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1. If you are on campus during Spring Break, please join us at the Michigan Association of Professors of Educational Administration Graduate Student Research Symposium from 12:30 -5:00 on Thursday March 10th in Erickson Hall .

The MAPEA event begins with a Welcome by Dean Carole Ames, followed by a panel discussion of College Readiness. The research portion of the day has doctoral students from MSU and other Michigan universities making roundtable, poster, and paper presentations. This event is free and you may attend any or part of the day.
Panel Discussion: College Readiness (12:30 - 1:30 Erickson Hall KIVA)
Dr. Susan Printy, Associate Professor, K-12 Educational Administration, Michigan State University
· Dr. Vanessa Keesler, Manager of Educational Research and Evaluation, Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability, Michigan Department of Education
· Mr. Jim Cotter, Director of Admissions, Michigan State University
· Ms. Amy Hodgson, Superintendent, Dansville Schools
· Mr. Jason Feig, Middle School and High School Principal, Dansville Schools
· Ms. Leah Beasley-Wojick, Research Assistant and Doctoral Fellow, College Ambitions Program
The plan for the day:
12:00-12:30 Registration, poster setup and viewing (Erickson Hall)
12:30-1:30 Welcome and Opening Panel Discussion
1:40-2:40 Roundtable sessions
2:40-3:15 Poster session and refreshments
3:15-4:30 Paper presentations
2. Riyad Shahjahan, a candidate for our EAD/HALE faculty position, will visit campus on March 15 - 16. Dr. Shahjahan is currently a Research Associate @ OISE/UT’s Center for Leadership and Diversity & Department of Theory and Policy Studies. We encourage attend one or both of the following sessions and provide feedback to the Search Committee on your assessment of Dr. Shahjahan.
Teaching Demonstraton:
Wednesday, March 16, 2011; 2:45-3:45pm
133F Erickson
Research Presentation: Globalizing Higher Education Policy: A Critical Policy Analysis of OECD’s AHELO Initiative
Wednesday, March 16, 2011; 10:30 – 11:30am
133F Erickson

3. It is time, once again, to put out the announcement and call for papers (attached) for the 30th Annual Midwest Research-to- Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, Community and Extension Education. It is to be held at the Ameristar Casino Hotel, St. Charles, MO, under the sponsorship of Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO, September 21-23, 2011. This conference has been held in the St. Louis area in 1989, 1999, 2006, and now 2011. The Announcement Brochure and Call for Papers are also available on the following website:
The conference provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to discuss practices, concepts, evaluation, and research studies to improve practice in the education of adults. Through discussion and collaboration, participants contribute toward the realization of a more humane and just society through lifelong learning. It has five categories of paper/sessions: Practitioner Concerns, Reports on Research, Methods and Issues of Research, Evaluation Studies, and Best Practices.
You are invited to submit proposals to present a 45-minute concurrent session or 10-minute tabletop session to the program committee of the 30th Annual Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, Community, and Extension Education. Deadline for proposals is March 15, 2011.
For further information, please visit the conference website found at:
MWR2P 2011 Conference

4. Free Conference: Día De La Mujer (DAY OF THE WOMAN) Conference
WHEN: March 19, 2011
WHERE: Michigan State University Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
TIME: 12:00PM – 6:30PM.
COST: Free for MSU Students; $10 for Non-MSU Students; $20 for General Admisison
Dynamic Keynote Speakers!
- Opening Speaker is Marcelina Treviño Savala,
- Keynote Speaker is Dr. Aida Barrera
Over 27 excellent Workshops to choose from!
Formal Dinner!
Pre-register in advance to secure your participation Space is limited to the first 500 participants. You may register online at:

5.FREE Time Management Workshop: April 1, 2011
This workshop will evaluate some of the most typical issues affecting productivity, including procrastination, motivation and perfectionism. It will also examine the way that academic workplaces are structured and how this frequently contributes to productivity-related problems. The hands-on workshop will offer several exercises related to goal-setting, time management and accountability to assist participants in developing practical strategies for meeting their goals.
Friday, April 1, 2011
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
115 International Center
Presenter: Dr. Greg Lambeth from the University of Illinois
Registration is required. To register e-mail with your name, department, e-mail address, and the name/date of the workshop. Space is limited. Participants should bring a pencil or pen to the workshops.
Persons with disabilities should contact the Graduate School at 517.353.3231 at least 10 days prior to the workshops to request accommodations. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.

6. Planning, Managing, and Funding the Research Project
Saturday, March 26, 2010 – Room Big Ten B, Kellogg Center

Planning, writing, and getting funding for a research idea as a doctoral student, new postdoc or new faculty member can be a daunting task. How do you manage a research project from proposal to completion, and how does the process vary by discipline? This workshop will focus on how to break down the various components and tasks of a research project, identify strategies for organization and project management, and understand the process of identifying and securing funding. Participants will develop their own project plan throughout the course of the workshop, assisted by presentations and working sessions with faculty familiar with the process as both researchers and agency grant reviewers, as well as with experts on grants databases. Information will be applicable to a range of research projects (a specific grant, a publication, a thesis or dissertation). Participants should bring either an idea for a project they would like to do or the outline of a project already in progress. (more on website)


8:45 - 8:50 Registration, Big Ten B
9:00 - 10:15 Plenary Panel: Crafting the Research Project, Big Ten B
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Approaching Project Planning, Big Ten B
12:00 - 12:50 Lunch, Red Cedar AB
1:00 - 3:00 Project Management: Developing Your Plan, Big Ten B
3:15 - 4:15 Breakout 1: Finding Funding Using Grants Databases, Room 103

Breakout 2: Developing a Budget, Room 106

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, please send an email to with the following 5 pieces of information: your name, department, email address, name of the workshop (Planning, Managing and Funding the Research Project), and the breakout session (1 or 2) you would like to attend.
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