Fun trivia, higher education reform, and the awarding of grant money in this week’s news roundup

Happy Friday!  The week’s articles focus on a bit of fun trivia, higher education reform, and the awarding of grant money.  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Tim Duncan’s Other Career as an Academic Psychologist
(The Wall Street Journal)
A look at Tim Duncan’s brief career as a social psychologist.

When College Students Need Food Pantries More Than Textbooks
(The Atlantic)
Based on a report from NASPA: Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education, colleges and universities have developed emergency aid programs in an effort to increase graduation rates.

Why Don’t Young Scientists Get More Grants? Often They Don’t Apply
(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
A report released this week examines who receives NIH grants based on age.

Kline: Higher Ed Reforms Will Open More Doors to Opportunity
(Education and the Workforce Committee)
This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed a number of bills geared toward strengthening higher education.

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.