Soc Scene Newsletter 1/19/18

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1/19/18

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Important Dates:

January 22 – Last day to add classes without instructor approval
January 29 – Last day to cancel classes and not receive a “W”
January 29 – Last day to change grade basis (A-F or S/N)
January 29 – Last day to add classes without college approval
January 30 – Last day to apply for undergraduate graduation for the upcoming semester
March 1 – Summer Semester Registration
April 2 – Last day to cancel full semester class without college approval and receive a “W”

Full List of UMN Dates


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Job ID – 321695

More Information & Application

The Computer Science Department is looking for non-Computer Science Undergraduate students looking for employment.

These positions will support the administrative and financial functions of the Department.

Duties/Responsibilities:

1. Error-free filing
2. Making Folders
3. Making copies
4. Faxing
5. Scanning
6. Delivery of materials to other campus locations
7. Assisting with auditing reimbursement requests
8. Front Desk Support
Greeting visitors, answering and directing phone calls, referring questions to appropriate office staff, opening/closing department reception area, cleaning, and other duties as assigned.
9. Miscellaneous duties as assigned

These positions are needed 10 hours per week.  Hours need to be consistent each semester and must be worked between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.


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WorkArt Fellowship Program in Germany – Summer 2018

Application Deadline: Monday, February 26th, 2018 by 4:00 p.m

Apply Here.

More Information: WorkArt Fellowship Program in Germany for summer 2018

 


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Interested in learning how to get started with faculty sponsored research?

“Think like a Researcher” is a series of workshops in late January designed to help you become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities including the UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) and more. Apply today at z.umn.edu/thinklikearesearcher.
Program Dates:

We will be offering workshops in late January 2018. Please complete our short application form to participate. We are offering three options for attending — either:

  • Tues, January 23 (3:00pm to 5:00pm) in Nolte 140 AND Tues, January 30 (3:00pm to 5:00pm) (2 sessions) in Nicholson 115 OR
  • Friday, January 26 from 11:00am to 2:30pm (one long session) in Nolte 140 OR
  • Friday, February 2 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Nolte 140 (one long session).

Want to Learn Adobe, Excel, or 3D Animation?


Sociology Advising Information

Bobby Bryant
Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising | Department of Sociology
Jason Chang
Peer Adviser | Department of Sociology
 
Department of Sociology | http://cla.umn.edu/sociology
909 Social Science Building | Appts: 612-624-4300
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December 15th 2017

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Sociology Advising will still be open during most of the winter break with Drop-In Hours and Appointments available.

The University will be closed on December 25, December 26, January 1, and January 15.

Best of luck on finals! Have a relaxing and safe winter break.

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SAVE THE DATE: UMN JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR

Monday, February 26th, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
Cost: $10 to pre-register, $25 at the door
Registration Opens: TBD

Ph.D. in Demography at The University of Pennsylvania

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  • Questions? Email tanyaya@sas.upenn.edu
  • Annual deadline is December 15th
  • Many students choose to do a joint Ph.D. with Sociology

Minnesota Sea Grant

Graduate and Undergraduate Student Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities
Application deadlines in January and February 2018

Make a difference and advance your career
You could work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the EPA, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Great Lakes Commission or help a coastal state with their coastal zone management program. You could be a science expert for a legislator or legislator’s staff.

One of the most effective ways to make a difference in science is through policy and by working with agencies that manage or regulate natural resources. Minnesota Sea Grant has fellowships and scholarships where you can gain on-the-job education and experience working with management agencies on environmental policy to help solve real environmental issues.

Opportunities include:

  • National Marine Fisheries Service – Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and in Marine Resources Economics.
  • Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship on Great Lakes Policy
  • NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Fellowships on national aquatic policy
  • NOAA Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowships
  • NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships for tuition and paid internship

The Ernest F. Hollings scholarship is for undergraduates. The other Sea Grant fellowships are for graduate students (or recent graduates) in the aquatic sciences, natural resources policy and economics, civil engineering, social science, and GIS/landscape ecology, among others.

Application deadlines for most opportunities are in January and February 2018. It’s important to contact the appropriate organization and start work on your application as soon as possible.

Minnesota Sea Grant applicants are often successful. Interested students are encouraged to contact me, Valerie Brady, at Minnesota Sea Grant for more information or assistance in applying.

Learn more:  http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/projects/student_opportunities
Click here for flier

Valerie Brady, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Research
University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program
218-726-8714
vbrady@d.umn.edu

 


Job Opening – Dept. of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota

    • Research for Program for Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Cessation
    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Must be mentioned on application/resume):

    1) Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, counseling, or a health-related field, with at least 2 years of work experience in behavior change service or related field or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years.
    2) Proficiency with Microsoft Word and comfortable navigating electronic databases.
    3) Ability to read and communicate in English.
    4) 2+ years tobacco and nicotine free.

    Job Posting Title: Research Professional 2

    Job ID: 311246 (Copy + Paste into Link)

    Full Job Description

    Questions? Email Susan Glaeser: glaes048@umn.edu

December 1st, 2017

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Open up your calendars for upcoming events & opportunities including a visit from the Secret Service! Details below!

As finals approach be sure to utilize resources around campus:

Student Writing Center

EXAM JAM

Test Bank

Study Space Finder

De-Stress & Pet Away Stress


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SAVE THE DATE: UMN JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR

Monday, February 26th, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
Cost: $10 to pre-register, $25 at the door
Registration Opens: TBD

Teach English as a Second Language

More Information

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In 2018, GHEI will be offering three volunteer sessions: Community Health Evaluation 1 and Community Health Evaluation deep dive, and Girls’ Empowerment, each for two or three weeks, and taking place in Ghana.

