Association Rules — Appendices
Certificate of Incorporation
(As amended November 18, 1959)
Criteria for selecting nominees for fellow status (used by endorsers and by APA Divisions)
Standard Evaluation Form (Fellow)
A. From the Standard Evaluation Form (Fellow) used by endorsers for many years:
The existence of publications, if relevant, is not enough--These must report impressive work, have impact upon the work of others, and have been refereed appropriately;
The impact of innovations must be documented;
Citation of the nominee's work by others may be as much if not more important than the individual's contribution;
Workshop activity is not an automatic criterion--many are entrepreneurial--but frequent participation over time can be good evidence of contribution;
Offices held in psychological associations, political and legislative activity, and the like, are rarely enough in themselves to prove contribution--endorsers must show the more-than-local impact;
Accumulation of impact and performance over time must be demonstrated;
Evidence of steady and continuing competence in itself is not likely to meet criteria of "outstanding and unusual."
B. From Division Surveys (more or less in the words used by the sender):
Sustained research contributions in well-refereed journals with favorable citation by other scientists;
Contributions in publications generally available to the profession or otherwise widely communicated (such as through participation in the programs and meetings of professional groups and associations);
Development of theory or method or other scholarly pursuits;
Election to a board of editors or as editor or associate editor of a major journal in the field;
Resolution of important issues;
Opening up fruitful areas of investigation;
Generation of new knowledge/formulation/programs;
Innovative curriculum and courses;
Major role in conceiving, planning, and directing research programs;
Impact on state or national programs;
Demonstration of leadership and initiative in identifying problems, defining goals, formulating methods, and facilitating a productive exchange of ideas in the field;
Active and productive communication with those in related fields;
Influence on the profession outside one's setting;
Active participation and leadership in relevant associations;
Public relations and media participation marked by energy, imagination, and persistence;
Creative leadership in programmatic development in research, teaching service, or community activities;
Receipt of awards for research or service contributions;
Service as head or chairperson of a department or agency recognized as "outstanding" by peers and colleagues;
Invitations to address national and international conventions on a regular basis;
Positions of increasing difficulty or responsibility;
Administration of psychological programs in positions involving considerable technical responsibility, in effective supervision of professional personnel, or in installation of programs in an organization;
Evidence of psychological impact upon the total program of major educational units, or state or national programs;
Appointment to study sections, or other national review bodies, major participation in scholarly reviewing activities;
Spreading an understanding and application of new knowledge through innovations in teaching or practice;
Evidence or documentation that the person nominated has enriched or advanced the field on a scale well beyond that of being a good practitioner, teacher, or supervisor;
Outstanding service on APA boards or committees, or on division boards or committees, when such service can be shown to have had a positive impact on the relevant field as a profession or science;
Accomplishments must be visible and shareable with colleagues;
For nominees in predominantly clinical practice there is a need to specify how their therapy or practice represents an innovative application with, for example, a difficult disorder or an atypical patient population;
Contributions through consultation to courts, legislatures, and criminal justice systems;
Author or editor of a major textbook;
Invited publication of whole chapters or major sections in textbooks;
Publication of a film or video series that conveys general psychological facts and principles, their application, or both;
Election to "fellow" in related, broad-based scientific or scholarly societies;
Evidence that candidate has contributed to the promotion of the status of psychology as a force on the social-political scene, especially efforts that enhance the image of psychology.
American Psychological Association:
Procedures for the Nomination and Election of Members of Council to the Board of Directors
In early April, the Central Office will prepare the necessary forms for the call for nominations and send them to a public auditing firm. The forms will be prepared in accordance with Association Rule 110-13.2, which states in part, "Nominations for the Board of Directors shall be by ballot distributed to members of the previous Council. Each Council member will be allowed to nominate twice as many candidates as there are vacancies."
On or about April 15, the audit firm will send the call for nominations to members of Council. The deadline for return of nominations printed on the form shall be 30 days after the nominations are sent. All nominations will be returned directly to the audit firm. The audit firm will retain voter eligibility information until election is certified and accepted by APA. The nomination ballots will be sent to the APA Central Office and will be retained in the files for at least one year.
The audit firm will tabulate the returns as quickly as possible after the ballot return deadline. They will list the nominees in the order of the total number of nominations received by each nominee and certify the list to the Recording Secretary.
Association Rule 110-13.4 states in part, ". . . Three persons shall be nominated for each vacancy chosen in order of total nominations received." Beginning with the person receiving the greatest number of nominations, in the order of total nominations received, the audit firm will notify the number of people that is required to obtain three candidates for each vacancy. The audit firm will ascertain their willingness to serve if elected. After being notified of nomination, a nominee shall have two days in which to accept or decline. In the event that a nominee declines to serve, the audit firm will contact the next highest ranking nominee to determine willingness to serve if elected. When enough nominees (three candidates for each vacancy) have agreed to serve, the audit firm will furnish the names to the chief staff officer who will have the final ballot prepared and request a statement on issues from the candidates.
The Central Office will prepare the final ballot and copies of the candidates' statements on issues and send them to the audit firm to be sent on or about July 1.
The audit firm will send the ballot, together with the candidates' statements on issues, to members of Council. The ballot will indicate a deadline for the return of ballots of 30 days after being sent. All ballots will be returned directly to the audit firm. The audit firm will retain voter eligibility information until the election has been certified and accepted by APA and then destroy them. In all cases where excess ballots are redistributed the audit firm will mark those ballots that were redistributed. All ballots will be sent to the APA Central Office and will be retained in the files for at least one year.
The audit firm will tabulate the ballots as quickly as possible after the ballot return deadline and certify the results to the APA Recording Secretary.