Industrial and Organizational Psychology
We agree with Kraiger et al. (2022) that creating and maintaining a strong and positive culture (p. X) is a primary challenge for developing and maintaining high-quality online industrial-organizational (I-O) graduate programs, especially doctoral programs. To elaborate on this topic and provide initial insights into best practices, we offer an analysis of our experience in translating our program culture, which ranked at the top for culture in a recent survey of I-O graduate programs (Roman et al., 2018), to an online setting in response to the global pandemic. The coauthor reflections represent multiple perspectives, including that of the doctoral program coordinator who has a 30-year span of experience and knowledge regarding the evolution of the program’s culture, a senior doctoral student who experienced the program entirely in-person for 4 years prior to online conditions, and a graduate student who entered the program under strictly online conditions. Our analysis is also informed by discussions with I-O faculty members and interviews with students who joined the program online in 2020 and 2021.
Original Publication Citation
Major, D. A., Eggler, K. D., & Burleson, S. D. (2022). Reflections on creating and maintaining supportive graduate program culture online: Lessons learned from a top-ranked doctoral program. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 15(2), 200-204. https://doi.org/10.1017/iop.2022.23
0000-0003-2638-1174 (Eggler), 0000-0001-6680-6718 (Burleson)
Major, Debra A.; Eggler, Kristen D.; and Burleson, Seterra D., "Reflections on Creating and Maintaining Supportive Graduate Program Culture Online: Lessons Learned from a Top-Ranked Doctoral Program" (2022). Psychology Faculty Publications. 134.