February 18, 2008

Internet Research Ethics: Issues and Guidelines for Ethical Decision-making

Research involving virtual human subjects in online spaces is becoming increasingly common in departments across the university. How do researchers determine when Internet speech or activities are intended as “public� or “private?� When can the researcher analyze and quote information online without consent, and under what conditions is consent necessary? Does most research concerning online groups pose “low risk,� especially where subjects’ identities are masked with screen names and avatars, or does research on some groups pose higher risk (e.g., research on special populations or groups dealing with sensitive issues or serious illness)?

These are just some of the ethical dilemmas and questions that must be considered when conducting research in online networks, communities, and learning environments.

Join us to explore “Internet Research Ethics: Issues and Guidelines for Ethical Decision-making�

February 21, 2008 from 10-11am
Peik Hall – Room 40, College of Education + Human Development (U of M East Bank campus)

Registration is FREE and attendance will fulfill your Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Continuing Education Requirements. Details below.

PRE-REGISTER NOW! at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=RC9110 (limited to first 40 participants).

Come hear renowned Internet research ethicist, Dr. Charles Ess, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, and Religion at Drury University speak on: Internet Research Ethics: Issues and Guidelines for Ethical Decision-making. As the Chair of the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR), Internet Research Ethics Committee, Dr. Ess lead a group of ethicists and interdisciplinary Internet researchers from 11 different countries in a two-year effort to produce guidelines for ethical decision-making in Internet research.

Dr. Ess will help us understand and apply those guidelines and provide opportunities to practice ethical decision-making in Internet research by leading us through a series of scenarios based on real experiences.

Moderator: Dr. Christine Greenhow, Learning Technologies, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development

This seminar is the first in a two-part seminar series sponsored by OVPR, RCR program with support from the College of Education + Human Development, Office of Research and Policy, and the Social Networks Research Collaborative, Institute for Advanced Study. Please feel free to contact the series chair Dr. Christine Greenhow, Learning Technologies (greenhow@umn.edu) for more information.

SPACE IS LIMITED. PRE-REGISTER NOW! at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=RC9110 (limited to first 40 participants).

Posted by kwalter at 3:30 PM

February 14, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Elizabeth M. Whitehouse

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

Family Involvement in School: Family and Teacher Perceptions and Effects on Student Performance

Monday, February 18, 2008
12:30-1:30 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor W. Andrew Collins, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, advisor
Professor Nicki Crick
Professor Matthew Burns

Posted by kwalter at 3:57 PM

February 11, 2008

INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS

Please join us for FREE LUNCH and interesting seminars sponsored by GAPSA, ISSS, SAO, and SLSA

TOPIC: EFFICIENCY, CULTURE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
SPEAKER: Jennifer K. Alexander, Associate Professor in the Program for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
DATE: Monday February 11
TIME: Noon- 1.30pm
PLACE: Classroom Office Building Room 119, St Paul Campus
1994 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108


TOPIC 2: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ASIA
SPEAKER: Professor Ngoh Tiong Tan, Vice Dean and Professor National University of Singapore
DATE: February 22 (Friday)
TIME: 12.00- 1.30pm
PLACE: Room 145, Peters Hall , 1404, Gortner Ave, ST Paul Campus

FREE LUNCH (RSVP to parkx347@umn.edu)

Posted by kwalter at 9:45 AM

February 6, 2008

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: TAX WORKSHOPS

"There is one thing all of you must take care of every year and that is taxes!!!!"

WHAT: Free Individual Workshops! Don't wait until the last minute!
DATES: Every Thursday evening from February 14 - April 10
TIME: 6:00 - 8:45 pm
PLACE: Carlson School of Management Room L-117 (Lower level), Minneapolis West Bank
MAP: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CarlSMgmt/index.html

For details on documents and materials you must bring with you to the Tax Workshops, please go to
http://isss.umn.edu/taxes/PreparingTax.html.

Posted by kwalter at 4:10 PM

COMMENCEMENT

The Graduate School’s Spring 2008 commencement ceremony will be Friday, May 9, at 1 p.m. in Northrup Auditorium. If you are interested in participating, you must submit your Commencement Attendance Approval Form to Kathy Walter (250 EdSci) for DGS approval no later than Monday, February 25.

In order to be approved, MA students must have an approved Degree Program on file; PhDs must have had their Thesis Proposal approved. You may have received a copy of this form with your Graduation Packet; forms are also available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/commencement/index.html.

There will be a reception for commencement participants and their families (as well as other recent graduates and near graduates) on the morning of May 9. Watch for your invitation!

Posted by kwalter at 6:56 AM

February 5, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Jennet C. Silverman

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

“There is Always a Path to Success for Every Student:� Educator Thinking and Inclusion at Parkview Primary Center

Thursday, February 28, 2008
11:00 a.m. – noon
250J Ed Sci Bldg
(NOTE ROOM CHANGE)

COMMITTEE:
Professor S. Jay Samuels, chair
Professor William Bart, advisor
Professor Frank Symons
Professor Jennifer York-Barr

Posted by kwalter at 3:44 PM

February 4, 2008

NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity

New York University (NYU) is dedicated to ensuring that its scholarly community is enriched by individuals, who, through their different races and ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, age, abilities, political beliefs, spiritual beliefs, economic status, and sexual orientation, contribute to an intellectually challenging and inclusive educational environment. To that end, NYU has created the NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity fellowship program to support promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience, and employment background will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU.

Application deadline is March 3, 2008. For detailed information and application procedures, see http://www.nyu.edu/faculty/funding.opportunities/fellowship.html

Posted by kwalter at 10:43 AM