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Institutional Research Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

Committee Chair: Bob Lewis
June 8, 2008

¨ Goals Report
x Progress Report
Committee Members:
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. Maximize the value to SIOP of the surveys (salary, career, member practice, etc.) by defining how the data are archived such that they can be reliably retrieved and mined for insights. 
Action: Determine how and when surveys have been used in the past and the manner in which they’ve been archived. Define any changes needed and ensure a standing body in SIOP maintains responsibility for them.
Progress October, 2008: No progress on this item; will be discussed and action items assigned at committee conference call on 10/16/08.
  1. Guide SIOP interactions with third party researchers who wish to use SIOP data or collect data from SIOP members.
Action: Develop the principles by which SIOP permits the membership to be surveyed or accessed as participants in research studies. Ensure a standing body at SIOP reviews research requests.
Progress October, 2008: Committee members are gathering data policies from their employers, universities, government committees, other professional societies, and companies to determine best practices. Findings will be discussed at committee conference call on 10/16/08.
Institutional Research Committee goals support SIOP’s third and fourth strategic planning goal by ensuring that key streams of data regarding SIOP members are available for research as appropriate and data are used to ensure SIOP programs and support are valued by members.
Updates or Comments From Chair: The committee is newly formed in 2008. Membership has been established and an initial meeting has occurred where we planned actions to initiate the group and define our charter.