GHEI Summer Serve and Learn volunteer programs offer participants the chance to be immersed in a rural Ghanaian community and work alongside local staff members in support of a small community development organization’s year-round health and education programs. All volunteers will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills in cross-cultural communication, project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and community outreach, all while working in a low-resource environment alongside local and international counterparts to achieve a common goal. Please visit our website www.ghei.org/ssl to learn more.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email communications@ghei.org.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Seniors: Soc 4966W Major Project registration is underway and progressing smoothly!  Be sure to pick up your permission number at Soc Sci 909. Prof. Schurman’s section is now full, but we still have plenty of seats in Prof. Mortimer’s section.

 

Below you will find exciting events around campus as well as student jobs, grad school programs, and more.  Have a safe a joyful weekend!


 

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UMSA Presents Learning Abroad – Understanding New Zealand

When: November 11th @ 4 PM – 5 PM

Where: 915 Social Sciences Building

Treats will be provided! 

Description: This course introduces students to New Zealand society in a 3-week global seminar, covering political structures, indigenous rights, immigration trends, and environmental politics. New Zealand is one of the world’s most remote inhabited land-masses, and this remoteness has had a significant impact on its environmental and human history.


Spring 2018 “Community Engaged Service Learning” 

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Immersion Opportunity focusing on Ceder-Riverside Neighborhood

Meets in the first two weeks of January 2018.

Spring 2018  |  PA 3481 Section 001: Cedar Riverside: Where The World Meets MN (54960)

Meeting Information
Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates

MoTuWeThFr 8:30AM – 12:30PM
Hubert H. Humphrey School 15
Merrie Benasutti
01/02/2018 – 01/12/2018

Fr 7:00PM – 10:00PM
TBA
Merrie Benasutti
01/05/2018 – 01/05/2018
The 3-credit PA 3481: Cedar Riverside Neighborhood; Where the World Meets Minnesota is an immersion course in our Cedar Riverside neighborhood that parallels the immersion experience of study abroad. The course encourages civic engagement and will provide opportunity to learn and work in the Cedar Riverside community while examining questions of leadership, power, cultural diversity and social change. Students will participate in class-based discussion seminars, neighborhood excursions and community work. Throughout the immersion experience, students are challenged to question, think, and respond thoughtfully to current issues facing the Cedar-Riverside community and cultivate leadership skills. Students can expect to gain new frameworks for understanding leadership and civic engagement in a domestic cultural context, deepened skill in identifying complex problems, strategic questioning, reflection and meaning making, as well as consciousness of relationship between self, world and text/theory.

Students may contact the instructor, Merrie Benasutti (benas021@umn.edu) or me (grime004@umn.edu) with questions.


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The Minnesota Future Doctors (MFD) program recruits and mentors pre-medical students from broadly diverse communities and provides the support and resources needed to achieve academic and professional success as physicians.
Applications for the 2017-18 cohort of MFD are being accepted now through December 1, 2017.
Visit the program website for more information.

Application Process

All application materials should be submitted no later than December 1, 2017. Complete applications will include the following:
  • Online application. 
  • Unnofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Email transcripts to mfd@umn.edu with subject heading [MFD Transcript-AY 17-18].
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or academic personnel on official letterhead. Letter writers can submit to mfd@umn.edu with subject heading [MFD Recommendation-AY 17-18].

 


 

Student Admin/Support Services – Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is hiring a part time undergraduate position to help with administrative work for 10 hours a week.

Job Opening ID: 320760 (Copy + Paste into Link)

Qualifications
UMN undergraduate studentPreferred Qualifications:
Event planning experience, attention to detail, interest in politics and public affairs, proficient in Microsoft OfficeAbout the Job
This undergraduate support position is within the Center for Study of Politics and Governance.  Center staff will assist with event planning logistics, processing of financial documents, and general administrative duties.

Student OIP Communications and Program Assistant

The Office of International Programs in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences is seeking applicants for a student assistant position to support study abroad and internationalization projects.

Students can learn more about the position and apply on the University of Minnesota employment website.

Job Posting Title: Student OIP Communications and Program Assistant

Job ID: 320377 (Copy + Paste into Link)


International Student of Leadership Minor Summer Intern in SF and NYC

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Are you an international student or leadership minor student who wants to spend the summer interning in San Francisco or New York City? Please attend one of our information sessions to learn about LEAD 3972, the 3-credit course that pairs international and leadership minor students with a six-week internship! They can sign up to attend one of the information sessions at z.umn.edu/nycleads18 Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your students! Beth Isensee LEAD 3972 Instructor Internship Experience Website: Lead.umn.edu/intern

More Info


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Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

A 10-Week Paid Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Students.

May 21-July 25, 2018 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Each participant will receive:
    ·         Generous stipend
    ·         Campus housing
    ·         Meal allowance
    ·         Writing, Communication Skills and Professional Development workshops
    ·         GRE prep course (and all necessary materials)
    ·         Paid domestic travel expenses to and from Chapel Hill

Applications Online Available: November 3, 2017

Deadline: February 9, 2018

Access Application here or contact Mimi Gordor, Program Coordinator, at murap@unc.edu.

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Graduate Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice – University of Maryland

Interested in grad school? Student interested in criminal justice research can pursue a master’s and doctoral programs at the University of Maryland.

