Get Involved in STP!
If you’re an STP member interested in becoming more involved in STP activities then you’ve come to the right place. STP is committed to providing opportunities to as many of its members as possible to participate in STP initiatives. Whenever there’s a committee, taskforce, or working group vacancy, this will be one of the places where the vacancy is announced. In the meantime, here’s a partial list of executive committee members and their areas of responsibilities. If you click on each name, you’ll be directed to that person’s email address. Even if there is no current vacancy, you should feel free to contact one or more of these individuals to express your interest in serving on a specific committee.
If you’re a nonmember visitor to this site and are interested in getting involved with STP, then by all means return to the homepage and submit your membership application online. We welcome anyone interested in the teaching of psychology.
Current Service Opportunities
- STP programming is searching for three people to serve on the program committee for STP’s Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT), formerly the Best Practices conference. The conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on October 10 & 11, 2014. Rather than focusing on a specific topic, the conference will have tracks related to APA’s new learning goals for the undergraduate psychology major: (1) Knowledge Base in Psychology, (2) Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking, (3) Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World, (4) Communication, and (5) Professional Development. The primary responsibility of the program committee is to review proposals for symposia and posters. Members will also help with various tasks before and during the conference (e.g., welcoming people at the registration table and introducing keynote speakers). The conference registration fee will be waived for committee members.
If you are interested, please complete the application and email it to Natalie Lawrence at email@example.com by Monday, December 16. Preference will be given to individuals who have attended this conference in the past.
- The Public Relations Committee has two vacancies. This committee is charged with examining ways to increase the visibility of STP and to let everyone know about the resources and accomplishments of STP. Each term is for three (3) years. The first vacancy is for the Chair. The Chair works closely with the VPRR&PR and must submit biannual reports of committee activity. The second position is for a committee member. Early Career Psychologists are encouraged to apply for the second position. To apply for either position, please send a CV as well as a statement of interest in serving on this committee to Jen Lanter (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please put STP Public Relations Committee in the subject line. Deadline for receipt of applications is December 23, 2013.
- The Membership Committee (MC) has two vacancies. Each term is three years. The MC is charged with examining ways to increase new members as well as retention of current members. Early Career Psychologists are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in serving, please email Deb Park - Chair of the Membership Committee at email@example.com. Please send a CV as well as a statement of interest in serving on this committee. Please put STP Membership Committee in the subject line. Deadline for receipt of applications is December 23, 2013.
- The STP/Division2 Elections and Appointments Committee seeks nominations for several key leadership positions: President-Elect, Vice President for Resources, Vice President for Programming, Secretary, and two (pending outcome of 2013 apportionment ballots) Representatives to APA Council. All terms except President-Elect are 3-year terms beginning on January 1, 2015. The President-Elect serves a 1-year term followed by a 1-year presidential term and a 1-year term as Past President. Descriptions of the responsibilities for each position can be found on the STP/Division2 website (http://www.teachpsych.org) in the Policy and Procedures Manual (located in the Members Only section under Publications) beginning on page 25. Please nominate colleagues whom you believe have the experience, commitment and motivation to contribute to the success of our Society. Self-nominations are also encouraged. All nominees must be Fellows or Members of the Society, and nominees for APA Council of Representatives must, additionally, be members of APA. Send all nominations to Norine Jalbert, Chair of Elections and Appointments, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is January 6, 2014.
- The STP SoTL Workshop Committee is looking for one SoTL Workshop Mentor to serve a three-year term. Nominations and self nominations are welcome. We invite applications from faculty who have significant experience in conducting and publishing SoTL who would be willing to mentor those starting to do SoTL work. Mentors will work with 3-4 faculty members a year and provide guidance on SoTL as well as support participants through the research process (which may include discussing ideas or analyzing, outlining, and writing a final product). STP will cover all mentors’ expenses to attend the annual SoTL workshop. If interested, or if you have questions, contact Regan A. R. Gurung (email@example.com). The application deadline is January 30th, 2014
- The STP Diversity Committee is searching for new members. The mission of the committee is “to oversee and assess all Society activities related to diversity issues, including but not limited to, diversity in membership, integration of diversity into the curriculum, hiring and retaining a diverse faculty, and attracting members of diverse groups to psychology as a major and a profession.” The Committee’s objective includes “building community among and supporting diversity-oriented scholars and teachers, perhaps beginning with conference discussions/presentations.” The entire group convenes via phone conference biannually; additional meetings are held when necessary. Subcommittees meet as needed to complete set tasks. If you are interested please send your vita and a statement of interest to John Chang at Jchang@po-box.esu.edu.
Sue Frantz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Vice President of Resources
- Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP), Project Syllabus, Department Consulting Service, Professional Development Committee, Teaching of Psychology, E-books, Internet, e-Xcellence in Teaching
- Best Practices Conference, E-Workshops, Regional Conference Programming, STP Program at APA, STP Program at APS, G. Stanley Hall Lectures, STP Program at SPSP, NITOP Coordinator, SoTL Writing Workshop Coordinator, Master Teacher Speaker’s Program
Diane Finley (email@example.com), Vice President for Recruitment, Retention, and Public Relations
Pamela Ansburg (firstname.lastname@example.org), Vice President for Recognitions and Awards
- Fellows Committee, Teaching Awards Committee, Small Partnerships Grants, Early Career Psychologists Travel Grants, Instructional Resource Awards, SoTL Awards Committee
Susan Nolan (email@example.com), Vice President for Diversity and International Relations
- Diversity Committee, International Relations Committee