From the Editor: Welcome!
Debra A. Major
Old Dominion University
Welcome to a new volume and a new era of TIP. This is my first issue as
TIP editor, a role Ill be fulfilling for the next 3 years. I couldnt be more pleased to be serving the Society in this way. Ill do my best to ensure that
TIP remains a high quality publication and one of the best benefits of SIOP membership.
Id like to share a little bit about how I view TIP and my role as editor. I believe that
TIP has done and should continue to do the following:
- Supply information about SIOP activities, business, and members
- Keep us current on whats hot in I-O psychology
- Provide insightful information about social, legal, and political issues that affect the practice of I-O psychology
- Furnish a link to the profession and our colleagues in between SIOP Conferences
- Serve as an educational resource
I perceive the role of TIP editor as one of stewardship. As TIP editor, I do not intend to impose my personal tastes and preferences on the publication. My goal is to ensure that
TIP contains something for everyone. I want TIP to continue to reflect the fact that there are different types of SIOP members (e.g., practitioners, academics, students, foreign affiliates) who have diverse interests and needs. Plans are in the works to conduct a formal survey of the entire SIOP membership regarding a variety of topics, including the types of things youd like to see in
TIP. Most likely youll be seeing this survey in the fall. This is an advance plea for your participationplease complete the survey! If
TIP is going to be representative of members interests and needs, we need to hear from a representative sample.
With 11 more issues to go, I hope that each will be an improvement over the last. Dont be surprised to see changes from issue to issue. Lets start with the most readily apparent changethe cover. Of course, whether or not the new cover constitutes an improvement is a matter of personal taste, but I am very pleased with it and am greatly indebted to Gail Nader for her graphic design expertise. She was able to create this striking cover with minimal initial input from me. I believe I said something nebulous like, Lets design a cover that says 21st century. Id like to think I had something to do with the final product, but Gail definitely deserves the lions share of the credit.
A long-term goal for TIP is to reduce the number of pages in each issue in an effort to control costs and increase readership. When I asked for feedback regarding
TIP in San Diego, the most common response was, Its too long! I dont have time to read it. By controlling the number of regular columns, reducing the frequency of certain columns, and limiting the length of submissions, I hope to enhance the quality and reduce the quantity of pages in
TIP. Look for slimmer future issues.
I pride myself on being approachable and open to new ideas. If you have an idea for a
TIP article and would like to discuss it before you get started, by all means contact me (e-mail works best,
firstname.lastname@example.org). If you submit an article to
TIP, you can expect me to provide you with honest feedback and suggestions for improvement. And of course, if I think your article could be shorter and still be effective, Ill make suggestions for cutting the length. As a general rule of thumb, Id like to keep submissions under 7 pages single-spaced. Of course there will be exceptions, and youll see several in this issue. Be sure to remember that all submissions to
TIP must be sent electronically.
Thank You for the Group Effort
Producing TIP is an enormous group effort. Id like to thank the new and returning columnists for their excellent work. Be sure to check out
Peter Bachiochis debut column, On the Horizon. Also, note that Matt Barney
has decided to make his Macro, Meso, Micro work a regular TIP column. Our
TIP-TOPics column is being coauthored by three new student writers, Eyal Grauer from Bowling Green State University, and
Marcus Butts and Nancy Yanchus from the University of Georgia.
In this issue, youll see continuing columns from Art GutmanOn the Legal Front,
Lori Foster and Dawn RiddleEarly Careers, and Paul MuchinskyThe High Society. Also look for an encore edition of
Steven Rogelbergs Informed Decisions.
Im deeply indebted to Allan Church for his guidance and support. The tremendous respect and admiration I have for Allan has only grown through working with him on
TIP. Having experienced first hand what it takes to produce an issue of TIP, Id like to express my heartfelt appreciation for the fantastic job Allan has done over the past 3 years. Thank you so much, Allan!
Finally, my list of thank yous could not possibly be complete without acknowledging the support, hard work, and patience of Lee Hakel and Gail
Nader. They are a critical part of making TIP happen, and Im sure this is just the first of many times Ill be expressing my gratitude for their efforts.
Finding the Information You Want in TIP
As a TIP reader, I know that finding the information you want in a 200-page publication can be challenging. For those of you who find the traditional organization of Table of Contents helpful, youll be pleased to see that it remains unchanged for now. Consistent with the Table of Contents,
TIP is organized into three major sections: Featured Articles, Editorial Departments, and
News and Reports. Featured Articles are items of potential interest to a broad range of SIOP members.
Editorial Departments include all the regular columns written by members of the
TIP editorial board. News and Reports contains reports from SIOP committee chairs and items about recent and future events of interest to SIOP members. We also have special sections for news about SIOP members (i.e.,
IOTAS), Conferences & Meetings, and Calls & Announcements.
For those of you whod like a little more assistance in finding items of interest to you in
TIP, Ive created a list organized around ten themes. Borrowing heavily from
Mike Cooverts User-Friendly Guide to TIP, this is my first experiment in helping you find the information you want. Feedback regarding its usefulness would be greatly appreciated.
Whats in this issue of TIP for me?
7 Bill Maceys First Presidential Message
156 SIOP Secretarys Report
21 Results of the SIOP Salary Survey
185 News about Members
53 Institutional Representation at SIOP Conferences
175 SIOP Members in the News
179 New SIOP Members
For Students (and those who teach them)
84 TIP-TOPics Student Column
38 Graduate Assistant Stipends
77 Learning is More Important than Teaching
Perspectives on Practice
50 Implications of the Slowing Economy
69 Multicultural Competencies
63 Cognitive Task Analysis
99 Normative Comparisons and Percent Favorables
95 Strategic Advantage through HR
120 Importance of Writing Skills
152 Talking with the Media
47 Finding Your Dream Job
142 Licensing Mobility
187 Conferences and Meetings
189 Calls and Announcements
153 Use of Banding
105 Restrictions on ADA and ADEA
147 Consultant Locator System
170 Fellow Nominations
144 Member-to-Member Program
154 Revision of the SIOP Principles
177 Bylaws Amendment
SIOP Conference 2001
14 Photo Highlights of the SIOP 2001 Conference
159 Award Winners
164 New Fellows
158 Doctoral Consortium
SIOP Conference 2002
174 Going Electronic
131 APA Conference: Division 14 Program
139 APA Conference: Division 4 Program
184 APA Activities & Initiatives
42 Graduate School versus Working World
114 The High Society
I hope you enjoy this issue of TIP. I look forward to receiving your comments, feedback, and submissions
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