Announcements for Feb 7th, 2010

1. 2011 UCEA Program Centers Graduate Student Fellowship (GSF)

Purpose: The UCEA GSF aims to provide research, mentoring and career development opportunities for an outstanding graduate student who is enrolled in an UCEA member educational leadership program and intends to enter the professoriate. The UCEA Program Center fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000.
Where: The fellow will be eligible to be in residence for six to eight weeks during the summer at one of the seven current UCEA programs centers**:
• UCEA Joint Program Center for the Study of the Superintendency and
District Governance
• UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice
• UCEA Center for the Study of Leadership in Urban Schools
• UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE)
• The D. J. Willower UCEA Center for the Study of Leadership & Ethics
• UCEA Center for the Study of Academic Leadership
• UCEA Center for the Study of School Site Leadership
For more information on the centers and their locations go to:
    • Contingent upon proposals from individual centers to host a student. A list of participating program centers and host universities will be available on the UCEA website during the first week of February, 2011.
Time Frame: The UCEA GSF is a six to eight week program that will commence
in June of 2011 and continue through the end of July 2011. This timeframe can be re-arranged for another time during calendar year 2010 if mutually agreed upon between the Program Center and fellow.
Student application deadline and process: Application materials from each student must include four statements of no more than 500 words each addressing the following:
• Describe your academic and personal experiences that you consider relevant to UCEA GSF fellowship
• Describe your short-range and long-range career goals
• Detail your research experience
• How does a summer fellowship at a UCEA program center align with your
pursuit of the professoriate?
Send your application to:
Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Program Centers, University Council for Educational
Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Planning
Department of Education Administration
The University of Texas at Austin
Applications must arrive by March 1, 2011. The Program Centers Advisory
Board (PCAB) will review the applications and students will be notified in
early April 2011.

2. Webinar: From CV to Resume: Developing Written Credentials for Postacademic Positions

Date: February 16, 2011
Time: 12pm-1pm
This workshop will discuss the differences between the curriculum vitae and the resume, help Ph.D. students highlight their transferable skills in resume format, discuss the different types of resumes, and provide suggestions for formatting and self-promotion. Cover letter writing will also be discussed.
Presenter: Tammison Smith, MA, Career Services
Join us for this webinar presentation designed to help you write effective job search materials.
Registration: You may register (by RSVP) on the MySpartanCareer system at (find the webinar listed under the events – workshops tab and click on the RSVP button)
*You will receive further instructions on how to access the seminar within 2 days of your scheduled webinar.

Matt Helm, Ph.D.
Director, Ph.D. Career Services and Graduate Wellness Initiatives
113 Student Services Building
Michigan State University

3. Evening Graduate Workshop

Title: Objectivity and Conflicting Interests in Academic Research
Date: 2/17/2011 6:00 PM
Description: This session will highlight issues related to:
The Meaning of Objectivity
Professional Responsibilities for Conduct of Research Sponsored by Industry or Special Interest Groups
Recognizing & Managing Conflict of Interest Situations
The role of Peer Review in Maintaining the Integrity of Research Finding
Location: Erickson Kiva
More Information
Capacity: 300
Information on Registering

4. CASID/GenCen Friday Forum Speaker Series
"MSU Strategic Partnerships: Building Relationships Around Gendered Violence Research in Turkey"

Stephanie J. Nawyn
Center for Gender in Global Context

February 11, 2011
12:00–1:00 pm
201 International Center

This presentation describes the results of my efforts to build strategic partnerships with gender scholars in Boğaziçi and Istanbul Universities between June 11-23, 2010. During this trip I met with several scholars at each university, attended lectures, spoke with students, and read English language publications from prominent feminists in Turkey, particularly those doing work on violence against women. I will describe my how I would recommend the Center for Gender in Global Context should proceed in building strategic partnerships with gender scholars at Boğaziçi and Istanbul Universities. I will also describe some of the research being conducted by feminist scholars at Boğaziçi and Istanbul Universities, and where possible collaboration opportunities might lie.

5. The MSU Technology Showcase 2011 will take place on Friday, February 25, 2011 in 133D&E Erickson Hall.

This is the fourth annual event in this series, and is sponsored by the Center for Engineering Education Research/College of Engineering, the College of Education, and the Office of Libraries, Computing, and Technology

How it works: We begin with lunch and a brief keynote statement. Participants who want to show their work then take up positions scattered about designated rooms at computer monitors on the first floor of Erickson Hall. Think poster sessions, but with laptop computers instead of physical posters. Bring your own laptop, and use the monitors provided in the rooms. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., and the whole thing ends before 1:30 p.m.

This year's theme is to encourage as demonstrators anyone who wants to show a mobile application, or use of Google Apps, or other computer application they have developed, either for instruction or research.

We are just now in the set up phase for the event. If you are interested in being a presenter this year, please complete the web form for presenters on the home page of the Showcase Site.

In the past this has been a fun, and collegial event that provided opportunities for sharing ideas.
Examples of past presentations are online at:

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