Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Today's Job Workshop with Dr. Bradley & EPE Dept Twitter

Today, March 10th from 5:00-6:00PM in Dickey 109 (Faculty Lounge)

Dr. Kelly Bradley is hosting a graduate student workshop on the academic job search process, including tips on how to construct your CV and preparation of your job talk. If you are hoping to pursue a tenure track position in academia after graduating, you are strongly encouraged to attend!

Also - the department now has a Twitter account!
Follow it for the latest news from the EPE Department:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Grad Student Workshop: Academic Job Search & Upcoming Events

Good morning, EPEers!

The Academic Job Hunt
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
- 5:00-6:00PM in Dickey 109 (Faculty Lounge)

Dr. Kelly Bradley is holding a workshop for students who are interested in pursuing a career in academia. This workshop will go over the process of preparing your CV and job talk, and other related issues.

Upcoming Events

Thurs, March 5, 2:00-3:00PM - IRB Workshop
Dr. Kristen Perry (Curriculum & Instruction) is holding an IRB workshop for all COE graduate students. [Taylor 122]

Tues, March 10, 12:30-1:45PM - TFA's Disposition Toward External Research
Dr. Raegen Miller, Vice President for Research Partnerships at Teacher for America (TFA), will visit the UK College of Education March 10th to deliver a talk titled, TFA's Disposition Toward External Research. It will be an interactive discussion with lots of time for questions. He will also be available to talk with students or faculty before or after the presentation. A description of the talk is below. Please contact Dr. Wayne Lewis with any question (wayne.lewis@uky.edu). [Taylor Auditorium, 158]

March 16-20 - Spring Break

Sat, March 28, 8AM-4:30PM - Spring Research Conference
Colleges of Education graduate student research conference sponsored by UofL, UK, and the University of Cincinnati. Free for all students, faculty, and staff.
[University of Louisville University Club (200 E Brandeis Ave)]

March 30-April 21 - Priority Registration for Summer & Fall 2015

Tues, April 14, 6:30-8:00PM - School Choice & Charter School Panel
EPE GSC and SFER (Students for Education Reform) are hosting a panel discussion and public Q&A on charter schools. Panelists include Dr. Joe Ferrare (EPE), Dr. Wayne Lewis (EDL), Dr. Carmen Coleman (EDL, fmr Danville Superintendent), and a representative from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. [Taylor Auditorium, 158]

Thurs, April 16 - Taylor Courtyard Remodel Dedication

Sat, May 9 - Commencement

Graduate Student Council
Education Policy Studies & Evaluation

Friday, January 30, 2015

Position Announcement - College Board Public Policy Internship Summer 2015

College Board

We are pleased to announce the Summer 2015 Global Policy & Advocacy Public Policy Internship in the College Board's Washington, DC office. The goal of the internship is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to gain real world experience with postsecondary policy development, policy research, and government relations. Throughout the summer, the intern will play a critical role in helping to support the development of policy ideas that challenge all students to own their future.


Currently, the Public Policy Team is seeking one Higher Education Graduate-level Intern and one K-12 intern.

Dr. Jane McEldowney Jensen
Associate Professor
Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation
University of Kentucky

EPE Graduate Student Council January Update

Good Morning, EPEers!

Hope everyone is having a good semester so far! Here is an update on what we have been up to, including upcoming events planned for this semester.

Review & Reminders

> Thank you to everyone who attended the graduate student lunch and job talk colloquium with the first quantitative faculty candidate. Keep an eye on your email for information on the remaining candidates.

> February 20th is the last day to apply for May graduation.

> The department website is in the process of being renovated:

> Students who are interested in attending or presenting at conferences are encouraged to find out more information on the GSC website's "Resources" page. Limited Graduate School and department funding is available.
(Also where you can find our faculty interview videos and events calendar)

Upcoming Events

> TBA - Quantitative Faculty Candidate Lunches & Colloquia

> TBA - Brown Bag Lunch

Dr. Kelly Bradley will talk to graduate students about the job search process post-graduation. Other topics and workshops to be announced.

