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Annual Student Progress Review Ph.D.

Program in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology 2013-2014 Academic Year Name Joel Berrien, Jr. Entering year 2012 Purpose & Procedure The purpose of this review is twofold. The first purpose to give you an opportunity to reflect on your professional progress toward the Ph.D. degree during the most recent academic year. An important part of this process is the chance to have an extended conversation with your advisor about accomplishments and future plans. Second, you have an opportunity to provide your advisor, guidance committee and the program faculty with accurate information in order for them to fairly evaluate your progress in the program. There are multiple stages in the review: 1) First, complete this form and submit it with attachments no later than April 15, 2014. To submit, go to the Desire2Learn (, select the EPET PhD Students and Faculty community, then select the folder 2014 Student Annual Progress Review. There you will find a drop box to submit your annual review materials. 2) Second, if you have questions about any aspects of the review, schedule a meeting with your advisor to talk about the topics and issues addressed on the form prior to April 22, 2014. The program faculty will be meeting to discuss students’ progress shortly thereafter. 3) Based upon the information you have provided, along with a transcript of your course performances, the program faculty will meet to discuss your academic progress. 4) Two outcomes are possible from this review, satisfactory progress and unsatisfactory progress. Students will be informed of this outcome in a written letter. In the case of unsatisfactory progress, the letter to students’ will include an action plan with the steps needed to regain satisfactory progress in the program. 5) Please note, students deemed to be making unsatisfactory progress for two consecutive reviews will be dismissed from the program. 6) You will receive a letter summarizing the faculty discussion and our overall evaluation of your progress by May 31, 2014. The program will maintain a copy of each annual review in the student’s official folder for use in cases of nomination for fellowships, documentation for students’ progress, and for the student’s own review for purposes of assembling or updating a vita. Current Date April 15, 2014 Expected Graduation 2017

Advisor Dr. Matthew Diemer

I: Attachments Please include the following with your review materials, either as appendices to this document, or as separate electronic attachments: Current Curriculum Vitae. Link to C.V. on the Web preferred (or attach a PDF). Documentation of University-required Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. Save a report of your 2013-2014 training activities from RTTS and attach. Note: You must complete your 5 hours of initial RCR training by August 15, 2014. For annual review, submit report on the training you have completed, even if it is less than 5 hours. For more information on RCR requirements, go to . Attach examples of work from courses you took during the past academic year. You are not required to submit an example from each course, but you must submit at least one example of your written work during the past year. Submitting two or three of what you consider your best work would best meet this requirement. II: Program Milestones Using the date field, please indicate the date at which you completed each program milestone. If you have not yet completed the given milestone, please indicate the date by which you expect to complete the milestone. Check if Complete Milestone Guidance Committee formed List Members _Dr. Matthew Diemer, Dr. Cindy Okolo, Dr. Deborah Johnson, Dr. Cary Roseth________________ _______________________________ Program Plan Filed Preliminary Exam Passed Research Apprenticeship Completed Comprehensive Exam passed Dissertation Committee formed Dissertation Proposal approved Dissertation Defended Dissertation Completed Annual RCR Training (for this year) III: Teaching Experiences Describe any teaching experiences you had during the review period. Include summary SIRS scores if available. I hired as a Part-Time Instructor of Psychology at Georgia Highlands College, Floyd Campus, in Rome, Georgia. In Fall Semester 2013, I taught Introduction to Psychology to a class of 17 Date


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undergraduate students. This Spring Semester 2014, I am teaching Introduction to Human Growth and Development to a class of 23 undergraduate students.

IV: Research Experiences Describe any research experiences or projects you worked on during the review period. I am continuing to refine my practicum research proposal that I began working on in Summer 2013. My working title is “How Do Interactive Whiteboards Affect the On-Task Behaviors of Emotionally and Behaviorally Disordered Middle School Students in a Psychoeducational Classroom?”

V: Scholarship Provide APA references to any published scholarship, conference presentations, or works under review during the review period. I do not have any published scholarship, conference presentations, or works under review during the review period.

VI: Goals and Self-Assessment Provide a brief self-assessment outlining (a) your strengths, (b) areas needing additional development, (c) specific plans to address areas of weakness, and (d) goals and future plans. (a.) My strengths include, but are not limited to, a passion to help others, above-average intelligence, ecletic wisdom, ability to establish and maintain rapport with others easily, honest and trustworthy, well-honed social and life skills, sound work ethic, witty sense of humor, and grounded in my Christian beliefs. (b.) Specific areas I need additional development are time management and self-esteem. (c.) To address my areas of weakness, I have begun attending weekly sessions with a Christian life coach since November 13. 2013 to address my self-esteem issues. I set alerts in my cell phone to assist me in further developing my time management skills. I frequently write down the tasks that I have to complete each day and/or week and both thoughtfully and prayerfully prioritize them (d.) My goals and future plans include: • Read and study peer-reviewed journal articles and books by experts in my area of expertise • Remain abreast of current research and anecdotal evidence that pertains to my research interest • Remain open-minded and flexible while realizing that my research interest may need future modifications or to be completely changed • Attend conferences and workshops that pertain to my research interest

• Maintain present memberships in professional and social organizations, such as the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education, Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education, Council for Exceptional Children-Division of International Special Education Services (DISES), Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD), National Fatherhood Initiative, Georgia Highlands African-American and Minority Male Excellence (GHAME), and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Membership in these organizations are beneficial for my career, self-esteem, and self-efficacy, as well as address issues pertaining to my research interest. • Join other professional organizations that address issues related to my research interest, such as American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ASPCC) and American Educational Research Association (AERA). • Continue to subscribe to peer-reviewed journals that address issues related to my research interest, such as Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy and Journal of Research on Technology in Education. • While teaching my students in their psychoeducational setting, seek opportunities to test hypotheses and theories that were examined in journal articles that I read which were related to my research interest. • Continually review and study the information covered in the aforementioned texts to further deepen and solidify my knowledge on the contents covered.

VII: Additional Information Provide any additional information you feel is missing in the sections above. Optional: If you have a website you would like to share with the faculty as part of your annual review, please provide the URL. I humbly ask that the faculty review my website ( to view this EPET Annual Review Form Spring 2014; CEP 933, CEP 953, and CEP 955 assignments and exercises, and my vitae. However, my vitae is password protected, and the password is JBCohortians2. Furthermore, all of this information will also be submitted separately from the website, as well as my Georgia Highlands College information and my practicum research proposal with my advisor’s recommendations.