August 20, 2008


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

Jessica Cherne

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

Effects of Praise on Student Behavior in the Classroom

Wednesday, August 27, 2008
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
225E Education Sciences Building

Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Jennifer McComas, advisor
Professor LeAnne Johnson
Professor Gail Peterson

Posted by kwalter at 1:19 PM

August 18, 2008


Effective September 1, 2008, the publishing fee for dissertations will be $85. Any student submitting by August 29, 2008 will pay the current $75 fee. The copyright fee remains at $65.

Posted by kwalter at 10:58 AM

August 4, 2008

Grad 999 Registration Policy

The Graduate Advisory Committee 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 9:38 AM