Home - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:16:50 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb epfp@msu.edu (Education Policy Fellowship Program) Coordinator - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application/14-coordinator http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application/14-coordinator Michigan EPFP Coordinators

Schultz

Daniel W. Schultz
Senior Program & Policy Advisor
Office of K-12 Outreach 
College of Education
Michigan State University
620 Farm Lane Erickson Hall, Room 253
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-3372
E-mail: dws@msu.edu

Dan Schultz is Senior Policy and Program Advisor for the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University.  He also serves as Director of the College of Education’s Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding China Program. He helped develop and has nurtured the successful partnership relationship with Southwest University in Chongqing, China and provides leadership and coordination for this unique faculty and doctoral student study abroad program. He has organized and led several MSU-sponsored study tours to the United Kingdom, Botswana and China and has extensive international experience.  His background includes executive leadership and policy roles in state government in Michigan, where he was Assistant State Superintendent and Director of Technology and Grants for the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan State Board of Education.  He has expertise in the design and successful implementation of innovative large-scale grant funded programs.  He holds academic degrees in economics and education administration, and for over 30 years has led the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program, a national and international policy and leadership development seminar for early and mid-career leaders.  He has also been an elected trustee on a community school district’s board of education. Dan is the recipient of the Institute for Educational Leadership's National Leadership Award and the Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award.

 

Boggs

Brian Boggs, Ph.D. 
Outreach Specialist
Office of K-12 Outreach
College of Education
Michigan State University
Erickson Hall
620 Farm Lane, Room 253
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-8950 
E-mail: boggsbri@msu.edu

Brian Boggs serves as outreach specialist in the Office of K–12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University. His area of expertise is policy development and analysis in the areas of school reform and holds a dual major Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from MSU. In addition, Brian holds a special certification in urban education from MSU and is a graduate of the Michigan Educational Policy Fellowship Program (2012-13). Brian has served as a high school English teacher and central office administrator. With a bachelor’s degree in English and history and his master’s degree in English language and literature, he has taught college rhetoric and critical writing courses at the University of Michigan – Flint. He has written extensively on the subject of organizational and instructional complexity. His research interests include organizational theory, policy making, sociology of education, experimental design, school improvement, and the history and politics of U.S. education. Brian has studied urban school education in U.K. He serves as an elected official in a local unit of government.

 

Former Michigan EPFP Coordinators

  • Dr. I. Carl Candoli, Founding Site Coordinator, 1975-78
  • Dr. Matthew Prophet, Founding Site Coordinator, 1975-81
  • Ms. Alissa K. Parks, 2001
  • Mr. Argelio Ben Perez  1978-2006
  • Ms. Yvonne Cammal Canul 2004-06
  • Ms. Mary Gager Anderson 2006-07
  • Dr. Jacquelyn J. Thompson 2000-2010
  • Dr. Vanessa Garry, 2012-13
  • Mr. Christopher B. Reimann, 2010-2015

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Membership & Application Wed, 08 Sep 2010 19:44:38 +0000
Application - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application/13-application http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application/13-application EDUCATION POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
For People Seeking Better Results for Children and Youth

APPLICATION

We are pleased you are considering the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP).

EPFP is a ten-month professional development program for individuals whose work record reflects strong leadership abilities and a concern for improving the life chances of children and youth.  Participants in EPFP hold full-time positions in diverse organizations at the local, state and national levels.  Fellows are supported by their employing agencies.

THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Fellows remain in their full-time positions and use their work environment as the context for examining important leadership and policy issues in their states and in the nation.  EPFP activities are directed by on-site Coordinators.
 
EPFP brings Fellows and ideas together through a variety of on-site learning opportunities (such as seminars, informal discussions, site visits, skill development workshops, and individual or group projects), through electronic networking and information sharing, and through participation in two national conferences during the Fellowship year that bring together Fellows from all program sites.

The first of the national conferences, held in the late fall, is the Leadership Forum.  This forum heightens Fellows' understanding of leadership challenges and of themselves as leaders.  The second conference, held in the early spring, is the Washington Policy Seminar. This meeting increases Fellows' knowledge of national policy issues and processes and gives them a chance to identify the impact of national policy on their work.

Participation in EPFP yields important results.  The program’s complementary work/learning, state/national, actual/virtual activities provide Fellows with a unique personal development laboratory for applying new insights and for practicing new skills.  Fellows are given many opportunities to:
(1) develop a broadened understanding of the policy process;
(2) hone their communications and decision-making skills;
(3) refine their potential for leadership; and
(4) expand their network of professional colleagues. 
As a result, employing agencies are rewarded with better informed and more skillful employees.

PROGRAM FEES AND EMPLOYER SPONSORSHIP
Each person’s employing agency–the sponsor–pays the base program fee of $2,700, travel costs to the two national meetings, and any special site-specific programming fees.  In addition, the employer provides release time for on-site and national activities. 

