Submitted by: Steven Rogelberg
Doctoral Consortium (in progress)
implement a successful doctoral consortium at the 2006 SIOP Conference.
This subcommittee operates under the umbrella of E&T, but is basically
independent. Update from Chair:
Coordination (in progress)
Collaborate with Chairs involved in developing and offering
continuing education activities and educate them about APA guidelines and
requirements. Provide material as
needed to APA to assure that all our CE programs are approved.
Identify, engage, and manage a vendor to donate and provide pre-post
evaluation of all CE credit awarding sessions offered by SIOP.
Research and evaluate SIOP's potential for providing CE opportunities to
the membership outside the annual workshop and conference setting.
This subcommittee operates under
the umbrella of E&T, but is basically independent.
Update from Chair:
Lecture Series (in
To help promote the diversity of our profession and to make
I-O psychology more accessible to underserved populations, a lecture series (the
Speakers Bureau of I-O Psychologists) will be created.
This would provide speakers to psychology and social science departments
at Universities that do not currently have any full-time I-O faculty members.
A list of available speakers and topics would be prepared (perhaps
regionally). Schools would apply to
have speakers come to their school with most or all of the costs funded by a
stipend provided by SIOP. This
committee is funded by the SIOP Foundation.
Chair: Todd Harris
Update from Chair: Im waiting
to hear back from the Visibility committee, regarding adding a field in the
current Media Resources Form where SIOP members could volunteer their
services for the Outreach Lecture Series. Once Wendy signs off on that, well
have Larry Nader and his team do the necessary programming to siop.org. Once
this tool is built and functional, well start advertising its existence via
siop.org and perhaps a direct email to the SIOP membership.
A mention in TIP would also be a likely follow-up step.
We already have the text written for this advertising campaign. At
that point, well see what type of response we have gotten from the SIOP
membership to see whether we have a viable service to offer. If, as expected, we
do, well begin advertising the service to psychology departments throughout
5. Teaching Aids (in
Status: The charge
is develop a pool of teaching aids such as lecture examples, discussion topics,
syllabi, learning exercises, and group exercises for teachers of I-O to use.
A website will be designed and hopefully implemented.
Update from Chair: The Teaching Aids subcommittee has
accomplished two major tasks between January and August 2005. First, we gathered syllabi and teaching exercises from a wide
variety of instructors of I-O psychology courses. We have, at present, about a dozen syllabi and over two dozen
exercises. Second, as a way of
making these teaching aids available and forming a community of teachers, we
have proposed the creation of a website dedicated to the teaching community.
We determined that the best way to promote a teaching community would be
the creation of an interactive website that would allow users to load content
and use content with ease. The
E&T Committee chair will bring our proposal to
Executive Board. In the event of
their approval of the proposal, we will work with SIOP's IT staff (chiefly with
Larry Nader) to purchase the software for the website and to get it installed on
the SIOP web-server. We will also
work with the staff to upload the aforementioned teaching materials.
We will then test the website by sending the link to a set of teachers
who will be asked to both upload and download materials as well as to report any
difficulties with the website. Once
the website is deemed "bug-free" we will write an article for TIP
announcing the site and will work to advertise the website at the SIOP
conference and through other channels (e.g., emailing department chairs and I-O
Update from Chair: In
August, our stated goals were to 1) propose a Teaching Resources website to the
Executive Board, 2) to work with the IT staff to purchase and install Wiki
software on the SIOP web-server, 3) to format the website and load teaching
materials onto it, and 4) to test the website for ease of use and utility with
various instructors of I-O Psychology. To date, we have received approval for
the website, the software has been purchased and installed, and the committee is
working on the content and format of the website. A brief article will appear in
the January issue of TIP to let members know this website is coming online.