> February 13 - College of Education Scholarship Application Due

The application for merit-based and needs-based scholarships for the UK College of Education can be found here: https://2b.education.uky.edu/resources/student-resources/scholarships-and-financial-aid/

> February 17, 5:30pm - Non-Specialist Communication Workshop
W.T. Young UK Athletics Association Auditorium

For Hill Day participants and non-participants alike, the Graduate Student Congress and the Graduate School are sponsoring a special workshop to learn more about distilling your message and communicating specialized research to non-technical audiences.  Please watch for more information regarding this workshop in the days to come.

> February 27, 8am-12pm - UK Graduate Student Day (Hill Day) in Frankfort

The theme is research that impacts Kentucky and Kentuckians.  Although
poster-style presentations will be the norm for this event, other formats
may be possible. The aim is to represent the current exciting research across the disciplines. All graduate students, regardless of discipline, whose research is
Kentucky-centered, and who has a poster prepared or will prepare one for
the event, may apply to participate.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Chrissy Herren:
If you have general questions regarding this event, please contact Sarah
Spaulding: skmart3@uky.edu

> March 3-4 - Dr. Shibana Mir's Visit

EPE, Women and Gender Studies, and the Sociology departments are hosting Dr. Shibana Mir. She will be presenting her research on Muslim women's issues. More information to come.

> March 28, 8am - 4:30pm - Spring Research Conference
University of Louisville University Club (200 E Brandeis Ave)

Colleges of Education graduate student research conference sponsored by UofL, UK, and the University of Cincinnati. Free for all students, faculty, and staff.

Learn and grow as a beginning researcher!
Gain research conference experience!
Present research proposals, work in progress, completed work!
Get constructive feedback from faculty and peers.

Deadline to register:
Presenters 2/6/15 
Attendees 3/6/15


> April 14, 6:30pm (Tentative) - Charter School Panel with Public Q&A

Taylor Education Bldg Auditorium

The Graduate Student Council, in partnership with the Students For Education Reform, will host a four-person panel discussion of school choice and charter schools. The discussion will include opportunities for questions from the audience. This event is free and open to the public. More information to come.

> May 9 - UK Commencement

Parting Thoughts

> If you are interested in getting involved with the EPE GSC, or if you have any issues that you would like to be addressed in the next department meeting, please contact Jess at jessica.horohov@uky.edu

Friday, January 9, 2015

You're Invited!

Hello and Happy New Year!

Our 3rd cohort of EdD in EPE students will be starting their doctoral journey January 16th.  Please join us in greeting them at the Bingham Davis House of the Gaines Center 6-8pm, Friday, January 16th.  Directions are below.

The EdD in EPE cohort program is designed for doctoral students from across the state interested in post-secondary policy and practice.  This is the third cohort.  We had 18 graduates from our first group and 9 students are currently making their way through the dissertation process from the second.  The cohort comes together once a month for five meetings per semester and again twice in the summer.  So you have to catch them when their in town!

The second date is also on a Friday evening.  Jim Savage, recent graduate of the UK History department, will be giving a talk on his experiences with conducting oral history interviews with members of the KCTCS administration.  This interview collection will be used by Richard Angelo's students this spring in EPE690 The Community College.  The colloquium is currently scheduled for Friday, February 6th at the Bingham Davis House.  More details will be provided. Save the date.

We hope to see you on these coming winter Friday evenings.  Stay tuned for details.


Dr. Jane McEldowney Jensen
Associate Professor
Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation
University of Kentucky

Monday, December 8, 2014

Call for Proposals: PSU Higher Ed Grad Student Journal

A message from our old friend, Kayla Johnson:

I am now Consulting Editor for Higher Education in Review, a student-ran journal housed here at Penn State. We only publish graduate student work and are currently looking for pieces to review for our next issue. UK students are welcome to submit their work for a chance at publication! I am including in this email our webpage link that includes the official call for papers as well as details on submission standards and directions. Let me know if you would like any more information!