chambers, Kangting Ji, and Jo Quanbeck

First-year MA

Josh commented on possible funds available through the Cohort Development Fund--applications due end of April--that could perhaps be used for the purposes of an end-of-year gathering for students and faculty. Tentative plans for an end-of-year gathering are made for Wednesday afternoon, May 5th--possibly a 4:30 p.m. potluck.
Jo commented on the practicum application process underway for first-year students. She suggested that a panel presentation and discussion by second-year MA students for first-year students would be helpful early in the application process, and volunteered to coordinate a panel next January (2011). She asked whether the list of MA practicum sites might be expanded and updated more fully to reflect often-changing contact persons and application deadlines, and wondered whether there were ways to streamline this process.

Second-year MA
Kangting commented that her cohort was nearing completion of practicum. Most immediately, they were preparing for the MA comprehensive exam held on April 17. Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 7, preceded by a CSPP reception in the Education Sciences Building, to which families are invited.

Ph.D.

Sarah stated that Dr. Goh and Ruth Swartwood are hoping to establish a monthly research day, in which faculty or students will comment on their current research. Since the semester is nearing completion, this is expected to start in the fall. Sarah also reported that despite interest in a CSPP graduate student book discussion, there was little participation in the spring read of Ernest Gaines' book, "A Lesson Before Dying." Perhaps greater publicity is needed, if another discussion group is planned.

Faculty

Dr. Caroline Burke noted that April 15 is the day that accepted MA and PhD students need to let the program know of their program selection. Another significant date is Thursday, April 22, which is the alumni lecture series and reception, featuring a presentation by CSPP alum Dirk Miller, executive director of the Emily Program. Students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Dr. Burke commented on the faculty's ongoing work of long-range planning for courses and curriculum for the CSPP program. She also noted that Dr. Michael Goh will be on sabbatical for the 2010-2011 academic year, and Dr. Sherri Turner will be CSPP department coordinator.

Posted by rutka005 at 9:12 AM

March 8, 2010

Student Rep Minutes

CSPP Cohort Representative Meeting, 2/17/2010

MA First Year Cohort News/Issues (Josh)
• One question that popped up was whether there could be an option in future courses for which we would generally need to buy a course packet to look at articles online through the UMN library, instead. Dr. Burke will look into this.

• Jo announced that this year's Women in Psychology brown-bag presentation/discussion will be on Tuesday, March 23rd from 12:30 to 2pm. Ruth Markowitz will be the guest speaker. Details on who is invited (faculty or no) to follow.

MA Second Year Cohort News/Issues (Kangting)
• The second year cohort is getting anxious about the upcoming comprehensive exam and is wondering about the study guide created by previous cohorts that Sarah mentioned at a prior meeting.
o Sarah will look into its whereabouts.
o One thing to remember is that different professors may teach these courses from year to year, and the test reflects that. If the study guide reflects information taught by previous professors, it may not be the correct information for this year's test. Further, if at any point incorrect information was included in the guide and nobody caught it, somebody studying it could potentially get something wrong on the exam because of this. Therefore, the cohort needs to be wary about the information provided in this unofficial study guide and double-check everything in it, thoroughly.
o Professors Burke and Turner have suggested that a good way for students to study for the exam is to look at the materials from this year's and last year's courses (PowerPoints, handouts, class notes), and have a working understanding of the various theories and concepts taught.
 Dr. Burke suggests using the TECE packet from her course on personality development concurrently with skimming articles/abstracts to study the content from that course.

• There has also been a call for a Q&A session concerning the comprehensive exam.
o Dr. Burke will talk to the second year students about this on March 08, in class.

• The cohort is wondering what other documentation needs filling out (aside from the request for commencement mentioned above) or other things must be done before graduation.
o Look at the grad school website for this information.

Doctoral Student News/Issues (Sarah)
• The doctoral program is in need of a communal space in which to meet and discuss issues at hand. Currently, they meet in a coffee shop.
There's no answer for this problem at the current time, but faculty are aware of it.
• Continuing the discussion about studying abroad, Sarah has asked Sean for a list of CSPP students living abroad to see what kind of information/assistance they might be able to give us.
Another suggestion of places to look for information is ISSS (International Students & Scholar Services).

• There is continued interest among the doctoral students for a bi-monthly book club (every two months). There may be interest in both of the MA cohorts, as well. Interested parties should decide on a where and when for these events and people will come as they can.

• Sarah would also like to pursue the end-of-year get-together for all CSPP students/faculty/staff.
Josh will look into funding from a student group that two first year MA students, Mo Laufenberg & Kim Mai, head.

Faculty News
• Dr. Burke announced that Dr. Dirk Miller, Ph.D., LP, the Founder and Director of the Emily Program, will be speaking at the First Annual Alumni Speaker Day on Thursday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. There will also be a wine and small bites reception at which students and alumni can mingle and network. More info to come.

• Dr. Turner wants us to be aware of a program in May dealing with individuals and families dealing with job loss. More info to come on that, as well.

The next meeting...
Will be on either April 7 or April 14, TBD.

Posted by rutka005 at 3:37 PM

December 9, 2009

Student Rep Minutes

Student Rep Notes 12/3/09

I. Faculty Concerns:

There has not been a faculty meeting since the last student rep meeting. The concerns from the last meeting will be brought up at the next meeting.

Dr. Turner is meeting with Christopher Johnston, Director of International Relations, College of Education and Human Development, about international research and funding opportunities.

Faculty also looked in to moving some classes for the first year cohort to the mornings, but because it wasn't done before registration, so they couldn't hold people to a new schedule due to university policies.

Faculty are also beginning to review doctoral admissions and will make their decisions by 12/17.

II. First year cohort concerns:

The first year cohort is doing well and busy with end of the semester exams and papers. They had no new concerns.

III. Second year cohort concerns:

The second year cohort is in the midst of practicum and doing well. They are starting to think about jobs. There is still some concern about the Comprehensive Exam, but there will be class time dedicated to discussing the exam next semester. They can also talk with faculty or first year doctoral students about the exam.

IV. Doctoral student concerns:

The doctoral students had some interest in starting a book club next semester. The thought was that a book from the faculty recommended book list found in the CSPP blog archives could be chosen and the faculty member who recommended the book could lead a discussion on it. Dr. Turner also mentioned a book that the dean of the college recommends each year. Student reps will follow up which book has been recommended this year.

V. All cohort concerns:

There is a possibility of having an end-of-the-year gathering put on by the student rep team that includes all cohorts.

There has been an idea of having one or two brown bag lunches with different topics for next semester. Student reps will discuss topics with their cohorts and nail down some topics for the next meeting.

A Fullbright scholar from Thailand is going to be working here at the University. She will be studying cross-cultural stressors in college students.

The next student rep meeting will be tentatively scheduled for February 17, 2010, at 8am.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:38 AM

November 6, 2009

Student Rep Minutes

Time: October 29th 2009, 7am-8am
Location: Education Science Building Room 330
Present: Dr. Sherri Turner, Dr. Caroline Burke, Joshua Klein, Sarah Chambers, Nicole Erspamer, Kangting Ji
Note Taking: Kangting Ji

1. Introduction of the Student Representative Meeting
Dr. Sherri Turner introduced the purposes and structure of the meeting. She also explained the topics that the meeting will or will not address. She also said everyone were welcome to attend the meetings.

2. Deciding future meeting time, location and note-taker
Next meeting will be held on December 3rd, 7:30am-8:30am at Education Science Building Room 330. Student representatives will take turns to take notes.
Further meeting time and location will be decided at the next meeting.

3. Questions, Answers and Discussions

Sarah Chambers for the Ph.D. program
1) Sarah asked whether the program could provide more workshops which address the topic students are interested in, such as counseling old adults, Medi-Care and counseling, insurance etc.
Response from faculty:
Dr. Turner and Dr. Burke agreed it was a great idea to hold more workshops. They will bring this to faculty meeting. They suggested sending emails to all students to request topics of interest. As soon as a list of topics is out, student representatives can look for speakers. The program will also look at alumni whose work is closely related to the topics.