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION PROCESS
EPFP invites your application if you have:

  • a commitment to personal and professional development on behalf of children and youth
  • a track record for making things happen—inside and across agencies/organizations
  • substantive work experiences
  • a bachelor's degree or its equivalent
  • a full-time professional position
  • the endorsement and financial support of your employing organization

 

EPFP requires participation in on-site training activities which are generally, but not always, held at the conclusion of the normal work day.  In addition, Fellows are expected to attend the two national conferences.  Please consider these extra demands on your time in light of your current professional and personal schedule.  If you cannot participate fully in EPFP, please do not complete the application.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION SCHEDULE

APRIL - JUNE EPFP application material distributed.
MAY - AUGUST Applications returned to EPFP Coordinators.
JUNE - SEPTEMBER Fellows notified of acceptance.
SEPTEMBER Fellowship program begins.

Please contact the Michigan EPFP Coordinators to obtain site-specific programming and scheduling information.

Final selection of Fellows is made jointly by EPFP Coordinators and representatives of the employing agency.

INSTRUCTIONS
Please complete the entire application and return it to the attention of the Michigan EPFP coordinators at 253 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-6202.  The endorsement section must be completed for your application to be considered.

 



Education Policy Center at Michigan State University
253 Erickson Hall, East Lansing MI 48824-6202
Website: www.educ.msu.edu/epfp

MICHIGAN EDUCATION POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
APPLICATION

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

NAME ____________________________________________________________________________
               last                        first                        middle               nickname

PROFESSIONAL TITLE

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT

ORGANIZATION/INSTITUTION

ADDRESS _________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________

OFFICE PHONE (area code + number) ________________________________________________________

OFFICE FAX (area code + number) ___________________________________________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS__________________________________________________________________________

HOME ADDRESS __________________________________________________________________________                                         street                                                         city                                state                        zip  

HOME PHONE (area code + number) _________________________________________________________

EDUCATION (Please cite most recent institution first)

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE

CITY, STATE

MAJOR/FIELD

DEGREE

DATE

         
         
         
         

OPTIONAL INFORMATION


RACE/ETHNICITY & SEX

HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT EPFP?

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE (Please list current position first) Do not substitute your resume for this section


TITLE

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT

NAME & ADDRESS OF EMPLOYER

 

DESCRIPTIONS OF DUTIES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

TITLE

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT

NAME & ADDRESS OF EMPLOYER

 

DESCRIPTIONS OF DUTIES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

 

 

 

REASON FOR LEAVING

 

TITLE

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT

NAME & ADDRESS OF EMPLOYER

DESCRIPTIONS OF DUTIES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

REASON FOR LEAVING

EPFP OUTCOMES

Please provide narrative responses of one page or less to each of the following questions focused on the personal and professional outcomes of EPFP. 

1.      What does your organization do?  Whom do you serve?

2.      To enhance your capacity as a leader, what are your three learning priorities?

3.      How would your participation in EPFP benefit your organization?


ENDORSEMENT:  TO THE SUPERVISOR/EMPLOYING AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE

Fellows generally participate in weekly or semi-monthly meetings conducted on-site and attend two four-day conferences that bring together Fellows from all EPFP sites.  The first of these conferences is held in the late fall, usually near one of the EPFP state locations, and the second is held in the early spring in Washington, DC.  The program costs, plus travel-related costs to both national meetings, are paid by the employing agency and/or the Fellow.  Your signature ensures (1) your employee's release time for full participation in the program and (2) payment of program related costs.  If you have any questions, please contact the Michigan EPFP Coordinators or call the EPFP National Office, the Institute for Educational Leadership, in Washington, DC at (202) 822-8405.

_______________________________________
Name of Applicant

_______________________________________
Applicant's Signature

_______________________________________
Supervisor's/Sponsor's Name

_______________________________________
Supervisor's/Sponsor's Signature

Supervisor's Title _______________________________________________________________________

Supervisor's Division/Department __________________________________________________________

Supervisor's Organization/Institution ________________________________________________________

Supervisor's Office Address ______________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

Supervisor's Office Phone _______________________________________________________________

Supervisor's Office Fax _________________________________________________________________

Supervisor's E-mail Address _____________________________________________________________ 

The Michigan EPFP is affiliated with
The Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc.
4455 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.    Suite 310    Washington, DC 20008
(202) 822-8405    Fax: (202) 872-4050    Email: iel@iel.org    Website: www.iel.org

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Membership & Application Wed, 08 Sep 2010 19:23:44 +0000
Why - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application/12-why http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application/12-why Why Become a Michigan EPFP Fellow?

When asked why they want to become fellows, Michigan EPFP Fellows give an appropriately diverse set of answers. They came to

  • network with other professionals in hopes of advancing their careers and/or expanding their circle of professional contacts;
  • meet with a broad range of speakers and gain additional insights into the education and human services policymaking process;
  • find solutions to specific problems they are grappling with or new ways of overcoming difficult educational and human service barriers;
  • examine and test their leadership skills to see whether they have what it takes to move on to the next level within or outside their own organization; and
  • interact on a more personal, social level with other professionals who have the same thirst for knowledge.
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Membership & Application Wed, 08 Sep 2010 18:26:44 +0000
Select - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application/11-select http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application/11-select Michigan EPFP Application & Selection

The EPFP identifies an average of 25 Fellows for participation each year. Sponsoring agencies support their employees for participation in EPFP and pay the program costs plus travel expenses. Program activities normally begin in September and end in June. Applications are accepted through late summer and can be obtained by contacting the State Contacts or, in Michigan, the Michigan Coordinators.


