From the Editor
And We Bid You Goodnight
Lisa Steelman, Florida Tech
It has been my honor and privilege to serve as editor of TIP for these last 3 years. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with a team of dedicated professionals who are willing to invest a great deal of time and energy to TIP each quarter.
My goals for TIP were to maintain the high quality achieved by previous editors, increase the coverage of topics and discussions, and ensure SIOP is accessible to all members through information dissemination and ensuring that contributions to TIP come from all realms of the field. We started two new columns, International Practice Forum to increase coverage of international I-O issues, and Yes You Can! I-Os and Funded Research to educate readers about strategies and opportunities for I-O funded research. We also brought back The High Society because I believe we can be serious AND have fun at the same time.
TIP has long been considered a benchmark for APA division newsletters and my final goal was to not mess that up. The credit for TIP’s high quality goes directly to all the TIP contributors and editorial board members. Many, many thanks to TIP’s stellar editorial board members over the last 3 years:
Lori Foster Thompson
The TIP TOPICs crews from Penn State and the University of Akron, especially Allison Gabriel
Thanks to the SIOP presidents I worked with over the last 3 years: Eduardo Salas, Adrienne Colella, and Doug Reynolds for your support and counsel!
TIP’s review board provides an important service as the peer review for TIP’s Feature Article section. Thank you for your thoughtful input!
I would also like to commend and thank the SIOP Administrative Office. They are dedicated professionals and all around good people. TIP would not be what it is without the efforts of Jen Baker, Clif Boutelle, Stephany Schings Below, and of course Dave Nershi. Thanks!
I have been very fortunate to have been editor of TIP. I’ve met great people and learned many things!
Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End
I am pleased to announce that the new editor of TIP will be Morrie Mullins. Morrie received his PhD from Michigan State and is currently in the Psychology Department at Xavier University. Morrie was selected to lead TIP based on his vision of TIP in the electronic age and his approach to how the publication can take advantage of and incorporate the many design and technology features available. Welcome Morrie!
TIP is first and foremost a publication of SIOP by SIOP. Your input and suggestions are welcome and valuable! You can reach Morrie at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to continue to hear from you too: email@example.com.
It’s the End of the World as we Know it
This is it, the last printed TIP. TIP will move to an all-digital format starting in July 2013. You will still see the same features, editorial columns, and news you have come to expect, but you will see it in an enhanced digital format. You will see full color, more photos, embedded video, and weblinks.
We’ve got a great issue for you as we end this era and move into the digital age. First, for you nostalgic history buffs, we’ve prepared a piece that traces the history of TIP back to its beginnings in 1964. You can read about how TIP fit in to the I-O zeitgeist from the words of many of its previous editors. The article is called “Making History: The Evolution of the Industrial-Organizational Psychologist.”
It seems that everyone wants to be all digital. Tracy Kantrowitz and Sara Gutierrez provide a comprehensive article on test security in unproctored Internet testing. They discuss information and best practices for developing and administering tests more securely, investigating security breaches, and taking action against cheaters.
David Fortney, Judith Kramer, and Burton Fishman, lawyers based in Washington D.C., share with us their vision of what the future holds for the enforcement of equal opportunity in the nation. They discuss predicted intensification of activity by both the EEOC and the OFCCP.
We are also looking to the future of I-O psychology with a report from a survey conducted by the visibility committee, and written by Mark Rose, Elizabeth McCune, Erica Spencer, Elizabeth Rupprecht, and Oksana Drogan. The purpose of the study was to provide a baseline of current awareness of two “brands,” I-O psychology and SIOP, among business and HR professionals. The results of the study have some interesting implications for increasing awareness of I-O and SIOP.
Are employees more unhappy now than they were 50 years ago when TIP was first published? Nathan Bowling conducted a study that compares mean levels of job satisfaction over time. His analysis of archival data contradicts the popular notion that job satisfaction has declined over the years. Is this a case of the more things change the more they stay the same? Read Nathan’s article and see what you think.
