New report analyzing online job advertisements for licensed psychologists and more in this week’s news roundup!

Happy Friday!  This week’s articles focus on the U.S. Department of Education’s work to support students, a look at where the job postings are for psychologists and a survey faculty demographics. Enjoy!


“New APA report analyzes online job advertisements for licensed psychologists” (APA Access)
APA’s Center for Workforce Studies released a new report this week examining online job postings for licensed psychologists.

“Where are the Minority Professors” (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at the demographics of faculty at 1,500 colleges.

“Education Dept. Seeks to Clear a Path to Loan Forgiveness and Recover Lost Loans” (The Chronical of Higher Education)
The U.S. Department of Education plans to develop a standard to identify fraud and consistently review appeals for debt relief.

“Scoring the College Scorecard” (Center for American Progress)
A look at the limitations of the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and recommendations on how to improve the tool.

“Assessing, Without Tests” (Inside Higher Ed)
The Association of American Colleges and Universities released survey findings  colleges and universities are relying more on learning outcomes and less on standardized tests to assess student learning.

About the Author

Jen McCrindle, MPA
Jen McCrindle, MPA is the Assistant Director of Policy Analysis and Communication for the American Psychological Association’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation (OPCA). OPCA works with the Commission on Accreditation to accredit doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral residency psychology programs that prepare trainees for practice in health service psychology. She has a diverse background working in the health service field and with regulatory bodies. In her work in specialized/professional accreditation, she ensures that the Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology closely align with state psychology licensing boards’ and accreditation recognition bodies’ policies, including the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. She also is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s Department of Public Administration. Currently, she is working with the APA Commission on Accreditation to implement new accreditation standards and policies for health service psychology training programs that lead to licensure. In her spare time, Jen enjoys running, traveling, and cooking new dishes.