A while ago, I nominated myself for consideration as a member of some of the APA’s committees. Today, I received notice that I have been selected for a three year term (from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014) as a member of the APA Committee on the Status and Future of the Profession:
The Committee is charged with studying and making recommendations to the Board of Officers concerning trends in graduate and undergraduate education in philosophy and conditions relevant to the employment of philosophers in academic and non-academic work. To this end the Committee conducts periodic surveys of philosophers and philosophy departments and monitors changes in higher education in the humanities as reported by the learned societies and by government agencies, working closely with other APA Committees when appropriate.
I had actually been assuming that I had been rejected for a position on an APA committee, since I hadn’t heard anything about it since nominating myself last June. Which made this news quite a pleasant surprise.