Screening of Tested Documentary

The College of Education and Human Ecology’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) invites you to attend a screening and discussion of the award-winning educational documentary, Tested.

The filmmaker, Curtis Chin, will be attending the screening and leading a Q&A after the film. Refreshments will be served. RSVP below to attend.

Monday March 27th
EHE College Commons
260 Ramseyer Hall
29 W. Woodruff Ave.

3:45pm- Doors Open
4:15pm- Screening
5:45pm- Q&A

About the film: The gap in opportunities for different races in America remains extreme. Nowhere is this more evident than our nation’s top public schools. In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70 percent of the city’s school-aged population, they represent less than 5 percent at the city’s most elite public high schools. Tested looks at the important issue of racial diversity and public schools by following a dozen families in New York City from different racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. The film follows along as they prepare to pass the grueling standardized test to get into one of the city’s best high schools. The film includes the voices of such education experts as Pedro Noguera and Diane Ravitch as it explores such issues as access to a high-quality education, affirmative action and the model-minority myth.

Register to attend: click here to register. RSVP by March 22nd.

Tuttle Garage- 2050 Tuttle Park Place, Cost- $8.75
Arps Garage- 1990 College Road (public access available at 4:00pm), Cost- $8.75

Questions: Contact Nicole Luthy, Director of School Outreach and Engagement, at




NAGAP Graduate Student Research Grant

The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP) is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 NAGAP Graduate Student Research Grant. This grant opportunity offers $2,500 of funding to current masters or doctoral level students studying any topic relevant to the field of graduate education. This may include enrollment management topics such as alumni outreach, student retention, campus support services, faculty advising, technology, leadership, financial aid, internationalization, holistic admissions, student recruitment, etc.

Recipients of the grant also receive support to attend the NAGAP conference to present their findings. Please see the NAGAP grant page for more information.

The deadline to be considered for the grant is February 28, 2017. Questions about applying to the grant should be directed to Marlaina Kloepfer (

PhD Students Only: EHE Dissertation Research Fellowship Nominations

Once again the EHE Office of Research will oversee the Dissertation Research Fellowship program for the 2017-2018 academic year. We wanted to get the process started early in the semester, so that applicants have sufficient time to assemble their packets. 

 At this time, Educational Studies will plan on nominating two (2) candidates for one (1) dissertation year fellowship.

 The EHE Office of Research website already has posted the application guidelines for the Fellowship.  They can be found at

 Applicants will need to provide a cover letter, up to a 6-page application, letters of support from their dissertation advisor and two other faculty members, a CV, and a Graduate School advising report.  The award includes a stipend as well as tuition for dissertation credit hours for Fall and Spring of 2017-2018.  The advisor should comment on other sources of funding that might be necessary to complete the dissertation.  The evaluation of the proposal by the advisor and the two other faculty members should focus on the demonstrated scholarship and future potential for scholarly excellence.  Evidence of previous research productivity is an important consideration.  Note that these awards can be held simultaneously with other external fellowships (e.g., Spencer dissertation fellowship) and are intended to support your top doctoral candidates.

 The deadline for students to submit their packet to Deb Zabloudil is January 20, 2017.  Please submit the documents electronically to When you view the web site, it will tell you to submit your documents to Dr. Jan Nespor’s office. Please don’t do that. Submit them to me instead so I can take them directly to the Graduate Studies Committee for review.

 Although students need not be candidates at the time of application, they must be candidates by the end of Summer Session 2017 to be eligible to receive the award.  Students who have previously received the Dissertation Fellowship award are not eligible for consideration of continued support.

Spring 2017 Graduates: Apply Now!

The deadline to apply to graduate in Spring 2017 set by student services has been extended to FRIDAY JANUARY 13, 2017. All other deadlines remain the same.


This should allow time for you to meet with your faculty advisor and make any necessary adjustments to your spring schedule. Continue to submit your signed program plans/annual reviews and/or degree audits to the student services office via email or by dropping them off in-person in Ramseyer 122.

If you are unable to meet this new deadline, please email Alisa Tate, and include your faculty advisor to make other arrangements.

Apply online at by January 13, 2017.

Preparing for Graduation

  • Schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor.
  • Review program plan/degree audit, making sure you meet all requirements for graduation.
  • Use your program plan/degree audit to guide your discussion during appointment.
  • Register and pay for 3 graduate credit hours.
  • Make sure that you have no missing grades, incompletes, EN grades or holds on your account.
  • Submit your program plan prior to Friday January 13, 2017 to the student services office.
  • Based on graduation review/clearance, your application to graduate is either approved or denied in Gradforms.
  • Be sure to review information about commencement procedures.

All PhD and EdD Students

  • Submit signed program plans and annual review to the Office of Student Services in Ramseyer Hall room 122 or via email:
  • Program plans must have both student and faculty signatures to be reviewed.
  • Final semester procedures for doctoral students can be found on the Graduate School website under procedures for your final semester.

MA and EdS students admitted to program in Summer 2015 and before

  • Submit signed program plans and annual reviews to the Office of Student Services in Ramseyer Hall room 122 or via email:
  • Program plans must have both student and faculty signatures to be reviewed.
  • Final semester procedures for doctoral students can be found on the Graduate School website under procedures for your final semester.

MA, MLT, and EdS students admitted to program in Autumn 2015 and later

  • Submit your signed degree audit and advising report to the Office of Student Services in Ramseyer Hall room 122 or via email: Learn how to run your degree audit here.
  • Advisor Review is the only requirement that can be incomplete prior to submitting  your audit; no other missing requirements should be on your audit.
  • All course substitutions will need to be taken care of before submitting your degree audit. You will need to let the student services office know in advance what courses were approved to be taken. Documentation/approval from your advisor for the substitution must be on file in the student services office.
  • Final semester procedures for master’s students can be found on the Graduate School web site under procedures for your final semester.

Dates to keep in mind

  • January 13: Submit program sheets and degree audits for graduation clearance. Priority given to students who submit by January 13th.
  • January 27: Online applications to graduate. Final date set by the Graduate School.
  • April 14: Master Examination report forms must be submitted electronically by the student’s advisor.
  • April 14: Doctoral Examinations must be complete and the examination report form submitted electronically on or before the given date.
  • April 21: Approved thesis and dissertation documents must be submitted and accepted. Students are encouraged to get the documents uploaded a day early in case they experience problems.
  • May 7: Spring commencement.
  • May 9: End of semester deadline.