& Key Dates
overarching goal remains to have the website up and running no later than the
2006 SIOP conference (May 2006). Therefore, between now (November 2005) and
April 2006, the subcommittee will continue to edit and test the content of the
website. The E&T Chair and committee members will recall that this
subcommittee previously gathered teaching materials from various instructors of
I-O courses, we now need to obtain permission from those instructors to post
their materials on the Teaching Resources website. We will also ask a subset of
instructors to test the website for ease of use (accessing materials, adding
materials) and for utility (other links or topics needed). A full article
explaining the website and use thereof should appear in the April TIP, which
means an article needs to be submitted to the TIP editor by February 1.
Teaching Aids subcommittee is on target to meet its goals for this year.
6. Masters Student
Consortium at SIOP (in progress)
Given the tremendous success of the SIOP doctoral
consortium, the desirability of a SIOP Masters Student Consortium was examined.
The response was extremely favorable. A
proposal to SIOP requesting approval will be submitted.
We hope to implement a program at the 2006 SIOP.
Update from the Chair: We are working on a proposal for the Master's
Student Consortium at SIOP 2007 so that you can discuss the issue with the SIOP
Executive Committee at the September meeting. We have a working document, and
are looking at another round of modifications.
Update from Chair: None provided
7. High School
Teachers Outreach and Workshops (in progress)
High school teachers often have limited backgrounds in
psychology, and many have no exposure to I-O.
The subcommittees mission is to connect with high school
teachers to help fill this gap. This
committee is funded by the SIOP Foundation.
Update from Chair: Doug Maynard and Elise Amel are finishing formatting the I-O unit plan for
TOPSS. Working on PR
materials (pamphlet/webpage/newsletter) to dovetail with our unit plan.
Recently weve been invited by TOPSS to create a poster of some kind. Specifically, Debra Park is wondering about a career series.
Maybe something that shows how I-O is related to/incorporates many
different concepts and areas of psychology would be a place to start.
Developing/locating information about IO psychology that could be linked
to the TOPSS website (www.apa.org/ed/topss/homepage.html)
Update from Chair: I
am still integrating changes to our lesson plan based on our self-review.
We should have the final working copy sent to TOPSS in December. Also,
December and January are the deadlines for us to submit proposals for
dissemination to various conferences. We have not addressed the
pamphlet/poster idea to dovetail with our lesson plan, but I will have time to
do that in the Spring.
Modules (in progress)
The purpose of the subcommittee is to assess member
interest in self-study training courses (various IO topics) potentially for CE
credit. Based on early data,
interest is very high. Implementation
issues are to be examined. Update
from Chair: I am preparing a summary of our survey for
TIP and we will begin discussions when classes are back in
session on implementation.
Update from Chair: On-going activity
9. E&T TIP Column (in progress)
Generate articles for the TIP Column.
David Costanza and Jennifer Kisamore
Update from Chair: The
E&T TIP column is, I think, going very well. We've received and published a
series of interesting articles and have several more already in the hopper.
10. Program Directors Meeting at the Conference
Organize a Program Directors meeting for the 2005 SIOP
Update: All scheduled and arranged
Concentration in I-O, Benchmarking
Conduct research to identify universities with
undergraduate concentrations/minors in I-O psychology.
Create a document outlining the programs. Communicate the findings in TIP and on the SIOP website.
This will hopefully encourage more universities to create programs for
interested undergraduate students which ultimately will maintain and work to
increase the number of students interested in I-O psychology graduate programs.
Update from Chair: Our group is talking about
strategies for contacting undergraduate I-O programs. Weve corresponded
mainly by email, but are planning a phone conference (everyone has been out on
Chair: Jennifer Bott
Update from Chair: All
is going well with the UG I-O Concentration group. We are finalizing our
questions today and will have a web survey up in the next week. We believe that
all UG programs may not have faculty who are members of SIOP and, as such,
weve chosen to go to APA for our contact list. Alice is working with the
educational directorate group at APA to try and track down UG program directors
and is running into some obstacles. One of which is contact method: APA only has
mail addresses (no email) for these program directors. We were wondering if we
had any sort of a budget to send postcards? This is obviously not our preferred
solution, but it may be the only option that we have.