April 30, 2007

SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL PIZZA & TALKS

Join us for Free Pizza and Talk on:
Conversation about Youth Policy in Finland

Presented by:
Dr. Lasse Siurala
Director of Youth, City of Helsinki

Thursday, May 3
Noon–1:30 pm
250 Wulling Hall, Minneapolis Campus

Sponsored by: Minnesota Extension, Center for 4-H & Community Youth Development; EdPA Student Association; and the International Committee for the College of Education and Human Development.

Posted by kwalter at 3:18 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Seth Langley

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

Identifying Self-regulatory Factors that Influence the Academic Achievement Motivation of Underprepared College Students

Monday, April 30, 2007
1:00-2:00 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Robert Tennyson (chair)
Dr. William Bart (advisor)
Dr. Ernest Davenport
Dr. Thomas Brothen

Posted by kwalter at 8:58 AM

April 26, 2007

TEACHING ENRICHMENT SERIES

Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering a teaching enrichment series for faculty, instructional staff and teaching assistants, including an orientation for new teaching assistants.

Teaching workshops are scheduled August 27, 29 and 30, each day at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Workshop topics include course design, designing multiple choice exams, teaching through active lectures, active learning, resolving conflicts in the classroom, student ratings of teaching, and more!

New TA orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Detailed information is available at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/ For questions or to register by phone, contact CTL at 625 3041.

Posted by kwalter at 2:17 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Theresa Palumbo

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

Unit of Word Recognition as an Indicator of Reading Fluency: Use of Lexical Decision Task

Wednesday, May 9, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
329 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. William Bart (chair)
Dr. Jay Samuels (advisor)
Dr. Robert Tennyson
Dr. James Ysseldyke

Posted by kwalter at 2:16 PM

April 24, 2007

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY RETREAT

Preparing Future Faculty Retreat is being offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning on Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This retreat is for graduate students, teaching assistants or postdoctoral fellows who have NOT yet participated in GRAD 8101 (Teaching in Higher Education).

The retreat will be held in 525 Science Classroom Building (East Bank). There is a $10 registration fee that includes workshops, refreshments, and lunch. There are a limited number of seats so register early; the registration deadline is May 9.

More information is available at Center for Teaching and Learning .

Posted by kwalter at 10:07 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!

Alicia Vegell (Special Ed staff member) received a CEHD 2006-07 Civil Service Bargaining Unit Award for Service Delivery/Professionalism. The criterion for the award was as follows: Provided service, assistance and effort at a consistent level of high quality and professionalism. Alicia will be recognized for this award at the College Assembly and Recognition Event to be held tomorrow, April 25th, 2-5 pm in the Great Hall, Coffman Union.

Posted by kwalter at 9:22 AM

April 23, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Michael Atherton

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

Cognitive Transfer and Conservation in Chess Playing

Monday April 30, 2007
10:00-11:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall


COMMITTEE:
Dr. Robert Tennyson (chair)
Dr. William Bart (advisor)
Dr. Jay Samuels
Dr. Sheng He

Posted by kwalter at 2:29 PM

STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDING: MAY 15 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 $250 per student.

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, 2006 and June 20, 2007. 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 (http://process.umn.edu/groups/ppd/documents/Form/um1612p.pdf) to Lori (PsyF), Mary (SpEd and CSPP) or Deb (SchPsy) by May 15, 2007. No late requests will be considered. If you are presenting after June 20 (e.g. APA), those requests will be considered during the 2007-2008 academic year.

Posted by kwalter at 11:39 AM

April 20, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Janet Tilstra

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

What Good and Struggling 5th Grade Readers Do When Reading Expository Text for a Specific Purpose: Implications for Intervention

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
9:00-10:00 a.m.
240 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Dr. Susan Rose (chair)
Dr. Stanley Deno (advisor)
Dr. Kristen McMaster
Dr. Jennifer Windsor

Posted by kwalter at 1:48 PM

April 19, 2007

International Pizza & Talk

Join us for Free Pizza and Talk on: 25 Years Later…Alternative Cultural and Political Images of Iran

Presented by: Jinous Kasravi, Educational Policy and Administration

Monday, April 23, Noon–1:30 pm
250 Wulling Hall, Minneapolis Campus

Sponsored by the International Committee for the College of Education and Human Development.

Posted by kwalter at 1:29 PM

April 12, 2007

COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION

The Educational Psychology Department will be hosting a commencement brunch for graduating students and their guests on Friday, May 11, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Weisman Art Museum. This event will celebrate our students who are completing their degrees.

Invitations have been sent to students who will be participating in commencement ceremonies, have applied to graduate, or who have graduated since fall semester. If you have not received an invitation but fit into one of these groups, please contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu or 624-1698) and she'll make sure you receive one.

Posted by kwalter at 9:20 AM