Fall 2018 application deadlines are December 1st (preferred) and December 15th (final), and the application can be found here.

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Asian American Pacific Islander Teacher Panel

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When: Wednesday, November 29th 5:00-7:00 pm

Where: Walter Library, RM 402 (East Bank)

Light dinner provided.

RSVP HERE

 

Contact us at aparc@umn.edu for questions!

The panel will focus on the need for a more accurate and positive representation of Asian American and Pacific Islander teachers in our education system.  The panel will introduce AAPI students to not just traditional teachers but transformative leaders who go above and beyond teaching inside and outside of the classroom.

November 3rd, 2017

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Registration begins within a couple of weeks. Be sure to check myu for your scheduled times!

If you’re interested in continuing your education after obtaining your undergraduate degree, be sure to check out below and our website.

Also below consists of an internship in LA/SF, MURAP Apprenticeship, Legislative Team, and some Spring Sociology Courses.

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M.A. in Special Education with an Emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis

Program Information

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University of Minnesota Department of Educational Psychology within the College of Education and Human Development.

What do board certified behavior analysts do? Board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) work with people with disabilities—such as autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities—to recognize and analyze problem behaviors and recommend actions to improve their day-to-day lives.

Why become a board certified behavior analyst? 11.2% of people in Minnesota and 13.1% of people in the United State are living with some kind of disability according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. That’s approximately one in every ten people. The M.A. in special education with an emphasis applied behavior analysis (A.B.A.), prepares graduate students to meet this growing need by becoming a BCBA.

Why applied behavior analysis at the University of Minnesota? We’re looking for psychology and education majors and those interested in applied research who want to make a difference in the world around them, and we’re partial to Gophers. The program is pending Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) board approval and is designed to meet the requirements for national board certification in applied behavior analysis. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the certification exam.

For More Info Contact:

Jennifer J. McComas

Professor and Associate chair, Department of Educational Psychology<

Rodney S. Wallace Professor for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Head, M.A. in special education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis

University of Minnesota

jmccomas@umn.edu


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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs: Fall Preview Day

WhenSaturday, November 11, 2017, 9:00am – 2:30pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Forum (301 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455)
When you choose to study public affairs, you choose a path of leadership and service.  You choose to be an active participant in decisions that will determine the future of your neighborhood, community, country, and people around the globe.  In short, you choose to make a difference.
We welcome you to attend our Fall Preview Day to learn more about the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  The Humphrey School wants to help you create change in our communities and around the world.  Whether you hope to fix the United States’ immigration system, create better access to healthier food, bring education to every corner of the globe, or secure equal rights for all communities, the degrees at the Humphrey School will give you the skills you need to be a change maker.
Join us and discover the programs and coursework from the faculty themselves, hear personal anecdotes from current students, and learn about all the possibilities a degree from the Humphrey School can bring you.
Learn more about our programs:
For questions, please contact us at hhhadmit@umn.edu.
Sincerely,
Humphrey School Admissions Team

Master of Human Rights Degree at The Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is recruiting new students for the 2018 academic year. Each cohort brings a diversity of experiences and interests all ready to take advantage of a wide variety of course offerings and experiential learning opportunities available here at the University of Minnesota.

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Here is some key information:

  • This pagewill provide some basic information on the Master of Human Rights.
  • The priority deadline is December 15, 2017. Students need to apply by this date to be eligible for University of Minnesota merit based aid.
  • Students who apply by January 15, 2018are eligible for some merit based aid.
  • The final application deadline is April 1, 2018.
  • For information on how to apply please visit this page.
  • We have an informational webinar scheduled for October 23from 5:00- 6:00pm.  Go here to register.
  • Email us at mhr@umn.eduto learn more about the program. v

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International Student of Leadership Minor Summer Intern in SF and NYC

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Are you an international student or leadership minor student who wants to spend the summer interning in San Francisco or New York City? Please attend one of our information sessions to learn about LEAD 3972, the 3-credit course that pairs international and leadership minor students with a six-week internship! They can sign up to attend one of the information sessions at z.umn.edu/nycleads18 Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your students! Beth Isensee LEAD 3972 Instructor Internship Experience Website: Lead.umn.edu/intern

More Info


Legislative Affairs Team

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“The Government and Legislative Affairs team of the Minnesota Student Association is running the Legislative Fellowship Program to empower students to be effective legislative advocates on behalf of the University of Minnesota and its students and to provide them with opportunities to engage governmental, University, and community institutions through their advocacy. The Legislative Fellows will have the opportunity to meet and network with legislators, attend and testify at University and Legislature committee meetings, and gain valuable professional experience. Students of all years and majors with a passionate interest in legislative advocacy are welcome to apply.
Apply at z.umn.edu/GLAFellowship by Friday, November 10th at 11:59 p.m. Please direct questions to Jude Goossens at gooss020@umn.edu or Theo Menon at menon028@umn.edu.”

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Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

A 10-Week Paid Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Students.

May 21-July 25, 2018 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Each participant will receive:
    ·         Generous stipend
    ·         Campus housing
    ·         Meal allowance
    ·         Writing, Communication Skills and Professional Development workshops
    ·         GRE prep course (and all necessary materials)
    ·         Paid domestic travel expenses to and from Chapel Hill

Applications Online Available: November 3, 2017

Deadline: February 9, 2018

Access Application here or contact Mimi Gordor, Program Coordinator, at murap@unc.edu.

