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Awards Committee Goals

Committee Chair Name:  Leaetta Hough
Chair in Training:  David Baker
Portfolio Officer:   Eric Heggestad

Date:  May 23, 2012

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.

  • AWARDS COMMITTEE GOAL:  Once award nominations are received and evaluated, provide descriptions of the scholarly and applied contributions to the Visibility Committee Chair and SIOP publicist.  Discuss with each the importance of the contributions and how they have affected organizations and people.

2.  Advocate and champion of I-O psychology to policy makers.

  • AWARDS COMMITTEE GOAL:  Once award nominations are received and evaluated, provide descriptions of the scholarly and applied contributions to the Advocacy Committee Chair and Paula Skedsvold of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS).  FABBS mission is to a) increase federal funding for research; b) monitor and influence policy and legislation affecting the welfare of people; and c) increase awareness of the value of contributions of the behavioral sciences, especially psychology.  Discuss with her the importance of the contributions and their relevance to current issues and events.

3.  Organization of choice of I-O professionals.

  • AWARDS COMMITTEE GOALS:  Increase SIOP prestige by ensuring that exceptional candidates are nominated for all SIOP awards.  Respond to inquiries in a timely way.  Inform nominees of outcomes in a timely way.  Once award nominations are received and evaluated, provide names of winners and their contributions to Clif so that he can inform the institutions where the recipients are employed, local newspapers, internet sites, and other outlets thereby increasing public recognition and pride for each award winner. 

4.  Model of integrated scientist-practitioner effectiveness that values research, practice, and education equally and seeks higher standards in all three areas.

  • AWARDS COMMITTEE GOAL:  Ensure that quality nominations are submitted for all awards.

Additional Goals:

We have 3 very new awards and a couple of the sub-committees suggested a variety of revisions/improvements to the process (e.g., revisions in qualifications criteria, recommended documents to accompany submissions, rating scales, rating criteria, and on-line features).  In addition we conducted an Executive Board session at the conference devoted to gathering member suggestions for revising candidate qualifications, evaluation criteria, and committee composition for the Early Career Contributions, Practice, Award and the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award. We now need to do the following:

  • Accumulate the suggestions for all the awards.
  • For the suggestions obtained during the SIOP conference session we need to synthesize them into a set of preliminary suggested revisions by May 3, 2012.
    • Obtain feedback from interested members by May 5, 2012.
    • Evaluate and incorporate suggestions by May 7, 2012
  • Submit the suggested revisions that warrant Executive Board review to Portfolio Officer, Eric Heggestad, by May 7, 2012.  Have Eric submit the suggested revisions to President Doug Reynolds for him to have the Emergency Action Subcommittee vote on approving the revisions.
  • Coordinate with Linda Lentz (AO) to have the call for the awards delayed by about 10 days so that the Emergency Action Subcommittee can vote on the suggested revisions.
  • Implement the changes which involves:
    • Having Linda Lentz notify SIOP members that the awards nomination process is open.
    • Working with Linda Lentz and AO to incorporate changes into process and website.

Last year a number of subcommittee chairs suggested improvements/revisions to specific aspects of their rating processes.  Implement their suggestions.

Contact continuing subcommittee chairs to inform them of schedule. Work with them to identify subcommittee members.
Identify new subcommittee chairs. Persuade them to chair the subcommittee. Explain to them what to do. Work with them to staff their committees.

Ensure that candidates are evaluated and a recipient identified by August 15, 2012 for the following awards:

  1. Distinguished Professional Contributions Award
  2. Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award
  3. Distinguished Service Contributions Award
  4. Distinguished Early Career – Practice – Contributions Award
  5. Distinguished Early Career – Science – Contributions Award
  6. Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award
  7. S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award
  8. M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace
  9. William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award
  10. Raymond A. Katzell Award in I-O Psychology
  11. Wiley Award for Excellence in Survey Research
  12. Joyce and Robert Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance
  13. Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment

Ensure that candidates are evaluated and a recipient identified by January 15, 2012 for the following awards:

  1. Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Research Grant
  2. Graduate Student Scholarships
    1. Highest ranked submission receives Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship
    2. Second-highest ranked submission receives the Mary L. Tenopyr Graduate Student Scholarship
  3. Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Fellowship
  4. Sidney A. Fine Research Grant
  5. Small Grant Program

Work with SIOP Foundation to develop award criteria for Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs). Work with task force on SHRM/SIOP award. Help define criteria for The William Macey Award. Help bring these awards online.