Current Issues in I-O Psychology

Fall 2012


 

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Vodanovich

Phone: 474-2944; e-mail: stevevodanovich@uwf.edu
Office: Bldg. 41, Room 220. Lab: Room 225

Text: None

Some Useful Sites:

Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Academy of Management

Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

Organization Behavior Management Network

Center for Creative Leadership

Society for Human Resource Management

Occupational Safety & Health Network

International Public Management Association for Human Resources


~ Primary Learning Objectives ~

Students will be able to:

1)  Develop and give formal presentations on contemporary, important topics in the field of I/O Psychology.

2)  Summarize and evaluate the issues covered in the course.

3)  Discuss, in detail, the impact of all issues for individuals, organizations, and society.

4)  Logically summarize a given perspective on an issue and identify the strengths and weaknesses of contrary positions.

 

~ Approximate Timeline ~

Date
Topic
Presenter
   8/28 
Class Cancelled --- Storm
 

9/4

Introduction/Overview/Assignment Presentation Topics

 SV

9/11

Workaholism

SV

9/18

The Virtual Workplace and Telecommuting

Kayla Duperrault

[Telecommuting article]

Reading(s) for class:

Telework Survey

Telecommuting-Workspan

9/25

Employee Monitoring (Privacy Issues) in Organizations

Peter Bougas

10/2

Work-Life Issues and Dual Careers

Kimber Bougan

10/9

 Temporary/Contingent Employees

Celeste Morey

10/16

Globalization & I-O Practices

Kathleen Welker

10/23

The Aging Workforce & (Ageism)

Katherine Oliver
10/30

TBA

Guest Speaker

11/6

Licensure & I-O Psychology

Katherine Harnish

11/13

Mergers and Acquisitions

Cristina Gutierrez Blanca

11/20

Recent Approaches to Enhancing Workplace Safety
Danny Welker

11/27

Entrepreneurship
Lindsey Preacher

12/4

Workplace Boredom

SV


~ Student Responsibilities ~

For each topic, a student will be responsible to give a PowerPoint presentation (based on outside readings)

and to lead a class discussion on the assigned topic.  The presenter can provide a reading for the class to read (emailed to the

class in advance).  The PowerPoint slides need to be sent to the instructor at least a day before the class period.  Students

who are not presenting are responsible for reading any assigned material and to be active in the discussion of issues. 

 

~ Grading Criteria ~

Grades will be based on the quality of presentations (70%) and participation in class discussions (30%).

Class attendance is required.  Each unexcused absence will result in 1/2 a letter grade reduction in the final grade.

Some Important Links:

 

Student Disability Services

Student Grievence Process

University Evacuation Procedures