2006 APA Education Leadership Conference — Schedule

Saturday, September 16, 2006
4:00 Check-In Table Opens Empire
5:00-7:30  Reception (Program begins at 6:00 pm)

How Do We Know What We Think We Know?
Cynthia D. Belar, PhD
Executive Director, APA Education Directorate
Kenneth Norris, Consultant
Sunday, September 17, 2006  
7:00   Breakfast Available, Check-In Table Opens  Empire
8:30-9:50  Introduction and Keynote Address
Chair, Nadya Fouad, PhD,
Chair, APA Board of Educational Affairs

Accreditation: Demystifying the Process
Belle Wheelan, PhD
President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) 
9:50-10:00 Break
10:00-12:00 Using Assessment to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Chair, Nadya Fouad, PhD, Chair, APA Board of Educational Affairs

Bill Hill, PhD: Undergraduate Education in Psychology
Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Kennesaw State University

Joe Martinez, PhD: Scientific Research Training in Psychology
Director, Cajal Neuroscience Institute,
University of Texas at San Antonio

Catherine Grus, PhD: Professional Education and Training in Psychology
Associate Executive Director for Professional Education and Training
APA Education Directorate
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Empire
1:00-2:00 Legal Issues
Chair, Nathalie Gilfoyle, JD, APA General Counsel

Making Defensible Decisions on Student Competence:
Classes, Clinics, and Academic Dismissal

Ann Franke, Esq
President, Wise Results, LLC
2:00–3:50 Ethical Issues and Issues of Diversity
Chair, Mary Brabeck, PhD, Member, APA Board of Educational Affairs

Gerald P. Koocher, PhD: Sum or Substance? The Ethics of

Student Assessments
APA President & Dean, Graduate School for Health Studies, Simmons College

Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD: Issues of Diversity
Director of Training in Psychology at Children's Hospital, Boston & Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School

3:50–4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Education Advocacy Trust Program
Chair, Nadya Fouad, PhD, Chair, EdAT Board of Trustees

Assessing Our Competence in Political Advocacy
Peter Newbould
Director of Congressional & Political Affairs, APA Practice Organization
Monday, September 18, 2006
7:00 Breakfast Available, Check-In Table Opens Empire
8:30-9:50 Using Technology to Enhance Assessment
Chair, Randy Smith, PhD, Chair, Psychology Department, Kennesaw State University

Presenters: Randy Smith, PhD, Kennesaw State University
Katie Kalmus, Livetext
Mike Kasun, Landro Technology


Breakout Groups
9:50-10:00 1. Assessment to Enhance Clinical Competence
Catherine Grus, PhD
Associate Executive Director for Professional Education and Training
APA Education Directorate
2. Assessment to Enhance the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Daniel Bernstein, PhD
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
University of Kansas
Congressional A & B
3. Assessing Student Growth to Foster School Excellence
Jeff Braden, PhD
Professor of Educational Psychology
North Carolina State University
Sam Ortiz, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
St. John’s University

Gary Stoner, PhD
Associate Professor of School Psychology
University of Massachusetts
12:00-1:30 Education Advocacy Awards Lunch
Chair, Mary Brabeck, PhD
Member, APA Board of Educational Affairs
1:30–2:45 State Trends and Issues in Higher Education:
Accessing State Funds for Psychology

Chair, Nina Levitt, EdD, Associate Executive Director for Education Public Policy, APA Education Directorate

Melissa Markowitz
Senior Research and Policy Analyst
American Association of State Colleges and Universities

State Representative Elaine Makas (D-ME)
Maine State House of Representatives Education Committee
2:45-3:15 Legislative Issues Overview: FY2007 Appropriations
  • BHPr/Graduate Psychology Education Program (Nina Levitt, EdD)
  • SAMHSA/Suicide Prevention Programs (Jenny Smulson)
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-5:00 2006 Interactive Hill Strategy Session
Christopher Kush, MPP
President, Soapbox Consulting
  • Last Ditch Efforts to Save the GPE Program
  • Overcoming Resistance to College Campus Counseling Services
5:00-5:30 Distribution and Review of Hill
Appointments and Schedule
5:30-6:00 Break
6:00-7:30 Reception for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Bird Cage
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
8:00 Breakfast Available

Hill Visit Preparation and Questions

9:00 - Hill visits
Upon Return
from Hill Visits
Debriefing Senate