Congratulations to Dr. John Thelin on the publication of his new book, "The Rising Costs of Higher Education: A Reference Handbook" (ABC-CLIO, 2013).
In this volume, Dr. Thelin writes about the costs of American higher education from both historical and policy perspectives. The book also contains short essays by ten higher education policy experts.
More information on the publisher's website: .abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781610691710
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: Internship Opportunity
Job Title: International Student Services – Intern
Department Name: International Center
Length of the Internship: One academic semester including summer sessions (can be extended for another semester)
Required Number of Hours per week: 7-10
Current Openings: summer 2013, fall 2013, and spring 2014 (multiple positions available)
Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have graduate student status, a cumulative GPA equivalent to or greater than 3.0, and must have been enrolled at UK for at least one semester. This position requires flexibility and the ability to take initiative and work well with minimum supervision. Applicants must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills as well as a high level of enthusiasm about event programming and cross‐ cultural activities. Effective verbal and written communication is essential for the position’s day-to-day tasks; applicants must additionally be confident in their presentation skills and display a commitment to learning more about leadership opportunities. Overall awareness of campus resources and new student issues is desired. Applicants should be somewhat flexible and willing to schedule work hours around program needs. The ability to work as a team player with International Student Ambassadors, staff, and faculty is essential. A Kentucky driver’s license and willingness to drive UK 12‐passenger vans is strongly encouraged as well as the ability to carry boxes weighing up to 25 pounds short distances, including up/down stairs.
Required Education: Currently enrolled in a UK Graduate Program (master’s or doctoral level) with a strong interest in working within the field of international student services.
Course Credit (3.00 credit hours): Available through the College of Education (EPE790 Internship with Dr. Goldstein)
Required License/Registration/Certification: Valid Kentucky driver’s license & UK passenger van certification (may be completed after hiring)
Shift: Times will vary depending upon programming needs. Hours can be arranged around the student’s schedule, but s/he must be available some days during blocks of time between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., as well as during late afternoon, evening and weekend hours.
Job Summary: This is a project-based internship and student will be assigned a project to complete within the semester with assignments and responsibilities and regular meeting with a faculty member in the student’s specific graduate program. Projects vary based on student experience, interest and needs of the office during the time period in which the internship will take place. In addition, each intern will be assigned a “focus-area” in which he/she will think critically and contribute to further development of the following areas; a) new student services, b) international student services & programming, student retention, marketing and communications
Skills/Knowledge/Abilities: Organizational skills, public speaking, and the ability to take initiative and work well with minimum supervision. Must have an interest in international students, programming, and cross‐cultural activities and be sensitive to international students from varied cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Publisher), Prezi, Adobe Pro to develop fliers and brochures, social media (Facebook and Twitter).
Preferred Education/Experience: Strong interest in the field of International Education and specifically International Student Services. The ideal candidate will also have experience in leadership, service-learning, development, cross-cultural programming or marketing.
To apply for the internship, please send your resume and letter of interest to Karen Slaymaker, Assistant Director, Karen.email@example.com .
Friday, April 19, 2013
EPE/EDP 660- "Research Design and Analysis in Education"- Taught by Dr. Kelly Bradley on Wednesdays from 9AM-3PM with an optional work day on Mondays during the 4 WK Summer term. This course is a study of the research methodologies applicable in several areas with an emphasis on the design of research and analysis of accumulated data. Topics to be covered include simple linear regression, multiple regression, interactions, logistic regression and analysis of variance. General goals of the course include: expanding understanding of statistical concepts and improving reasoning and critical thinking skills. Six seats remain in the EDP section of this course.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
If your research fits the following description and you wish to be
nominated for this scholarship award, please contact your advisor.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
From Dr. Marro Inoue:
The 66th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC) is now 2 days away.
As the coordinator of the East Asian Studies sessions of the KFLC, I am writing today to share with you a number of exciting announcements. 1) EAST ASIAN STUDIES KEYNOTE WORKSHOP*:* "*Precarity: A Workshop with Professor Anne Allison.*" Place: Patterson Office Tower, 18th Floor F-G. Date/Time: Friday April 19, 2PM. Attached please find an abstract for the workshop along with three readings which Professor Allison (Cultural Anthropology and Women
's Studies, Duke) has graciously provided. Discussion will be guided by these readings, so please read them ahead of time. Even if you cannot read them, please come to the workshop. As many of you may know, Professor Allison is such an engaging, insightful, and friendly speaker; in this workshop, she will address issues of precarity that are applicable to all of us across disciplinary and geographical boundaries. Do not miss this exciting opportunity! 2) PLENARY PANEL: *The Future of the Humanities: The Place of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures *for Thursday evening April 18, 5:15-6:30, Worsham Theater Confirmed participants include: * Anne Allison (Duke University), at the invitation of East Asian Studies, * Mike Bush (Brigham Young), at the invitation of the Language Technology Section, * Malcolm Compitello (University of Arizona), at the invitation of Hispanic Studies. * William Egginton (Johns Hopkins), at the invitation of Hispanic Studies, * Andrew Lynch (University of Miami), at the invitation of Hispanic Linguistics 3) We will organize a get-together/dinner for the participants of the East Asian Studies sessions at Sav's Grill in the evening on Friday, April 19.
You are cordially invited. We will meet at 5 pm in the lobby area of POT. This will be a great opportunity to get to know and interact with KFLC participants, so please come! 4) The conference program is ready. Please go to http://web.as.uky.edu/kflc/ for a full list.