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Daniel L. Gadke & Kasee K. Stratton; Mississippi State University

Manuscript Rejected: Moving Onward and Upward

Submitted by asulliva on Thu, 2018-01-25 12:25

Laura Pendergast, Temple University
“Are you done?” my mentor asked patiently. My beautiful manuscript had been rejected… again. My mentor had been listening to me complain for 15 minutes. I was starting a tenure-track position and needed to publish. I had conducted my analyses using the most current statistical techniques. I had painstakingly crafted my arguments and drawn careful, well-supported conclusions. Why didn’t these reviewers understand my paper?!

by Leandra Parris, PhD, Illinois State University

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Submitted by asulliva on Tue, 2017-10-24 06:33

Ours is a field where open positions can abound, as we see this year, and where faculty roles, expectations, opportunities, and challenges can vary substantially across different types of institutions (e.g., public v. private, R1 v. teaching) and programs (doctoral only, specialist only, combined). Some scholars will spend their entire careers in a single institution, but many will not.

By Ethan Van Norman, Georgia State University, with panelists Stacy-Ann January, University of South Carolina; Dave Klingbeil, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Wesley Sims, Wichita State University

Summertime and the Workin’ Is Easy: The Five Ps of a Productive Summer
By Leandra Parris, Illinois State University & Tamika P. La Salle, University of Connecticut

Guest post by Ethan R. Van Norman, Georgia State University

A common concern among early career researchers is how to identify appropriate journals for their work. Researchers in school psychology publish in a broad range of journals – from school psychology, to general and special education, educational psychology and other subfields of psychology, public health, prevention science, and other fields depending on the topic of a given manuscript.

By Leandra Parris, Illinois State University 

A delightful idiosyncrasy of tenure-track positions is the rigorous selection process, which, if you are successful in your applications, includes an invitation for a campus visit. The campus visit is more than an interview; it generally consists of a series of meals, meetings, tours, and presentations with members of the search committee, other faculty, students, and administrators over one to two days. Most campus visits involve a job talk, or colloquia, on your research agenda or a single project, and may also include a teaching demonstration or case study presentation.


  • The SSSP Board Meeting during the NASP Convention will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12 to 4 at Swissotel (connected to the Hyatt) MT069.
  • The SSSP Members' Meeting and Reception will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 at Maggiano’s Downtown Chicago, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.