June 16, 2008

New Course

EPsy 5153, Social Development in Pre-K to Secondary Schools, is a new course that has been approved to meet Ed Psych's social psychology core requirement. Tony Pellegrini will be teaching this course is the fall (Tuesdays, 4:40-7:30).

Posted by kwalter at 10:11 AM

March 4, 2008


Topic: Counseling Clients of East Asian Origin: Research and Clinical Practice with Koreans
Date: Monday March 10, 2008
Time: 12-1:30pm
Speaker: Sung-Kyung Yoo, Ph.D.

Professor Yoo is a graduate of the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) Program in the Department of Educational Psychology, CE+HD. She is presently an Associate Professor at Ewha Women's
CE+University in Seoul, Korea and a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont California.

This bag lunch is co-sponsored by CSPP/Department of Educational Psychology and the CE+HD Office of the Director of International Initiatives and Relations.

Posted by kwalter at 8:51 AM

February 2, 2007


The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota was awarded the 2007 APA Innovative Practices in Graduate Education in Psychology Award. The award was based on the Statistics Education Program in the department, led by Joan Garfield.

Professor Stan Deno received the Distinguished Researcher Award given by the AERA Special Education SIG (Special Interest Group).

Posted by kwalter at 10:11 AM

October 25, 2006


Classes will be held on election night. On Tuesday, November 7, midterm elections will take place in Minnesota. All University classes will be held on that date. Instructors are expected to make reasonable accommodations for students who can only vote during class time. Students who will be late to, or absent from, class in order to vote on Tuesday, November 7 should speak with their instructor in advance of that date.

Posted by kwalter at 1:12 PM

September 19, 2006


The International Student and Scholar Services office will host the SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR WELCOME EVENT on Friday, September 22, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Join them for coffee, tea, food, and fun in 110 Heller Hall to welcome new students and greet familiar faces from the past! Come, relax, and make some new friends for this upcoming academic year.

Posted by kwalter at 1:31 PM

November 23, 2005


Geography Research Seminar GEOG 8-XXX -- Spring 2006
Designing Materials for Teaching Skills of Spatial Thinking
Professor Phil Gersmehl

Recent brain-scanning research seems to point toward the conclusion that spatial thinking involves at least some brain structures that are both structurally and functionally specialized to do specific kinds of spatial cognition. This seminar will include:
1. a critical review of key research articles and a white paper prepared for a forthcoming National Academy of Sciences report on spatial thinking. Those papers outline a taxonomy of spatial-thinking skills that are partly innate and partly learned: pre-school children perform them more or less automatically, but graduate students can learn how to do them better!
2. a survey of educational standards and practices that focus on spatial thinking. The goal is to examine the taxonomy of spatial-thinking skills, identify appropriate ways of teaching them at various grade levels, and then review and/or prepare educational materials that could assist teachers in presenting those topics.
3. an exploration of how the skills of spatial thinking can be applied in related disciplines, such as math, history, earth science, economics, etc.

Evaluation will be based on discussion and a portfolio of materials, which (depending on the interests and skills of each participant) might include literature reviews, graphics design, materials for student activities, animations, and/or evaluations of existing materials.

The seminar is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, 330 - 6:00pm, somewhere in Social Science or Blegen -- but the time and place can/will probably be changed to accommodate individual schedules.

The seminar is related to several large multi-year multi-university Federal grants, one underway and two beginning next year; persons intersted in working on these grants are encouraged to consider the seminar and/or contact me for additional information - the seminar is NOT a prerequisite for hiring, but the burden of proof on others is to demonstrate equivalent background/skills

Questions? please contact Phil Gersmehl at gersmehl@umn.edu or his temporary fall-semester office in New York, phone 212-650-3534.

Posted by kwalter at 1:18 PM

October 3, 2005


National Depression Screening Day
Thursday, October 6
Minneapolis campus screening 302 Eddy Hall, 10:00-2:30
St. Paul campus screening 199 Coffey Hall, 11:00-1:00

Other mental health resources on campus include:

Students can access mental health services at: Boynton Health Service if they have paid the Student Services Fee (http://www.bhs.umn.edu/services/mentalhealth.htm), and University Counseling and onsulting Services (http://www.ucs.umn.edu/).

Disability Services (http://ds.umn.edu) provides assistance with academic accommodations for students with diagnosed, severe, and persistent mental health conditions. Consultation and problem-solving regarding disability issues is available for faculty, staff, and supervisors.

The "Understanding Today's Student" (http://www.osa.umn.edu/resources/index.html) website contains a list of resources for faculty and staff which provide advice for faculty and staff who encounter students who may be experiencing a variety of mental health challenges, including depression.

The "Assisting Distressed Students" (http://www.ucs.umn.edu/help/) website provides advice for assisting students who are experiencing distress due to a variety of issues.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/) provides a number of workshops and programs which are designed to help teaching assistants and faculty to deal with a variety of classroom situations, including those related to students who may have a mental illness or disability.

Posted by kwalter at 10:54 AM

August 4, 2005


Please note that EPsy 5157 (Social Psychology of Education) has been approved to meet the Ed Psych social psychology core requirement. This course is being offered Fall 05 on Tuesdays, 4:40-7:30 p.m.

Posted by epsy-adm at 2:30 PM