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Human Connections Internship Winter Break 2017

Human Connections is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Bucerias, Mexico, that connects travelers with local artisans and entrepreneurs through educational programs. The internship is open to all majors and is a unique and valuable professional development opportunity for students interested in the social sector, international relations, consulting, or Spanish. Our staff has hosted more than 12 internships in Bucerias with participants from schools across North America, including Harvard University, UC Berkeley, UNC Chapel Hill, Tufts University and more.

Fill out the application form here.
They will contact qualified candidates to set up a Skype interview.                                  Final Deadline: November 13th 2017

Program Brochure

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Spring Registration

Registration dates for Spring Semester classes will be posted soon. Be sure to check your registration time at myu under academics.

Here are a few classes within the Sociology Department to start exploring!

Soc 3412 – Social Networking

  • An introduction to Social Network Analysis. This course will cover basic methods for collecting, modeling and visualizing human social connections, including applications to social media, public health and politics. (Fulfill Data Analysis for BS)

 

Soc 3452 – Education and Society

  • This course challenges and expands on what “education” is and how it works, covering why some people go farther in school than others, why some people learn more than others, and what creates systematic group differences in educational outcomes.

 

Soc 3511 – World Population Problems

  •  This class introduces you to the dramatic changes in world population in the recent past, and the continuing demographic change occurring in the United States and around the world. You will learn about the fundamental demographic processes of mortality, fertility, migration, population, and aging.

 

Soc 4104 – Crime and Human Rights

  • This course addresses serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law, efforts to criminalize those violations, and consequences of these efforts. Examples are crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.

 

Soc 4190 – Topics in LCD: Gangs & Youth Violence Around the World

  • The course is aimed at exploring the subject of youth violence in a global dimension. It will help students in becoming familiar with this cross-national social phenomenon and in critically understanding it as not only a crime issue, but as an expression of social change and of cultural resistance.

Complete List of Spring 2018 Sociology Classes

Course List with Schedule Times, Classrooms, and Instructor(s)

Detailed Class Descriptions

October 20th, 2017

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On behalf of the Sociology Department, we hope you have a grand homecoming weekend! Below we’ve highlighted significant dates, opportunities and events for you.


Spring Registration

Registration dates for Spring Semester classes will be posted soon. Be sure to check your registration time at myu under academics.

Here are a few classes within the Sociology Department to start exploring!

Soc 3412 – Social Networking

  • An introduction to Social Network Analysis. This course will cover basic methods for collecting, modeling and visualizing human social connections, including applications to social media, public health and politics. (Fulfill Data Analysis for BS)

 

Soc 3452 – Education and Society

  • This course challenges and expands on what “education” is and how it works, covering why some people go farther in school than others, why some people learn more than others, and what creates systematic group differences in educational outcomes.

 

Soc 3511 – World Population Problems

  •  This class introduces you to the dramatic changes in world population in the recent past, and the continuing demographic change occurring in the United States and around the world. You will learn about the fundamental demographic processes of mortality, fertility, migration, population, and aging.

 

Soc 4104 – Crime and Human Rights

  • This course addresses serious violations of humanitarian and human rights law, efforts to criminalize those violations, and consequences of these efforts. Examples are crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.

 

Soc 4190 – Topics in LCD: Gangs & Youth Violence Around the World

  • The course is aimed at exploring the subject of youth violence in a global dimension. It will help students in becoming familiar with this cross-national social phenomenon and in critically understanding it as not only a crime issue, but as an expression of social change and of cultural resistance.

Complete List of Spring 2018 Sociology Classes

Course List with Schedule Times, Classrooms, and Instructor(s)

Detailed Class Descriptions



University of Minnesota Sociological Association (UMSA)

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Stay tuned for upcoming UMSA events

Sociology’s student organization:

  • provides a voice for the needs of sociology majors and minors on campus
  • organizes programs of interest to sociology students
  • facilitates understanding and interactions among undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty
  • is committed to valuing a diversity of viewpoints and experiences

The best way to get involved in our student group is to attend the events organized by UMSA officers. If you are interested in helping to plan events, email our officers at umsa@umn.edu. We also post our upcoming events on Facebook and in the sociology department’s e-newsletter. Attending events regularly constitutes membership of UMSA, and all events are open to all sociology majors and minors. There is no application or fee to join.



Internships/Employment:


  • Tutors Needed for the McNamara Academic Center for Student Athletes

    Adam Demchak, the Tutor Coordinator for the McNamara Academic Center for Student Athletes needs Sociology Major Specific students to help tutor

  • Pay: Undergraduates $11/hour.  Graduate students $14/hour
  • To apply, you must do the following two things:
    1) Fill out the online application.
  • 2) Email to mdemchak@umn.edu the following three items:
    -Resume, Copy of Transcript (unofficial is fine), Cover Letter
  • Subject Tutor Information Sheet 2017

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University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program

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UM SEP | Contact: um.sep@umich.edu (734) 936-3296 |


Research:


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2018 Boren Awards

For: Undergraduates and Graduates

What:  Funding to study in regions of critical U.S. Languages and Underrepresented in Study Abroad

Scholarships: $8,000-20,000

Deadline: November 20, 2017

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Apply Here

 


Upcoming Events:


Interested in Becoming a K-12 Teacher?

What: DirecTrack to Teaching is a program (not a major or minor) for undergraduate students interested in the teaching profession.
When: November 3rd @ 11:30-1PM
Where: Peik Hall, Room 355

Free lunch provided!

Students can RSVP here.

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You can also visit the DirecTrack to Teaching website.