2) Sarah mentioned some doctoral students had schedule conflicts with the elective classes they wanted to take.
Response from faculty:
The program understands it must be hard to accommodate the schedule. One possible solution is to look around and try to find other courses that will fulfill these requirements. Dr. Tuner and Dr. Burke will also talk to the other faculty to see if there were other options that might be included in the list of classes students could take.

3) Sarah also mentioned doctoral student were very interested in expanding their horizon, both academically and professional, by traveling abroad with faculty members.
Response from faculty:
Dr. Turner and Dr. Burke would bring this to faculty meeting. They also suggested students talk to professors who have plans to travel abroad. They thought it would also be helpful to contact our alumni who were living and working abroad. Dr. Burke suggested students look at The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) website. There could be studying or research opportunities abroad. Dr. Burke also recommended students talk to Christopher Johnston, the Director of International Initiatives of the CEHD Dean's Office; and that students also look at the Institute for Global Studies for opportunities for international studies (http://igs.cla.umn.edu/). Finally, it was recommended that students look for opportunities to attend and/or present at international conferences.


Joshua Klein
1) Joshua mentioned the cohort wants to know more about licensure (LPC, LPCC).
Response from faculty:
Dr. Kay Herting Wahl will be invited to talk about licensure in class. There will also be a cohort meeting where questions about licensure will be answered.

2) Joshua also mentioned the concerns around class schedule. Many of the first-year masters' classes are in the afternoon which land in some students' work time.
Response from faculty:
The program understands it is challenging for students to accommodate school and work. But class schedules are usually set a year ahead to accommodate both university requirement and faculty schedules, so it is hard to change class time. This is something that will be discussed with the entire faculty to see if changes might be made for classes for the coming years.

Kangting Ji
Kangting asked the following questions:
1) When is the graduation?
Response from faculty:
May 7th

2) What is on the comprehensive exam? How many questions are there?
Response from faculty:
There will be 200 multiple choices. Students are highly recommended to review everything discussed in classes, even though not everything will be on the exam. There is an informal review packet that has been passed down the years from other students - those preparing to take the MA exam would be wise to find that circulating packet and study in groups. CSPP does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the study packet.

3) What can school counseling students take away from the Assessment class next semester?
Response from faculty:
The program still thinks it is important for school counselors to have the assessment knowledge because it is possible that children have disorders of some kind. It is beneficial that school counselors could be aware of possible disorders and refer children to other professionals. Sometimes parents may have disorders too. School counselors need to be aware of that to be more helpful to children.

4) What are we expecting in the year ahead? Are we going to have cohort meetings of any kind like we did last year?
Response from faculty:
There will be some cohort meetings to answer students' questions, to get ready for graduation, and to prepare for practicums. Shawn will send out emails when the time and location is set.

Student Representative Meeting minutes from 11/05/2009.
Student Rep minutes 11-5-2009.doc

Posted by rutka005 at 11:13 AM

May 9, 2008

Student Rep Minutes

Here are the minutes from the April meeting. Thanks to the student and faculty reps for all your great work this year!

Complete minutes: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 4:06 PM

November 22, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

Minutes

Student Representative Meeting
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
8:15 a.m.

Attendance
Present: Chris Bedford, Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Morgan Paldron, Sherri Turner, Kay Herting Wahl
Regrets: Deanne Truax, Kristin Williams

Business: Faculty alerted student reps about an opportunity to meet with Dean Darlyne Bailey on Tuesday, November 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Chris, Leslie, Anna, and Morgan agreed to attend this meeting. Reps discussed involving second-year M.A. students with the meeting. Kay and Sherri both stated that they would ask second-year students about their availability for this meeting in their classes. Kay collected participant contact information to send to Mark Bultman (SPS).

Concerns were raised on the part of first-year M.A. students regarding how to change one’s education track and change advisors. It was expressed that there is general confusion about the requirements for the Student Personnel track (Higher Ed). Kay suggested that a discussion of track requirements can be added to the agenda of the November 30, 2006 practicum meeting. There is no official form to change either advisor or track. Students need to inform their advisor of their intentions and decision to switch advisors. Students may choose any advisor from the faculty.

Leslie reported that Hayley Cluever, first-year M.A. student, is spearheading the CSPP apparel (t-shirts, sweatshirts) project. Hayley is currently gathering pricing information from the University of Minnesota bookstore as well as independent screen printers.

Little progress has been made on organizing a library orientation. It was indicated by student reps that a library orientation with emphasis on research databases would be valuable learning experience for not only first-year students, but CSPP students altogether. Morgan agreed to contact Laurel Haycock, the Ed Psych librarian, to set up an orientation for the beginning of Spring Semester.

A concern was reported about receiving excessive and/or duplicate department emails. Suggestions included centralizing traditionally emailed information to the CSPP blog, creating clearer (or standardized) subject lines for emails, encouraging students identify and perhaps cut back on unnecessary listserv subscriptions, and filtering department and community listserv emails through software such as Outlook Express. Sherri agreed to also discuss this issue with department administrative professionals.

A concern was raised about access to the practicum site book. The book cannot be removed from the office for photocopying, yet it is inefficient to write down practicum information manually. Also, the demand for this book will become increasing high as first-year students start to think about practicum sites. After discussing the possibility of posting the practicum site book online, Morgan agreed that, once the book has been updated, she will send it to the first-year cohort as an email attachment.

Some interest has been raised in the first-year cohort to learn more about the upcoming legislation regarding a second tier of licensure, the LPCC, “Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.? Ben Thompson, first-year M.A. student, has served as a source of information regarding this legislation. Faculty and student reps discussed the possibility of a non-required workshop on this subject to be offered Spring Semester.

Additional items on the agenda that were not discussed:
Faculty news: working on prelim exams to build an exam question bank, working on an Alumni lunch in the spring, working on APA report for next year.

Other items to discuss at the next meeting:
Update on creating an online discussion board as a communication/advising tool among CSPP students (Chris).

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 28, 8:15 a.m.

Minutes recorded by Leslie Mulder.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:43 AM

April 21, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

Download file

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
April 18, 2006

In attendance: Kay Herting Wahl, PhD; Sherri Turner, PhD; Kristin Williams, Kara Galvin, Jeff Walter, Aimee Arikian, Kim Zahm, MA

2nd year M.A. students asked about procedures for the upcoming NCE. Particularly, will transcripts indicating graduation be ready in time for those needing to register for the NCE by 6/2/06? It was suggested that if the transcript is not ready, visit the Registrar’s office and kindly request that they expedite your updated transcript if not already available. The NCE exam is 7/21/06 and registration is due on 6/2/06. If anyone has questions about the NCE, please contact Professor Wahl. She will be coming to Dr. Skohvolt’s practicum class to answer questions for those not currently in the school counseling track. The official email address of the BBHT is bbht@state.mn.us if you have specific questions for them.

No 1st year M.A. student or doctoral student concerns were raised.

Status in Training forms were due last Friday. If you have not turned it in, you have probably already received friendly reminders about turning it in, but please do so ASAP. (Otherwise you will likely receive some not-so-friendly reminders about your progress in the program ?).

A delayed reminder to sign up for the M.A. comp exam if you have not already done so. It is scheduled for Saturday, 4/22/06. Good luck to the M.A. students who are taking it!

All CSPP graduates, friends, and family are invited to a CSPP-sponsored post-graduation ceremony on Friday, May 12. It will begin following the ceremony (likely around 3:00 or 3:30).

The next student representative meeting will be in Fall 2006, time, date, and representatives to be determined at a later time.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:39 PM

April 7, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2006
From: Kristin Williams
Date: 4/3/2006
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Kara Galvin, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, and Kim Zahm, MA

PhD student concerns:
Program Evaluation Requirement is an APA requirement

2nd Year MA student concerns:
-Like the current 1st years are looking into improving the mentor program for future 1st years, Aimee to check in with Juihsien re: PhD upperclassman/peer mentors.
-Status in Training Forms are due Friday, April 7. This is a required form and must be turned in as soon as possible along with an unofficial copy of your transcript.

