April 19, 2013

Upcoming Dissertation Seminars

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

Shawna Petersen-Brown

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Enhancing Maintenance and Generalization of Incremental Rehearsal through Theory-based Modifications

Thursday, April 25
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Jennifer McComas, chair
Professor Matthew Burns, adviser
Professor Kristen McMaster
Professor Jim Ysseldyke
Professor Sashank Varma

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

Mark Rose Lewis

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Using Testing to Potentiate Learning from Expository Texts

Monday, May 6
12:00- 1:00 p.m.
250J Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Jeanette Gundel, chair
Professor Sashank Varma, adviser
Professor Mark Davison
Professor Keisha Varma

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

Lyle Noisy Hawk

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Traditional Lakota Concept of Well-Being: A Qualitative Study

Monday, May 6
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Geoffrey Maruyama, chair
Professor Sherri Turner, adviser
Professor Susan Rose
Professor Jeylan Mortimer

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

Sarah Scholin

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Direct and Indirect Effects of Textbook Modality on Adolescents' Reading Comprehension and Engagement

Tuesday, May 7
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Mark Davison, chair
Professor Matthew Burns, adviser
Professor Sandra Christenson
Professor David O'Brien

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

Christopher Desjardins

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Evaluating the Performance of Two Competing Models of School Suspension Under Simulation: The Zero-inflated Negative Binomial and the Negative Binomial Hurdle

Friday, May 10
11:00 a.m. - noon
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Mark Davison, chair
Professor Michael Harwell,co-adviser
Professor Adam Rothman, co-adviser
Professor Ernest Davenport

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

Naomi Rahn

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

A Comparison of Word Learning a 3-Year-Old Children At-risk for Language and Literacy Difficulties in Two Conditions: Dialogic Reading and Activity-based Intervention

Tuesday, May 14
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
320 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Kristen McMaster, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, adviser
Professor Frank Symons
Professor Joe Reichle
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The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the final oral dissertation presentation by

Okan Bulut

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Between-Person and Within-Person Subscore Reliability: Comparison of Unidimensional and Multidimensional IRT Models

Tuesday, May 14
11:00 am. - noon.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Mark Davison, chair
Professor Michael Rodriguez, adviser
Professor Ernest Davenport
Professor David Weiss

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

Peter Nelson

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Student Perceptions of the Classroom Environment: Actionable Feedback as a Catalyst for Instructional Change

Wednesday, May 15
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
325 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Theodore Christ, chair
Professor Jim Ysseldyke, adviser
Professor Amanda Sullivan
Professor Lori Helman
Professor Debra Peterson

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

Cengiz Zopluoglu

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Assessing Dimensionality of Latent Structures Underlying Dichotomous Item Response Data with Imperfect Models

Friday, May 17
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Rodriguez, chair
Professor Ernest Davenport, adviser
Professor Mark Davison
Professor Niels Waller
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The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the final oral dissertation presentation by

Amanuel Medhanie

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

The Robustness of Multilevel Multiple Imputation for Handling Missing Data in Hierarchical Linear Models

Monday, May 20
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Ernest Davenport, chair
Professor Michael Harwell, adviser
Professor Michael Rodriguez
Professor Thomas Post
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The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the final oral dissertation presentation by

Ju-Ping Huang

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

The Unique Challenges in Counseling Infertile Individuals and Couples

Tuesday, May 21
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Michael Goh, chair
Professor Kay Herting Wahl, adviser
Professor Thomas Skovholt
Professor LInda Burns
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The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the final oral dissertation presentation by

Breanne Byiers

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Functional Communication Training in Rett Syndrome

Monday, June 3
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
330 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Susan Hupp, chair
Professor Frank Symons, adviser
Professor Michael Rodriquez
Professor Joe Reichle
Professor Arthur Beisang

Posted by kwalter at 3:21 PM

April 5, 2013

Thesis Planning Panel

Doctoral students are required to submit the Thesis Planning Panel form by the end of the semester following completion of the oral prelim. If you completed your prelim oral in the fall, you should be submitting your thesis proposal by the end of this semester. If forms are not submitted in a timely manner, a hold will be placed on your record. Be sure to contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) if you need to request an extension.

Posted by kwalter at 3:48 PM

April 4, 2013

Submitting Graduate Degree Plan

Students are required to submit a graduate degree plan for each degree they complete. Be sure to submit your degree plan 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, May 3.

For detailed information on submitting the degree program, consult your track handbook and the Ed Psych Student Handbook.

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.


You will also need to submit your committee information online.

Doctoral students submit them at http://www.grad.umn.edu/students/forms/doctoral/index.html

Specialist Certificate students at http://www.grad.umn.edu/students/forms/postbac/index.html

Masters students at http://www.grad.umn.edu/students/forms/masters/index.html

Posted by kwalter at 4:02 PM

Registration Reminders

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

-- Be sure to register before the first day of classes 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 cancel/add information 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/students/registration/specialcategories/

-- 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 planning to take the written prelim exam, be sure to check with your program area for the registration deadline. You need to have submitted a degree program or degree plan in order to register for the written prelim.

-- If you are taking your oral prelim within the first two weeks of the fall semester, be sure to return the Prelim Oral Examination Report to the Graduate Student Services (160 Williamson) immediately following the exam. You will also need to submit a copy of exam report form to 250 EdSciB on or before September 16 so that you can change your registration to EPsy 8888 (thesis credits) for Fall 2013. Note: You need to schedule your oral prelim with the Graduate School; see their website for the scheduling form.

-- Doctoral students may register for up to 6 doctoral thesis credits prior to passing the oral prelim exam if
a. the adviser determines the student is research ready,
b. the degree plan is submitted and approved,
c. the student completed 36 course credits that are included on the degree program/plan (masters courses may be included on the degree plan), and
d. the student submitted the doctoral thesis credit registration request form

Posted by kwalter at 3:46 PM

Dissertation Seminars

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

Ian M. Macfarlane

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Anxiety's Effect on the Experience of Supervision of Genetic Counseling Students

Wednesday, April 17
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
10 Education Sciences Building

COMMITTEE:
Professor Thomas Skovholt, chair
Professor Patricia McCarthy Veach, adviser
Professor Salina Renninger
Professor Bonnie LeRoy

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

Wendi M. Schirvar

in partial fulfillment of requirements for the PhD in Educational Psychology, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota

Investigating Social Competencies in Students with High Intelligence

Tuesday, April 23
3:30-4:30 p.m.
330 Education Sciences Building


COMMITTEE:
Professor William Bart, chair
Professor Scott McConnell, adviser
Professor Sherri Turner
Professor Geoffrey Maruyama

Posted by kwalter at 3:40 PM