 

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Event:  Career Panel and Networking event focused on Corporate Diversity and Inclusion
Date: Nov. 2nd, 20147

Time: 11:45am to 1:30pm in room 402 Walter Library –

Our schedule for this event is as follows:

  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm – Career Panel

  • 12:45pm – 1:00pm – Mini-Networking Workshop for students and Practice

  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm – Open Networking

Our confirmed panelists are:
1) Dr. Sylvia Bartley, Global Director at Medtronic Philanthropy and Coordinator for Economic Development partnerships with North Minneapolis and Cedar Riverside communities
2) LaChelle Drayton, College Recruiting Diversity Sourcing & Marketing Lead at UnitedHealthGroup
3) Luis Moreno, Co-Founder of The Twin Cities Business Peer Network
4) Uzoma Obasi, President, Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce

 


Programs:


Master of Human Rights Degree at The Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is recruiting new students for the 2018 academic year. Each cohort brings a diversity of experiences and interests all ready to take advantage of a wide variety of course offerings and experiential learning opportunities available here at the University of Minnesota.

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Here is some key information:

  • This page will provide some basic information on the Master of Human Rights.
  • The priority deadline is December 15, 2017. Students need to apply by this date to be eligible for University of Minnesota merit based aid.
  • Students who apply by January 15, 2018 are eligible for some merit based aid.
  • The final application deadline is April 1, 2018.
  • For information on how to apply please visit this page.
  • We have an informational webinar scheduled for October 23 from 5:00- 6:00pm.  Go here to register.
  • Email us at mhr@umn.edu to learn more about the program.

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University of Cincinnati Sociology PhD Program

Considering grad school? 

A former undergraduate student, Jennifer Malat, from the Sociology Department here at the U is the Associate Dean for Social Science at the University of Cincinnati. She is interested in recruiting undergrads from our program to their Ph.D. program in Sociology. A brochure is available down below!

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Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University is ranked in the top 20 nationally by the National Research Council with concentrations within the PhD program of: Criminology, Demography, Family Studies, and Social Psychology.  Students entering the doctoral program without an MA will complete one along the way.

More information here.

 

Sociology Department Newsletter

Good Evening Student, 

Listed below are events and opportunities to develop your skills and experiences as you enter the real world. 

Best of luck on midterms! 

Cheers,

Jason


Upcoming Drop-In Hours can be found on our website here. Appointments are also available by calling 612-624-4300.


TWIN CITIES STARTUP WEEK JOB MARKET

Friday, October 13th, 2017
12:00pm-3:00pm
Atrium, Carlson School of Management
Cost: FREE
Connect with startup, early-stage, and small companies seeking talent to grow their businesses. Informal gathering of Twin Cities startup companies and students from across the University and other local colleges. Make connections, get career advice and learn about the needs, opportunities and recruiting practices of leading Minnesota startups.
For more information, search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID# 3465).

Meet University of Michigan and University of Chicago Law School Admission Deans

When: Wednesday, October 11th 5:30-7:30pm
Where: B85 Tate

Join Ann Killian Perry and Sarah Zearfoss, the law school admission deans from the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan, for a realistic look at the process of admissions at selective law schools. With almost four decades of combined experience, these admissions deans will provide invaluable insight into factors to take into account in applying to and choosing among law schools, as well as how to best present your experience in your application materials.


Tutors Needed for the McNamara Academic Center for Student Athletes

Adam Demchak, the Tutor Coordinator for the McNamara Academic Center for Student Athletes needs Sociology Major Specific students to help tutor.

Pay: Undergraduates $11/hour.  Graduate students $14/hour
To apply, you must do the following two things:
1) Fill out the online application.
2) Email to mdemchak@umn.edu the following three items:
-Resume, Copy of Transcript (unofficial is fine), Cover Letter

Subject Tutor Information Sheet 2017


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Oct 9th-13th has been named National Transfer Student Week by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students!

How are we Celebrating our Transfer Students? 
  • In order to celebrate and acknowledge all of the contributions transfer students make to our campus,  U of M maroon and gold “Transfer” computer stickers will be delivered to the Student Services/advising offices for staff to use and to give to the transfer students you encounter. Please keep an eye out for these and disseminate! Let me know if you need more.
  • In addition, OFYP and OUE are collaborating on a social media campaign aimed at our students. We will be asking them to share their stories on the U of M Transfer Student Facebook Page and other social media accounts using the hashtag #UMNtransfers.
 
Transfer Student Facts
 
I also wanted to share a few quick facts about our transfer students and the resources available to transfers on our campus.
  • On average, 30% of our incoming student class every fall are transfer students (this is somewhere between 2,110-,2300 students, depending on the year).
  • Approximately 39% of our transfer students are first-generation college students.
  • Approximately 33% transfer from a MNSCU 2-year school.
  • 16% of incoming transfers are international students (compared to 6% of our freshmen class).
  • Transfer students are excited to take advantage of all the resources the U of M has to offer:
    • 55% of incoming transfer students state they intend to pursue a research project while at the U of M.
    • 71% of incoming transfers plan to pursue an internship while at the U of M.
    • 64% of incoming transfers plan to get involved in a U of M student organization.
 (This info was taken from the Office of Undergraduate Education Transfer Student Profile and the OFYP pre-orientation Tell Us About Yourself survey, given to all incoming transfer students)
Transfer Student Resources:
In addition to all of the great work being done to support our transfers in the colleges/ student support units across campus, I wanted to remind you of the central resources we have for our current transfer students, including:
As always, there is also the Google Group  UMNTC Transfer Student Experience. A  forum for U of M faculty and staff to discuss issues and resources related to transfer students.