1st Year MA student concerns:
-Kristin is working with Juihsien on improving the mentor program to have more first year and second year interaction. Please email Kristin (will1988@umn.edu) to let her know if you are interested in being a mentor for the new CSPP students.
-Status in Training Forms are due Friday, April 7. This is a required form and must be turned in as soon as possible along with an unofficial copy of your transcript.

MA Comprehensive Exam is coming (4/22):
-April 22nd from 9am – 1pm in Burton 120. Please watch your e-mail for further information.
-dictionaries are okay
-calculators are unnecessary and not allowed


Practicum Supervisors Reception (4/25):
-Only for practicum supervisors, 2:30-4:30pm in the Atrium

LPC options:
-Kay would be willing to teach a one credit class this summer if people are interested. Please email Kay at kwahl@umn.edu by May 12 if you are interested.
-study materials (3 study guide books) are available in 206 Burton if you want to form your own study groups, but materials cannot be taken out of Burton


Next Meeting: April 17, 2006 in Burton 240 from 12:15 - 1pm

Posted by kenne064 at 12:05 PM

March 27, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2006
From: Aimee J. Arikian
Re: 3/20/2006 Meeting Minutes
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Kara Galvin, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, and Kim Zahm, MA

PhD student concerns:
 Since there is an option to choose either qualitative or quantitative research programs as a PhD student, might the Evaluation Class (EPsy 5243) and a Qualitative Course be interchangeable?
Answer: Probably not an even trade off but faculty representatives to ask in the next faculty mtg.

2nd Year MA student concerns:
 Like the current 1st years are looking into improving the mentor program for future 1st years, Aimee to check in with Juihsien re: PhD upperclassman/peer mentors. Kim also to get a reading from PhD students of whether this would be helpful.

1st Year MA student concerns:
 How strict is the due date for the Degree Program Forms?
Answer: If you haven’t turned them in by now (due on 3/21) then do so as soon as possible. The main point behind getting these forms completed is that Grad. School will not let you register for classes next term unless these forms are in and completed. 2 forms:
1. Exam Committee Consent (found on the blog http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/ if you scroll down to “Submitting Degree Programs?)
2. Degree Program Form (http://www.grad.umn.edu/Current_Students/forms/masters.html)

 Somehow the posting for the Summer Child and Adolescent Class (EPsy 5415) displayed the incorrect times before. This class will be held from 1:25-5:25pm, Mon-Fri (5/22 - 6/9/2006).

John Krumboltz (3/29):
 John Krumboltz is a CSPP Grad and has as great expertise in career development, has devoted his own career to these life enhancing pursuits and is an author of "Planned Happenstance Theory."
 Wed. March 29th there will be an award ceremony from 3-5 pm at the McNamara Center – Johnson Hall. Please come to meet him!!! And notify Mary Farquar ASAP if you would like to come.

Space Committee update:
 In process still. Dr. Goh brought in a presentation on the observation lab and it looks fabulous!

Scholarships:
 It is not too late to apply for the Sunny Hansen Born Free Fund Award! The BORN FREE Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a graduate student who is working in the field of career development through CSPP. Check it out: http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Hansen.html
 Others can be found on the Ed. Psych web-site: (note: scroll down to “Graduate Students? (MA, SC, PhD, and EdD): http://education.umn.edu/SPS/awards/CEHDawards.html#Graduate

Status in Training Forms (due 4/7):
 All 1st & 2nd year students need to complete these. Deirdre sent an e-mail with them as attachments on 3/20. Please rreturn them and an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript to 206 Burton by noon on Friday, April 7th.

External Review Luncheon (4/20):
 April 20th luncheon from 12:30-1pm. The Graduate School will be reviewing our Program and they want to hear from US, the students! Only approx. 6 students can attend, so RSVP to Deirdre (612.624.6827) / kenne064@umn.edu to let her know you are interested and a representative group of students will be chosen from among those students who express their interest in attending the luncheon and talking to the external reviewers.

MA Comprehensive Exam is coming (4/22):
 April 22nd from 9am – 1pm in Burton 120. Please watch your e-mail for further information.

Commencement Reception (5/12):
 For graduating MA students: A reception in the Burton Atrium will be held following the graduation ceremonies. Please feel free to invite your families and friends, including current students in the program!

Announcements:
 Some of the 2nd year classmates seem to be finding jobs and are excited about the coming year. We are proud of you and wish those of us still searching and in midst of grad school, “Good Luck!?

Next Meeting: April 3, 2006 in Burton 240 from 12:15 - 1pm

Posted by kenne064 at 3:36 PM

February 24, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

CSPP Student Representative Meeting
2/20/06
In attendance: Aimee Arikian; Kara Galvin; Kay Herting Wahl, PhD; Sherri Turner, PhD; Jeff Walter; Kristin Williams; & Kim Zahm, MA

1. Doctoral Student Concerns:
A. The first revisions of the Sanctioned Clinical Experience Agreement Form have been made by Pat McCarthy Veach and are available for review (the APPIC website will soon be added to the form as well). This discussion is ongoing, and any students who would like further information about the Sanctioned Clinical Experience category can view the APPIC website at http://www.appic.org/.
B. Only two responses came back to Kim regarding a CSPP end-of-the-year party, and both responders said they would be willing to pay $5 toward the event.
C. No responses came back about the Prelim date change. Therefore, due to course and test time conflicts, the change from a Friday test date to a Monday test date will be decided upon by the faculty.

2. Second-Year Concerns:
A. The Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) is looking for a student to serve a one-year, volunteer term on the MCPA Board. This appointment will probably be from the current first year CSPP student group who is interested in student personnel. If interested, see the blog for more information, or talk to Angie Schmidt-Whitney for details.

3. First-Year Concerns:
A. Degree Program Forms should be turned in by the end of the semester at the latest, preferably before Summer/Fall registration. These forms must be signed by your Advisor and turned in to Mary Farquhar in Burton 206.

4. For Everyone:
A. Some strong sentiments were expressed about leaving the CSPP International Student Orientation “as is,? particularly about keeping it limited it to just international students, rather than opening it up to everyone.
B. As the mentor program is revamped this spring, we will be looking for feedback about pairing international students with U.S. American peers, or with other, more experienced international students.
C. Remember to check out the blog for information about scholarships – it’s free money!
D. There will be CSPP potluck lunch/meeting on March 2 at 12:15pm in Burton 240. David Campbell, a renowned scholar of leadership and stress, will be speaking at the meeting. Bring a food item to share; soda (pop) and chips will be supplied. This is not mandatory, but is a chance to socialize with CSPP students and faculty, plus hear a nationally known speaker in our field at a fun learning activity.
E. On April 20 from 12:00 to 2:00pm, 8 volunteer CSPP students will have the opportunity to meet with the Grad School Review Committee over lunch. This meeting is part of a review/evaluation process, meant to ensure that CSPP is maintaining the appropriate standards as a scholarly program. More details to follow – keep your eyes and ears open if you are interested in one of these 8 spots.
F. There has been some discussion about possibly adding a 3-year MA degree option in the future, for students who prefer a less hectic pace during grad school. Some students do this already by working closely with their advisors; however, a 3-year MA program is not advertised. Discussion will continue on this matter. Additionally, faculty are continually brainstorming ways to cut down stress during the 2-year program.

Next meeting is March 6, from 12:15 to 1:00pm, in Burton 240. All are welcome to attend!

All meeting minutes are posted on the CSPP blog at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/

Posted by kenne064 at 2:58 PM

November 18, 2014

Minutes from the Student Representitive Meeting

Student Rep Meeting Thursday 11/13/14

First Year MA Business:
• St. Thomas Pre-Practicum Fair offered Community and Higher Ed students that attended general knowledge for practicum ideas.
• Higher Ed track - university counseling centers are generally not considered practicum sites for Master's level students. Higher Ed students generally pursue practica at other offices including career or academic advising, international students and scholar services, etc.
• Dr. Ohrtman is leading practicum meeting on Monday 11/17.
• Second years are assembling a Google doc with practicum information and advice for first year students.

Second Year MA Business:
• None
• Note: Natalie is still working on assembling alumni panel.

