Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Div. 2) President’s Task Force for Re-Envisioning Intro Psychology (2018-2019)
With over one million students taking Intro Psych annually, it is the most important course in our curriculum. This is the course that tells our future politicians, engineers, business leaders, and medical personnel the value psychology holds for public policy, for our work lives, and for our home lives. The mission of this task force is to re-envision Intro Psych for today’s student, answering questions about content, major ideas, and themes that run throughout the discipline.
Current Campus-Wide Assignments
Chair, General Education Assessment Subcommittee
This group is charged with the task of implementing the assessment plan for the general education program at the University of Oklahoma. The committee oversees the pilot program that measures student learning objectives and performance indicators, aligns specific courses with each objective, and works with faculty to develop assessment instruments to measure student performance.
Support of Teaching and Research Committee
The Teaching and Research Support Committee is charged with examining ways to enhance the teaching and research functions in the college. The committee normally meets twice each semester, with other meetings scheduled by the committee as needed.
Provost’s Advisory Committee on Learning Technologies
The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Learning Technologies (PAC-LT) provides input on learning technologies to the Provost of the Norman campus. Learning technologies are ones that enhance instruction and effectiveness in the classroom, such as learning management systems, electronic portfolios, and response systems.
Information Technology Council
The Information Technology Council (ITC) has the advisory responsibility for the policy and planning aspects of information technology and resources on the Norman campus. The Council advises and makes recommendations to the President, the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, the Vice President for Research, and the Vice President for Administrative Affairs.
Academic Programs Council
The Academic Programs Council is charged to serve as an advisor to the President, Provost, and the Faculty Senate on matters concerned with the instructional programs and curricula of the University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus. Its main responsibility is the evaluation of existing or proposed programs with regard to their educational value.
Elite Retention Task Force Member
This committee represents a concerted campus-wide effort to identify and develop resources for improving retention rates, primarily focusing on discussions with faculty who teach freshman introductory-level classes. We meet four times per year to discuss many topics related to student behavior, teaching resources, analysis of retention data, and more.
President’s Distinguished Faculty Mentorship Program
The faculty mentorship program is designed to give new entering freshmen an opportunity to develop a one-on-one relationship with outstanding OU faculty members. Participants in the program are invested in making a difference in students’ lives outside of the classroom and providing students with insights about university life from the faculty perspective.
OU Assessment Forum Committee Member
The OU Assessment Forum Committee works with the Director of the Office of Academic Assessment to plan and coordinate programming for the annual OU Assessment Forum, including the selection of speakers, forum topics, and session formats.
Provost’s Advisory Committee on Classrooms Member
The PACCr Committee meets regularly to discuss the needs of centrally scheduled classrooms on campus. We discuss issues related to technology in various classrooms, renovation projects, maintenance, and organization of centrally-scheduled classroom resources.
College of Arts and Sciences Nominations Committee Member
The Nominations Committee will be charged with providing a slate of qualified faculty members for all standing committees of CAS for elections in the spring and organizing all college-wide elections.
Current Departmental Assignments
Undergraduate Assessment Coordinator
The assessment coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining a program of assessment for the two undergraduate degrees in psychology (B.A. and B.S.). The assessment coordinator also prepares annual evaluation reports to submit to the Academic Assessment Office.
Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee
The department undergraduate studies committee governs issues related to undergraduate curriculum (degree revisions, course revisions and substitutions) and selects the TOPS scholarship recipients each year.