The University of California Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC) offers an excellent opportunity for graduate students in the University of California system to participate in an intensive training in educational evaluation over a period of three days. Participants will attend method, theory, and skill-based workshops in educational evaluation conducted by nationally recognized UC scholars. Additionally, graduate students will have the opportunity to share their individual research interests and receive feedback from UC professors and other graduate students from a variety of disciplines who are also interested in educational evaluation.
Eligibility: An applicant must be a masters or doctoral student enrolled and in good academic standing at a University of California campus (Berkeley; Davis; Irvine; Los Angeles; Merced; Riverside; San Diego; San Francisco; Santa Barbara; and Santa Cruz). Applicants may be from any academic discipline but must have strong interest in educational evaluation. While not required, prior experience in educational evaluation is encouraged (coursework, research projects, etc.). Students who were not admitted to attend previous Institutes may apply again. Students who have attended previous Institutes may not apply again.
Expenses: There is no fee to attend the Institute. Admission to the Institute includes training materials, lodging (shared hotel suite with one other student for two nights), and several meals (two breakfasts, one lunch, and one dinner). In addition, students will be reimbursed after the Institute up to a maximum of $350 for transportation to/from the training (receipts required). All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.
Participation Requirements: If accepted to participate in the training, students are required to attend the entire program (arriving by 1pm on Tuesday, July 9 and participating through noon on Thursday, July 11). Students who do not attend the entire program will not be reimbursed.
Application Materials and Instructions: Applicants must complete the online Institute Application Form and provide all materials requested in the application package. Supplemental materials should be emailed to the UC Educational Evaluation Center at firstname.lastname@example.org as per the instructions below under “Current Vita” and “Faculty Letter of Support.”
A complete application includes:
Please discuss your interest in participating in the UCEC Institute for Training in Educational Evaluation. Highlight any academic-related accomplishments such as coursework, conference presentations, publications, or professional activities, especially as related to educational evaluation. Discuss how you intend to use evaluation in your career.
Your statement should be clearly written and understandable by a person outside your own area of specialization. Statement format: no more than 500 words (excluding references); no endnotes/footnotes.We encourage you to write your statement first (with Word or similar software), and then paste your final version into the Online Application Form. Note that formatting will not carry over when you paste your statement. It is, therefore, best not to use formatting.
At the UCEC Institute for Training in Educational Evaluation students will have the opportunity to meet and share their individual research interests with UC professors and other graduate students. Please describe your current research topic/project/area that you would like to discuss with UC experts during the Institute.
Your statement should be clearly written and understandable by a person outside your own area of specialization. Statement format: no more than 250 words (excluding references); no endnotes/footnotes. We encourage you to write your statement first (with Word or similar software), and then paste your final version into the Online Application Form. Note that formatting will not carry over when you paste your statement. It is, therefore, best not to use formatting,
Vita format: 2 pages maximum; Times New Roman 12; 1-inch margins. Single- or double-spaced. Email to email@example.com with a subject line of “UCEC CV for [student’s last name].”
FACULTY LETTER OF SUPPORT
One faculty letter of support must be submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by the individual writing the letter. The subject line of the email should read “UCEC Institute Letter of Support for [student’s last name].”
The letter, on official letterhead, should address the student’s academic progress and standing and discuss how the Institute would benefit the student’s academic/professional development.
Applicants are responsible for making sure the letter of support is electronically submitted by the faculty member by 5pm Pacific Time on May 31, 2013. If a letter of support is not received, the application will not be reviewed.
Application Submission: All materials should be emailed to the UC Educational Evaluation Center at email@example.com with a subject line of “UCEC Institute Application.” Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the committee.
Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted by 5pm Pacific Time on Friday, May 31, 2013.
Application Review and Selection: Final decisions will be made by a UCEC review committee. Students will be selected based on the strength and thoroughness of the overall application with special consideration to an articulated interest in educational evaluation. In addition, consideration will be given to selecting students from a range of academic disciplines across UC campuses.
Admission Notification and Acceptance: Applicants will be notified of a decision via email in June. Students will need to accept admission to the Institute shortly thereafter or will forfeit their slot. Students who agree to the program’s terms, must confirm acceptance via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “UCEC Institute Confirmation.”
Questions: If you have any questions, please call the UCEC at 805-893-7678 or email email@example.com with a subject line of “UCEC Institute Inquiry.”