Psi Chi Digest #127
-Online Call for Nominations
-Special APA Membership Offer for Psi Chi Student Members
-Special APS Membership Offer for Psi Chi Student Members
Online Call for Nominations for Psi Chi
Psi Chi is currently in the process of receiving Online Nominations for the upcoming national elections. Chapter Administrators may log onto the Psi Chi website and submit a nomination. Nominations will be accepted for President-Elect and Vice-President for three regions (Midwestern, Southeastern, and Southwestern).
All chapters may submit a nominee for President-Elect from the list of candidates who qualify for this position by having served at least two years within the last 10 years as a regional vice-president. The list of eligible candidates is available on the website. Each chapter may nominate one candidate from this list for the President-Elect position. After you submit an online nomination, an email will be sent to your candidate notifying the person of the nomination. A web link is provided to the nominee allowing the nominee to accept or decline the nomination. If the nominee accepts, he or she will be required to provide position and biographical statements. Nominees will need to submit this information by December 15 in order to be counted as valid.
In addition to President-Elect, chapters in three regions (Midwestern, Southeastern, and Southwestern) may nominate an actively involved Psi Chi faculty advisor for the vice-president position in their region. Please include the email address of the candidate and a description of why you chose the individual to represent your region. After you complete the form online, an email will be sent to your candidate notifying the person of the nomination. A web link is provided to the nominee allowing the nominee to accept or decline the nomination. If the nominee accepts, he or she will be required to provide position and biographical statements. Nominees will need to submit this information by December 15.
On or before February 1, election ballot information regarding the candidates for Psi Chi's National Council and how to vote online will be sent to all Psi Chi chapters.
Deadlines and Procedures
December 1: Chapter selects a candidate for nomination and submits nomination form electronically to the National Office.
December 15: Candidate returns acceptance electronically to the National Office with the biographical statement and position statement.
The Nomination/Election Committee considers the qualifications of all candidates for office and proposes at least one nominee for each office to be filled.
Dec 15 - Deadline for Chapter Officer/Activity Submissions (Spring 2008 Eye)
Psi Chi/APS Summer Research Grant – Deadline March 1
Psi Chi and APS are pleased to introduce the Psi Chi/APS Summer Research Grants. Applications for the program are due online by March 1, 2008. These grants provide six Psi Chi undergraduate members with the opportunity to conduct a summer research project with an APS mentor. The list of APS sponsors will be posted shortly on Psi Chi’s website.
If you are a Psi Chi Faculty Advisor and an APS member, you may be interested in exploring the opportunity of becoming an APS sponsor. If you would like more information about sponsorship, please contact Melissa Strickland, Psi Chi’s Director of Finance/Awards at email@example.com or at (423) 756-2044.
Complete details about the Psi Chi/APS Summer Research Grants may be obtained at http://www.psichi.org/pdf/apssummer.pdf or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Psi Chi/APS Summer Research Grants are in addition to the Psi Chi Summer Research Grants.
As a reminder to Chapters wishing to have merchandise or membership information sent overnight, the cost of shipping these items has increased. The cost of overnight shipping to the 48 continental states is $25.00. Shipments sent to Alaska, Hawaii or Canada will be $35.00.
Special APA Membership Offer for Psi Chi Student Members
Join the American Psychological Association before December 31, 2007 and receive a copy of APA’s Publication Manual. Offer is limited to new members only. Membership includes subscriptions to the APA Monitor on Psychology and American Psychologist and discount rates for the APA annual convention. APA has generously agreed to extend the deadline to December 31, 2008. For the special APA application form, see http://www.psichi.org/pdf/apaapp08.pdf.
Special APS Membership Offer for Psi Chi Student Members
The Association for Psychological Science is offering a special reduced APS student membership rate for Psi Chi student members. Membership includes subscriptions to four APS journals, discount rates for the APS annual convention, and other benefits. Offer is good for new memberships only. Use the Psi Chi promotional code PSCH08 on the membership form available at http://www.psychologicalscience.org/join
Third International Conference on Teaching of Psychology – ICTP 2008
The Third International Conference on Teaching of Psychology will be held July 12 – 16, 2008 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The conference is designed for teachers of psychology in all educational settings, including high schools, undergraduate colleges and universities, and graduate programs. The ICTP 2008 will provide an international forum for teachers to discuss issues, theories, techniques, and resources related to teaching and to explore new ideas to enhance and broaden their teaching skills. The conference will provide formal presentations, informal exchanges, networking, and professional development in an atmosphere that supports individual involvement and group interaction. English will be the official language of the conference. The deadline for program proposals is January 15, 2008. The Call for Abstracts instructions and form are available at the ICTP 2008 website: http://www.ictp-2008.spb.ru/
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This message is the 127th in a series of email news digests from the Psi Chi National Office. Psi Chi sends this digest to all chapters and those members who choose to subscribe. Chapter officers and advisors should share relevant news with your chapter's members. Contact Psi Chi as follows:
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