Doctoral Business:
• The CSPP program will receive a letter from APA Committee on Accreditation later this month. Details of letter are unknown other than the CoA has deferred a decision regarding accreditation and will request a special site visit during the current academic year. The exact nature of that site visit and the role of Doctoral students in the visit are unknown at this time. Details will be forthcoming as the faculty learns more.
• How will changes in faculty complement or affect current Doctoral students? The dispersion of PSTL faculty is still uncertain and is under negotiation in the College.
• Currently, CSPP is not accepting Doctoral applications for Fall 2015.

Posted by hard0158 at 11:26 AM

February 12, 2013

CSPP Representative Meeting Minutes - 2/8/13

Attendees: Tom Allen, Sandra Newton, Krista Redlinger-Grosse, Drew Benson, Dustin Brockberg and Caroline Burke

Topics of Discussion
a. Updates from class
• 1st year Masters (Dustin)
i. Involved in practicum searches
1. Many have found that the listed options are for advanced practicum students
2. Plan was made to circulate informal list amongst 2nd year Master's students re: current site and details of that practicum
ii. End of the year gathering?
1. Grad CEHD funds
Links: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/gradsehd/docs/CohortDevelopmentGrantApplication.pdf
iii. Are there ways to prepare for 2nd year?
1. Relax (Self-Care), discuss with practicum suggestions for preparation, contact faculty if interested in research opportunities
iv. Honoring Kay given upcoming leave - will there be an event? This is being discussed
• 2nd year Masters (Tom)
i. LPC/LPCC questions remain
1. Visited Board (BBHT) and proposed asking someone to come to CSPP to answer questions
ii. Master Comprehensive Exam questions
1. Email re: when/how to sign up
2. 2-4 hour exam, 200 questions that is graded on a curve depending on the highest score
iii. Is there a CSPP graduation event separate from CEHD?
1. CSPP has a reception with the Department of Ed Psych on the day of Graduation and other events are welcome
• 1st year Doctoral (Drew)
i. Potential Thailand trip for cohort
ii. Potential option for funding - GAPSA
https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/gapsa/home/grants
• 2nd year Doctoral (Sandy/Krista)
i. Internal Communication - Sandy will look into developing a Google group to post information about talks etc.
b. Update from faculty (Carrie)
• Review of Masters Applications at Faculty Meeting
i. Hoping to establish a cohort of 30
• Dr. Romano is on phased-retirement for spring semester
• Dr. Turner is at Directors of Training Program Meeting in Austin, TX
• Preparation for APA site visit
i. Self-study work is ongoing - alumni survey
• Dr. Skovholt has applied for sabbatical next year
i. Coverage for courses is being worked on
• Viability of PhD Program continues to be discussed.


CSPP Representative Meeting Minutes 2-7-13-1.docx

Posted by rutka005 at 8:36 AM

October 17, 2012

CSPP Representative Meeting Minutes 10/11/12

Attendees
Kay Herting Wahl, Caroline Burke, Sandy Newton, Drew Benson, Tom Allen, Krista Redlinger-Grosse, and Dustin Brockberg

Topics of discussion
1. Updates from CSPP classes
a. First year MA students (Dustin)
i. Positive collaboration/bonding amongst students through social gatherings and online groups (Facebook).
ii. Concerns for CSPP changes
1. There are questions regarding what faculty are leaving and/or retiring.
2. PhD program
iii. Area of potential improvement
1. 1st year MA students would like greater exposure/interaction with other student/faculty.
b. Second year MA students (Tom)
i. Tom has started a Google document for 2nd year MA to anonymously voice feedback.
1. Issues/Feedback listed by students:
a. Positives from last year courses - highlights were pre-practicum and multicultural courses.
b. Students are starting practicum experiences and settling in.
c. Request for more role plays in Dr. Romano's theory course as a means to help students apply theory to work with clients. Would help in practicum preparation.
d. Continued clarification regarding LPC/LPCC requirements was requested.
i. Kay mentioned a meeting will be scheduled in late November.
e. Discussion of CSPP program and PhD program
i. Request for meeting on 10/16/12 with Dean Quam and Department chair be recorded so information can be shared.
1. Kay/Carrie will discuss at faculty meeting.
2. Carrie stressed that CSPP faculty will continue to be a resource for MA students that are applying to PhD programs.
c. Doctoral Students (Sandy, Drew and Krista)
i. Status of PhD program is a present concern for students
1. Several questions remain regarding APA accreditation given halted admissions to PhD.
2. Questions were also raised regarding upcoming meeting on 10/16/12.
a. Format of meeting and potential outcomes unknown. It is anticipated that there will be time for questions.
b. Discussed trying to clarify concerns and information amongst students to present at meeting.
ii. Potential for establishing a CSPP Listserve
1. Questions were raised: What is the process to set this up? Does it need to be sanctioned by the U of MN? Or the Department of Ed Psych?
a. Drew will check with Shawn to look into feasibility.
d. Faculty Discussion/Topics
i. Kay asked about the convenience of meeting times to discuss program issues. This is typically centered around 1st year MA class schedules.
ii. Upcoming student meetings:
1. November 1st - Practicum Meeting for MA and Advanced Practicum Students
2. November 3rd - Practicum Fair to be held at St. Thomas (downtown location). Mainly focused on career/community counseling for practicum and advanced practicum opportunities.
3. Degree programming - meeting to be scheduled but if questions regarding class planning for spring semester, talk to advisor.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:17 AM

CSPP Representative Meeting Minutes 10/11/12

Attendees
Kay Herting Wahl, Caroline Burke, Sandy Newton, Drew Benson, Tom Allen, Krista Redlinger-Grosse, and Dustin Brockberg

Topics of discussion
1. Updates from CSPP classes
a. First year MA students (Dustin)
i. Positive collaboration/bonding amongst students through social gatherings and online groups (Facebook).
ii. Concerns for CSPP changes
1. There are questions regarding what faculty are leaving and/or retiring.
2. PhD program
iii. Area of potential improvement
1. 1st year MA students would like greater exposure/interaction with other student/faculty.
b. Second year MA students (Tom)
i. Tom has started a Google document for 2nd year MA to anonymously voice feedback.
1. Issues/Feedback listed by students:
a. Positives from last year courses - highlights were pre-practicum and multicultural courses.
b. Students are starting practicum experiences and settling in.
c. Request for more role plays in Dr. Romano's theory course as a means to help students apply theory to work with clients. Would help in practicum preparation.
d. Continued clarification regarding LPC/LPCC requirements was requested.
i. Kay mentioned a meeting will be scheduled in late November.
e. Discussion of CSPP program and PhD program
i. Request for meeting on 10/16/12 with Dean Quam and Department chair be recorded so information can be shared.
1. Kay/Carrie will discuss at faculty meeting.
2. Carrie stressed that CSPP faculty will continue to be a resource for MA students that are applying to PhD programs.
c. Doctoral Students (Sandy, Drew and Krista)
i. Status of PhD program is a present concern for students
1. Several questions remain regarding APA accreditation given halted admissions to PhD.
2. Questions were also raised regarding upcoming meeting on 10/16/12.
a. Format of meeting and potential outcomes unknown. It is anticipated that there will be time for questions.
b. Discussed trying to clarify concerns and information amongst students to present at meeting.
ii. Potential for establishing a CSPP Listserve
1. Questions were raised: What is the process to set this up? Does it need to be sanctioned by the U of MN? Or the Department of Ed Psych?
a. Drew will check with Shawn to look into feasibility.
d. Faculty Discussion/Topics
i. Kay asked about the convenience of meeting times to discuss program issues. This is typically centered around 1st year MA class schedules.
ii. Upcoming student meetings:
1. November 1st - Practicum Meeting for MA and Advanced Practicum Students
2. November 3rd - Practicum Fair to be held at St. Thomas (downtown location). Mainly focused on career/community counseling for practicum and advanced practicum opportunities.
3. Degree programming - meeting to be scheduled but if questions regarding class planning for spring semester, talk to advisor.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:17 AM

November 7, 2011

Student Rep Meeting - 7:30 AM Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meeting - 7:30 AM Thursday, October 27, 2011

WELCOME

Cohort 2012 Report: Rose and Drew

-People are managing, but busy
-Course material is weightier (e.g. ethics)
--Need a chance to "process" more, perhaps outside of class in some forum
--Tension b/w personal and professional life: Do we need to sacrifice parts of our personal life to uphold with integrity our professional life?
---Burke wonders about the nature of this tension
---Closeness of cohort leads to being able to talk about this

-Suggestions:
--1st year CSPP could think more about the ethical and personal piece
--Ethics could be beneficial to be in first year
---Burke responds that faculty has thought about this and she will continue to bring this up again
--Cohort "Seminars" - e.g. interest in Psychopathology

-Residual stress from practicum-finding process last spring
--Suggestions:
---Mixers to meet more practicum-site people
---1st and 2nd year CSPP "Speed Dating"
---Remember to attend the practicum fair - see the CSPP blog for more details. It is at St. Thomas.
---Make a contact sheet and informational meeting with info about where people are doing their practicum sites
---Meeting suggested for 5:30 PM (happy hour) on Friday next semester (b/c second year students already have practicum) - Check on dates and funding for that.

