Award Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

Committee Chair Name: Wendy Boswell
Date: June 1, 2007
x Goals Report
o Progress Report
Committee Members: Please see attached
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) I believe all of these are related to the advocacy of SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals
  1. Goal with brief description: Increase the number of nominations submitted for the “Distinguished” awards


    • Increase “advertisement” of awards and nomination process via email and other sources (e.g., listserves, during conference, on website, TIP)
    • Ensure website is accurate and up-to-date
  1. Goal: Enhance the diversity of members of the Award Committee
  • Purposefully invite scholars from diverse sources and backgrounds to serve on the committee as award chairs or members such as:
    • Non-U.S.
    • teaching universities
    • practitioners
    • volunteer forms
    • I-O psychologists in non-psych and non-business schools
  • Encourage individual award committee chairs to do the same
  • Analyze each award committee to monitor “diversity”
  1. Goal: Evaluate the Raymond A. Katzell Media Award in I-O Psychology
  • Allow one more attempt to award a winner (2008). If unsuccessful:
    • Re-evaluate the criteria and expectations for the award
    • Consider changing criteria and/or procedure for the award
Updates or Comments From Chair:
All Award Committees are formed (see attached) and have been input into the on-line system. I am in the process of obtaining from each respective award committee chair the rating scale to be used for each award. This will be completed within the next three weeks.
The nomination process closes June 29. I will then assemble the nominations to ensure completeness of the files, and then disseminate to the respective award chair by July 9. The committees will then review and evaluate nominees. The committee chairs will have until August 10 to send me their report with the winner and support material. I plan to have my report to the EC by the August 15 “report due date.”
The Katzell award will take a bit different process as that committee will be soliciting (and finding) nominations this Fall and will likely not determine a winner until early in the Spring (similar to last year, I believe).
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