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2009 APA Program Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

 

 
Committee Chair Name: Robert R. Sinclair
 
Date: October 3, 2008

Goals Report
X   Progress Report
 
Committee Members:
 
In my prior report, I confirmed 17 people who had agreed to serve as reviewers. Co-chair Dr. Mayer identified 6 additional reviewers whose names are included in the updated attachment. Over the spring/summer, I received the names of other people from SIOP who indicated a willingness to volunteer for the committee. I have not yet invited these people to join, but I will do so in the next month.
 
Strategic Planning Goals:
 
Our committee goals are most relevant to the SIOP strategic goal of being a “Visible and trusted authority on work-related psychology” and to the SIOP Vision of being “recognized as the premier professional group committed to advancing the science and practice of the psychology of work.”
 
1.      Encourage Division 14 members’ submissions to and attendance at the 2009 APA conference. 
 
Action (in Spring report): We will continue standard practice of advertising in TIP and other media as appropriate. We also will continue the practice of asking SIOP submitters if they would be willing to consider presenting their work at APA if there is not room on the SIOP program.
 
Fall 2008 Progress: The call for papers was published in the October TIP. As indicated in the Spring report we will solicit papers from SIOP submitters whose papers were not accepted for SIOP.
 
2.      Assemble experienced review committee.
 
Action (from Spring report): We have assembled a diverse and highly qualified review team. We will supplement the current list with additional members invited by the incoming program chair and potentially through other sources, such as SIOP members who indicated interest in participating on their committee volunteer forms.
 
Fall 2008 Progress: As indicated in the spring, our committee will be slightly larger than in the past. We also hopefully will add a few new members who indicated their interest in participating on their committee volunteer form.
 
3.      Actively seek out APA symposia that would be of mutual interest to Division 14 members and members from other divisions to increase Division 14 exposure. Lead and support cross-cutting initiatives that involve multiple divisions for APA programming.
 
Action (from Spring report): We will continue the current practice of coordinating with the SIOP conference chair to identify quality proposals that are not accepted for the SIOP conference. We also have begun discussions with Division 13 to co-sponsor a session or event of mutual interest, such as a session focused on organizational consulting. Judith Blanton initiated this idea and offered to help connect us with local area consultants who might be willing to participate. 
 
Fall 2008 Progress: Our primary progress in this area has been in response to Dr. Bray’s request to donate program hours to his science-focused initiative. As an initial response to this request, I contacted the last two program chairs, who suggested that we would likely have a few hours available to donate. After what I understand to be some discussions of this issue at the Boston conference (I was not there), Division 14 agreed to donate 2 hours to Division 5 for this purpose. At I was charged with the role of working with Division 5 to generate some ideas for these sessions and have contacted the current Division 5 Program chair, Todd Little to initiate that process (they are still gearing up to begin this effort).
 
4.      Encourage local I/O involvement in the APA conference.  
 
Action (from Spring report): We will actively solicit submissions from local I/O psychologists using local I/O groups and advertising mechanisms. We also will invite distinguished SIOP members from the Toronto area to participate in the program. As one example, Dr. Gary Latham has tentatively agreed to give an invited address at the conference. Program committee members have suggested other possible Toronto-area SIOP members for additional sessions and we will attempt to identify an appropriate Toronto area I/O group we can contact to encourage participation. Finally, as noted above, we are exploring the possibility of a joint session with Division 13 that would potentially include local area practitioner participants.
 
Fall 2008 Progress: Since my last report, I have confirmed the willingness of Dr. Julian Barling from Queens University to give an invited address at the conference. Dr. Barling is one of the leading scholars internationally in areas such as workplace violence, job stress, and occupational health. He and Dr. Latham make a formidable pair of invited speakers from the local area, who should be of great interest to local area SIOP members. I have not yet identified the mechanism for this yet, but I will devise a plan to contact local area division 14 members to encourage them to submit papers and to attend the conference. The easiest way to do this might be through the membership directory, but I will investigate whether there is an appropriate local area I/O group to contact as well.
 
5.      Develop sessions that attract APA attendees who are not SIOP members for the purpose of exposing attendees to the science, practice, and/or teaching of I/O psychology. 
 
Action (from Spring report):The 2008 program chair, Chris Robert, organized a session titled “Evidence-based Practice in I/O Psychology” that included Richard Klimoski and Vicki Vandaveer as co-chairs, and all of our SIOP representatives to the APA Council (Drs. Dipboye, Knapp, Salas, Barnes-Farrell, and Cortina) as panelists. After the conference, we will seek feedback from the participants on this session goes. Assuming the feedback is positive, we plan to hold another such session at the 2009 conference and hope to establish this session as a tradition for SIOP’s APA Council Representatives. We also have invited Dr. Kurt Kraiger to give an address at the conference as well from his vantage point as SIOP president. As noted above, we are exploring the possibility of joint programming with Division 13. Finally, our traditional jointly-sponsored reception with Division 5 should help continue to expose non-members to I/O psychology. 
 
Fall 2008 Progress: In a post-conference debrief, this year’s chair, Dr. Chris Robert, indicated that there was a strong willingness to continue with the evidence-based practice sessions and a desire on behalf of the council reps to get together (via phone conference) sometime this fall to do a little more advance planning for next year’s session. I expect to contact the council representatives in the next few weeks to schedule a time for this discussion and will lend my support session planning in whatever ways are necessary. I also have initiated contact with Division 5 in regard to planning our joint reception and have proposed to them that we also invite Division 13 and Division 19 to participate in the reception (they have tentatively indicated their support for this idea). I expect this to provide a little more visibility for Division 14 among Division 13 and 19 members, better networking opportunities for Division 14 members, and increased access to potential sponsors who would help defray the costs of the reception.
 
Updates or Comments From Chair:
 
I have appointed/invited one of my graduate students, Lindsay Sears, to serve as the student member of the committee, and to provide logistical support as required.

 



Attachment
2009 APA Program Committee Roster
– Division 14 (As of October 2008)


Name/Role
Institution
 
Program Chair
 
Robert Sinclair
Clemson University
 
 
Co-Chair/Incoming Chair
 
David Mayer
University of Central Florida
 
 
Reviewers
 
Suzanne Bell
DePaul University
Jennifer Bott
Ball State University
Tom Britt
Clemson University
Chris Cunningham
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Resshad Dalal
George Mason University
Leslie DeChurch
University of Central Florida
Mark Ehrhart
San Diego State University
Jason Etchegaray
University of Texas
Steve Jex
Bowling Green State University
Vicky Magley
University of Connecticut
Alan D. Mead
Illinois Institute of Technology
Jesse S. Michel
Florida International University
Jacqueline K. Mitchelson
Auburn University
Philip Moberg
Northern Kentucky University
Daniel Newman
University of Illinois
Lisa Nishii
Cornell University
Ron Piccolo
University of Central Florida
John C. Scott
APT Inc.
Jeff Thomas
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Mo Wang
Portland State University
Jonathan Ziegert
Drexel University
 
 
Graduate Student Representative
 
Lindsay Sears
Clemson University