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Academic Assessment Committee: Action Plan Example

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Action Plan Example

Details of Action Plans for This Cycle (by Established cycle, then alpha)

Increase conference participation

Increase student participation (presentations) at local and regional psychology conventions by 10% per year.

Established in Cycle: 2007-2008

Implementation Status: In-Progress

Priority: High

Implementation Description:  May, 2009

Responsible Person/Group: Psychology faculty

Conference participation

Continue to encourage students to attend/present at the following conferences during the 2017/2018 AY: Nebraska Psychological Society-York College, November, 2017 Great Plains-Washburn University, March, 2018 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association convention-Denver, April, 2018

Established in Cycle: 2016-2017

Implementation Status: Planned

Priority: Medium

Relationships (Measure | Program Outcome):

       Measure: Conference attendance/participation | Program Outcome: Knowledge/application of       

        psychological knowledge

Projected CompletionDate: 06/2018

Responsible Person/Group: Psychology Area

Additional Resources: Monetary support for registration fees Budget Amount Requested:$500.00 (recurring)

Conference attendance/participation

Continue to encourage and support student attendance/presentations at local and regional undergraduate psychology conference, as well as regional professional conferences.

Established in Cycle: 2017-2018

Implementation Status: Planned Priority: High

Implementation Description: Use Wilson Foundation funds to support student research and travel during the AY 2018-2019

ProjectedCompletionDate:05/2019

Responsible Person/Group: Psychology Area

Ethics plan

Develop a series of exercises for PY 353/PY 354 to insure that all students include an ethics statement in their research proposals and empirical manuscripts as required by the American Psychological Association.

Established in Cycle:2017-2018

Implementation Status: Planned

Priority: High

Implementation Description: Require all students to submit drafts of their proposals/empirical manuscripts to be checked for compliance with the APA ethics statement

Projected Completion Date:05/2019

Responsible Person/Group: Roxanne Sullivan; Jerome Lewis

Psychological Literacy assessment

Continue development of a measure of psychological literacy that can be used in a variety of settings. Established in Cycle: 2017-2018

Implementation Status: Planned

Priority: High

Implementation Description: Create a test of psychological literacy, as well as investigate revising PY 101 to include additional information regarding psychological myths.

Projected Completion Date: 05/2019

Responsible Person/Group: Psychology Area

APA Ethical Guidelines Statement

All students in PY 353 will:

a. Complete ethics training on the BU Institutional Review Board site

b. Include a statement regarding the use of APA ethical guidelines in their proposals

c. Obtain IRB approval for their proposed research prior to beginning PY 354- Experimental Psychology

Established in Cycle: 2018-2019

Implementation Status: Planned

Priority: High

Implementation Description: Use of BU IRB website materials and training during PY 353.

Projected Completion Date: 06/2020

Responsible Person/Group: Roxanne Sullivan Jerome Lewis

Conference attendance/presentations

We will continue to encourage students to attend and present their research at a wide variety of student and professional psychology conferences during the 2019-2020 assessment period.

Established in Cycle: 2018-2019

Implementation Status: Planned

Priority: High Projected Completion Date: 06/2020

Responsible Person/Group: Psychology Area Faculty