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2017 U OF M DAY OF SERVICE 
Saturday, October 14 *   Last Chance to Register!

Join your fellow Gophers, family and friends for U of M Day of Service on October 14 by registering today. Registration closes on October 11th. Gophers in Minnesota, across the US and internationally will come together in the spirit of maroon and gold to serve side by side in their communities. It’s one big day of service and gratitude!

Alumni and friends in Minnesota there are more than a dozen locations from which to choose. Check them out and register today! More Info

DAY OF SERVICE INFO

INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY

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Student Parent HELP Center

Students with children are an often invisible and ignored population of students on college campuses nation wide. Historically under-represented and under-served, student parent numbers have rapidly increased across higher education in recent years.
The Student Parent HELP Center has been serving students with children on our campus for decades and longer than any other program in the US.
In honor of our 50th anniversary, please join us on October 16th for an informative, in-depth discussion on college access and success for low income students with children, featuring Reps Ilhan Omar and Rena Moran.
This will not only be informative for all staff and faculty but due to the social justice and policy issues addressed, would also make an excellent event for any student or class activity. Full details provided in the link below. This is a FREE but ticketed event and registration is required.

Explore more opportunities on our website!

Greetings, Sociology Students!

We hope you are enjoying your classes! Keep exercising your sociological imagination everywhere you are! See the strange in the familiar… 

Below we have some potentially intriguing opportunities for you:


B-Term Course Announcement

EDHD 3300: Urban Policing in Context (3 cr.)

Fall 2017  B-Term (Oct. 25 thru Dec. 13)
Time: M/W 4:40 – 7:15 pm
Location: Folwell Hall Rm 28 (East Bank)

The class will explore police-work in the context of the American criminal justice system and the role policing has played within the fabric of American social history. Recent history and current events will be major focal points, along with an exploration of the opportunities for higher education to play a larger role in police training, recruitment, leadership development, and law enforcement reform.

This class WILL count towards the BS Sub Plans of Policy Analysis and Organization, Business, and Non-Profit. Bobby will need to do a by-hand APAS update so ensure to let him know of your enrollment.

Class Description


Undergraduate Research Assistant Position Opening

A Grand Challenge Research Team mixed methods multidisciplinary project, “Assessing Interventions in Justice and Equity,” invites applications for an undergraduate research assistant. Co-PIs: Christopher Uggen (Sociology) and Myron Orfield (Law).

The position will require an applicant that can dedicate 10-20 hours a week and with access to reliable transportation.  Duties include data entry at an off-campus location, assisting with project management/logistics, and manuscript/report preparation. Training on data entry protocol will be provided by graduate students of the Grand Challenges team. Basic office experience required.

The team recognizes and values diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from students of varying identities and backgrounds. To apply, email CV and cover letter to: Chelsea Carlson – carl4970@umn.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 29th, 2017.

Grand Challenges Data Entry Position


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Link: Public Service Scholarships Information

The link above contains nine Nationally Competitive Public Service Scholarships. Don’t miss out on these grand opportunities towards your education!


Interested in Grad School?

U of M Undergraduate Sociology alum Dr. Jennifer Mallat (now Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Cincinnati) is inviting undergraduates considering graduate school and are interested in studying social inequality, urban sociology, the sociology of health, race and ethnicity, or gender and family to apply to their graduate program.

Be sure to review our Guide to Graduate School and our Guide for 1st Generation and Students of Color.

You can view the UC Sociology Brochure and their application deadline and instructions on their website.


Upcoming Law School Events and Resources on Campus

UMN Law Tours and Info Sessions – Information sessions begin at noon in the Law School foyer and conclude at 3:00 pm.

Pre-Law Planning Guide

Pre-Law Society:

Email prelaw@umn.edu to be added to their email list or join the Facebook Group.

PreLaw Workshops
All locations will be in Bruininks Hall – check in at 411. 
Applying to Law School
This workshop is for students who know they’re going to law school and would like guidance about the application process. We’ll discuss application materials and deadlines, and how to prepare your application materials so that you’re the best law school applicant you can be. This workshop is open to all U of M students.  Monday, October 23rd12-1pm
Should I Go to Law School?
Are you thinking about going to law school? This workshop is for any U of M student considering it. We’ll talk about the skills you need, and how to decide if law school’s a good fit for you. We’ll also provide basic tips about getting into law school, and what you can do to prepare.                                                                                                                      Tuesday, November 7th4-5pm
Friday, December 8th2:30-3:30pm

Pre-Law Society Events:

George Washington Law, UMN Law, and UCLA Law Mock Admissions
Wednesday 9/20  5:30 -7:30   B85 Tate

Matthew Dillard, the Assistant Director of Admissions at George Washington University Law, Kate Snowdon, Associate Director of Admissions at Minnesota Law and Danae McElroy, the Director of Admissions at UCLA Law, will be conducting a mock law school application review workshop. Students will have the opportunity to read actual law school applications, debate the merits of the applications, vote on whom to admit, and see what it’s like to assess law school applications from inside the minds of admissions committee members. **Pizza will be provided!**

PreLaw Internship Workshop

Wednesday, October 4th  5:30-7:30   144 Bruininks Hall 

Want to get practical experience in law as an undergrad? This meeting features a workshop facilitated by Erin Reichelt, PreLaw Advisor and CLA Career Counselor. She will give you insider information on how to find internships and volunteer experiences relevant to your prelaw interests.

