Minutes of the Business Meeting #
August 11, 1996
BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES
Sunday, 11 August 1996, 5:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Larry A. Alferink
I. CALL TO ORDER: Dr. Morris called the meeting to order at
5:14 p. m.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Dr. Morris distributed the
minutes from the August 1995 Business Meeting for review. Dr. Cuvo
moved that the minutes be approved. Dr. Fox seconded this motion,
which passed unanimously.
IV. AGENDA: Dr. Morris distributed the agenda of the meeting
and asked if there were any additions to this agenda.
V. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
A. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: An analysis of our membership over
time indicates that we have lost 201 members since 1991. Members are
lost primarily through division resignations, not though resignations
from APA. The Executive Committee has decided to develop a
questionnaire to mail out to those who have resigned from the
Division. The primary decline in membership followed the dues
increase from $10 to $22 in 1995 with the addition of
PsycSCAN. However, there are a number of individuals who
subscribe to PsycSCAN without being members of the Division.
We will attempt to recruit members through APA membership recruitment
programs, with a particular focus on non-members who subscribe to
PsycSCAN. The Division also has produced a recruitment poster
which was first displayed at ABA and will be also used at other
events, including at APAs celebration of the golden anniversary
of the first APA Division.The Executive Committee has agreed to
investigate the possibility of developing a web site.
In the past, we have attempted to recruit members at ABA. However,
there are potential problems in including Division recruitment
materials in ABA packets, as ABA has indicated that there will be a
charge for Division materials included in ABA packets in the future.
There will be efforts to resolve this over the next year.
Dr. Hineline moved that we accept the Membership report. Dr. Marr
seconded this motion which passed unanimously.
B. PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Dr. Watkins reported that the Division
worked cooperatively with other division to develop joint programs to
maximize program hours. This process was made more difficult due to
the cancellation of the Chairs Meeting due to the Snow Storm in
Washington, D. C. Dinner will be on Monday at 7:00 p. m. at the
Sequoia Grove Restaurant. Dr. Gershenson mentioned that not everyone
was aware of when the dinner was scheduled in time to make travel
arrangements and that it may be useful to set the date for the
Division Dinner well in advance of completing final arrangements for
the Dinner. Dr. Galizio agreed to pursue this for next years
Next year, the Program Chairs will be Dr. Galizio and Dr. Eckerman.
The APA convention will be in Chicago.
Dr. Hineline moved to accept the report on the Convention Program.
Dr. Shull seconded this motion, which passed unanimously.
C. COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Wasik, our Council
Representative, was unable to attend the APA Council meeting which
occurred this morning and Dr. Alferink attended in her place. The
issue of the curriculum for prescription privileges curriculum was
approved. While the issue of prescription privileges is a
controversial one which many members of the division oppose, it is
very likely that some states will approved prescription privileges in
spite of our opposition. Thus, strategically the issue becomes one
of ensuring that those who receive prescription privileges have
appropriate training and that there is also an appropriate assessment
of competence after this training. After consultation with the
representative from Division 28, the Division supported this
D. FELLOWS COMMITTEE: Dr. Shull reported that the Fellows
Committee had recommended two members for fellows status. Both
nominations were approved by the APA membership committee and were
approved by APA Council this morning. The two new fellows are Dr.
Steven Dworkin and Dr. Robert Koegel.
Dr. Hineline moved to approve the report of the Fellows Committee.
Dr. Foxx seconded this motion, which passed unanimously.
E. AWARDS COMMITTEE: Dr. Morris, reporting on behalf of Dr.
Mace, indicated that the recipients 1997 awards have been selected.
Dr. Brian A. Iwata was selected for the Don Hake Basic/Applied
Research Award. The recipient of the Fred S. Keller Behavioral
Education Award was Dr. Beth Sulzer-Azaroff. Dr. Richard G. Smith
was selected for the B. F. Skinner New Researcher Award and Dr. Lewis
A. Bizo and Dr. Randolph C. Grace were w]selected as joint recipients
for the award recognizing the Outstanding Dissertation on Basic
Learning Processes. Dr. Hineline noted that Executive Committee has
asked the Awards Committee to provide division recognition for
individuals who may be competitive for APA awards.
Dr. Morris thanked SEAB for the $250 contribution to support the
F. DIVISION 25 RECORDER: Dr. Hackenberg reported that the
first issue under his editorship was mailed in mid-July. He
anticipates that the next issue will be mailed in late November and
would appreciate any submissions for the next issue with a submission
deadline of October 1.
