September 17, 2008


The Graduate School has several fellowships that are supported primarily by private endowment income. Eligibility is limited to students who are currently registered in the Graduate School. Information is available from their web page

The Graduate School's deadline for 2009-2010 endowed fellowships is December 1, 2008. One with a close fit to EPsy students are the William Stout and Thomas Wallace Fellowships. These require nomination by the program, so applications will be due on November 17th in 250B Ed Sci Bldg. The Eva O. Miller Fellowship is also relevant to Ed Psych students. Both carry a stipend of $22,000, plus tuition.

Posted by kwalter at 9:57 AM

September 16, 2008


An Introduction to APA Documentation & Editorial Style

Learn the basics of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) documentation and editorial style through discussion, handouts, and exercises.

This workshop is offered twice:
Thursday, October 2
2:00–3:00 pm
Wilson Library, room S30C
West Bank Campus

Thursday, October 9
2:00–3:00 pm
Magrath Library, room 81
St Paul Campus

Register now online at ( Seating is limited.

Posted by kwalter at 2:28 PM

Council of Graduate Students Representative

We need a representative to the Council of Graduate Students (COGS). COGS represents the interests of all graduate students at the University of Minnesota. Their mission is to work with the administration and the Graduate School to make sure the needs of graduate students are known. More information is available at

Our representative would attend monthly general assembly meetings (Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 in Fall Semester) and report back to Ed Psych students. If you are interested in being Ed Psych's COGS representative, contact Kathy Walter ( by Monday, September 22. An election (via email) will be held if we have more than one person interested.

Posted by kwalter at 10:14 AM

September 10, 2008


Applications are now available for ISSS fall 2008 cross-cultural discussion groups. The discussion groups provide an opportunity for both international and U.S. students to share experiences and personal thoughts in a relaxed and casual environment.

Please apply by September 22nd by visiting
Email: or call 612 626 7100

Posted by kwalter at 1:57 PM

September 9, 2008


Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, February 13. The Educational Psychology Department instituted this annual event in 2001 in recognition of the abilities and talents of its students. This annual event has been designed with three purposes:

-- to provide a format for graduate students to present their research and be recognized locally by peers and faculty
-- to provide students an opportunity for professional development and practice for future state or national conferences, and
-- to promote a department-wide activity that brings faculty and graduate students together around a common goal of disciplined inquiry.

Proposals will be due on Friday, January 2. Proposal forms are available at

Posted by kwalter at 2:07 PM


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

Mayuko K. Simon

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

Comparison of Concurrent and Separate Multidimensional IRT Linking of Item Parameters

Friday, September 19, 2008
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
225E Education Sciences Building

Professor Ernest Davenport, chair
Professor Mark Davison, advisor
Professor Michael Rodriguez
Professor Charles Geyer
Professor David Weiss

Posted by kwalter at 1:15 PM