-Cultural and Social Contexts course
--Needs to be more intentionally ingrained in all the courses
--Some inappropriate/culturally-insensitive comments are made in class by students and by faculty.
--Need to think about structure: Suggestions:
--- "Immediacy work" in the classroom/corrective piece
---Comment in the beginning of each class about addressing the need to discuss openly

Cohort 2013 Report: Janelle and Noah
--Highlights: (List below)
---Birthday celebrations
---Facebook page
---Happy hours, gatherings
---Good bonding overall
--Cohort wants to know more info about LPCC licensure.
---Dr. Burke says that Kay will come into our classroom and be able to answer all the questions.

-Summer courses: Should we take them?
--Answer: Depends upon money, availability, etc. Wait until that comes up.
-International students wanting to know about organizations and practicum sites that will help focus on cross-culture communications/counseling specific
--Rose says to have them talk to her at ISSS

-Suggestions for getting 1st and 2nd year masters students together:
--Happy Hour - Rose and Janelle will set up
What other opportunities could we do / improve on?

-Advice for connecting and extending our resources.
--CSPP Alumni Event
--Free counseling services
--Previous event: People from APA coming to talk, woman coming to talk about Self-Care, women in psychology, setting up a private practice
--We can definitely find out more from Burke about setting these things up

-School Counseling people:
--Worried about job prospects
--Next semester, we will work more with Herting-Wahl about this
--Economic concerns and anxiety
--CSPP panel two years ago about CSPP grad school placement/jobs
--School counseling is actually a bonus + double certification

-Students are interested in RESEARCH
--Students should be bold and directly contact faculty - be proactive
--Ian's research meeting
--Encouraged to contact professors not in the department
--Use advisors and office hours
--Check professor profiles, and then email them to find out more about possible research with them
--Board downstairs by the office, articles from professors are posted and can find out what they are doing

Ph.D. Students: Rita

-Internship concerns

-First year students: Period of discombobulation
--Self-doubting of belonging / feeling fraudulent
--Discussing that concern together helps

-What is happening with the faculty in the department? Concern about people leaving.

Faculty Feedback: Caroline Burke

-APA will be coming back in a year and half for accreditation
--Faculty concerns: Loss of professor - Goh. The faculty is pleased for him in this new opportunity but will miss him and his expertise in multi-cultural counseling very much.
--Budget from the Dean's office does not allow for replacing Goh
--Trying to figure out how to have a strong multi-cultural presence despite the loss

-Educational Integrity: putting out the best educational pieces as possible

-Applications for Masters and Ph.D. programs are rolling in
--Faculty reads applications from Thanksgiving onward

-December 01 is the APA national conference deadline for submissions for next August in Orlando, FL.

Posted by rutka005 at 1:43 PM

April 27, 2011

Student Rep Minutes

Student Representative Meeting
April 21, 2010
Present: Dr. Burke, Drew Benson, Margaret Dorer, Rita Sandidge

First year Master students:

- Busy this semester, especially the last few weeks.
- Most people have gotten practicum sites, though some are still looking.
- Some cohort members are interested in getting information (from 2nd year cohort, perhaps) about what route they are taking to their LPCC...summer classes, extra semester, or trying to fit things in during the year.
-- Response: Students were encouraged to talk to their advisors. If they have specific questions, perhaps second year students would be willing to talk to them about what they chose.

Second year Master students:

- The invitations for the reception for the practicum supervisors and supervisees didn't go out soon enough, were very unclear, and ended up being incorrect.
- Due to low responses from supervisors of community and higher ed counseling, this portion of the reception was cancelled. Dr. Herting-Wahl
- held a reception for school counselors and their supervisors.
- Why is there not a capstone course for the program?
- Essentially, there isn't the time or the money. If the program transitions to 3 years that may be an option.
- Are there limits on tickets for graduation? Is there a plan for how we sit? Will faculty be there?
-- Response: There are not limits, seating for guests is first come, first served. It's at a new site this year, so things are a bit confusing. Faculty will be at graduation.
- When exactly is the CSPP pre-graduation party?
-- Response: The CSPP party is combined with the rest of the EPSY group party. It is May 12, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Williams Arena Club Room. If cohort members want to organize a CSPP-only event, that can be done. Picnics, happy hours, and nothing have all been done in the past.
- There were a number of issues regarding the comprehensive exam:
-- Many students wanted to make sure that faculty paid attention to the feedback given on the test.
-- There were a lot of typos and misspellings, which were distracting and unprofessional.
-- Some questions used terminology in questions that was different that the nomenclature we'd been taught.
-- It was frustrating to have questions are subject areas we hadn't studied yet, like sleep disorders.
--- Response: The test is meant to cover all two years, and we were made aware of this in advance. If all students were not aware that it covered all the syllabi for 2 years then the faculty will work to ensure this is communicated for the years to come.
-- It seems like there is a disconnect between the time allotted for the exam, the difficulty of the material, and the purported 'goal' of the test. If this is really a 'minimum entry level' exam, then it should be testing general concepts only, and 4 hours is not necessary. However, if it is going to be a MA comprehensive exam, then the material should be more specific and more practical.
--- The faculty appreciates this (and all) feedback about the exam. The exam covers both breadth and depth of material for the past two years, from wide ranging theories to smaller specifics learned. Again, if not all students were aware of its depth and breadth then the faculty will continue to work to ensure that this is more adequately communicated in the future.
-- Platitudes from faculty like "You'll be fine" or "Everyone passes" were unhelpful. More concrete preparation or a practice test (perhaps at the end of first year?) would help the cohort more.
--- Counseling and Counseling psychology is a profession of feedback, and this feedback is helpful.
-- Is there a specific reason why the test isn't split up by course? It was hard to go back and find questions about specific topics with the questions mixed throughout the exam.
--- Response: Yes, because the questions are randomized, they are not put in any sections or split up by course.
-- Some test items seemed poorly constructed and/or confusing for many students. Some seemed culturally encapsulated, some seemed to have more than one correct answer, or were unclear. Perhaps the test would benefit from an outside evaluation for test items.
-- Some of the major tenets of counseling seemed to go unmentioned, while there were a number of questions about relatively minor research articles.
-- It would be nice to know our score, or at least know what the right answers were for some questions. Is there a time when we could go over the test as a group or have the correct answers posted somewhere?
-- The quick grading process and the quick response by the admin folks was appreciated by students. It was great to know the results as soon as possible
Caroline Burke expressed gratitude for input and feedback on the MA exam. She wants to ensure that the faculty will indeed take the feedback written by students following the exam seriously.
PhD students:
- No updates

Faculty:

- PhD students for next year have all been accepted, and faculty are excited!
- Master's students for next year have been accepted, but the group is still evolving.
- Dr. Goh is leaving, which is difficult for both faculty and for students. The faculty are pleased for him to have a different professional opportunity which meets his specialization in multi-cultural counseling and education. Faculty are deciding how his courses will be taught long term.
- Faculty are trying to figure out and secure funding for all the PhD students.
- All faculty have gone through a faculty review, including teaching evals, research published, etc.
- CSPP alumni are very active and will be meeting to talk about fund raising, awards, and the expansion of the profession.

