Call for Nominations: APA Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education
The Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) is seeking nominees for CABE to join the committee in January 2018. Two members will be appointed. Please note that BEA encourages participation by early career psychologists and members of underrepresented groups, and would particularly welcome such nominees. Self-nominations also are encouraged. BEA will consider a slate of nominees and make the appointments later in 2017. The APA Board of Directors will be requested to approve these appointments in December 2017.
CABE conducts its business through conference calls, virtual meetings and a face-to-face meeting in Washington, D.C. 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. Nominations are due by Aug. 31, 2017.
In August 2014, the APA Council of Representatives established the Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE) to broadly consider undergraduate education in psychology at both the associate and baccalaureate levels. CABE consists of eight members: four members who represent psychology faculty at 2-year colleges offering the associate degree, and four members who represent psychology faculty whose primary teaching responsibility is undergraduate coursework at colleges or universities offering the baccalaureate degree.
- 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.
- Encourage scholarship on teaching and learning at all undergraduate institutions for the purpose of giving students the best possible educational opportunities.