December 21, 2007

Update on Grad 999 Registration Policy

The Graduate Advisory Committee recently reconsidered the current policy of allowing students 4 semesters of Grad 999 registration. Students will continue to be allowed 4 semesters of this registration. However, students will not be allowed any additional semesters of Grad 999 registration beyond the 4 semester limit, beginning Fall 2008.

The following procedure will be used to monitor Grad 999 registrations:

(1) When a student registers for a 4th semester of Grad 999, a hold will be placed on their record and will not be removed until the student submits a completion plan with objective benchmarks.

(2) A temporary hold release will be placed on the student’s record at the conclusion of the student’s completion plan.

(3) If the completion plan is not approved, the student will be required to register for credit or a request will be sent to Graduate School to suspend their ‘student’ status.

Each time a student registers for Grad 999, they will receive an email reminding them of this policy.

Posted by kwalter at 12:46 PM

December 18, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Lillian Duran

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

An Analysis of Verbal Interactions during Dialogic Reading With Spanish-Speaking Children Enrolled in a Head Start Home Visiting Program

Wednesday, December 19, 2007
12:30-1:30 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Kathryn Kohnert, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, advisor
Professor Frank Symons
Professor Christine Espin
Professor Tara Fortune

Posted by kwalter at 9:14 AM

December 17, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Renata Ticha

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 Pairing the Use of Curriculum-based Measurement with A Structured Approach that Includes Instructional Alternative on Teacher Decision Making and Student Achievement

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Stan Deno, chair
Professor Christine Espin, advisor
Professor Susan Hupp
Professor Kristen McMaster

Posted by kwalter at 9:32 AM

December 11, 2007

Grad School Student Services Office closed December 14

The Graduate Student Service and Progress Office (316 Johnston Hall) will be closed this Friday, December 14, for the Commencement Ceremony. The office will re-open at 8:00 on Monday, December 17th.

Posted by kwalter at 1:35 PM

December 10, 2007

RESOURCE ROOM OPEN HOUSE

Please join us for an open house in the Educational Psychology Resource Room (350D Ed Sci) on Thursday, December 13, 2:00-3:00.

The Resource Room is a place for Ed Psych students to study and gather with others. The room has a small reference library and three public computers.

So stop in, take a look around, and join us for cookies and cider!

Posted by kwalter at 3:25 PM

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP

Each year the Graduate School awards Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to outstanding final-year PhD candidates. The award provides support so that recipients can devote full-time effort to research and writing of the dissertation. The award includes a stipend of $22,000, academic year tuition for up to 14 thesis credits, and subsidized health insurance through the graduate assistant plan.

This competition requires nomination by the graduate program. The Graduate School informs programs of how many nominations they are allowed for both the new student and doctoral dissertation fellowships. Programs are required to decide how many incoming students they will nominate and how many nominations they will reserve for doctoral dissertation fellowships. The Ed Psych Graduate Advisory Committee will decide how those nominations will be divided at their January meeting.

If you will meet the eligibility requirements outlined below and think you may submit a proposal for the award, please notify Kathleen Walter (kwalter@umn.edu; 206 Burton Hall) by Friday, January 4. The Graduate Advisory Committee will review the pool of applicants and determine how many nominations will be held for the doctoral dissertation fellowship. You do not need to submit a proposal at this time; February 11 will be the deadline for proposals. Note that written and oral prelims must be completed by February 11. Details about the internal nomination process will be sent following the January 9 GAC meeting. NOTE: Only students who indicate their interest in this award by the January 4 deadline will be considered for nomination. (For more information on proposals and the nomination process, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/ddf/DDFNomineeApplication2008.doc.)

Eligible students must have:
• passed written and oral prelim exams by February 11, 2008
• an approved degree program on file in the Graduate School
• all program coursework completed by the end of spring semester 2008
• no incompletes in official program coursework on transcript by March 14, 2008
• plan to graduate by the end of spring 2009 (or no later than fall 2009)
• notified Kathy Walter of their interest in this award by January 4, 2008

It is also strongly recommended that candidates have a thesis proposal on file at the Graduate School by March 14, 2008. Please note that the award is intended for students who, typically, will be entering their fifth or sixth year of graduate study, having entered the Graduate School in fall 2003 or later with a bachelor’s degree (or 2005 or later with a master’s degree). Students who entered before this date are eligible, but the program will be required to provide an explanation of individual circumstances that led to a lengthier program of study.

Posted by kwalter at 1:28 PM

December 5, 2007

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Nora M. Braun

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 Effect of Student Interaction on Group Performance in Asynchronous Learning Environments

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
9:00-10:00 a.m.
225E Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
S. Jay Samuels, chair
William Bart, advisor
Robert delMas
Paul Johnson

Posted by kwalter at 11:10 AM