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University of Kentucky
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Mark A. McDaniel (8/05-08)
Washington University, St. Louis
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University of Missouri
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Binghamton Univ., SUNY
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Iowa State University
Representative to APA Council
Lewis P. Lipsitt (8/04-07)
Emanuel E. Donchin (8/03-06)
University of South Florida
Board of Directors
J. Bruce Overmier
University of Minnesota
William D. Timberlake (Awards)
Mark H. Ashcraft (Fellows)
Randall W. Engle (Membership)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Marvin Lamb (Program)
Cal. State Hayward
Present: Alice Healy (President), Tom Zentall (President-Elect), Howard Egeth, Ralph R. Miller, Deborah Clawson, Sharon L. Armstrong, Marvin Lamb, Manny Donchin, Lewis Lipsitt, Angelo Santi.
The Secretary-Treasurer’s report submitted and prepared by Gorfein was read to the Executive Committee by Santi.
Healy noted that one of the costs not specifically mentioned in the Budget section of the report was that Division 3 covered the costs of dinner for the invited speakers to the convention.
Healy asked for comments on the Secretary-Treasurer’s report and Tom Zentall noted that he thought it would be a good idea to co-ordinate convention programming for Divisions 1, 3, and 6. Funds to support this initiative would be sought through a grant from the Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR). These funds would make it possible to cover the registration costs for invited speakers. This was the practice a number of years ago but not recently. The costs for Division 3 would be approximately (14 x $215 = $3010).
Manny Donchin and Lewis Lipsitt were asked to provide a report from APA council.
Three representatives from the APA Science Directorate joined the meeting at this point – Steve Breckler, Executive Director for Science, Clare Porac, Visiting Senior Scientist, and Sangy Panicker, Director, Research Ethics Office. Donchin asked Breckler about the possibility of the Psychonomic Society joining APA at substantially reduced membership fees. Breckler reviewed the reasons for being an APA member and for going to the convention. He noted that dues were less and less a factor in the total revenues generated by APA, and that it might be worth looking into the possibility of a deep discount in APA dues for members of a specific list of societies. This should likely be framed in terms of the advantages to APA of increasing the size of its membership significantly by reducing dues substantially for academic researchers who work at universities and research institutions that subscribe to APA electronic journals.
Clawson encouraged attendance at the Division 3 Poster Session that followed the Division 3 Presidential Address by Healy. There was some discussion regarding the possibility of emailing the Division 3 program to all members prior to the meeting. The 2004 Program Chairs, Deborah Clawson and Sharon Armstrong, were congratulated and thanked by the Executive Committee for putting together an excellent program this year.
The Executive Committee passed a motion which supported ranking highly both Bruce Overmier and Sharon Brehm as candidates for APA President. This motion was consistent with the recommendation of the Caucus of Academic and Applied Psychologists on the Council of Representatives. Zentall will explore how we can notify our members to encourage them to vote in the Presidential elections and to provide high rankings to both Overmier and Brehm.
The Executive Committee unanimously supported a motion for the President-Elect to appoint a non-voting graduate student representative to Division 3 Executive Committee for a 1 year term. Tom Zentall will make this appointment for August 2005- August 2006, and Howard Egeth will make the appointment for August 2006- August 2007.
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