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Upcoming Events

Sep 8, 2015: Major Matchmaker at Mendenhall Student Center

Posted: September 8, 2015, 5:00 pm

Worried you and your major aren't compatible? Not ready to commit but want to see what's out there? Let our experts help you create your individual profile and find a major for you!

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Sep 22, 2015: Writing Successful Grants with Bob Porter, Ph.D. at MSC

Posted: September 22, 2015, 12:30 pm

This is an introductory workshop that covers basic principles of good grant writing, starting with the phrasing of a compelling research theme to the actual construction of the proposal itself. Major differences between traditional “academic prose” and persuasive grant writing are highlighted. Common pitfalls that can lead to early rejection of good ideas are reviewed, matched with practical strategies for better writing. Special attention will be paid to the perspectives of grant reviewers and how to write in ways that will meet their expectations.
Killer mistakes in grant writing and how to avoid them
Two critical steps that will double your chances for success
How to win over the grant reviewer
Simple keys to a more powerful writing style
Visualization: Using illustrations to “sell” your project

RSVP with event contact. Seating is capped at 40.

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Sep 23, 2015: Writing Proposals to the US Department of Education with Bob Porter, Ph.D. at MSC

Posted: September 23, 2015, 12:30 pm

Of the wide range of grant programs offered by the US Department of Education, a select few are targeted to university-based researchers. This session will focus on funding tracks within key DoE divisions such as the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), the Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), and the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). Guidance will be provided on locating current and future funding opportunities, eligibility requirements, proposal structure, and DoE grant review procedures. Excerpts from successful proposals will be examined as models for preparing key sections. Topics to be covered include:
Navigating the DoE grant process
Deconstructing the Application Notice
Organizing the proposal
Understanding DoE grant review and selection criteria
Writing critical proposal elements: Need for Project, Research Objectives, Quality of Project Design, Quality of Project Personnel, and Project Evaluation

RSVP with event contact. Seating is capped at 40.

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Oct 6, 2015: ELEM, MIDG, SPED Upper Division Applications Due at Rivers Building

Posted: October 6, 2015, 4:00 am

Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education and Special Education Upper Division applications are due October 6th by 4 p.m. in the Academic Success Center in 138 Rivers.

The Applications can be picked up from the Academic Success Center or found on the Advising Center's website.

Students should contact their Academic Advisor with questions regarding their readiness to participate in the Upper Division process.

In order to participate in the Upper Division interviews on October 8th, you must have your application submitted by October 6th.

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