August 26, 2011

Dissertation Seminars

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the final oral dissertation presentation by

Charles Fehr

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

Analysis of Two Randomized Field Trials Testing the Effects of Online Vocabulary Instruction on Vocabulary Test Scores

Thursday, September 1, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
108 Burton Hall

COMMITTEE:
Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Jay Samuels,adviser
Professor Mark Davison, adviser
Professor Karen Mesce

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The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the final oral dissertation presentation by

Sarah Carlson

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 Questioning During and After Reading on Inference Generation
between Skilled and Less-skilled Comprehenders

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
1:30-2:30 p.m.
250J Education Science Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Charles Fletcher, chair
Professor Kristen McMaster,adviser
Professor Paul van den Broek, adviser
Professor Sashank Varma

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The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the final oral dissertation presentation by

Michael Mensink

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 Influence of Prereading and Recall Instructions on Attention and Memory for Scientific Seductive Text

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
1:00-2:00 p.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Mark Davison, chair
Professor Jay Samuels,adviser
Professor Paul van den Broek, adviser
Professor David Rapp
Professor Sashank Varma

Posted by kwalter at 3:08 PM

August 16, 2011

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the final oral dissertation presentation by

Chayut Piromsombat

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

Differential Item Functioning in Computerized Adaptive Testing: Can CAT Self-adjust Enough?

Friday, August 19, 2011
1:00-2:00 p.m.
320 Education Science Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor David Weiss, chair
Professor Ernest Davenport,advisor
Professor Mark Davison
Professor Robert delMas

Posted by kwalter at 4:02 PM

August 9, 2011

Dissertation Seminar

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the final oral dissertation presentation by

Dana Wagner

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 Relative Effects of Various Intervention Approaches on the Reading Fluency and Comprehension of Fifth and Sixth Grade Struggling Readers

Thursday, August 18, 2011
8:00-9:00 a.m.
330 Education Science Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Christine Espin,advisor
Professor Matthew Burns
Professor Paul van den Broek

Posted by kwalter at 11:50 AM

August 2, 2011

Registration Reminders

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

• Be sure to register by September 5 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 fall'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/special-categories.html#grad999. Upon registering for Grad 999 for the fourth semester, a hold will be placed on your record and you will be required to 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 WALTER (kwalter@umn.edu) IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR EPsy 8666.

• If you are taking your oral prelim by September 19, 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 2011. Note: You need to schedule your oral prelim with the Graduate School; see their website for the scheduling form.

• If you are planning to take the written prelim exam in the fall, 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 11:37 AM