February 22, 2006

Professional Grant Writing Workshop

The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the University of Minnesota (St. Paul Campus), March 27 - 29, 2006. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. Please forward, post, and distribute this e-mail to your colleagues and listservs.

All participants will receive certification in professional grant writing from the Institute. For more information call (888) 824 - 4424 or visit The Grant Institute website at http://www.thegrantinstitute.com. Registration cost is $597.

Posted by kwalter at 3:35 PM

February 17, 2006


There has been a change in University policy concerning the scheduling of classes on caucus night, Tuesday, March 7, 2006. State law, Section 202A.19, Subdivision 3, gives the University Board of Regents authority to allow classes and other events to be held on caucus night. Instructors are expected to make accommodations for students who will be attending their party caucus.

Posted by kwalter at 1:33 PM


The Graduate School invites proposals for improving the quality of graduate education, and the quality of the graduate student experience, at the University of Minnesota. This initiative follows the exploration of three Graduate School priorities at the School's Centennial Symposium held this past October: increasing access to graduate education for underrepresented groups; promoting innovations in the design of graduate education to produce excellent student experiences and outcomes; and developing institutional policies and practices that facilitate interdisciplinary teaching, research, and training in graduate education. Proposals may address any aspect of graduate education that would benefit from innovation and change, but preference will be given to ideas that advance these three priorities.

Any University employee, currently enrolled (spring 2006) Graduate School student, Graduate School program, or department or college that offers a program(s) in cooperation with the Graduate School, is eligible to submit a proposal. The deadline for proposals is March 17, 2006. Awards will be announced in mid-April and celebrated at a public event on May 9. For complete information about the call for ideas, see "News, Events and Announcements" on the Graduate School Web site, http://www.grad.umn.edu/dgs/innovation.html.

Posted by kwalter at 1:31 PM

February 15, 2006


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 advisor 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 2:47 PM


The Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Development (CRDEUL) supports research activities in developmental education and urban literacy through its annual recognition awards. We welcome and elicit eligible applications.

Jeanne L. Higbee Developmental Education Research Award
This $500 award annually recognizes significant completed research projects in the state of Minnesota that incorporate theory, research, and best practices in postsecondary developmental education.
Information | Application

Multicultural Developmental Education Research Award
This $500 award annually recognizes significant completed higher education research projects in the state of Minnesota exploring multicultural developmental education.
Information | Application

Henry Borow Outstanding Dissertation Award
This $1000 award annually recognizes excellent graduate student research for completed dissertation projects in the field of postsecondary developmental education and urban literacy.
Information | Application

Complete information on all our programs is available on the CRDEUL web site; http://www.gen.umn.edu/research/crdeul/http://www.gen.umn.edu/research/crdeul/

Please contact Dana Britt Lundell at lunde010@umn.edu if you have questions that are not answered in the award instructions.

Posted by kwalter at 2:44 PM

February 7, 2006


The APA Science Directorate supports science-oriented psychology graduate students each year through its Student Awards Program. For additional information, see http://www.apa.org/science/awards.html

Posted by kwalter at 2:28 PM


International Student and Scholar Services offers a series of career workshops for international students, beginning Tuesday, February 14. The sessions provide practical information and materials on how to find a job, how to write a resume and cover letter, how to prepare for a job interview, and visa options after graduation including H-1 B and permanent resident . Detailed information is available at http://www.isss.umn.edu/career/workshops.html

Posted by kwalter at 2:25 PM

COLLOQUIUM: February 15

Matt Burns will be presenting at the spring Educational Psychology Colloquium on Wednesday, February 15, 12:00-1:30 in Room 110 Shevlin. His topic is "The Instructional Level: What it is, why we care, and what is it?" Matt is an Associate Professor in School Psychology.

(Please note room change. The colloquium will be held in 110 Shevlin.)

Posted by kwalter at 7:03 AM

February 3, 2006


The Seligman competition awards a cash grant of $1,000 to a scholar who has completed a Ph.D. dissertation in any area of research related to Positive Psychology during the last three years and who plans to continue research in this area. The dissertation must have been completed after March 30, 2003. For additional information, see their website at http://www.templeton.org/SeligmanAward/index.html.

Posted by kwalter at 3:23 PM


Don't miss out the early registration for MESI-Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute-Feb. 17!!!

Great training opportunity for professionals and students who are interested in program evaluation! Come to learn and reflect on contemporary issues in evaluation with national experts and practitioners!

The Eleventh Annual Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) will be held at the Holiday Inn Bloomington/Airport/Mall of America on March 22-24, 2006. Distinguished speakers include Melvin M. Mark, Michael Q. Patton, and Richard Krueger. Pre-session workshops will be held on March 21-22, 2006.

For more information and registration forms, please visit their website at http://education.umn.edu/EdPA/MESI. Group and student discounts are available. Early registration discounts apply through ** February 17, 2006**.

Posted by kwalter at 3:20 PM