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Scientific Affairs Committee Progress Report

Steve W. J. Kozlowski, Chair
15 August 2007
Progress Report
(1) Science Forum. This is an ongoing activity carrying over from the prior Chair of the Committee. In April 2007, the EC voted a budget to support a “Science Forum” that would be conducted with the organizational assistance of the Federation.  The first goal will be to execute a Science Forum.
Time Frame: Current planning anticipates conducting a Science Forum in February 2008.
Action Steps: Select a topic (two topics were proposed); appoint a liaison from Scientific Affairs; identify scientific speakers, Federal funding panelists, and participants; conduct the forum; gauge impact.
Status of the Effort:
  • Topic: Work and Aging: Psychological-Organizational Science Contributions to the Management of an Aging and Age-Diverse Workforce
  • SA Liaison: Ruth Kanfer
  • SA Local coordinator: Seth Kaplan
  • A draft description of the forum has been crafted by Ruth that will be used by the Federation for their organizing efforts.
  • A call to SIOP members conducting research in the area (to be distributed at the forum) will appear in the October TIP. An e-mail call (via the AO) is anticipated.
  • Identification of speakers is in progress.
Expected Results: Greater awareness among Federal funding agencies for the expertise of SIOP members regarding the targeted topic of the Science Forum. Possible research initiatives arising from the Forum. Possible research funding opportunities (SIOP Goals 1 and 2).
(2) Scientist-Practitioner Model. There was an initial effort by Jeff McHenry to organize an ad hoc panel to examine the Scientist-Practitioner Model to be headed by Wally Borman. It was to consist of Jeff, Rob Silzer (Practice Affairs), Steve Kozlowski (Scientific Affairs), and possibly representation by Eric Heggestad (E & T). The goal will be to represent the scientific interests on the panel and the plan it develops.
Time Frame: TBD.
Action Steps: TBD.
Status of the Effort: Unknown
Expected Results: A plan to guide data collection and analysis for the Scientist-Practitioner Model (SIOP Goal 4).
Committee Members:
Bradford S. Bell, Cornell University
Jay Goodwin, U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Ruth Kanfer, Georgia Tech
Seth Kaplan, George Mason University