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Year End Report – Awards Committee

Wendy Boswell, Chair

March 2009

 
Award committee recommendations for the “1st round awards” were approved by the EC at the Fall 2008 EC meeting. All award winners, nominators, and non-winners were notified by me following the EC meeting. Award committee recommendations for the “2nd round awards” were finalized early March 2009. All award winners, nominators, and non-winners were recently notified. Information for the SIOP Awards Program has been submitted.
 
I would like to mention that we were successful in awarding the Katzell Award this year (to Professor Edward Lawler). Note that the focus/criteria of this award was revised last fall.
 
I am expecting to receive the “script” for the ward program soon and have been in recent discussions with Conference Chair Julie Olson-Buchanan regarding some adjustments to last year’s process.
 
Another large project this past year involved the drafting of a “process map” (i.e., award procedure protocol) for the award decision-making process. This protocol was developed and has been approved by the EC (Fall 2008). There was previously no standardized process to follow in administering the award process and there was some confusion regarding certain issues (e.g., make-up of the committees). This award procedure protocol went through multiple iterations involving the EC and SIOP administrative staff.
 
I end my term as SIOP Award Chair this April. Anna Erickson will assume the role at that point. I will work closely with Anna to ensure a smooth transition and will certainly make myself available throughout the year to answer her questions and help in any way possible.
 
Wendy Boswell, SIOP Awards Chair