A little something for everyone in this week’s news roundup!

Greetings from warm and sunny Belize!  First a huge thanks to Amanda Macchi for her help posting this.  This week there is a little something for everyone.  Please enjoy.


“Study: Disabilities Underrepresented in College Psychology Classes” (Inside Higher Ed)
Teaching of Psychology published a study that analyzes the type of courses offered in undergraduate psychology programs.

“A PowerPoint Slide Advises Professors to Alter Teaching to Pacify Armed Students” (The Chronicle)
A look at a faculty senate’s reaction to  Texas’ campus-carry law.

“As Big-Data Companies Come to Teaching, a Pioneer Issues a Warning” (The Chronicle)
A major proponent of adaptive learning calls upon colleges to become more involved in the development and adoption of learning analytics.

“’Completion Grants’ Are Just One Part of the Student-Success Puzzle” (The Chronicle)
The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities released a report examining the effect of completion grants on retention and graduation rates.

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.