James Madison University

CSPA Calendar

CSPA Interview Dates:

  • February 1, 2019
  • February 8, 2019
  • February 11, 2019
  • February 15, 2019
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.

Fall 2018

Meeting Date/Time/Location  Topic
Speaker/Presenter
       GROUP
Monday, Aug. 13
12pm-4:30pm
Student Success Center 4044
Orientation - All
All
Thursday, Aug 16
8:30am-12pm
Madison Union Ballroom
New Graduate Student Orientation
Dr. Jie Chen
1st years 2nd years optional
Monday, Sept. 3
10am-12pm
Madison Union 206
Navigating Practica
Tracy Hakala 
1st years
Monday, Sept. 3
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Transition into 2nd year
Dr. Josh Bacon
2nd years
Thursday, Sept. 6
8am, Festival Ballroom
SAUP Divisional Meeting
Dr. Tim Miller
All
Monday, Sept. 10
9am-12pm
UREC
UREC TEAM Challenge All
Monday, Sept. 17
10am – 11am
Madison Union 206
What you need to know about Discrimination,
Harassment and Title IX
Amy Sirocky Meck
1st years
Monday, Sept. 17
11am-12pm
Madison Union 206
Title IX
Amy Sirocky Meck
2nd years
Monday, Sept. 24
10am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Dealing with Students in Crisis: A Dean’s Office Perspective presented by: Dr. Josh Bacon and Ms. Gloria Mast 1st years
Monday, Sept. 24
10am-12pm
Madison Union 206
Legal Issues: Landscapes in Higher Education by: Jack Knight 2nd years
Monday, Oct. 1
10am-12pm
Madison Union 206 
Ethics Game
Dave Barnes
1st years 
Monday, Oct. 1
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Fundraising and Financial Landscape in Higher Education
Weston Hatfield
2nd years
Monday, Oct. 8
10am-12pm
Memorial Hall Rm 7215
Qualtrics Training
Amiee Stright
1st years
Friday, Oct. 19
CSPA Program Committee Lunch D Hub 12 noon
CSPA Program Committee All
Monday, Oct. 22
10am-12pm
Madison Union 206
Supervising Students: Chris Ehrhart,
 Residence Life
1st years
Monday, Oct. 22
10am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Cover Letters & Resumes
Tracy Hakala
2nd years
Monday, Oct. 29
10am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Myers-Briggs
Hugh Brown
1st years
Monday, Nov. 5
10am-11am
Madison Union 203
Assistantships and Practicums 
Tracy Hakala 
1st years
Monday, Nov. 5
10am-11am
Madison Union 206
Portfolio Motivation
Dr. Josh Bacon
2nd years
Monday, Nov. 5
11am-12pm
Madison Union 206
Portfolio Introduction
Dr. Josh Bacon
1st years
Nov. 14-16
Wintergreen Resort
VSSC Conference
Annual Conference
 
Monday, Dec. 3
10am-1:30pm
(Lunch included)
Madison Union 404
Assistantship Presentations & Lunch with Site Supervisors 1st years
Friday, Dec. 7
9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Supervisor Offices
Assistantship Interviews 1st years

Spring 2019

Meeting Date/Time/Location  Topic/Speaker/Presenter Group
Wednesday, January 2 - Friday, January 4
8:30am-5:00pm
Lakeview Room TBD
Assessment 101 
CARS Faculty
1st yrs required
2nd yrs optional
Wednesday, Jan. 16
11am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Summer Practicum
Phone and Video Interviews
Tracy Hakala
1st yrs 
Wednesday, Jan. 23
CSPA Program Committee Lunch
D-Hub 12noon
CSPA Committee Lunch All
Friday, Jan. 25
8:30am-12:00pm
Madison Union 306
MASPA
Hugh Brown 
2nd yrs
Wednesday, Feb. 13
10am-11am
Madison Union 405
Emergency Recovery & Response Team
Donna Harper
All
March 9-13
Los Angeles, CA
NASPA Annual Conference Optional
Wednesday, March 13
8am-4pm
Festival Conference Center
JMU Annual Diversity Conference
Workshops
All
March 3-6
Boston, Massachusetts
ACPA Annual Conference Optional
Wednesday, April 3
10am-12pm
Madison Union 206
Resiliency
Dr. David Onestak
1st yrs
Wednesday, April 3
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Benefits, Salary and Onboarding
JMU HR Team
2nd yrs
Wednesday, April 10
10am-11am
Madison Union 304
Student Affairs
Dr. Tim Miller
1st years
Wednesday, April 10
11am-12pm
Madison Union 304
Student Affairs
Dr. Tim Miller
2nd years
Wednesday, April 17
10am-12pm
Madison Union 203
Transition
Josh Bacon
1st yrs 
Wednesday, April 17
10am-12pm
Madison Union 306
Transition
Panel 
2nd yrs 
Friday, April 19
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 13, 2018, 12:00-4:30 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.