College of Psychology Committees


The following committees are responsible for policy, program, and curriculum development within the College of Psychology.  Committee membership is based on  individual committee charters and bylaws.

The College of Psychology encourages student leadership through participation in committees that are open to student membership. Student terms are one year in length and are capped at two terms per committee. Student members indicate their interest in serving on the committee to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions (or representative) in the fall of each academic year.

All committee meetings (with the exception of PASC hearings which are confidential) have designated open times during which any member of the College of Psychology may attend upon arrangement with a designated contact person.

Committees with student membership:

Curriculum Committee

Meeting Dates: 10/30/20, 11/20/20, 12/18/20, 1/29/21, 2/26/21, 3/26/21, 4/30/21, 5/28/21, 6/25/21, 7/30/21, 8/27/21
Meeting Time: 4 PM
Meeting Location: Online
Contact: Andrea Schneider, Ph.D., David Jull-Patterson, Ph.D.
Administrative Oversight: Andrea Schneider, Ph.D.

This committee is comprised of at three members of the College faculty and two members of the student body. The Curriculum Committee evaluates new course proposals or significant changes to current courses, and evaluates changes in the general curriculum. It is an advisory committee to the Dean of the College of Psychology.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Meeting Dates: 11/13/20, 12/11/20, 1/8/1, 2/12/21, 3/12/21, 4/9/21, 5/14/21, 6/11/21
Meeting Time: 12 PM
Meeting Location: Online
Contact: Kristee Haggins, Ph.D., David Jull-Patterson, Ph.D.
Administrative Oversight: Sandra Nevis, Ph.D.

This committee is comprised of three members of the College faculty and two members of the student body. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee generates recommendations regarding recruitment and retention of diverse student body, staff, and administrators; evaluates the current culture of diversity within the College; develops educational and training opportunities to ensure cultural competency in the College; engages the community by promoting and developing the value of diversity in mental health care and treatment; advises the Dean of the College of Psychology.

Faculty Hiring and Development Committee

Meeting Dates: TBD
Meeting Time: TBD
Meeting Location: Online
Contact: Andrea Schneider, Ph.D., David Jull-Patterson, Ph.D.
Administrative Oversight: Bret McLaughlin, Psy.D., M.B.A.

This committee is comprised of three members of the College faculty and two members of the student body. The Faculty Hiring and Development Committee monitors and reviews the faculty hiring process, conducts faculty interviews, develops and implements programs intended to promote faculty development, develops a list of faculty mentors who will encourage junior or entry level members, makes recommendations to the Dean of of the College of Psychology regarding faculty needs.

Student Activities Committee

Meeting Dates: 12/17/20, 1/14/21, 2/18/21, 3/18/21, 4/15/21, 5/20/21
Meeting Time: 5 PM
Meeting Location: Online
Contact: Tiffany Mimms, Ph.D.
Administrative Oversight: Mark Ettensohn, Psy.D.

This committee is comprised of two members of the College faculty and three members of the student body. The Student Activities Committee develops and implements activities intended to promote student wellbeing, develops a list of student mentors who can support junior members, receives and promotes ideas for student professional development, makes recommendations to the Dean of the College of Psychology.

Student Body Council (SBC)

Meeting Dates: TBD
Meeting Time: TBD
Meeting Location: Online
Contact: Elio Gutierrez, SBC President
Administrative Oversight: Mark Ettensohn, Psy.D.

The Student Council represents College of Psychology students and cultivates an environment of comradery, professional growth, and excellence.  The SBC serves as student representatives within the College of Psychology and when interfacing with the California Northstate University’s student organizations.  It also advocates for the needs of College of Psychology students.

 

Committees and regular meetings without student membership

Admissions Committee

Meeting Dates: 11/6/20, 11/20/20, 12/4/20, 12/18/20, 1/8/21, 1/22/21, 2/5/21, 2/19/21, 3/5/21, 3/19/21, 4/2/21, 4/16/21, 4/30/21, 5/14/21,
5/28/21, 6/11/21, 6/25/21
Meeting Time: 2 PM
Meeting Location: Online
Contact: Mark Ettensohn, Psy.D.
Administrative Oversight: Mark Ettensohn, Psy.D.

The Admissions Committee is an advisory committee to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions. The committee recommends qualified applicants to the College of Psychology and aids in the development of admissions policies and procedures that are consistent with the values, mission, and goals of the College of Psychology.

Clinical Training Committee (CTC)

Meeting Dates: 10/13/20, 10/27/20, 11/10/20, 11/24/20, 12/8/20, 12/22/20, 1/5/21, 1/19/21, 2/2/21, 2/16/21, 3/2/21, 3/16/21, 3/30/21, 4/13/21,
4/27/21, 5/11/21, 5/25/21, 6/8/21, 6/22/21
Meeting Time: 3 PM
Meeting Location: Online
Contact: Sandra Nevis, Ph.D.
Administrative Oversight: Sandra Nevis, Ph.D.

The Clinical Training Committee is led by the Assistant Dean of Clinical Training and is comprised of faculty directly involved in Practicum Preparation and Practicum Case Conference coursework.  The purpose of CTC is to monitor student performance and practicum experience, including the evaluation of a student’s readiness for practicum and internship experiences.  Additionally, all college policies and procedures  related to clinical training are developed and reviewed by CTC.

Dean’s Executive Council (DEC)

Meeting Dates: Every Monday
Meeting Time: 10 AM
Meeting Location: Online
Contact: Bret McLaughlin, PsyD, MBA
Administrative Oversight: Bret McLaughlin, Psy.D., M.B.A

The Administration of the College of Psychology meets on a weekly basis to develop policy, respond to programmatic needs, and discuss student and faculty concerns.

Faculty Meeting

Meeting Dates: Every Other Thursday
Meeting Time: 12 PM
Meeting Location: Online
Contact: Bret McLaughlin, PsyD, MBA
Administrative Oversight: Bret McLaughlin, Psy.D., M.B.A.

All available faculty members of the College of Psychology hold regular bi-weekly meetings to discuss issues pertinent to the educational aims of the College of Psychology.

Professional and Academic Standards Committee (PASC)

Meeting Dates: As Needed
Meeting Time: TBD
Meeting Location: Online

The Professional and Academic Standards Committee convenes only on an as-needed basis to adjudicate violations of academic probation and the College of Psychology Code of Conduct.