Dissertation Boot Camp

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Graduate School will host the 2018 Dissertation Boot Camp Friday (1/26) to Sunday (1/28). The retreat provides Ohio State doctoral candidates with the space to work on their dissertations with others; develop a plan to complete their dissertations; and create a strong support system for students across academic disciplines. Registration required by Friday (1/5).

For more information, click here or contact Robert Bennett III, PhD at Bennett.460@0su.edu.

Great Courses for Spring 2018

Quantitative Analysis: Special Issues and Considerations

Social Work 8405
Class 10135
Thursdays 4:00-6:45
Smith Lab, Room 3082

Natasha Bowen
College of Social Work

A course on Structural Equation Modeling (Social Work 8405) is being offered through the College of Social Work in the spring of 2018. The course is open to PhD students from all disciplines who have intermediate-level statistics preparation. The goal of the course is to prepare students to independently conduct the most common types of SEM analyses—path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and general structural models—using Mplus. Skills and knowledge obtained in the course will be generalizable to other SEM software. Students do not need to have Mplus software or experience with Mplus to take the course. The course is taught through team-based learning.

Instructor permission is required. Contact Natasha Bowen (bowen.355@osu.edu) if you are interested and would like more information.

Learning Technologies Diffusion, Innovation, and Change

Class 33029
Thursdays 4:10-6:50
Ramseyer Hall, Room 309

Ana-Paula Correia
Associate Professor
Educational Studies

A course on Technology Diffusion is being offered through the College of Education and Human Ecology.  This course will introduce students to the practices and principles of technology diffusion, innovation, and strategic change in education.  Attributes of innovation, the innovation-development and innovation-decision processes, leaders as change agents and strategies on managing change are explored.

Scaling and Item Response Theory

Class 9067
Mondays 12:45-3:25
Ramseyer Hall, Room 336

Cristian Gugiu
Assistant Professor
Educational Studies

A course on Scaling and Item Response Theory is being offered through the College of Education and Human Ecology.  This course will introduce students to the family of Rasch models.  Emphasis will be placed on real-world applications to educational, psychological, and health outcomes data.  The software Winsteps will be used to perform all analysis. 


CCAD Career Services Graduate Assistant

Hi there,

Columbus College of Art & Design’s Career Services office is looking for a graduate assistant to start Spring 2018. I’ve attached a description here. Interested students can send their interest directly to me. The description is rather broad and includes a lot. We will be flexible with classes and professional interests to focus the position on areas where the student is most interested in gaining experience.

Please share with your graduate level students. Thank you!

Jordan Bell, M.Ed
Assistant Director of Career Services


Funding Opportunities for Dissertation Research

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has long supported rigorous dissertation research of policy relevance by advanced doctoral students. We are excited to announce that the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) has forecasted their intent to fund Child Care, Head Start, Family Strengthening, and Behavioral Interventions graduate student dissertation grants in 2018. Please visit grants.gov for the Child Care, Head Start, Family Strengthening, and Behavioral Interventions Scholars forecasts to view the estimated application due dates, sign up for email notifications regarding these grant opportunities, and for links to the expired Funding Opportunity Announcements for the prior Fiscal Year. Please circulate this information to any interested parties. Note: These grant opportunities are contingent on available funds.

2018-2019 Graduate Assistantships

Are you currently funded by the Department as a GTA, Departmental GRA (not grant-based), or GAA and want to apply for funding for next year? Do you not currently have an Assistantship but want to apply for one for next year?

The Department’s Application for Graduate Assistantships for 2018-2019 is now open and available at https://go.osu.edu/esGTAapp. The deadline to apply is January 2, 2018 by 11:59 pm. ALL students interested in a departmentally-funded GA position next year MUST complete the application, even if you currently have a position and hope to return to the same position next year.

We have made a few changes to the application this year. The most substantial change is that you now must write a Statement of Interest and Qualifications for each position you choose to apply to. Position descriptions have been posted giving an outline of each position and the minimum qualifications to be hired for that position. With these changes, be sure to allow yourself sufficient time to complete the application before the deadline.

What if?

  • I submitted an application and realize I need to change something?
  • I’m not sure if the application submitted?
  • I have other questions?

Please reach out to Billy Welch, welch.372@osu.edu if you have any questions regarding the GA Application or the GA Application process.

Align Your Time Workshop

You are invited to: Align Your Time & Priorities: A Workshop on Cultivating Productivity & Work-Family Balance for Faculty & Graduate Students.

Presented by:  Dr. Claire Kamp-Dush, Associate Professor of HDFS

Dear faculty:

Academics are overwhelmed. Grant and publication expectations for faculty are high and competition is fierce. The distractions to academic writing, the one activity that most often advances academic careers, have never been more copious. There is a constant flow of email from administrators, colleagues and students, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are a click away, and enticing news articles and blogs are shared everywhere. Further, as more women than ever before are now graduating from college and moving on to receive PhDs, and as fathers have become more fully involved in family life, work-family balance is at the forefront of many academics’ minds.

This workshop is for faculty who want to take control of their time, enjoy the process, and live a connected life. We will discuss concrete strategies for aligning our time and our priorities. Specific sessions will include: Mapping Priorities and Reviewing our Time, Finding Time, Writing and Teaching Strategies, and Work-Life Balance.

We hope we can include you in this outstanding workshop with facilitator Dr. Claire Kamp-Dush.

December 13, 2017

9:00 am – 4:15 pm

The Commons, Room #260 Ramseyer Hall

We are expecting a full house so please RSVP so we can accommodate your participation.

RSVP to: chambersrobison.1@osu.edu or call 614-292-8862

Faculty and Graduate Student space available!

Sponsored by:

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA), Tasha Snyder, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

2018-2019 ETS Internship and Fellowship Programs in Research & Development

2018–2019 ETS Internship and Fellowship Programs in Research & Development for Graduate Students

Dear Colleague:

ETS Research & Development (R&D) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Educational Testing Service (ETS) Internship and Fellowship Programs in R&D.

These programs seek applicants interested in research opportunities who are enrolled in a doctoral program in the field of educational research, assessment or related fields. Areas of emphasis include the following:

  • psychometrics
  • validity
  • natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • cognitive psychology
  • learning sciences
  • linguistics, second language learning and teaching English as a foreign language
  • speech recognition and processing
  • teaching and classroom research
  • statistics
  • educational data mining
  • international large-scale assessments

The Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

This program focuses on major research activities that will occur in 2018. Selected interns conduct research under the guidance of ETS mentors at ETS offices in Princeton, N.J. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in full-time doctoral programs in the areas listed above and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the program start date are eligible to apply.

The Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program

This program seeks graduate students who have completed their doctoral coursework and are at the dissertation stage of their program, working on a dissertation related to statistics, psychometrics, educational/psychological measurement or quantitative methods. Selected fellows study at their universities and carry out research under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS researcher or psychometrician.

Please take a moment to consider which qualified individuals you believe would benefit from these opportunities and encourage them to apply.

Share this information with your colleagues. Complete program Information and application instructions are available. Visit our website now to get started.

The application deadlines are as follows:

  • The Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students — February 1, 2018
  • The Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program — December 29, 2017 (preliminary) and February 16, 2018 (final)

If you have any questions about the programs, please email internfellowships@ets.org. For information, newsletters, research reports and more, join our mailing list.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and support of these programs.


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