Selection Schedule

April/June EPFP application material distributed.
July/August Applications returned to EPFP Coordinators.
September Fellows notified of acceptance.
September Fellowship program begins.

 

Application Instructions

Please complete the entire application and return it to the EPFP Coordinator in your state. The endorsement section must be completed for your application to be considered.
An online application is available for you to print out and send in to a Michigan state coordinator.

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Membership & Application Wed, 08 Sep 2010 18:25:44 +0000
Eligible - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application/10-eligible http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/2-membership-a-application/membership-a-application/10-eligible Program Components & Eligibility EDUCATION POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
For People Seeking Better Results for Children and Youth

We are pleased you are considering EPFP. Please read this information carefully.

The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is a ten-month professional development program for individuals whose work record reflects strong leadership abilities and a concern for improving the life chances of children and youth. Participants in EPFP hold full-time positions in diverse organizations at the local, state and national levels. Fellows are supported by their employing agencies.

The Fellowship Program

Fellows remain in their full-time positions and use their work environment as the context for examining important leadership and policy issues in their states and in the nation. EPFP activities are directed by three on-site Coordinators.

EPFP brings Fellows and ideas together through varied on-site learning opportunities (such as seminars, informal discussions, site visits, skill development workshops, and individual and/or group projects), through electronic networking and information sharing, and through participation in one regional and one national conferences that take place during the Fellowship year and that bring together Fellows from other program sites.

The regional conference in the fall is a Leadership Forum that heightens Fellows' understanding of leadership challenges and of themselves as leaders. The spring national conference is the Washington Policy Seminar, which increases Fellows' knowledge of national policy issues and processes and gives them a chance to identify the impact of national policy on their work. Participation in EPFP yields important results. EPFP's complementary work/learning, state/national, actual/virtual activities provide Fellows with a unique personal development laboratory for applying new insights and for practicing new skills. Fellows are given many opportunities to

  1. develop a broadened understanding of the policy process,
  2. hone their communications and decision-making skills,
  3. refine their potential for leadership, and
  4. expand their network of professional colleagues.
As a result, employing agencies are rewarded with better informed and more skillful employees.

Program Fees and Employer Sponsorship

The employing agency pays the program fee of $2,700 for each Fellow and pays the program-related travel costs to the regional and national meetings. In addition, the employer provides release time for on-site and national activities.

Eligibility and Selection Process

EPFP invites your application if you have:

  • a track record for making things happen -- inside and across agencies/organizations
  • substantive work experiences
  • a bachelor's degree or its equivalent
  • a full-time professional position
  • the endorsement and financial support of your employing organization
  • a commitment to personal and professional development on behalf of children and youth

EPFP requires participation in on-site training activities which are generally, but not always, half-days held on Monday afternoons. In addition, Fellows are expected to attend the regional and national conferences. Please consider these extra demands on your time in light of your current professional and personal schedule. If you cannot participate fully in EPFP, please do not complete the application.

Selection and Site Schedules

April/June EPFP application material distributed.
July/August Applications returned to EPFP Coordinators.
Early September Fellows notified of acceptance.
Mid-September Fellowship program begins.


IEL announces the Fellowship program through individuals, agencies and organizations at each program site. Application material is distributed and collected by EPFP Coordinators. Final selection of Fellows is made jointly by EPFP Coordinators and representatives of the employing agency. EPFP schedules vary from site to site. Please contact the EPFP Coordinator in your state to obtain site-specific programming and scheduling information.

Application Instructions

Please complete the entire application and return it to the EPFP Coordinator in your state. The endorsement section must be completed for your application to be considered.

An online application is available for you to print out and send in to a Michigan state coordinator.

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Membership & Application Wed, 08 Sep 2010 18:21:54 +0000
Membership & Application - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/membership http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/membership Becoming a Michigan EPFP Fellow

The Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is a leadership development program providing a year-long series of training activities to mid-career professionals involved in policy-making in education and human services. Through program activities, Fellows gain knowledge and information on policy design and implementation at the local, state and national levels. Fellows also develop a network of professional contacts from other organizations and institutions which influence public policy. The EPFP stresses individual leadership development, allowing Fellows to gain insights about knowledgeable and skillful leaders.

The Education Policy Fellowship Program has five major goals:

  1. To prepare individuals to deal effectively with the people, processes, institutions and organizations that shape public policy;
  2. To create opportunities for policy-level professionals to interact and share information about issues and best practices;
  3. To nurture ongoing communications between leaders in education and leaders in other sectors;
  4. To enhance individual capacity to work effectively in collaborative settings; and
  5. To build networks of diverse professionals.

We invite you to click on the links below to learn more about becoming part of this exciting and fulfilling leadership program. 

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stotlan1@msu.edu (Roman Stotland) Membership & Application Tue, 07 Sep 2010 22:41:36 +0000