We have two goals with this survey. First, we want to begin to assemble a list of Division 15 members’ skills and expertise in order to create a data base of willing experts that would: (a) interact with media and/or policy representatives about current events, policies, or emerging issues relevant to educational psychology; and/or (b) engage in professional learning initiatives with policy and practice partners.
Second, we want your input about whether and how Division 15 should become more proactively engaged in policy response, analysis, advocacy and professional learning initiatives.
Position Statements are viewed as advocacy-related documents that summarize a position that is for or against specific policy initiatives. These statements are based on the most up-to-date available data and analysis and are written to reflect an organization’s commitment/values regarding educational policy activities. Position Statements can be written/distributed during the legislation development phase (before policies are passed/enacted) as well as after legislation has been passed and when the policy is set (or in motion).