April 20, 2009

DISSERTATION SEMINARS

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

Kimberly Zahm

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

A Qualitative Investigation of Genetic Counselor Professional Development

Thursday, May 7, 2009
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Room 320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Thomas Skovholt, chair
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, advisor
Professor Caroline Burke
Professor Bonnie LeRoy


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

Devjani Banerjee-Stevens

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

Critical Incidents in the Identity Development Of Second-Generation South Asian Women

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Room 325 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Thomas Skovholt, chair
Professor Michael Goh, advisor
Professor Salina Renninger
Professor Rashne Jehangir


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

Alisha Wackerle-Hollman

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 Progress Monitoring and Consultation on Emergent Literacy Performance as Measured by the Individual Growth and Development Indicators

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Room 250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Matthew Burns, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, advisor
Professor Kristen McMaster
Professor Joe Reichle

Posted by kwalter at 11:40 AM

April 8, 2009

Announcing Doctoral Dissertation Seminars

When scheduling your doctoral defense, be sure to notify Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) of the time, date, place, and dissertation title so she can announce the seminar portion of your defense.

Posted by kwalter at 1:30 PM

REMINDER: Submitting Thesis Proposal and Thesis Planning Panel Forms

Doctoral candidates are required to submit the Thesis Proposal and the Thesis Planning Panel forms by the end of the semester following completion of your oral prelim.

If forms are not submitted in a timely manner, a hold will be placed on your record. If you completed your prelim oral in Fall Semester, you should be submitting your thesis proposal by the end of this semester. Be sure to contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) if you need to request an extension.

For detailed information about these forms, talk with your advisor and refer to the Ed Psych Student Handbook.

Posted by kwalter at 11:10 AM

April 7, 2009

REMINDER: Submitting Degree Programs (extended deadline)

Be sure to submit your degree program according to the following timelines:

M.A.: After completing 10 credits (ordinarily no later than the second semester of your first year).

Specialist: After completing 20 credits (ordinarily no later than the second semester of your first year).

Ph.D.: After completing four semesters. The Educational Psychology Department requires doctoral students to submit their degree program forms to the DGS prior to taking the written general preliminary examination. This should be by the end of the second year of graduate study, and at least one semester prior to the term in which you plan to take the prelim oral exam.

For those who are approaching these deadlines, submit degree programs by Friday, April 24.

For detailed information on submitting the degree program, see the Ed Psych Student Handbook.You will also need to submit our Examining Committee Consent form.

Remember that degree programs can be changed in the future through a simple petition process. Be sure to submit the petition form prior to taking courses for which you are requesting a change.

PLEASE NOTE: A hold will be placed on your record at the DGS's request if:
-- You are in the M.A. program and do not submit your degree program form by the time you complete 14 credits;
-- You are in the Specialist program and do not submit your degree program form by the time you complete 24 credits;
-- You are in the Ph.D. program and fail to submit your degree program form by the time you complete four semesters.
You will be unable to register, to obtain a transcript, etc. until the hold is released by the DGS.

Posted by kwalter at 2:15 PM

STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS

We are pleased to announce that the Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be up to $200 per student per year.

To qualify for these funds:

• You must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student.
• You must travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting.
• Your faculty advisor must approve the travel.

Please note that these funds may not be used for state or regional conferences nor can they be used for training or workshop participation.

Funds will be awarded twice each year.

• For travel between July 1 and December 15, 2008, submit requests and required documentation by December 15, 2008.
• For travel between December 16, 2008 and June 30, 2009, requests and documentation must be submitted by June 5, 2009.

No late requests will be considered.

To receive reimbursement, you must submit the following:

student travel funding request; be sure to have your advisor sign the form.
• proof of conference attendance
• a copy of the conference program showing your presentation
• original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement.
• a completed expense reimbursement form

Submit all of the above to the staff member in your area .

Posted by kwalter at 1:36 PM

COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION

The Educational Psychology Department will be hosting a commencement brunch for graduating students and their guests on Friday, May 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the Education Science Building. This event will celebrate our students who are completing their degrees.

Invitations have been emailed to students who will be participating in commencement ceremonies, have applied to graduate, or who have graduated since fall semester. If you have not received an invitation but fit into one of these groups, please contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu or 624-1698) and she'll make sure you receive one.

Posted by kwalter at 1:20 PM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Philippe Gaillard

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

Evaluating the Assumption of Homogeneity of Variance via Equivalence Testing

Monday, April 20, 2009
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Room 320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Michael Rodriguez, advisor
Professor Robert delMas
Professor Shawn Curley

Posted by kwalter at 11:47 AM

ELECTRONIC DISSERTATION SUBMISSION

The Graduate School now allows doctoral candidates to submit their dissertations electronically as well as on paper.

Why Submit Electronically?

Students submitting electronically are not required to submit a paper copy of the dissertation to the Graduate School.

The Graduate School strongly encourages students to use the electronic format for dissertation submission because of the advantages offered by the electronic dissertation submission process in terms of cost, convenience, options, and accessibility.

Cost: Students save $20 when they use the electronic dissertation submission process, in addition to saving costs associated with paper, printing, and copying hard copies of the dissertation.

Convenience: Students who have used the electronic dissertation submission process have reported that the system was easy to use. Dissertations can be quickly converted using the provided PDF converter and easily uploaded. Students can submit their dissertations from anywhere in the world with internet access, eliminating the need to arrange for delivery of the dissertation to the Graduate School.

Options: The electronic dissertation submission process provides students with the opportunity to include multi-media formats such as music files, video files, etc. with their dissertations.

Accessibility: Electronically submitted dissertations will be available for distribution as an electronic version, which results in reproductions of higher quality than those produced from microfilmed versions of hard copies. One study has shown that electronically submitted dissertations are cited 2-5 more times, and accessed 145,000% more frequently, than those submitted in hard copy.

For more information on dissertation submission, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/doctoral/ElectronicDissertationSubmission.html

Posted by kwalter at 11:40 AM