January 31, 2006

GRAD STUDENT RESEARCH DAY: Feb. 3 deadline

The 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 10th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union. Mark your calendars now!

The Department instituted the Grad Student Research Day in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal?disciplined inquiry.

Please talk to your advisor and decide if you would like to do a paper or poster presentation. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, February 3. Proposal forms are available from Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) and are posted throughout the department.

Posted by kwalter at 8:37 AM

January 30, 2006

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Heather Campbell

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

The Technical Adequacy of Curriculum Based Measures in Writing for English Language Learners

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
1:00 - 2:00 p.m..
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Susan Rose (chair)
Dr. Christine Espin (advisor)
Dr. Kristen McMaster
Dr. Paul van den Broek

Posted by kwalter at 6:57 AM

January 23, 2006

2006 President's Student Leadership and Service Awards

The University of Minnesota takes pride in developing tomorrow's leaders. Each year, the President's Student Leadership and Service Award (PSLSA) recognizes the accomplishments and contributions made by outstanding student leaders at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. It is presented to approximately one-half of one percent of the student body for their exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota and the surrounding community. Awards will be presented at the President's Award Banquet taking place on May 1st, 2006. The President's Student Leadership & Service Awards are facilitated in coordination with the Office of the President, Office for Student Affairs, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Twin Cities Student Unions, and the Student Activities Office.

Undergraduate candidates who apply for the PSLSA can also be considered for the UMAA Student Leadership Award and the Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student Leadership. Graduate candidates who apply for the PSLSA can also be considered for the Mary A. McEvoy Public Engagement and Leadership Awards. Following the selection committee review of applications, candidates will be notified if they are PSLSA recipients and given further information on subsequent application processes, if applicable.

The PSLSA Selection Committee identifies the extent to which nominees have contributed to the University of Minnesota community through Leadership and Service as defined below.

Nominations
The quality of the nomination is extremely important. If given insufficient descriptions or information, the submission cannot be adequately evaluated. The PSLSA Selection Committee represents University students, faculty and staff. This panel considers and evaluates all of the nominations.

Please direct your questions to Erik Dussault, Student Activities Office, (612)626-6919. Nominations will be accepted Jan 1 - Feb 10th, 2006

All nominations are due no later than 4:30pm on Friday, Feb 10th in the Student Activities Office (126 Coffman Memorial Union). Additional information and nomination forms are available at http://www.sao.umn.edu/leadership/awards/pslsa.php

Posted by kwalter at 1:14 PM

January 19, 2006

STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS: May 12 deadline

The Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be based on the number requests received, up to a maximum of $400 per student. (Last year, students requesting funds received $250 in reimbursement.)

To request funds you must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student and travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. Your faculty must approve the travel. Send your advisor a letter noting the title of the paper presentation, including all authors and presenters, and the name date and location of the conference. Also include proof of attendance, a copy of the conference program showing the presentation, original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement. Your advisor should sign the letter, noting his/her approval.

Submit all of the above and a completed expense reimbursement form to Lori (PsyF), Mary (SpEd and CSPP) or Deb (SchPsy) by May 12, 2006. No late requests will be considered. If you are presenting after June 20 (e.g. APA), those requests will be considered during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Posted by kwalter at 6:59 AM

January 18, 2006

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY: Feb. 3 deadline

The 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 10th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union. Mark your calendars now!

The Department instituted the Grad Student Research Day in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal?disciplined inquiry.

Please talk to your advisor and decide if you?d like to do a paper or poster presentation. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, February 3. Proposal forms are available from Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) and are posted throughout the department.

Posted by kwalter at 4:18 PM

CEHD SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

The College of Education and Human Development awards many scholarships to graduate students. Some have January 31 deadlines; others have deadlines later in the spring. Information is available at http://education.umn.edu/SPS/awards/CEHDawards.html#advanced.

Posted by kwalter at 4:12 PM

PEACE CORPS

Peace Corps is currently seeking candidates with degrees in Education to serve as Volunteers overseas with the mission of promoting Peace and Friendship. A Peace Corps representative is on campus every Tuesday to provide additional information, answer questions and assist students in the application process.

