Education and Training Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

Committee Chair Name: Eric Heggestad
Date: June 12, 2007

X  Goals Report
  Progress Report

Committee Members:
Adler, Seymour
Amel, Elise
Attenwelier, Bill
Bauer, Adrienne
Beier, Margaret
Byrne, Zinta
Crandell, Stu
Dickson, Marcus
Everton, Wendi
Fink, Alexis
Frese, Michael
Gillespie, Jennifer
Goldstein, Harold
Guzzo, Rick
Hakel, Milton
James, Keith
Koppes, Laura
Kuncel, Nathan
Mearns, Katherine
Peiro, Jose
Phillips, Geneva
Reilly, Nora
Roch, Sylvia
Sachau, Dan

Strategic Planning Goals:

1. Organize a program directors meeting at the 2008 SIOP conference

 Contact Steven Rogelberg (program Chair) to make sure that this session is included on the program.
 Relevant Strategic Goal – (3) being the organization of choice

2. Deliver an evaluation and recommendation concerning group study abroad opportunities for SIOP to coordinate among U.S. graduate programs.

 Identifying target destinations
 Identifying potential logistic and operations partners
 Surveying graduate program interest, involvement, and needs
 Identify faculty and program needs
 Survey student demand
 Develop a proposed annual process to oversee and coordinate a recurring study abroad program, including direction for future growth

3. Maintain and increase the SIOP Teaching Wiki website’s content (i.e., syllabi, in-class activities, and out-of-class projects).

 Check the website every few days to ensure that only appropriate content is being posted (ongoing)
 Promote the website in order to encourage instructors to donate materials on their own

4. Promote the SIOP Teaching Wiki website to potential users

 Secure databases of potential instructors of I-O psychology (through SIOP or other means) and email these individuals with information about and a link to the website.
 Explore other ways to promote the website (e.g., through representation at teaching-oriented conferences)

5. Assess the current state of education and training in consulting and business skills in US I-O master's and Ph.D. training programs, and to compare this with employers' perceptions of the preparedness of new I-O Ph.D.s in terms of the basic business and consulting skills.

 Generate critical incidents from employers and faculty members regarding business and consulting skills of their newly-hired I-O professionals and as part of I-O curricula, respectively.
 Survey faculty in US I-O Ph.D. and Master's programs regarding the extent to which business and consulting skills are included in their curricula, and if so, how.
 Survey current graduate students in US I-O Ph.D. and Master's programs regarding their sense of their preparedness for their future employment in terms of their business and consulting skills.
 Survey employers of newly-degreed I-O professionals regarding their evaluations of the preparedness of the new hires for their jobs in terms of business and consulting skills.
 Survey recent (1-3 years post-degree) hires regarding their perceptions of how well their graduate training programs prepared them with business and consulting skills, and aspects of their training were most and least useful in that regard.
 Generate a report for SIOP's E&T committee that compares the responses from the various groups surveyed, identifying perceived gaps.
 Participate as possible in other venues for sharing the results of our work (e.g., sessions at SIOP as requested).

6. (a) Continue to build awareness of the I-O Ambassador’s program both within the I-O community and across academic psychology departments as a whole.  (b) Have the first actual ambassador visits to academic departments during the fall, 2007 semester.

 Have SIOP office distribute ambassador’s announcement to COGDOP and other relevant email lists during last two weeks of August, 2007.

7. Expand the Master's Consortium from four sessions to six sessions.

 Complete a manual containing guidelines and timetables for managing the consortium.
 Create a Consortium Chair Elect position.

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