BSA discussed the issue of data archiving, noting a symposium on this topic that will take place at the 1997 APA Annual Convention and other planned activities with divisions. The Board provided comments on a draft report from the Task Force on Test User Qualifications and met with Robert Rosenthal, PhD, Cochair, and Leona Aiken, PhD, of the Task Force on Statistical Inference. BSA also commented on the draft document of the Joint Task Force on Ethical Guidelines for Researchers.
The Board selected speakers for the 1998 Master Lectures series and for the Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Program. BSA met with Martin Seligman, PhD, APA President-Elect, to discuss APA's venture into electronic journals. Dr. Seligman requested comments from the Board on how to best publicize this new venture, determine costs, and identify which journals should become electronic.
BSA supported the proposal to change the system for determining seating on the Council of Representatives because BSA members thought that this would benefit science. The proposal would allow for the continuation of the current annual apportionment ballot system (preserving the "one person/one vote" principle). Then, based on the annual allocation, an additional 48 seats would be proportionately awarded to divisions and state associations that had not gained a Council seat. Of the 48, 30 additional seats would be awarded to divisions and 18 to state associations. This proposal would allow all divisions to have a seat on Council and would most likely push some of the science divisions up to two seats.
The Board reviewed the 5-year plan released by the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training, which listed proposals for association-wide activities directed at increasing the participation of ethnic minority psychologists.
BSA discussed activities related to outreach programs at the high school and undergraduate levels for behavioral science programs and successful mentoring programs.
In addition, CARE reviewed its "Guidelines for the Use of Animals in School Science Behavior Projects," which will be incorporated into the document, "Ethical Guidelines for the Teaching of Psychology in Secondary Schools."
CARE discussed a series of talks it is sponsoring at the APA Annual Convention in Chicago. With a focus on "Linking Animal and Human Behavior," the series is being cosponsored by BSA and Division 25 (Experimental Analysis of Behavior).
CARE was apprised on the current status of 2 projects:
In addition, as the primary APA com-mittee with expertise in testing, CPTA outlined its plans to coordinate the APA governance comments on the draft Stan-dards for Educational and Psychological Testing and presented this information to other APA boards and committees.