"New Directions for Undergraduate Psychology Learning Outcomes and Assessment" Featuring Jane Halonen

Created by Elizabeth Uva Employee on Mar 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at This is a pre-recorded webinar

Starts at 12:00 PM ยท Ends at 1:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • Elizabeth Uva


Jane Halonen




This webinar will review the new changes in the American Psychological Associations' Guidelines for Undergraduate Psychology 2.0. Recently approved by APA, the new guidelines articulate student learning outcomes for a strong psychology major at both four year and community college curricula. The Guidelines provide appropriate assessment suggestions for measuring student achievement. The webinar will emphasize the implications of adopting or adapting the Guidelines to help psychology programs improve articulation agreements, achieve excellence, and clarify expectations of what psychology majors should know and do for all stakeholders.


In this talk, Jane Halonen will:

1. Describe the rationale for the development of a revision of the American Psychological Association's guidelines;

2. Identify the five new goals undergirding strong undergraduate psychology programs;

3. Speculate on implications of the major changes for department functioning.



Professor Jane S. Halonen is Professor of Psychology at the University of West Florida where she recently completed a decade of service as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Her research agenda has focused on critical thinking, assessment, and faculty and program development.  Her first book publication was The Critical Thinking Companion for Introductory Psychology published by Worth. Her most recent emphases have been on helping good departments become great ones. She coauthored Your Guide to College Success , which is in its 7th edition published by Cengage. She has been involved over the course of her career with helping the American Psychological Association develop guidelines or standards of academic performance from high school through graduate levels of education, including chairing the Task Force for Undergraduate Psychology Learning Goals and Outcomes. She was named the 2013 winner of the American Psychological Foundation's Award for Distinguished Applications in Education and Training. In 2000, she won the Foundation's Distinguished Teaching Award and the American Psychological Association named her an "Eminent Woman in Psychology" in 2003.  She served as the Chief Reader for the Psychology Advanced Placement Reading from 2004-2009.

This is a pre-recorded webinar