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



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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kudos to Becky and Zumrad!

Congratulations to Drs. Unites and Kataeva on their successful PhD defenses this week.  Zumrad's thesis examined faculty life in Central Asia and Becky conducted a comparative case study of English language masters' degrees at three universities in Northern Europe.  An international scholarship festival!

Kudos to you both!


Friday, July 11, 2014

Midwest Regional CIES Conference: Proposal Deadline Extended to July 31st

2014 Midwestern Regional Conference
of the Comparative International Education Society


Reimagining Internationalization:
Critical Dialogues on Global Dimensions of Education


October 10 – 11, 2014
Indiana University, Bloomington
Text Box: Conference highlights:

Three half-day methodology workshops on Friday
Full-day workshop for pre- and in-service teachers on Saturday
Opportunities to publish in two peer-reviewed journals
Keynote Speaker: Frances Vavrus, University of Minnesota

In an increasingly interconnected world, internationalization is a phenomenon affecting every level of learning. While internationalization efforts appear to offer many benefits, these efforts and the way in which they are studied need to be critically examined: Do these efforts perpetuate or break down structural, global inequalities? Who benefits? Who is excluded? What assumptions underlie the concept of internationalization?

This theme will guide conference participants, including researchers, graduate students, representatives of global institutions, civil society, and education practitioners, to reimagine the internationalization of education and inspire new conversations about inequality, development, policy, and methods as they relate to internationalization.

***Proposals Now Due July 31, 2014***
Registration opens July 15, 2014
Fee Schedule:
Students (CIES Members): $35
Students (Non-CIES Members): $70
Faculty, Others (CIES Members): $50
Faculty, Others (Non-CIES Members): $100

Call for Proposals and additional information available here.

Housing Information:
There is a block of rooms reserved for the conference at Indiana University’s Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Biddle Hotel and Conference Center.  These rooms will be let go to the general population on September 9, 2014.  To reserve a room at the IMU please call (812) 856-6381.  There is also a Travelodge near campus that offers rooms for about $50/night.  The conference organizers will take offers and requests to “couch surf” via the mcies2014@gmail.com email address.

Conference times:

The conference will begin at 8am on Friday and Saturday with breakfast.  Presentations will begin at 9am each day.  The conference fees include dinners both nights, so dinners will last until 7:30 or 8pm each night.  Presentations will last until 5:30pm each day.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Congratulations Dr. Woltenberg!

Kudos to Leslie Woltenberg on her successful PhD defense this afternoon.  Her dissertation, Relationships and Capital in Living Learning Communities: A Social Network Analysis, was a big hit.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fwd: Reminder: Fidler Research Grant - Proposals Due 7/1

Call for Proposals

2014-2015 Paul P. Fidler Research Grant

 

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition invites applications for the 2014-2015 Paul P. Fidler Research Grant. The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge to improve the experiences of college students in transition. 

With an award package that includes a stipend, travel to two national conferences, a presentation at a national conference, and priority consideration for publication, the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant supports and promotes research with the potential to have a national or international impact on student success. The Center invites applicants to submit proposals for research projects addressing a variety of topics, which may include underrepresented student populations, community colleges, advising, transfer and articulation, career development, and other issues related to college student transitions. 

 

Comprehensive Award Package 

  •  Stipend of $5,000
  • Travel to the 21st National Conference on Students in Transition, October 2014, in Denver, Colorado, at which the award will be presented
  • Announcement and recognition at the 20th National Conference on Students in Transition luncheon
  • Travel to the 22nd National Conference on Students in Transition, October 2015, at which the research findings will be reported
  • Announcement on the National Resource Center webpage, listservs, and print publications
  •  Priority consideration for publication by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition 

 

Application and Submission Deadline

Grant submission officially opens on April 1, 2014.  The application form may be accessed at www.sc.edu/fye/fidler and must be submitted electronically using the online form by 11:59 PM Eastern Time, July 1, 2014.

www.sc.edu/fye/fidler

Past Recipients:

 

2013-14 Award - Forrest Lane and Georgianna Martin

Examining the Importance of Attachment and Engagement in Predicting GPA across Stages of Transfer Student Transition

 

2012-13 Award – Jacob Okumu

Developmental Meaning-Making Dynamics of Emancipated Foster Care Youth Transitioning into Higher Education: A Constructivist-Grounded Theory

 

2011-12 Award – Kristin Moser

Redefining Transfer Student Success: Transfer Capital and the Laanan-Transfer Students' Questionnaire (L-TSQ) Revisited

 

2010-11 Award – Paul J. McLoughlin II

High-Achieving Low-Income Students: How Low-Income Students on Full Financial Aid are Navigating an Elite College 

 

2009-10 Award – Rachel Smith
Connected in Learning: A Mixed Methods Study of First-Year Students' Academic and Social Networks

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fwd: Paul P. Fidler Research Grant - Call for Proposals


Call for Proposals

2014-2015 Paul P. Fidler Research Grant

 

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition invites applications for the 2014-2015 Paul P. Fidler Research Grant. The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant is designed to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge to improve the experiences of college students in transition. 

With an award package that includes a stipend, travel to two national conferences, a presentation at a national conference, and priority consideration for publication, the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant supports and promotes research with the potential to have a national or international impact on student success. The Center invites applicants to submit proposals for research projects addressing a variety of topics, which may include underrepresented student populations, community colleges, advising, transfer and articulation, career development, and other issues related to college student transitions. 

 

Comprehensive Award Package 

·                     Stipend of $5,000

·                     Travel to the 21st National Conference on Students in Transition, October 2014, in Denver, Colorado, at which the award will be presented

·                     Announcement and recognition at the 20th National Conference on Students in Transition luncheon

·                     Travel to the 22nd National Conference on Students in Transition, October 2015, at which the research findings will be reported

·                     Announcement on the National Resource Center webpage, listservs, and print publications

·                     Priority consideration for publication by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition 

 

Application and Submission Deadline

Grant submission officially opens on April 1, 2014.  The application form may be accessed at www.sc.edu/fye/fidler and must be submitted electronically using the online form by 11:59 PM Eastern Time, July 1, 2014.

www.sc.edu/fye/fidler

Past Recipients:

 

2013-14 Award - Forrest Lane and Georgianna Martin

Examining the Importance of Attachment and Engagement in Predicting GPA across Stages of Transfer Student Transition

 

2012-13 Award – Jacob Okumu

Developmental Meaning-Making Dynamics of Emancipated Foster Care Youth Transitioning into Higher Education: A Constructivist-Grounded Theory

 

2011-12 Award – Kristin Moser

Redefining Transfer Student Success: Transfer Capital and the Laanan-Transfer Students' Questionnaire (L-TSQ) Revisited

 

2010-11 Award – Paul J. McLoughlin II

High-Achieving Low-Income Students: How Low-Income Students on Full Financial Aid are Navigating an Elite College 

 

2009-10 Award – Rachel Smith
Connected in Learning: A Mixed Methods Study of First-Year Students' Academic and Social Networks

 

 

Dallin George Young, Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Research, Grants, and Assessment

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

University of South Carolina

 

[e-mail] dallin.young@sc.edu

[office] 803.777.2134

[address] 1718 College Street, Columbia, SC  29208

 

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Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation
University of Kentucky
859-489-7050