Chapter 1 I/O Psychology Doctoral Program Roles and Policies

As the I/O Doctoral Program goes live, we are in need of a handbook detailing all the key procedures and policies for the I/O doctoral and MA program experience. The goal is to have a final draft of the handbook by December 1st 2020, or the deadline for our first official doctoral application cycle. We need to have formal procedures for the following areas: (1) Doctoral Student Selection, Chapter 2, (2) I/O Program (MA and PhD) Probation Standards, Chapter 3, (3) Prospective Comprehensive Exams, Chapter 4, (4) Student Mentorship and Program Culture, Chapter 5, and (5) Dissertation Process, Chapter 6. Here are some general handbooks from other programs:

It would be great help if each of us could volunteer to develop one or more of these policies and then educate the other faculty on the process. We can submit each for review, feedback, and then finalize for our second official incoming class. We could each carve out the procedure over the summer, review as a group at our first I/O meeting in the Fall, then update and finalize by December 1st. Below is a brief outline of each policy with some examples from other institutions.