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Education and Training Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

Committee Chair Name: Mikki Hebl
Date: June 1, 2010

√ Goals Report

Committee Members:
Margaret Beier, Rice University – beier@rice.edu
Robert Brill, Moravian College - brillr@moravian.edu
Bradley Brummel, University of Tulsa - bradley-brummel@utulsa.edu
Beverly Burke, Middle Tennessee State University - bburke@mtsu.edu
David Costanza, George Washington - dcostanz@gwu.edu
Marcus Dickson, Wayne State University - marcus.dickson@wayne.edu
Scott Eggebeen, NYU - se17@nyu.edu
Wendi Everton, Eastern Connecticut State University - evertonw@easternct.edu
*Pamela Foster, Kansas State University, pwilkie@ksu.edu [grad student]
Mike Ford, SUNY Albany – mford@albany.edu
Mikki Hebl, Rice University (E&T Chair)
Eric Heggestad, University of NC-Charlotte - edhegges@uncc.edu
Tim Huelsman, Appalachian State University - huelsmantj@appstate.edu
Uma Iyer, Austin Peay State University - iyeru@apsu.edu
Stefanie Johnson, University of Denver - stefanie.johnson@ucdenver.edu
Eden King, George Mason University – eking6@gmu.edu
Julie Lyon, Roanoke College - lyon@roanoke.edu
Juan Madera, University of Houston - jmmadera@uh.edu
Tammalette Mattison, Career Advisor for Baker College, tmatti01@baker.edu
Mark Nagy, Xavier - nagyms@xu.edu
*Kimberly O’Brien, Wayne State University - keobrien@wayne.edu [grad student]
Cynthia Prehar, Framingham State College - cprehar@hotmail.com
Dawn Riddle, Organizational Systems Design - dawn.riddle@osd-i.com
Stuart Sidle, University of New Haven, SSidle@newhaven.edu
Jose Peiro Silla, University of Valencia - Jose.M.Peiro@uv.es
Amy Nicole Salvaggio, University of New Haven – asalvaggio@newhaven.edu
Robert Tett, University of Tulsa - robert-tett@utulsa.edu
*Steven Toaddy, NC State Univ, srtoaddy@ncsu.edu [grad student]
Scott Tonidandel, Davidson - sctonidandel@davidson.edu
Anton Villado, Rice University - antonvillado@rice.edu
*Marcus Weller, Wayne State University – az5869@wayne.edu [grad student]
*Jennifer Wessel, Michigan State University - wesselje@msu.edu [grad student]
 
Note: All of the members above are SIOP members; those that have a * are graduate students and student affiliates of SIOP.
SIOP Vision: To be recognized as the premier professional group committed to advancing the science and practice of the psychology of work.
SIOP Goals: SIOP will become the…

1. Visible and trusted authority on work-related psychology. This includes:
  • Heightened awareness within lay, business, scientific, and government communities of the role and value of I-O psychology in improving productivity and well-being in the workplace.
  • Greater outreach to the broader field of psychology and related disciplines and organization (including organizations outside the United States), policy makers, the public, and the media.
2. Advocate and champion of I-O psychology to policy makers. This includes:
  • Increased efforts to obtain federal funding for I-O research.
  • Increased efforts to monitor and influence policy and legislation affecting human behavior at work.
  • Heightened awareness among top managers in business about the value of I-O psychology and I-O professionals.
3. Organization of choice of I-O professionals. This includes:
  • Increased enjoyment and satisfaction of members.
  • More members in all categories, including regular, Student, International, Affiliate, and Associate Members.
  • Higher annual retention rate.
  • Increased support for SIOP members in their efforts to study, apply, and teach the principles, findings, and methods of I-O psychology.
4. Model of integrated scientist–practitioner effectiveness that values research, practice, and education equally and seeks higher standards in all three areas.
  • Increased collaboration and dialogue between academics and practitioners where science informs practice and practice informs science.
  • Increased collaboration and exchange of ideas with non-North American I-O professionals.
  • Decreased perception of fissure between academics and practitioners.
  • Clear and rigorous means of evaluating the quality of graduate training programs.
  • Clear and rigorous standards for practice.
Strategic Planning Goals: (Please highlight committee goals related to the advancement of SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals)
1. Goal: One of the main goals of the E&T committee this year will be continuing to infuse I-O psychology in the high school psychology curriculum. There are four ways in which I hope to do this.

A) The Teachers' Bureau (a new subcommittee of E&T)
Task: The task of this subcommittee will be to develop an excel sheet downloadable via the
SIOP webpage that lists names, emails, phone numbers, and school affiliations/addresses of SIOP members who have volunteered to be part of the Teachers' Bureau.

