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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: APA Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE)

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

APA Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE)

In August 2014, the APA Council of Representatives established a new Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE) to replace and strengthen the APA Committee of Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges (PT@CC). The new APA committee will more broadly consider undergraduate education in psychology at both the associate and baccalaureate levels.

This new governance group will help APA to address three goals: (1) improving representation and participation of psychologists teaching at 4-year institutions within APA; (2) preserving the representation and participation of faculty teaching at 2-year institutions within APA; and (3) coordinating APA activities for faculty at all undergraduate psychology programs.

The mission of CABE is to:

  • represent psychology faculty teaching at undergraduate institutions;
  • promote within all undergraduate institutions the highest professional standards for teaching of psychology as a scientific discipline with applications to a wide range of human concerns;
  • develop leadership qualities among psychology faculty at undergraduate institutions and increase their participation and representation in psychology organizations;
  • establish and maintain communication with all groups involved in the teaching of psychology and with the greater psychological community; and
  • encourage scholarship on teaching and learning at all undergraduate institutions for the purpose of giving students the best possible educational opportunities.

CABE will consist of eight members: four members who will represent psychology faculty at 2-year colleges offering the associate degree, and four members who will represent psychology faculty whose primary teaching responsibility is undergraduate coursework at colleges or universities offering the baccalaureate degree. Members of the PT@CC Committee who did not complete their terms of service will complete their respective terms on CABE; the Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) is now seeking 2015 nominees who are faculty whose primary teaching responsibility is undergraduate coursework in psychology at colleges or universities offering the baccalaureate degree.  BEA will consider all nominations for CABE and appoint an additional four members to join CABE in January 2015.

CABE will conduct its business through conference calls and two face-to-face meetings in Washington, DC.  APA covers travel and accommodation expenses. Nominees for CABE should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief personal statement that describes the basis for their interest in becoming a member of CABE. Please send electronic files of nomination materials to Martha Boenau atmboenau@apa.org.  Nominations are due by October 14, 2014.