James Madison University

CSPA Calendar

CSPA Interview Dates:

  • February 2, 2018
  • February 9, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
  • February 16, 2018
PHOTO:CSPA Class of 2016  End-of-Year Celebration
CSPA 2018 Cohort

Professional Development


The Professional Development Series has been implemented to provide opportunities for CSPA students to expand their learning experiences. Attendance and participation are required and considered in determining the student's grade for the practicum course. All part-time students must meet this requirement under the direction of their adviser.

Assistantship and practicum schedules should not interfere with these professional development sessions. Please coordinate this with your respective supervisors. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you must contact your CSPA adviser. You may be required to attend an additional workshop or write a related paper on the subject missed.

Please mark the following dates on your calendar for Professional Development.

Spring 2018

Meeting Date/Time/Location  Topic/Speaker/Presenter Group
Wednesday, Jan. 3 - Friday, Jan. 5
8:30am-5:00pm
Lakeview Room TBD
Assessment 101  1st yrs required
2nd yrs optional
Wednesday, Jan. 17
10am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Summer Practicum Experience & Phone/Skype Interview Preparation
Tracy Hakala
1st yrs 
Friday, Jan. 19
CSPA Program Committee Lunch
D-Hub 12noon
CSPA Committee Lunch All
Friday, Jan. 26
8:30am-12:00pm
Madison Union 404
MASPA
Hugh Brown 
2nd yrs
Wednesday, Feb. 14
10am-11am
Madison Union 304
Student Affairs 
Dr. Mark Warner
2nd yrs
Wednesday, Feb. 14
11am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Student Affairs 
Dr. Mark Warner
1st yrs
March 3-7
Philadelphia, PA
NASPA Annual Conference Optional
Wednesday, March 14
8am-4pm
Festival Conference Center
JMU Annual Diversity Conference
Workshops
All
March 11-14
Houston, TX
ACPA Annual Conference Optional
Tuesday, March 27
5:30 pm
HBS 5040
The Purpose of College
Dr. Brian Rosenberg
Optional
Wednesday, April 4
10am-12pm
Madison Union 206
Resiliency
Dr. David Onestak
1st yrs
Wednesday, April 4
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Benefits, Salary and Onboarding
JMU HR Team
2nd yrs
Wednesday, April 18
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Transition
Josh Bacon
1st yrs 
Wednesday, April 18
10am-12pm
Madison Union 306
Transition
Panel 
2nd yrs 
Friday, April 20
CSPA Program Committee Lunch
D-Hub 12noon
CSPA Committee Lunch All

Orientation


CSPA Orientation for both 1st and 2nd years will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017, 12:00-4:00 in Student Success Center Room 4044.

Fall Library Orientation


For assistance with the library, contact Michael Mungin, Psychology Librarian. http://www.lib.jmu.edu/psychology/default.aspx

Practicum Class


Each student (full and part time) must attend the practicum class during one spring semester of their academic career. It is preferable you attend the class during the spring semester in which you are involved in an actual practicum. You will register for this course, PSYC 696, during your last semester. Class dates coming soon.