Posted by rutka005 at 11:01 AM

April 29, 2010

Student Rep Minutes

CSPP Cohort Representative Meeting, 4/14/2010

Present: Dr. Caroline Burke, Josh Klein, Sarah Chambers, Kangting Ji, and Jo Quanbeck

First-year MA

Josh commented on possible funds available through the Cohort Development Fund--applications due end of April--that could perhaps be used for the purposes of an end-of-year gathering for students and faculty. Tentative plans for an end-of-year gathering are made for Wednesday afternoon, May 5th--possibly a 4:30 p.m. potluck.
Jo commented on the practicum application process underway for first-year students. She suggested that a panel presentation and discussion by second-year MA students for first-year students would be helpful early in the application process, and volunteered to coordinate a panel next January (2011). She asked whether the list of MA practicum sites might be expanded and updated more fully to reflect often-changing contact persons and application deadlines, and wondered whether there were ways to streamline this process.

Second-year MA
Kangting commented that her cohort was nearing completion of practicum. Most immediately, they were preparing for the MA comprehensive exam held on April 17. Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 7, preceded by a CSPP reception in the Education Sciences Building, to which families are invited.

Ph.D.

Sarah stated that Dr. Goh and Ruth Swartwood are hoping to establish a monthly research day, in which faculty or students will comment on their current research. Since the semester is nearing completion, this is expected to start in the fall. Sarah also reported that despite interest in a CSPP graduate student book discussion, there was little participation in the spring read of Ernest Gaines' book, "A Lesson Before Dying." Perhaps greater publicity is needed, if another discussion group is planned.

Faculty

Dr. Caroline Burke noted that April 15 is the day that accepted MA and PhD students need to let the program know of their program selection. Another significant date is Thursday, April 22, which is the alumni lecture series and reception, featuring a presentation by CSPP alum Dirk Miller, executive director of the Emily Program. Students are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Dr. Burke commented on the faculty's ongoing work of long-range planning for courses and curriculum for the CSPP program. She also noted that Dr. Michael Goh will be on sabbatical for the 2010-2011 academic year, and Dr. Sherri Turner will be CSPP department coordinator.

Posted by rutka005 at 9:12 AM

March 8, 2010

Student Rep Minutes

CSPP Cohort Representative Meeting, 2/17/2010

MA First Year Cohort News/Issues (Josh)
• One question that popped up was whether there could be an option in future courses for which we would generally need to buy a course packet to look at articles online through the UMN library, instead. Dr. Burke will look into this.

• Jo announced that this year's Women in Psychology brown-bag presentation/discussion will be on Tuesday, March 23rd from 12:30 to 2pm. Ruth Markowitz will be the guest speaker. Details on who is invited (faculty or no) to follow.

MA Second Year Cohort News/Issues (Kangting)
• The second year cohort is getting anxious about the upcoming comprehensive exam and is wondering about the study guide created by previous cohorts that Sarah mentioned at a prior meeting.
o Sarah will look into its whereabouts.
o One thing to remember is that different professors may teach these courses from year to year, and the test reflects that. If the study guide reflects information taught by previous professors, it may not be the correct information for this year's test. Further, if at any point incorrect information was included in the guide and nobody caught it, somebody studying it could potentially get something wrong on the exam because of this. Therefore, the cohort needs to be wary about the information provided in this unofficial study guide and double-check everything in it, thoroughly.
o Professors Burke and Turner have suggested that a good way for students to study for the exam is to look at the materials from this year's and last year's courses (PowerPoints, handouts, class notes), and have a working understanding of the various theories and concepts taught.
 Dr. Burke suggests using the TECE packet from her course on personality development concurrently with skimming articles/abstracts to study the content from that course.

• There has also been a call for a Q&A session concerning the comprehensive exam.
o Dr. Burke will talk to the second year students about this on March 08, in class.

• The cohort is wondering what other documentation needs filling out (aside from the request for commencement mentioned above) or other things must be done before graduation.
o Look at the grad school website for this information.

Doctoral Student News/Issues (Sarah)
• The doctoral program is in need of a communal space in which to meet and discuss issues at hand. Currently, they meet in a coffee shop.
There's no answer for this problem at the current time, but faculty are aware of it.
• Continuing the discussion about studying abroad, Sarah has asked Sean for a list of CSPP students living abroad to see what kind of information/assistance they might be able to give us.
Another suggestion of places to look for information is ISSS (International Students & Scholar Services).

• There is continued interest among the doctoral students for a bi-monthly book club (every two months). There may be interest in both of the MA cohorts, as well. Interested parties should decide on a where and when for these events and people will come as they can.

• Sarah would also like to pursue the end-of-year get-together for all CSPP students/faculty/staff.
Josh will look into funding from a student group that two first year MA students, Mo Laufenberg & Kim Mai, head.

Faculty News
• Dr. Burke announced that Dr. Dirk Miller, Ph.D., LP, the Founder and Director of the Emily Program, will be speaking at the First Annual Alumni Speaker Day on Thursday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. There will also be a wine and small bites reception at which students and alumni can mingle and network. More info to come.

• Dr. Turner wants us to be aware of a program in May dealing with individuals and families dealing with job loss. More info to come on that, as well.

The next meeting...
Will be on either April 7 or April 14, TBD.

Posted by rutka005 at 3:37 PM

December 9, 2009

Student Rep Minutes

Student Rep Notes 12/3/09

I. Faculty Concerns:

There has not been a faculty meeting since the last student rep meeting. The concerns from the last meeting will be brought up at the next meeting.

Dr. Turner is meeting with Christopher Johnston, Director of International Relations, College of Education and Human Development, about international research and funding opportunities.

Faculty also looked in to moving some classes for the first year cohort to the mornings, but because it wasn't done before registration, so they couldn't hold people to a new schedule due to university policies.

Faculty are also beginning to review doctoral admissions and will make their decisions by 12/17.

II. First year cohort concerns:

The first year cohort is doing well and busy with end of the semester exams and papers. They had no new concerns.

III. Second year cohort concerns:

The second year cohort is in the midst of practicum and doing well. They are starting to think about jobs. There is still some concern about the Comprehensive Exam, but there will be class time dedicated to discussing the exam next semester. They can also talk with faculty or first year doctoral students about the exam.

IV. Doctoral student concerns:

The doctoral students had some interest in starting a book club next semester. The thought was that a book from the faculty recommended book list found in the CSPP blog archives could be chosen and the faculty member who recommended the book could lead a discussion on it. Dr. Turner also mentioned a book that the dean of the college recommends each year. Student reps will follow up which book has been recommended this year.

V. All cohort concerns:

There is a possibility of having an end-of-the-year gathering put on by the student rep team that includes all cohorts.

There has been an idea of having one or two brown bag lunches with different topics for next semester. Student reps will discuss topics with their cohorts and nail down some topics for the next meeting.

A Fullbright scholar from Thailand is going to be working here at the University. She will be studying cross-cultural stressors in college students.

The next student rep meeting will be tentatively scheduled for February 17, 2010, at 8am.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:38 AM

November 6, 2009

Student Rep Minutes

Time: October 29th 2009, 7am-8am
Location: Education Science Building Room 330
Present: Dr. Sherri Turner, Dr. Caroline Burke, Joshua Klein, Sarah Chambers, Nicole Erspamer, Kangting Ji
Note Taking: Kangting Ji

1. Introduction of the Student Representative Meeting
Dr. Sherri Turner introduced the purposes and structure of the meeting. She also explained the topics that the meeting will or will not address. She also said everyone were welcome to attend the meetings.

2. Deciding future meeting time, location and note-taker
Next meeting will be held on December 3rd, 7:30am-8:30am at Education Science Building Room 330. Student representatives will take turns to take notes.
Further meeting time and location will be decided at the next meeting.