This event will also help to prepare for the Government & Nonprofit Career Fair later in October, and will help you feel confident when talking to employers and law school admission counselors at many future events. Bring your resume to receive a short review prior at the meeting, time permitting.

University of Michigan Law School
Wednesday, October 11th  5:30-7:30   B85 Tate 
Pre-Law Society is happy to have the Dean of Admissions from University of Michigan Law School, Sarah Zearfoss, presenting extremely valuable information about what law admissions are looking for in law school applications, so even if you don’t plan on applying to Michiganthis meeting is still incredibly useful in helping you create a successful application!

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 20th, 10am – 3pm 
Coffman Great Hall
http://govnonprofitfair.org/
No registration required!

Recommended Course:

Explore the field of law, get application help, tour local law schools, professional panels, and LSAT prep all in ID 3205: Law School Exploration (2cr.) 

You are encouraged to register this Spring! There are 25 seats and the course has capped the last 5 years.


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U of M Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

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  • Develop a great relationship with a professor that is essential for applying to graduate school
  • Receive a $3,500 stipend
  • Conduct research with a professor
  • Develop a quality research paper
  • Receive guidance through the graduate school process (e.g. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, create a curriculum vitae, etc.)
  • Present research at poster sessions held on campus

Qualifications:

  • First generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group
  • GPA of 2.75 and above
  • Full-time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program, as are student veterans.

For more information contact Anthony Albecker (albecker@umn.edu),  Eskender Yousuf (yousu014@umn.edu), or Amani Berry (stum2012@umn.edu), visit us online and on Facebook.


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Want to fight climate change? Check out this national nonprofit that runs grassroots campaigns for some of the nation’s leading environmental and social change nonprofits.   Fund for Public Interest is hiring college graduates to run campaign offices across the country.

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Apply for the AANAPISI Scholarship!

The AANAPISI Scholarship supports Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to complete their college education. Seven U of M AAPI students will be awarded up to $2,500 from the As

We can help!                                                                                                                                     Get help with applying and writing your scholarship essay by visiting the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) in Wulling Halll 430. SWS Writing Consultants in APARC can work with you from the beginning to the end of your scholarship essay.

To apply and get more info!                                                                          Visit bit.ly/AANAPISI17 or come chat with us at the Asian Pacific American Resource Center in Wulling Hall 430.

Scholarship Criteria:

Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census.

Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.

Be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-seeking undergraduate program during the 2018 spring semester.

Scholarship timeline:
Application deadline is Nov. 2, 2017.
Finalists will be notified Dec. 2017.
Funds will be awarded Jan. 2018 for the spring semester.

APPLY NOW!

Follow APARC @ facebook.com/aparcumn

Visit us @ aparc.umn.edu


Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair

Where:  University of Minnesota – Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55455

When: Wednesday, October 4

Time:  5 – 8 PM

Register: https://idealistminn2017.eventbrite.com/?aff=HumphreySPA

More Information:
The Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair, hosted at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, is free to attend, and perfect for anyone looking to pursue a socially-conscious career path, or advance their skills in the nonprofit and social impact sectors.
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Hello Sociology Students!

Welcome back!

My name is Jason Chang and I am the new Peer Adviser here at the Sociology Department.  I get to write the Sociology Newsletter to share important announcements as well as opportunities for you. In the near future, I will have Drop-In hours and appointments available. Bobby is of course also available!

A small introduction about me: I am a senior graduating this Spring with a B.S. Degree and a major in Sociology: Law, Criminology, and Deviance. My sub-plan is Policy Analysis. You may recognize me from working the past two years at the front desk in the Sociology Department. I look forward to meeting you in the future and best of luck with the semester. Week one down!

Here are some important dates and deadlines:
September 11 – Last day to add classes without instructor approval
September 18 – Last day to cancel classes and not receive a “W”
September 18 – Last day to change grade basis (A-F or S/N)
September 18 – Last day to add classes without college approval
September 19 – Last day to apply for undergraduate graduation for the upcoming semester
November 14 – Registration begins for next semester (One Stop will email you with your assigned registration date)
November 13 – Last day to cancel classes without college approval online
December 13 – Last day of instruction for classes
December 13 – Last day to use One Time Only Late Withdrawal for regular term courses with a final during finals week
December 15 – December 21 – Final Examinations

Check out below for some new opportunities!


Interested in working in Law Enforcement?

Representatives from Minnesota’s Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) board are coming to talk about the upcoming application deadline, their program, and more!  UMSA is sponsoring the event and we’ll have lots of pizza.

When:  Tuesday September 19th at 5 PM
Where:  TBD but we’ll have it in Social Sciences Building – check the UMSA Facebook page closer to the event

Sociology has dozens of alums in law enforcement in a variety of positions.  If you’re interested in police, probation, security, county or state work this event is for you!  Questions? Contact Bobby for further details.

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Make a difference on issues that matter with the Fund for the Public Interest!

Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?

Apply for a job with the Fund this fall, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.

We’re hiring for both full-time and part-time positions this fall. You can make $450-$650 per week while doing something you actually believe in—all while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.

This is not your typical job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply today for a job with The Fund.

To apply, please visit our site or call 612-331-8400.


Special (OUTSIDE of Sociology) Course Announcement

 

EDHD is offering a topics course for B term (2nd half of the semester) that we think may interest many Sociology majors and minors.

EDHD 3300:  Urban Policing in Context – The class will explore police-work in the context of the American criminal justice system and the role policing has played within the fabric of American social history. Recent history and current events will be major focal points, along with an exploration of the opportunities for higher education to play a larger role in police training, recruitment, leadership development, and law enforcement reform.

