This week’s roundup: a look into the job market and the profession of psychology

80 degrees and snow all in the same week!  After a nice vacation, I am back with a few articles for you.  This week we look at the job market and profession of psychology as well as the regulatory aspect of higher education.  Have a great weekend!


Can Science’s Reproducibility Crisis Be Reproduced? (The Chronicle)
Two reports published this week studied the reproducibility of a series of psychology and economic studies.  Their findings suggest that studies published in both fields are more reliable that previously reported.

The Triad and For-Profits (Inside Higher Ed)
A look at the role of state education regulatory agencies in the triad as the Obama administration continues to focus on increased oversight of for-profit institutions.

School psychologists in short supply in Valley (Yakima Herald)
With school psychologists retiring in Yakima, WA, school districts struggle to fill vacancies.

Senate Democrats press Education Department to rescind reviews of loan servicers (The Washington Post)
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General released a report this week which found that the Department’s 2015 review of loan servicers methods were flawed.  In the wake of this report, several Senate Democrats sent a letter to acting Secretary of Education King requesting that the Department rescind its report.

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.