Psi Beta has Vice-President Positions Open in Southwest and the Rocky Mountain Regions

The Southwestern region includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Rocky Mountain region includes Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

The term of office is 2 years, with an option to serve a second 2-year term.

Each Vice-President serves on Psi Beta’s National Council with 5 other regional Vice-Presidents, and the President-Elect, National President, and the Past-President. [Editor’s note: See elsewhere in this newsletter for the names and college affiliations of the 2016-17 Psi Beta National Council.]

Reasons to Serve on Psi Beta’s National Council

  • Professional Development – You’ll be on the team of America’s most talented, accomplished, and inspiring professors of psychology. Opportunities to learn from one-another are endless. Besides playing a lead role in your regional psychology conference, you’ll become part of APA’s annual conference.
  • Enhance Your College’s Psychology Program – Council members have immediate access to service learning, community service, and student research resources that provide students with engaging and enriching extra-curricular learning opportunities that cannot be learned through traditional coursework on psychology.
  • Contribute to the Psychological Literacy of America – Many students fail to realize that psychology is scientific discipline having a knowledge base derived from on-going research. Psi Beta’s programs enable local chapters to promote greater psychological literacy. As a member of the National Council, you’ll help develop and contribute strategies that promote psychological literacy and a greater appreciation for the value and application of psychology.

Qualifications

  • Teach psychology at an AA-degree granting institution
  • Advise an active Psi Beta chapter
  • Desire to encourage other colleges to start and maintain active Psi Beta chapters
  • Routinely attend your region’s annual psychology conference (e.g., SWPA in Southwestern Region, RMPA in the Rocky Mt. region)
  • Agree to organize Psi Beta sponsored sessions at the annual regional psychology conference (e.g., Psi Beta chapter exchange, advisor support meeting, Psi Beta student poster session)
  • Able to attend the annual American Psychology Association conference (Psi Beta will pay all travel expenses)

Timeline

  • Nominations: now until January 27, 2017 (self-nominations are encouraged)
  • Voting by active chapters in region: February 1 – 28, 2017
  • Installation as regional VP: August, 2017 at annual Psi Beta business meeting
  • Term of service: August, 2017 – August, 2019

If you are interested, please send your nomination or any questions to Dr. Jerry Rudmann, Executive

Director of Psi Beta, at jrudmann@ivc.edu .

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