Dr. Hineline moved to accept the report of the Division 25
Recorder. Dr. Gershenson seconded this motion which passed
G. PsycSCAN ADVISORY BOARD: Dr. Morris, reporting on
behalf of Dr. Thyer, indicated that the editorial board had completed
a review of the criteria for selecting a journal as a core journal.
As a result of this review, five journals have been dropped as
core journals and three journals were added. Behavior
Analytic abstracts from journals dropped from the core
journals list will continue to be printed. Abstracts which are
identified by APA for inclusion are reviewed by two editors, with a
better than 90% rate of agreement on inclusion. The headings in the
table of contents will be reorganized to reflect the settings in
which the research is carried out.
Dr. Cuvo moved to accept the PsycSCAN report. Dr. Shull
seconded this motion, which passed unanimously.
H. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE: Dr. Gershenson
presented the report of the Nominations and Elections Committee. Dr.
David Eckerman was elected as the new President-Elect and Dr. Bill
Hopkins was elected as the new Member-at-Large of the Executive
Committee. Dr. Claire Poulson was elected as the Divisions
Council Representative but declined her election. Dr. Barbara Wasik,
who received the next highest number of votes, has agreed to continue
in this role. There will be an announcement in the Recorder
to increase the number of nominations.
Dr. Hineline moved to approve the report of the Nominations and
Elections Committee and Dr. Shull seconded this motion. The motion
was approved unanimously by the members present.
I. FINANCIAL REPORT AND BUDGETS: Dr. Alferink distributed our
proposed budget for 1996 and distributed a report on the financial
condition of the Division. Our Division Tax Return for 1996 was
submitted and approved by Arthur Anderson. Our income as of August
10 was $8,540.07 with an anticipated total income of $9,730. Our
expenses as of August 10 were $4,523.14 with our total expenses
anticipated to be $10,375. The Executive Committee decided to
maintain dues at current levels, even though we have been operating
at a deficit for the last several years. In order to generate more
income, we have taken a more aggressive approach to investing our
endowment funds through a laddered investment program which maintains
our flexibility to respond to new opportunities while locking in
higher interest rates for the present.
Dr. Hineline moved to approve the Budget report. Dr. Watkins
seconded this motion, which was approved unanimously.
5. NEW BUSINESS
INVOLVEMENT IN APA COMMITTEE AND TASK&nbs
p;ANALYSIS OF PAST-PRESIDENT: Dr. Hineline reported
that the committee will be working to increase our leverage with APA
as a whole by getting Division members on APA Boards &
Committees, identifying vacancies, identifying individuals for
slates, identifying allies for other divisions, establish monitors
for an going committees to develop name recognition and familiarity
with the work of the committee in preparation of preparing a
TASK ANALYSIS: Dr. Morris reported that Task Analysis
are being developed or updated to increase our effectiveness when new
Executive Committee Members and Committee Chairs begin their work on
behalf of the Division.
LISTSERVER and WORLD WIDE WEB: Dr. Morris indicated that,
while there are other Listservers dedicated to the discussion of
issues in Behavior Analysis, it would be useful to have a listserv
specifically for Division 25 in order to maintain rapid contact and
gain feedback from our membership. It also would be useful to have a
site on the World Wide Web. There will be a call for individuals to
serve in developing and maintaining these resources in the
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT: Dr. Morris indicated that we need to
develop methods to increase the activity and the membership in the
Division since our students are our future as a division
DIVISION ARCHIVES: Dr. Todd has been selected as the
Archivist for the Division and has begun assembling materials. He
has also prepared a history of the division a which will be
serialized over the next several issues of the Recorder.
Dr. Cuvo noted that he had reviewed a book on Pioneers in Psychology
in the APA Book Exhibit and that Skinner was not included. He
suggested that the Division should check into this.
CONCLUDING REMARKS: On behalf of the Division, Dr. Morris
expressed his appreciation to Dr. Watkins for her work as on the
Program Committee, Dr. Cuvo for his service on the Membership
Committee, and to Dr. Shull and Dr. Hineline who are completing their
terms as members of the Executive Committee in January. He also
thanked Dr. Hackenberg for his work in the release of the Summer
issue of the Recorder in a manner timed to coincide with convention
travel and Dr. Alferink for his assistance in assembling the agendas
for the Division Meetings.
6. ADJOURNMENT: Dr. Hineline moved to adjourn and the motion
was seconded by Dr. Gershenson. The meeting adjourned at 5:53 p.m.