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Membership Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

Committee Chair Name: Miguel A. Quiñones
Date: September 11, 2006

X Goals Report
o Progress Report
Committee Members:
Bachrach, Daniel
Boswell, Wendy
Bott, Jennifer
Buster, Maury
Byron, Kristin
Davison, Kristl
DeChurch, Leslie
Downey, Ronald
Edwards, Bryan
Foster, Jessica
Galue, Alberto
Hayes, Theodore
Hudson, Pete
Kristof-Brown, Amy
Lualhati, Joselito
Maraist, Catherine
Paullin, Cheryl
Perez, Lisa
Sanchez, Rudolph
Sessa, Valerie
For the initial Goals Report, please list committee goals, time frame, and action steps. Please include expected results and how the goal relates to one or more of SIOP’s four strategic goals.
For subsequent Progress Reports, please provide a brief update including a listing of actions taken.

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 organizations (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 advocacy of SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals)
  1. Maintain high levels of service through prompt review of membership applications. 
Action: Ensure consistent (weekly) review of membership applications. Send reminders to committee members as needed.
Add at least 5 members to the committee to reduce the overall workload on members and increase promptness of reviews.
  1. Develop system for tracking key membership metrics to identify areas of opportunity (e.g., % of students who become full members).
Action: This is a main strategic goal of the membership cluster and will be the focus of our attention during the upcoming EC meeting.
Updates or Comments From Chair: