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From the Editor

Lisa Steelman
Florida Tech

Happy New Year! New resolutions often come with the new year, and SIOP has its own new year’s resolution, to go more “green.” Corresponding to this resolution, TIP will be moving to an all-electronic format, starting with the July 2013 issue. Digital TIP will reduce paper usage, eliminate the dozens of chemicals associated with the printing process and reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. This new format will allow us to provide enhanced content optimized for a wide variety of platforms including: your tablet, computer screen, smart phone and other e-readers. We’ll be able to embed web links, email links, video, audio, animations, photos and expanded content. Digital TIP will be feature rich. You will be able to use a search tool to explore relevant key words or phrases; you will be able to share the digital publication with friends and colleagues via social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or via e-mail. You will be able to highlight and bookmark for future reference. This “new” TIP will be easy to navigate, in full-color, yet still provide the up-to-the-minute articles, editorial columns and news that you have come to expect. Following in the footsteps of the APA Monitor, National Geographic, Newsweek and even Teen Magazine, this is indeed a new age for SIOP and for TIP.

The very last print issue of TIP will arrive in your mailboxes in April. Just as New Year’s Eve celebrations ring in a new year with remembrances of the passing year, with the last print issue we will celebrate the past and hail in the future. Think of this as your New TIP’s Eve celebration with 6,000 of your closest SIOP friends and colleagues. In this issue we will look back over several decades of TIP and I-O psychology in general. We’ll look at trends, fads, and changes in the field over the years, as well as look into our crystal balls for upcoming developments. If you would like to contribute to the last print issue of TIP, please send me your article submissions by February 1 (lsteelma@fit.edu). Papers can address important changes to the field, changes that were not as valued as they should have been, fads, or predictions of changes yet to come. Articles on change could discuss changes in I-O psychology in general, changes to the nature of our work and/or research, changes to how we do our work or what/how we teach our students. I would love to hear from you!

In this issue of TIP you will find Rob Tett, Benjamin Walser, Cameron Brown, Daniel Simonet, and Scott Tonidandel’s second installment of their I-O psychology graduate program benchmarking study. In this article they discuss characteristics of the admissions process. They discuss admissions standards and cutoffs, how programs weight admissions materials and processes through which programs arrive at admissions decisions. You can also read Rich Arvey’s 2012 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award Presentation entitled “No Matter Where I Go.”

Your outstanding editorial columnists have a great line up this quarter. Tom Giberson and Suzanne Miklos (Good Science-Good Practice) discuss research and practice implication of learning agility and leadership potential. Kayo Sady, Eric Dunleavy and Art Gutman (On the Legal Front) provide a thoughtful and in-depth discussion of the police promotion case in Chin v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Marcus Dickson (Max Classroom Capacity) discusses the pros and cons of classroom clickers (clickers students use to vote, respond to questions and take quizzes, not the PowerPoint advancement clickers we as presenters can no longer live without). Tori Culbertson (Academics’ Forum) muses on what makes a good research collaborator. In TIPTopics, Ernest Hoffman and Noelle Frantz provide an engaging discussion of the unique collaborations they were involved in as graduate students. Ashley Walvoord and Liu-Qin Yang interview an NIH program manager and fundee who provide a wealth of great information in Yes You Can!

In The History Corner Mike Zickar considers the historical obscurity of I-O psychology and how it relates to his meeting with the President of the United States. Lori Foster Thompson, Alexander Gloss, and MK Ward profile I-O psychology in Ghana with Seth Oppong in their Spotlight on Global I-O. Stuart Carr’s Quo Vadis interview is with Ingrid Hickman who works for NATO’s strategic military headquarters. She discusses how military and civilian organizations work together to diffuse and manage crises, and the important role of I-O psychology. Alex Alonso and Mo Wang’s International Practice Forum presents some evidence for culture differences in employee engagement and its drivers. The Practitioners’ Forum (Tracy Kantrowitz, Robert Bloom, David Ballard, and Marla Royne) is a great overview of APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace program and the implications for I-Os. Rob Silzer and Chad Parson (Practitioner Perspectives) analyze member’s graduate institutions over time. Do you know what Jocoserious Adoxography means? Neither did I. Find out in Paul Muchinsky’s The High Society. In The Foundation Spotlight Milt Hakel announces two new graduate student scholarships endowed by Bill Macey to honor Irwin L. Goldstein and Benjamin Schneider.
In this issue of TIP you can preview the sure to be fabulous annual conference with overview articles by Robin Cohen and Eden King, preconference workshops (Liberty Munson), Friday Seminars (Laurent Lapierre), Doctoral Student Consortium (Tracey Rizutto, Wendy Bedwell), Master’s Student Consortium (Alison Cooper), Junior Faculty Consortium (Liz Boyd).

In committee news, read about the tremendous efforts of the Visibility Committee (Carl Persing and Christine Corbet). Zach Horn provides an update on the expanded functionality of my.SIOP. Joseph Allen writes about the Education and Training Committee’s new custom training modules on I-O topics, and John Scott reports on the August 2012 meeting of the APA Council of Representatives. Stephany Schings Below provides a look back at the 2012 Leading Edge Consortium.

In closing, I wish a happy, healthy and successful new year to all SIOP members. Save your party hats, champagne glasses and noise makers for the April (and July) TIP New Year’s celebrations!