What is the Teachers' Bureau? As such, the Teachers Bureau is a newly created listing of SIOP members who have agreed to travel locally and give introductory talks about I-O
psychology to high school classes and similar communities of interest.

The plan is to find this initial list of people who a long time ago said that they were interested
in the Ambassador's Program (which is now the title of another, unrelated program) as well as recruit new members. Then, we will email these folks with a link to Survey Monkey that explains the newly formed Teachers' Bureau. If they are interested, we will ask them their basic information and to confirm their interests. From this, we will make a spreadsheet downloadable from the SIOP webpage of these names.

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B)
Continue to Publicize the Introductory Psychology-oriented PowerPoint slides
Introductory (and other non I-O) psychology professors (in high school and college) need
information about I-O psychology that they can easily plug into their classes. As such, I-O
related slides were developed by previous E&T leadership and member. Marcus Dickson has agreed to head up a subcommittee that will continue to update these (he will also include the link to the SIOP developed overall I-O psychology powerpoint on the webpage).
Following Marcus’ lead, we will continue to publicize these slides to textbook publishing
companies for inclusion in their instructor ancillaries.

I-O Powerpoint Contact: Marcus Dickson, Wayne State University

I-O Publishers Contact:
Anton Villado, Rice University

To date, meetings or calls have been held with representatives from four publishing
companies, and two publishing companies have been in contact with David Nershi to negotiate access to these materials, with one agreement finalized and one in progress. E&T has seen its role in this process as being making initial contacts and promoting the idea, and then turning negotiations over to Executive Director Nershi, and so he may provide additional information.

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C)
Contact AP Testing to Promote the Inclusion of I-O Psychology on AP Exams
I-O Psychology is not current covered on the Advanced Placement exams and we would like to change this. We plan to contact AP and discuss this with them.
AP Contact: Eden King, George Mason University

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D)
Send High School Psychology Teachers to SIOP
At the 2010 Atlanta Executive Committee, Mort McPhail suggested that we consider
reinstituting an earlier initiative in which we do some very general funding (and/or waive the fee) for local high school teachers (perhaps those who teach AP psychology) who might be interested in coming to the annual SIOP meeting. We will try to think about how we might develop this list and how we can invite them.
I have some very attainable goals for this in 2012 as it will be held in Houston and Rice
University hosts a Psychology AP training summer session. I will begin working on that this
summer.

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2. Goal: Normative Study on Masters/Doctoral Course, Program, and Comprehensive
Requirements
At the program director’s meeting at SIOP in Atlanta, there was a strong desire to see a preliminary study conducted that examines masters and doctoral programs to see what the course, program, and comprehensive requirements are.
We have begun steps toward conducting this study and the chair has requested a budget for this study. Essentially, two students would be hired (at $1500 each) to help conduct the study. Additionally, there would be two lotteries in place in which a single M.A. and a single PhD program would be randomly drawn from the list of those participating and giving normative information to win 1K. Thus, the total requested amount would be 5K.
Chair: Robert Tett, University of Tulsa
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3. Goal: Revise and Enhance the Educators Page on the SIOP Website
This goal is being pursued by a sub-committee chaired by Scott Tonidandel. This subcommittee has already prepared an initial draft and will work this year to improve and publish this site.
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4. Goal: Maintain and increase the SIOP Teaching Wiki website’s content (i.e., syllabi, inclass
activities, and out-of-class projects), as well as the awareness of the site by potential users.
Julie Lyon continues to lead the sub-committee addressing this goal. The wiki sub-committee is coordinating their efforts with the Educators Page Review sub-committee, and materials will be moved as appropriate between the two sites. The Wiki Sub-committee continues to explore ways to use new media to get the word out to other SIOP members for zero cost. The wiki has a variety of Web 2.0 features, such as embedded video and RSS feeds of any changes to the site, and the committee wants to maximize the technology available to us.
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5. Goal: Develop materials that assist in enhancing some of the academic experiences
and opportunities of graduate students. This includes a) creating accessible lists of research funding opportunities and strategies for acquiring research funding; and b) creating accessible lists of study abroad opportunities and experiences, as well as provide a forum for discussing the pros and cons of such educational experiences.
Both of these were goals listed by the previous chair (Marcus Dickson) but unexpected administrative duties arising for members of these sub-committee prevented their making significant progress.
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6. Goal: Continue to host the annual Program Directors Meeting at SIOP 2011
The program directors meeting will again be held “off-program”. Within minutes of the email
announcing the program directors meeting, emails began to arrive at the E&T chair’s mailbox expressing intent to attend, or requests for information following the conference from those unable to attend.

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