Instructor Bill Woodson is a Ph.D candidate in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan, a Masters from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and thirty years of experience spanning corporate America, public service, academia, and management consulting.

In the summer of 2014, following the tragic deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Woodson turned his Ph. D. research focus to the crisis of public confidence in law enforcement; its root causes, and potential solutions. This course will feature guest speakers from law enforcement, community leaders, and academics.

This course will NOT count toward Soc majors or minors, since it is taught by another department in another college, but will count toward your degree and frankly may be of interest to Sociology and Soc LCD majors and minors a like.  We hope you’ll consider registering for it!

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Sociologist of Minnesota Conference

Sociologists of MN annual conference, “Facts: The Future of Social Science in the Modern World,” Oct. 12-13, Anoka Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids Campus.


In the News

We have two new faculty members!

Prof. Hassan Abdel Salam joined us over the summer. He specializes in Law; Religion; Culture; Global Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology.

Prof. Michael L. Walker also joined us over the summer. He specializes in Social Control; Stratification; Inequality; Criminal Justice.

Look for future events featuring them from UMSA. You can read all of our faculty bios and profiles here.

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Professor Phyllis Moen has been recognized by AARP Minnesota and Pollen Midwest as one of 2017’s “50 over 50”, a list comprised of fifty of the most “inspiring and accomplished leaders from across Minnesota”. Congratulations, Prof. Moen!


 

Upcoming Drop-In Hours can be found on our website here and appointments are also available.

Graduate Scohol Resources for 1st Generation, Students of Color, and Under-Represented Communities

The purpose of this page is to give students who might not consider applying to graduate school or those who have no idea where to begin to access resources both here at the U and outside of it. Many 1st Generation college students, students of color, as well as other traditionally under-represented populations face additional challenges and hurdles when putting together a competitive graduate school application. This site will help you face those challenges, but remember much of this is done via multiple and meaningful conversations with advisors, professors, graduate students, family, and others.


Why should you consider graduate school?

First, please understand that graduate school refers to both academic programs, such as a PhD in Sociology, and professional programs, such as a Masters of Social Work. While both are graduate programs, they have very different outcomes and requirements. If you want to work in academia (like your professors) or conduct research, an academic program might be of interest. If you want to work in a specific sector of the economy (like business), than a professional graduate program is probably the besto choice to obtain the credentials that you need (in this case, a Masters of Business Administration). Further exploration of the differences between the two types and what might be the best fit for you can be had through in-person conversations with your advisors, TA’s, professors, and career services. Your first step should be to talk with your CLA advisor and the Sociology advisor.

Second, a graduate degree can greatly enhance your earning potential and possibilities for your career. That said, you should not feel that a graduate degree is required simply to get a job, or that having a four-year degree isn’t sufficient. Plenty of our alums are in high positions and do not have graduate degrees. However, some professions require a graduate degree-like teaching (a Masters in Education).


Perhaps the best resources for students to take advantage of here at the U of M Twin Cities is at the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE). 

The Offcie for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE), located in 333 Johnston Hall, coordinates activities relating to underrepresented graduate students. It assits directors of graduate studies with recruitment, retention, and funding of underrepresented graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permentent residents. The office provides students with strategies for clarifying goals, selecting a graduate program, preparing the best possible graduate school application, and funding graduate work through assistantships and fellowships.

Please take time exploring their website. They would really love to meet with you. More information can be found at: https://diversity.umn.edu/gradeducation/services


Outside the U Resources 

The Idealist Grad School Resource Center is the homepage for all things related to grad school! Here, you’ll find a collection of articles tailored to help with your search for the right graduate program as well as information about the upcoming Idealist Grad Fairs, hosted each year.

http://idealistgradschool.org/learn-about-grad-school/

RISE has many great resources available as well. RISE for Boys and Men of Color is a $10 million field advancement effort that aims to better understand and strategically improve the lives, experiences, and outcomes of boys and men of color in the United States. RISE spans five fields (education; health; human services and social policy; juvenille and criminal justice; and workforce development) and focuses on four populations (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Blacks; Latinos; and Native Americans).

http://www.risebmoc.org/about

The ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline (Pipeline Council) works to improve diversity in the educational pipeline to legal profession. Our charge is to increase the number of people of color who are on track to becoming lawyers.

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline.html

The McNair Program-named in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, one of the astronauts who perished with the Challenger mission, this national TRIO Program (https://www2.ed.gov/programs/triomcnair/index.html) assists eligible first-generation undergraduate students from low-income families to prepare to enter graduate programs leading to a PhD. Participants include academically talented low-income, first-generation students and students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in graduate programs.

https://www.grad.umn.edu/diversity-preparing-graduate-school/mcnairresources

Affordable Colleges Online-Prospective students who require a flexible schedule while persuing their Master’s degree may consider enrolling in an online graduate program. In this highly competitive job marketplace, an online degree can set students apart and allow for greater personal, professional, and financial opportunities in their chosen field.

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid-for-minorities/

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Professor Cottom’s Graduate School Guidance

This some-what-tongue-in-cheek document is a reasonably succinct outline for graduate school-from applying, to funding, and more. We encourage you to read this document a couple of times before talking with your professors and TA’s to help you ask the right questions.

This may be especially helpful advice for perspective/beginning grad students who do not have strong networks or socialization in higher education already.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Emb8Klr6-rdH2qHHD0_vH72IyHfvxNupfWMYiy60-vU/mobilebasic