Campus Office Hours
Tuesdays

10am to 1pm
Learning Abroad Center
230 Heller Hall

2pm to 4pm
St. Paul Career Center
198 McNeal Hall

Appointments are also available by request. Contact:
Dan MacLaughlin
Recruiter, RPCV Slovakia, 1999-2002
612.348.1484
dmaclaughlin@peacecorps.gov

Posted by kwalter at 4:07 PM

January 17, 2006

TORSKE KLUBBEN FELLOWSHIP for Minnesota Residents

This fellowship award has been established to support outstanding graduate students (master's or Ph.D.) currently enrolled in any field in the University of Minnesota Graduate School. Applicants must have outstanding academic achievement, excellent leadership potential, and an interest in or connection with Norway. Must be official state of Minnesota residents. The stipend is $12,000 for the academic year, plus full tuition. Sponsored by the Torske Klubben of Minneapolis. Deadline: March 1

More information and application forms are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/forms/tk_mn_residents.pdf.

Posted by kwalter at 9:17 AM

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANTS

The Graduate School awards grants of up to $2,500 to support dissertation research, such as domestic travel and expenses for fieldwork, postage, and photocopying. Deadlines: October 1 and March 1 (if deadline falls on a weekend, then the following Monday.) Additional information and application forms are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/forms/ddirg.pdf.

Posted by kwalter at 9:12 AM

AERA Fellowships

The AERA-AIR (A2) Fellows Program is a joint initiative between the American Educational Research Association and The American Institutes for Research (AIR). This program aims to build the talent pool of highly skilled education researchers experienced in working on large-scale studies in major research environments. Up to three fellows will be selected annually for a two-year, rotational position in Washington, DC. More information is available at http://www.aera.net/fellowships/?id=698. The deadline for the A2 Fellows Program is February 15.

The AERA-ETS Postdoctoral Fellowship is a joint initiative between the American Educational Research Association and the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This program provides intensive research and training opportunities in such areas as educational measurement, assessment design, psychometrics, statistical analyses, large-scale evaluations, and other tools for explaining student progress and achievement. Up to four fellows will be selected for a two-year research position at the ETS campus in Princeton, NJ. More information is available at http://www.aera.net/fellowships/?id=702. The deadline for the AERA-ETS Postdoctoral Fellowship is February 15.

In addition to these Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs, the AERA also offer dissertation support through its Minority Fellowship Program. This program aims to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities by supporting their research and writing, and by providing mentoring and guidance toward completion of their doctoral studies. AERA will award up to three doctoral fellowships this year. Interested candidates can obtain more information at http://www.aera.net/fellowships/?id=88, The deadline for application is March 1.

The AERA Grant Program provides dissertation support and small grants for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). This Program too has a March 1, 2006 deadline. More information is available at http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/.

Posted by kwalter at 9:10 AM

January 11, 2006

SPRING REGISTRATION -- AGAIN!

Spring Semester begins on Tuesday, January 17. Be sure to register by Monday, January 16, in order to avoid paying a late fee. Remember: You have to register, even if you are graduating in the first week of January.

If you don't register within the first two weeks of the semester, you will become inactive and have to reapply to the Graduate School.

-- If you have a graduate assistantship OR are an international student, you must register full-time (6-14 credits).

-- If you are a doctoral student and have completed all course work, successfully passed your prelim oral, and registered for all thesis credits, you are eligible for full-time equivalent registration. See details at http://www.grad.umn.edu/Current_Students/registration/FTE_procedures.html Advanced masters students must apply for this status in advance.

-- If you are taking your oral prelim by January 26, be sure to return the Prelim Oral Examination Report to the Graduate School (316 Johnston Hall) immediately following the exam so that you can change your registration to EPsy 8888 (thesis credits) for Spring 2006.

-- Registration in Grad 999 (no-cost/no-credit) will keep you active in the Graduate School only. This registration is NOT appropriate if you are required to register in order to hold an assistantship or fellowship, because of visa requirements, or if you are trying to defer student loans. Educational Psychology graduate students may only register for Grad 999 four semesters.

--You will need to talk to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) if you want to register for EPsy 8666 (pre-thesis credits). These credits are only used to give students full-time status prior to completing the oral prelim; they do not count toward your thesis requirement. Educational lPsychology graduate students are limited to registering for 24 credits of 8666 during their graduate programs.

If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy Walter (624 16898 or kwalter@umn.edu).

Posted by kwalter at 10:33 AM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Joseph Betts

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

The Effects of Different Methods of Handling Missing Values for the Computation of Internal Consistency

Monday, January 30, 2006
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m..
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Mark Davison (chair)
Dr. Michael Rodriguez (advisor)
Dr. James Ysseldyke (advisor)
Dr. David R. Johnson

Posted by kwalter at 10:30 AM