3. Questions, Answers and Discussions

Sarah Chambers for the Ph.D. program
1) Sarah asked whether the program could provide more workshops which address the topic students are interested in, such as counseling old adults, Medi-Care and counseling, insurance etc.
Response from faculty:
Dr. Turner and Dr. Burke agreed it was a great idea to hold more workshops. They will bring this to faculty meeting. They suggested sending emails to all students to request topics of interest. As soon as a list of topics is out, student representatives can look for speakers. The program will also look at alumni whose work is closely related to the topics.

2) Sarah mentioned some doctoral students had schedule conflicts with the elective classes they wanted to take.
Response from faculty:
The program understands it must be hard to accommodate the schedule. One possible solution is to look around and try to find other courses that will fulfill these requirements. Dr. Tuner and Dr. Burke will also talk to the other faculty to see if there were other options that might be included in the list of classes students could take.

3) Sarah also mentioned doctoral student were very interested in expanding their horizon, both academically and professional, by traveling abroad with faculty members.
Response from faculty:
Dr. Turner and Dr. Burke would bring this to faculty meeting. They also suggested students talk to professors who have plans to travel abroad. They thought it would also be helpful to contact our alumni who were living and working abroad. Dr. Burke suggested students look at The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) website. There could be studying or research opportunities abroad. Dr. Burke also recommended students talk to Christopher Johnston, the Director of International Initiatives of the CEHD Dean's Office; and that students also look at the Institute for Global Studies for opportunities for international studies (http://igs.cla.umn.edu/). Finally, it was recommended that students look for opportunities to attend and/or present at international conferences.


Joshua Klein
1) Joshua mentioned the cohort wants to know more about licensure (LPC, LPCC).
Response from faculty:
Dr. Kay Herting Wahl will be invited to talk about licensure in class. There will also be a cohort meeting where questions about licensure will be answered.

2) Joshua also mentioned the concerns around class schedule. Many of the first-year masters' classes are in the afternoon which land in some students' work time.
Response from faculty:
The program understands it is challenging for students to accommodate school and work. But class schedules are usually set a year ahead to accommodate both university requirement and faculty schedules, so it is hard to change class time. This is something that will be discussed with the entire faculty to see if changes might be made for classes for the coming years.

Kangting Ji
Kangting asked the following questions:
1) When is the graduation?
Response from faculty:
May 7th

2) What is on the comprehensive exam? How many questions are there?
Response from faculty:
There will be 200 multiple choices. Students are highly recommended to review everything discussed in classes, even though not everything will be on the exam. There is an informal review packet that has been passed down the years from other students - those preparing to take the MA exam would be wise to find that circulating packet and study in groups. CSPP does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the study packet.

3) What can school counseling students take away from the Assessment class next semester?
Response from faculty:
The program still thinks it is important for school counselors to have the assessment knowledge because it is possible that children have disorders of some kind. It is beneficial that school counselors could be aware of possible disorders and refer children to other professionals. Sometimes parents may have disorders too. School counselors need to be aware of that to be more helpful to children.

4) What are we expecting in the year ahead? Are we going to have cohort meetings of any kind like we did last year?
Response from faculty:
There will be some cohort meetings to answer students' questions, to get ready for graduation, and to prepare for practicums. Shawn will send out emails when the time and location is set.

Student Representative Meeting minutes from 11/05/2009.
Student Rep minutes 11-5-2009.doc

Posted by rutka005 at 11:13 AM

May 9, 2008

Student Rep Minutes

Here are the minutes from the April meeting. Thanks to the student and faculty reps for all your great work this year!

Complete minutes: Download file

Posted by lind0449 at 4:06 PM

November 22, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

Minutes

Student Representative Meeting
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
8:15 a.m.

Attendance
Present: Chris Bedford, Leslie Mulder, Anna Roth, Morgan Paldron, Sherri Turner, Kay Herting Wahl
Regrets: Deanne Truax, Kristin Williams

Business: Faculty alerted student reps about an opportunity to meet with Dean Darlyne Bailey on Tuesday, November 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Chris, Leslie, Anna, and Morgan agreed to attend this meeting. Reps discussed involving second-year M.A. students with the meeting. Kay and Sherri both stated that they would ask second-year students about their availability for this meeting in their classes. Kay collected participant contact information to send to Mark Bultman (SPS).

Concerns were raised on the part of first-year M.A. students regarding how to change one’s education track and change advisors. It was expressed that there is general confusion about the requirements for the Student Personnel track (Higher Ed). Kay suggested that a discussion of track requirements can be added to the agenda of the November 30, 2006 practicum meeting. There is no official form to change either advisor or track. Students need to inform their advisor of their intentions and decision to switch advisors. Students may choose any advisor from the faculty.

Leslie reported that Hayley Cluever, first-year M.A. student, is spearheading the CSPP apparel (t-shirts, sweatshirts) project. Hayley is currently gathering pricing information from the University of Minnesota bookstore as well as independent screen printers.

Little progress has been made on organizing a library orientation. It was indicated by student reps that a library orientation with emphasis on research databases would be valuable learning experience for not only first-year students, but CSPP students altogether. Morgan agreed to contact Laurel Haycock, the Ed Psych librarian, to set up an orientation for the beginning of Spring Semester.

A concern was reported about receiving excessive and/or duplicate department emails. Suggestions included centralizing traditionally emailed information to the CSPP blog, creating clearer (or standardized) subject lines for emails, encouraging students identify and perhaps cut back on unnecessary listserv subscriptions, and filtering department and community listserv emails through software such as Outlook Express. Sherri agreed to also discuss this issue with department administrative professionals.

A concern was raised about access to the practicum site book. The book cannot be removed from the office for photocopying, yet it is inefficient to write down practicum information manually. Also, the demand for this book will become increasing high as first-year students start to think about practicum sites. After discussing the possibility of posting the practicum site book online, Morgan agreed that, once the book has been updated, she will send it to the first-year cohort as an email attachment.

Some interest has been raised in the first-year cohort to learn more about the upcoming legislation regarding a second tier of licensure, the LPCC, “Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.? Ben Thompson, first-year M.A. student, has served as a source of information regarding this legislation. Faculty and student reps discussed the possibility of a non-required workshop on this subject to be offered Spring Semester.

Additional items on the agenda that were not discussed:
Faculty news: working on prelim exams to build an exam question bank, working on an Alumni lunch in the spring, working on APA report for next year.

Other items to discuss at the next meeting:
Update on creating an online discussion board as a communication/advising tool among CSPP students (Chris).

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 28, 8:15 a.m.

Minutes recorded by Leslie Mulder.

Posted by lind0449 at 10:43 AM

April 21, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

Download file

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
April 18, 2006

In attendance: Kay Herting Wahl, PhD; Sherri Turner, PhD; Kristin Williams, Kara Galvin, Jeff Walter, Aimee Arikian, Kim Zahm, MA

2nd year M.A. students asked about procedures for the upcoming NCE. Particularly, will transcripts indicating graduation be ready in time for those needing to register for the NCE by 6/2/06? It was suggested that if the transcript is not ready, visit the Registrar’s office and kindly request that they expedite your updated transcript if not already available. The NCE exam is 7/21/06 and registration is due on 6/2/06. If anyone has questions about the NCE, please contact Professor Wahl. She will be coming to Dr. Skohvolt’s practicum class to answer questions for those not currently in the school counseling track. The official email address of the BBHT is bbht@state.mn.us if you have specific questions for them.

No 1st year M.A. student or doctoral student concerns were raised.

Status in Training forms were due last Friday. If you have not turned it in, you have probably already received friendly reminders about turning it in, but please do so ASAP. (Otherwise you will likely receive some not-so-friendly reminders about your progress in the program ?).

A delayed reminder to sign up for the M.A. comp exam if you have not already done so. It is scheduled for Saturday, 4/22/06. Good luck to the M.A. students who are taking it!

All CSPP graduates, friends, and family are invited to a CSPP-sponsored post-graduation ceremony on Friday, May 12. It will begin following the ceremony (likely around 3:00 or 3:30).

The next student representative meeting will be in Fall 2006, time, date, and representatives to be determined at a later time.

