August 28, 2009

ELECTRONIC SCHEDULING OF DOCTORAL FINAL EXAMS

Effective fall semester (September 8, 2009), doctoral students will schedule their doctoral final examinations with the Graduate School online. Electronic scheduling of doctoral final oral exams is part of the Graduate School Student Services and Progress office's continuing efforts to improve services for graduate students, faculty, and staff. Benefits of electronic scheduling include the elimination of the hard-copy Final Oral Examination Scheduling form, and improved communications among the GSSP office, the doctoral student, and the student's graduate program office throughout the final doctoral exam scheduling and authorization process.

To initiate the electronic scheduling process, student click on the Final Oral Examination Scheduling link listed on GSSP's doctoral forms web page The GSSP office will notify students by email regarding any outstanding final oral exam requirements, and how to fulfill those requirements. The student will also receive confirmation from the GSSP office upon the Graduate School's authorization of the final oral examination.

Posted by kwalter at 3:19 PM

August 26, 2009

DISSERTATION SEMINAR

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

Nicholas Leonard

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

Predictors of Mental Health Service Utilization among Minnesota High School Students

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
3:30-4:30 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor John Romano, chair
Professor Sandra Christenson, advisor
Professor Annie Hansen
Professor Charles Oberg

Posted by kwalter at 11:53 AM

August 21, 2009

APA Early Graduate Student Research Award

The APA Science Student Council is pleased to sponsor an important award for graduate students in psychological science -- the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award. Graduate students who are in the first three years of graduate study are eligible to apply for the three $1,000 awards, given in basic research, applied research, and interdisciplinary research. Over the last several years the award has been given to some outstanding graduate students in psychological science.

Please note the deadline date of September 15, 2009.

Please follow this link to the award description and forms - http://www.apa.org/science/era.html. Please send any questions to science@apa.org.

Posted by kwalter at 10:03 AM

Paid internships for veterans and service members

Student Veterans and Service Members - get paid for your internship! If you have an internship that is unpaid or low-paid (less than $1800 a semester), you may be eligible for a U of M Student Veterans and Service Members Internship Grant! Find all the details and application instructions at http://onestop.umn.edu/veterans/gift_aid.html.

Posted by kwalter at 10:01 AM

REGISTRATION REMINDERS

A reminder: Graduate students are required to register every fall and spring semester in order to remain active.

• Be sure to register by September 7 in order to avoid paying a late registration fee. Courses with low enrollment are often cancelled prior to the start of the semester; don't lose your chance to take a course because you didn't register in time. See spring's cancel/add deadlines for details on making registration changes.

• If you are working as a graduate assistant, are an international student, or are receiving a fellowship, you are required to register full-time (6-14 credits each semester).

• Advanced masters or doctoral students may register using the full-time equivalent registration (EPsy 8333 or 8444). If you have completed all coursework and registered for all thesis credits, you may qualify. Please note that masters students must apply for this status in advance. Each semester you register under this status you'll need to submit the "application for full-time status with one-credit registration" form. Details and forms are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/registration/FTE_procedures.html

• If you only need to register in order to remain active in the Graduate School, you may register for Grad 999, a no-cost/no-credit registration option. However, please note that EPsy students are only allowed to register for Grad 999 four times. More information about this registration option is available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/registration/grad_999.html. Upon registering for Grad 999 for the fourth semester, a hold will be placed on your record and you must submit a completion plan with objective benchmarks.

• Ed Psych graduate students may not register for more than 24 credits of EPsy 8666 (pre-thesis credits) during their graduate career. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST CONTACT KATHY WALTE R (kwalter@umn.edu) IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR EPsy 8666.

• If you are taking your oral prelim by September 21, be sure to return the Prelim Oral Examination Report to the Graduate School (316 Johnston Hall) immediately following the exam so that you can change your registration to EPsy 8888 (thesis credits) for Fall 2009. Note: You need to schedule your oral prelim with the Graduate School.

• If you are planning to take the written prelim exam in the spring, be sure to check with your program area for their registration deadline. You need to have submitted a degree program in order to register for the written prelim.

Posted by kwalter at 10:00 AM

Ed Psych Dissertations

Laurel Haycock, librarian at Wilson Library, has posted recent Ed Psych Dissertations on her blog at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/hayco001/edlibblog/2009/08/edpsy-dissertations-at-the-u-of-m.html.

Posted by kwalter at 9:57 AM

August 6, 2009

DISSERTATION SEMINARS

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

Rebecca Pierce

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

Online Peer Collaboration: Teachers Supporting Each Other's Instructional Use of CBM Data

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Frances Lawrenz, chair
Professor Kristen McMaster, advisor
Professor Stanley Deno
Professor Christine Espin

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

Christine Peper

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 the Reliability and Validity of a Self-Determination Assessment for Transition Planning

Monday, August 31, 2009
4:00-5:00 p.m.
250J Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Susan Hupp, chair
Professor Stanley Deno, advisor
Professor Kristen McMaster, advisor
Professor Frank Symons

Posted by kwalter at 11:43 AM