SIOP and I-O psychology are taking our compassion globally, thanks in large part to the efforts of John Scott and Herman Aguinis, Ishbel McWha, Deborah Rupp, Lori Foster Thompson, and Sean Cruse. SIOP has joined the UN Global Compact—and so can you! Their article shares information on how you and your organization can make an impact. It’s a great initiative, I urge you to take a look.
Rob Tett, Benjamin Walser, Cameron Brown, Daniel Simonet, and Scott Tonidandel present installment #3 of their graduate program benchmarking study. This one deals with curriculum and competencies. The data presented in these reports are great benchmarking information for programs to use as they strategically plan for the future of graduate training in I-O. What a great service to the community!
What is the future of I-O consulting? Is it possible for I-O consulting to be all online? Lynda Zugec says yes. She shares a piece about a recent survey that suggests the demand for online consulting services is steadily increasing.
The editorial columnists took my challenge to look back and/or forward in their last printed TIP column with great results. Paul Muchinsky (The High Society) shares, in a way that only Paul can do, what he has learned through an impactful 40 year career. Ashley Walvoord and Liu-Qin Yang’s Yes You Can column focuses on military grants and contract through interviews with a successful grantee (Eduardo Salas) and grantor (Jay Goodwin). Stu Carr wraps up Quo Vadis by looking back on the impact of his column on humanitarian and prosocial I-O. Kia ora! TÄ“nÄ rÄwÄ atu koe! The International Practice Forum (Alex Alonso and Mo Wang) looks back at the early global collaborations of work, industrial and organizational psychology. Milt Hakel and C. J. de Wolff take us down memory lane by sharing a few moments where I-O psychology went from an amalgamation of local and national communities of practice to an international community of researchers and practitioners. The Spotlight on Global I-O (Lori Foster Thompson, Alexander Gloss, and MK Ward) highlights I-O psychology in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of guest columnist Leo Marai.
Did you know that to the entering class of new freshmen, history has always had its own channel and the Green Bay Packers have always celebrated with the Lambeau Leap? Tori Culbertson’s Academics’ Forum discusses “outdated” cultural references in the current classroom where students Facebook, Google, and Tweet things. Marcus Dickson (Max. Classroom Capacity) muses about people’s resistance to online content, including online TIP and online textbooks. In TIP TOPICS, Mary Margaret Harris and Kimberly Hollman take on a top 10 list (do you suppose they’ve ever watched David Letterman?) of trends in I-O psychology with a focus on technology. Art Gutman and Eric Dunleavy’s On the Legal Front summarizes highlights from 13 years of legal rulings. Wow, what a wealth of information! Thanks to Art and Eric for reading all that stuff for us for all these years. Rob Silzer and Chad Parson (Practitioner Perspectives) continue their report on SIOP member data. This time around they report on historical trends in SIOP membership, graduate education, and member satisfaction as they have been reported in TIP over the last 25+ years. In the Practioners’ Forum (Tracy Kantrowitz), guest columnists Eric Dunleavy and Rich Tonowski provide important information on a new task force: the Task Force on Contemporary Selection Practice Recommendations to EEOC. This is an initiative to encourage and promote dialogue between SIOP and EEOC. In the History Corner, Kevin Mahoney writes about the impact of the GI Bill on I-O psychology. Tom Giberson and Suzanne Miklos (Good Science–Good Practice) discuss innovation from a number of perspectives and show us how research on innovation can be useful in practice. In the Foundation Spotlight, Milt Hakel introduces an innovative and terrific new program, the HRM Impact Award.
In SIOP news, Tammy Allen shares a report on the recent SIOP elections. Eden King and Robin Cohen preview what should be a great SIOP conference in Houston and Alok Bhupatkar, Lynda Zugec, and Donald Truxillo announce the International Affairs Committee white paper series.