|Make the Most of |
Your New Psi Chi Website
|Martha S. Zlokovich, PhD, Psi Chi Executive Director |
you taking advantage of all the new features on Psi Chi’s recently redesigned
website? We hope you’ve had some time to explore the new website, which debuted
on Psi Chi’s 84th anniversary September 4, 2013. Although more features and capabilities
will come online over the next year, there are already some exciting new things
you know that when you sign in with your personal username and password you
will be able to see some options that are for officers only? As long as your
advisor has updated your chapter’s officers, you are able to do more than other
members. Just go to Admin/Chapter after you sign in to see a variety of icons
for chapter options.
- Calendar allows you to enter chapter meetings and activities for members to
- E-mail allows you to e-mail all chapter members with an active e-mail address.
- Blog gives you a place to express your ideas and opinions to your chapter
- Photos provides you with a place to share images with fellow chapter members.
- Reports allows you to submit your chapter’s activities report to the Central
members may need to update their e-mail addresses to be sure they receive
chapter notifications. That could be done at a chapter meeting if members bring
their own computers or other devices and know their Psi Chi ID’s, which are
printed on their membership cards. We recommend, however, that chapters don’t
send too many messages, or they may risk having members cancel their
subscriptions to chapter notices.
turning in quarterly activities reports to Eye on Psi Chi is a
requirement for chapter and advisor awards. All chapter officers have access to
the same options, which allows them to assist one another. It also means that
if an officer is unavailable or graduates before critical deadlines, other
officers can complete that person’s tasks as needed.
are the days of entering each new member’s name, address, e-mail, etc. We hope
advisors have grown to appreciate the time-saving features of the website’s new
member registration system which allows potential members to enter their personal
information into a web form themselves. This creates a list of potential
members who are shown as pending until you verify whether each person
has met all eligibility requirements and paid the membership fee (please note
that students should never be verifying eligibility or approving new members).
If you have asked for officers to help you enter prospective member information
in the past, that is no longer necessary and you should change your Chapter
Administrator username and password immediately. After you have verified a
prospective member’s eligibility, you just select approved from the drop
down menu by that person’s name. Click the payment received by chapter box
by each person who has paid. People who didn’t pay and/or do not meet
eligibility requirements will not be included with that "batch” of new members.
may register and pay for new members at any time throughout the year. We
recommend approving and paying for new members at least twice a year, even if
your chapter only has one induction ceremony. That will spread out your work of
verifying eligibility and allow new members to apply for Psi Chi awards and
grants as soon as possible. Check awards and grants deadlines as well as your
regional convention’s submission and travel grant deadlines in order to plan the
best timing for submitting new members. You can approve new members as often as
you like; however, your chapter will be charged for shipping every time you
submit and pay for a "batch” of new members. See our New Members Process
Instructions on the Chapter Administration page under New Members at www.psichi.org/?page=admin_chapter.
in to the Psi Chi website, click on Profile Home, and select your chapter on
the left under Groups to see your chapter’s calendar, photos, and blog (if your
officers are using the new features). Be sure to update your e-mail address so
that you will receive e-mail from both your chapter’s officers, and Psi Chi’s Central
Office. You can designate which e-mails you wish to receive by going to Member
Administration and Subscriptions (www.psichi.org/?page=sub_bridge).
forget to update your contact information after you graduate and start your first
job. Membership is lifetime, so students who complete their undergraduate
degrees and are accepted into graduate school can apply for graduate student
awards and grants right away—even if their graduate school does not have a Psi
Chi chapter. In addition, Psi Chi is actively pursuing new benefits for all
alumni members. If you keep your address and e-mail up-to-date, you won’t miss
out on these opportunities as they become available.
Last, we hope you
enjoy discovering and using all of the new features. If you have any problems
using the website or suggestions for changes, contact us at www.psichi.org/general/?type=contact.
We look forward to hearing from you!
A high school
teacher in Pensacola, Florida, inspired Dr. Martha S. Potter Zlokovich
to pursue psychology as a career. She completed her BA in psychology at UCLA,
and MS and PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Florida.
Zlokovich joined Psi Chi in 2008 as its second Executive Director, leaving
Southeast Missouri State University after teaching there for 17 years. This
move, however, was not her first involvement with Psi Chi. She served as
chapter advisor since 1993, as Midwestern Region Vice-President (1998-2000),
and as National President of Psi Chi (2003-04). In 1996, Southeast’s chapter
won the Ruth Hubbard Cousin’s National Chapter of the Year Award, and several
chapter members have won Psi Chi Regional Research Awards at MPA and/or had
their research published in Psi Chi's Journal.
Southeast, Dr. Zlokovich taught Child Development, Adolescent Development,
Lifespan Development, Advanced Child Psychology, and Introductory Psychology
for Majors. She also served as chair of the department. Her research interests
have focused on student study habits, study beliefs, and persistence to
graduation as well as adolescent and young
adult contraception and sexuality.
Zlokovich and her husband Neil have two sons and a daughter-in-law. Aaron
(Truman State University, 2010) and Stephanie live in Lexington, KY and Matthew
is a senior civil engineering major at the University of Alabama.
Copyright 2014 (Volume 18, Issue 2) by Psi Chi, the
International Honor Society in Psychology
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