December 22, 2008

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP NOMINATION

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 $22,500, 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 the number of 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; 250 Ed Sci Bldg) by Friday, January 9. 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 9 will be the deadline for proposals. Note that written and oral prelims and must be completed and the thesis proposal submitted by February 9. Details about the internal nomination process will be sent following the January 14 GAC meeting. NOTE: Only students who indicate their interest in this award by the January 9 deadline will be considered for nomination. (For more information on proposals and the nomination process, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/ddf/DDFNomineeApplication2009.doc.)

Eligible students must have:
passed written and oral prelim exams by February 9, 2009
• an approved degree program on file in the Graduate School
• all program coursework completed (including internships and practica) by the end of spring semester 2009
• a thesis proposal submitted by February 9, 2009
• no incompletes in official program coursework from a prior term on transcript by March 13, 2009
• plan to graduate by the end of spring 2010 (or no later than fall 2010)
• notified Kathy Walter of their interest in this award by January 9, 2009

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 2004 or later with a bachelor’s degree (or 2006 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 8:14 AM

GRAD RESEARCH DAY PROPOSAL DEADLINE -- January 5!

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.

Proposal forms are available at http://cehd.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/GSRDProposal.doc. Submit proposals to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) by Monday, January 5.

Posted by kwalter at 8:00 AM

December 11, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Katie Jalma

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

Women’s Friendship Dissolution, a Qualitative Study

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Room 330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, chair
Professor John Romano, advisor
Professor Kay Herting Wahl
Professor Nicki Crick

Posted by kwalter at 9:01 AM

December 9, 2008

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Xiaoqing Du

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

Examining Three Types of Correctional Feedback about Errors in Mechanics and Grammar in Students
with Writing Difficulties in Grades 4-8


Friday, December 12, 2008
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Room 330 Education Sciences Building


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

Posted by kwalter at 3:46 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Anne Betzner

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

Pragmatic and Dialectic Mixed Method Approaches: An Empirical Comparison

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
10:30-11:30 a.m
Room 320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Harwell, chair
Professor Frances Lawrenz, advisor
Professor Robert delMas
Professor Debra Ingram

Posted by kwalter at 1:39 PM