Monday, September 15, 2014

Third Thursday EPE Happy Hour

Hello EPE Students, Faculty, and Staff!

We're going to have our first Third Thursday Happy Hour event this Thursday, September 18th at 6:30pm after Proseminar. We will meet in the seating area between Dickey and Taylor to walk down to the Local Taco, or you can just meet us there.

Hope to see you then!


EPE Graduate Student Council

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grad Student Council @ Mellow Mushroom Tonight

Just a reminder that we're meeting at Mellow Mushroom tonight at 6pm for our first social of the semester. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

See you there!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fwd: SSRC Predissertation Fellowship Opportunities for Grad Students


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Subject: SSRC Predissertation Fellowship Opportunities for Grad Students
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Program Overview

Fellowship Terms

Eligibility

Contact

DEADLINE:

October 15, 2014
5 PM EST

2015 Student Fellowship Competition Now Open

Program Overview

Photo credit: 2013 fellow Elle Wang

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.

Fellowship Terms

Fall workshop in Cambridge, MA
Photo credit: 2013 fellow
Jackson Bartlett

Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty. The spring workshop prepares fellows to undertake summer exploratory research, while the fall workshop helps fellows draw lessons from their summer research experiences and develop their dissertation and funding proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through an online and interactive writing platform in preparation for the fall workshop.

Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF Program.

Eligibility

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply.  For more information on eligibility and selection criteria, please visit our website.

Contact

For more details about the program and how to apply, please go to www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/.

Program staff are available at dpdf@ssrc.org to answer additional questions.

Social Science Research Council
One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA





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Dr. Jane McEldowney Jensen
Associate Professor
Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation
University of Kentucky
859-489-7050
(I also use jane2jensen@gmail.com)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Welcome Back from the EPE Graduate Student Council [FIXED]

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Welcome Back, EPErs! 

We hope that you've had a wonderful summer. Here are a couple of upcoming events for September and October. We look to host a few more events pending feedback from graduate students.


Welcome Back Dinner
Friday, September 12 at 6 PM; Mellow Mushroom on Upper St. (about a block from Taylor) 

We are welcoming back all of the EPE graduate students and invite our incoming students for an opportunity to sit down and talk about the types of events you would like to see the Graduate Student Council host this school year. This will be our first informal outing of the semester – we hope to have one dinner a month through December.


Mock Conference

Friday, October 3, All Day; Taylor Room 122.

Be sure to attend our mock conference on Friday, October 3. This is a great opportunity to practice class presentations, or to get peer feedback on thesis or dissertation topics. We will have information about signing up for presentation times soon. 


As always, we encourage you to join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1418670265028037/) in order to stay up to date on the exciting events going on in the college and with EPE GSC. If you want to get involved with GSC, please contact either Jessica Horohov (jessica.horohov@uky.edu) or Sheryl Means (s.f.means@uky.edu).


Hope to see you all soon at one of our events!


PS: There is availability for on-campus study space in Taylor 131 during normal school hours; simply check the calendar across from Judy's desk (EPE Business Manager) for times, and ask Judy if you wish to reserve it ahead of time for a meeting.

Welcome Back from the EPE Graduate Student Council!

Welcome Back, EPErs! 

We hope that you've had a wonderful summer. Here are a couple of upcoming events for September and October. We look to host a few more events pending feedback from graduate studentsWelcome Back Dinner
Friday, September 12 at 6 PMMellow Mushroom on Upper St. (about a block from Taylor) We are welcoming back all of the EPE graduate students and invite our incoming students for an opportunity to sit down and talk about the types of events you would like to see the Graduate Student Council host this school year. This will be our first informal outing of the semester – we hope to have one dinner a month through December.Mock ConferenceFriday, October 3, All Day
Taylor Room 122.Be sure to attend our mock conference on Friday, October 3. This is a great opportunity to practice class presentations, or to get peer feedback on thesis or dissertation topics. We will have information about signing up for presentation times soon. As always, we encourage you to join ourFacebookgroup (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1418670265028037/) in order to stay up to date on the exciting events going on in the college and with EPE GSC. If you want to get involved with GSC, please contact either Jessica Horohov (jessica.horohov@uky.edu) or Sheryl Means (s.f.means@uky.edu).

Hope to see you all soon at one of our events!

PS: There is availability for on-campus study space in Taylor 131 during normal school hours; simply check the calendar across from Judy's desk (EPE Business Manager) for times, and ask Judy if you wish to reserve it ahead of time for a meeting.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Call for "Honorific" Research Team

Welcome back EPE'ers!  Happy first day of school.

Last spring a small group of us gathered to brainstorm solutions to questions our UK Honors program has about admissions and curriculum.  We provided a report over the summer including a literature review of Honors admissions policies and suggestions for rubrics to guide the admissions committee.  Our next question involves investigating what makes a college honors course "honorific".

This is a good chance to apply your skills in synthesizing literature and research design to a real life policy question in higher education.  There are opportunities for course credit through independent study and/or a small research stipend (for books and travel).  If you are interested in joining our group or finding out more, please let me know. jjensen@uky.edu

Cheers,

Jane



--
Dr. Jane McEldowney Jensen
Associate Professor
Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation
University of Kentucky
859-489-7050