Posted by kenne064 at 2:39 PM

April 7, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2006
From: Kristin Williams
Date: 4/3/2006
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Kara Galvin, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, and Kim Zahm, MA

PhD student concerns:
Program Evaluation Requirement is an APA requirement

2nd Year MA student concerns:
-Like the current 1st years are looking into improving the mentor program for future 1st years, Aimee to check in with Juihsien re: PhD upperclassman/peer mentors.
-Status in Training Forms are due Friday, April 7. This is a required form and must be turned in as soon as possible along with an unofficial copy of your transcript.

1st Year MA student concerns:
-Kristin is working with Juihsien on improving the mentor program to have more first year and second year interaction. Please email Kristin (will1988@umn.edu) to let her know if you are interested in being a mentor for the new CSPP students.
-Status in Training Forms are due Friday, April 7. This is a required form and must be turned in as soon as possible along with an unofficial copy of your transcript.

MA Comprehensive Exam is coming (4/22):
-April 22nd from 9am – 1pm in Burton 120. Please watch your e-mail for further information.
-dictionaries are okay
-calculators are unnecessary and not allowed


Practicum Supervisors Reception (4/25):
-Only for practicum supervisors, 2:30-4:30pm in the Atrium

LPC options:
-Kay would be willing to teach a one credit class this summer if people are interested. Please email Kay at kwahl@umn.edu by May 12 if you are interested.
-study materials (3 study guide books) are available in 206 Burton if you want to form your own study groups, but materials cannot be taken out of Burton


Next Meeting: April 17, 2006 in Burton 240 from 12:15 - 1pm

Posted by kenne064 at 12:05 PM

March 27, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

Student Representative Meeting Minutes
CSPP 2006
From: Aimee J. Arikian
Re: 3/20/2006 Meeting Minutes
In Attendance: Aimee Arikian, Kara Galvin, Kay Herting-Wahl, PhD, Sherri Turner, PhD, Jeff Walter, Kristin Williams, and Kim Zahm, MA

PhD student concerns:
 Since there is an option to choose either qualitative or quantitative research programs as a PhD student, might the Evaluation Class (EPsy 5243) and a Qualitative Course be interchangeable?
Answer: Probably not an even trade off but faculty representatives to ask in the next faculty mtg.

2nd Year MA student concerns:
 Like the current 1st years are looking into improving the mentor program for future 1st years, Aimee to check in with Juihsien re: PhD upperclassman/peer mentors. Kim also to get a reading from PhD students of whether this would be helpful.

1st Year MA student concerns:
 How strict is the due date for the Degree Program Forms?
Answer: If you haven’t turned them in by now (due on 3/21) then do so as soon as possible. The main point behind getting these forms completed is that Grad. School will not let you register for classes next term unless these forms are in and completed. 2 forms:
1. Exam Committee Consent (found on the blog http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/ if you scroll down to “Submitting Degree Programs?)
2. Degree Program Form (http://www.grad.umn.edu/Current_Students/forms/masters.html)

 Somehow the posting for the Summer Child and Adolescent Class (EPsy 5415) displayed the incorrect times before. This class will be held from 1:25-5:25pm, Mon-Fri (5/22 - 6/9/2006).

John Krumboltz (3/29):
 John Krumboltz is a CSPP Grad and has as great expertise in career development, has devoted his own career to these life enhancing pursuits and is an author of "Planned Happenstance Theory."
 Wed. March 29th there will be an award ceremony from 3-5 pm at the McNamara Center – Johnson Hall. Please come to meet him!!! And notify Mary Farquar ASAP if you would like to come.

Space Committee update:
 In process still. Dr. Goh brought in a presentation on the observation lab and it looks fabulous!

Scholarships:
 It is not too late to apply for the Sunny Hansen Born Free Fund Award! The BORN FREE Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a graduate student who is working in the field of career development through CSPP. Check it out: http://education.umn.edu/EdPsych/CSPP/Hansen.html
 Others can be found on the Ed. Psych web-site: (note: scroll down to “Graduate Students? (MA, SC, PhD, and EdD): http://education.umn.edu/SPS/awards/CEHDawards.html#Graduate

Status in Training Forms (due 4/7):
 All 1st & 2nd year students need to complete these. Deirdre sent an e-mail with them as attachments on 3/20. Please rreturn them and an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript to 206 Burton by noon on Friday, April 7th.

External Review Luncheon (4/20):
 April 20th luncheon from 12:30-1pm. The Graduate School will be reviewing our Program and they want to hear from US, the students! Only approx. 6 students can attend, so RSVP to Deirdre (612.624.6827) / kenne064@umn.edu to let her know you are interested and a representative group of students will be chosen from among those students who express their interest in attending the luncheon and talking to the external reviewers.

MA Comprehensive Exam is coming (4/22):
 April 22nd from 9am – 1pm in Burton 120. Please watch your e-mail for further information.

Commencement Reception (5/12):
 For graduating MA students: A reception in the Burton Atrium will be held following the graduation ceremonies. Please feel free to invite your families and friends, including current students in the program!

Announcements:
 Some of the 2nd year classmates seem to be finding jobs and are excited about the coming year. We are proud of you and wish those of us still searching and in midst of grad school, “Good Luck!?

Next Meeting: April 3, 2006 in Burton 240 from 12:15 - 1pm

Posted by kenne064 at 3:36 PM

February 24, 2006

Student Rep Minutes

CSPP Student Representative Meeting
2/20/06
In attendance: Aimee Arikian; Kara Galvin; Kay Herting Wahl, PhD; Sherri Turner, PhD; Jeff Walter; Kristin Williams; & Kim Zahm, MA

1. Doctoral Student Concerns:
A. The first revisions of the Sanctioned Clinical Experience Agreement Form have been made by Pat McCarthy Veach and are available for review (the APPIC website will soon be added to the form as well). This discussion is ongoing, and any students who would like further information about the Sanctioned Clinical Experience category can view the APPIC website at http://www.appic.org/.
B. Only two responses came back to Kim regarding a CSPP end-of-the-year party, and both responders said they would be willing to pay $5 toward the event.
C. No responses came back about the Prelim date change. Therefore, due to course and test time conflicts, the change from a Friday test date to a Monday test date will be decided upon by the faculty.

2. Second-Year Concerns:
A. The Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA) is looking for a student to serve a one-year, volunteer term on the MCPA Board. This appointment will probably be from the current first year CSPP student group who is interested in student personnel. If interested, see the blog for more information, or talk to Angie Schmidt-Whitney for details.

3. First-Year Concerns:
A. Degree Program Forms should be turned in by the end of the semester at the latest, preferably before Summer/Fall registration. These forms must be signed by your Advisor and turned in to Mary Farquhar in Burton 206.

4. For Everyone:
A. Some strong sentiments were expressed about leaving the CSPP International Student Orientation “as is,? particularly about keeping it limited it to just international students, rather than opening it up to everyone.
B. As the mentor program is revamped this spring, we will be looking for feedback about pairing international students with U.S. American peers, or with other, more experienced international students.
C. Remember to check out the blog for information about scholarships – it’s free money!
D. There will be CSPP potluck lunch/meeting on March 2 at 12:15pm in Burton 240. David Campbell, a renowned scholar of leadership and stress, will be speaking at the meeting. Bring a food item to share; soda (pop) and chips will be supplied. This is not mandatory, but is a chance to socialize with CSPP students and faculty, plus hear a nationally known speaker in our field at a fun learning activity.
E. On April 20 from 12:00 to 2:00pm, 8 volunteer CSPP students will have the opportunity to meet with the Grad School Review Committee over lunch. This meeting is part of a review/evaluation process, meant to ensure that CSPP is maintaining the appropriate standards as a scholarly program. More details to follow – keep your eyes and ears open if you are interested in one of these 8 spots.
F. There has been some discussion about possibly adding a 3-year MA degree option in the future, for students who prefer a less hectic pace during grad school. Some students do this already by working closely with their advisors; however, a 3-year MA program is not advertised. Discussion will continue on this matter. Additionally, faculty are continually brainstorming ways to cut down stress during the 2-year program.

Next meeting is March 6, from 12:15 to 1:00pm, in Burton 240. All are welcome to attend!

All meeting minutes are posted on the CSPP blog at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/epsy-adm/studentnews/

Posted by kenne064 at 2:58 PM