Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

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


Director, Professional Development Mentoring Network

The Director for the Professional Development Mentoring Network (3-year term) is responsible for coordinating the mentoring network through recruitment of mentors, selection of mentees, matching mentees with mentors, monitoring network activities, updating program materials based on a yearly review of program activities. The position comes with a course release (up to $4000) or a $4000 stipend annually.

Timeline/Duties:

·         Preparation of mentee application and selection of mentees (Spring).

·         Recruitment of mentors for the network (Spring).

·         Match mentees and mentors (Summer).

·         Check in with network members to ensure a successful experience (monthly).

·         Serve as a resource for mentees and mentors (ongoing).

·         Update program and application information (Winter).

·         Receive communications and participate in deliberations on the STP EC (TOPEC) electronic discussion list (ongoing).

·         Annual report to VP for Resources (last fall)

The Director reports to the Vice President of Resources. To apply for the position, please send the following material to Vice President of Resources, Sue Frantz at sfrantz@highline.edu with “Professional Development Mentoring Network application-YOUR NAME” in the Subject line, a letter expressing interest and highlighting experience with mentoring, and a CV. Letters of reference are NOT requested at this time, but after a candidate is selected for consideration, the Executive Committee of STP may request that the candidate provide three professional references for the position. Application deadline is January 30, 2015.


Director, Department Consulting Service

The Director for Department Consulting Services (3-year term) provides recommendations of consultants to Psychology departments for curriculum (evaluation, development, designing/improving special programs or courses, fieldwork or honors); faculty (writing grant proposals, developing funding sources, writing for publication, promoting professional development, enhancing/evaluating teacher effectiveness); advising (student advising for career planning, graduate school preparation, changing enrollments, minority recruitment and retention); research facilities (designing psychology labs, designing teaching facilities, computer applications for courses, labs, or administration); and departmental program evaluation (self-assessments, program evaluation, department evaluation. The Director is also responsible for advertising services by posting to email lists, STP blog, and other publications; reviewing applications for new consultants and submitting nominated individuals to the APA Board of Educational Affairs for approval; maintaining a database of approved consultants; reviewing consultant evaluation forms submitted by departments; and submitting an annual report to the Vice President for Resources.

Timeline/Duties:

·         Responding to departmental requests for consultants (ongoing).

·         Receipt and recommendation of new consultants to BEA (October & February).

·         Recruitment of new consultants in areas under-represented (ongoing).

·         Advertising DCS services (ongoing)

·         Receive communications and participate in deliberations on the STP EC (TOPEC) electronic discussion list (ongoing).

·         Annual report to VP for Resources (late Fall)

The Director reports to the Vice President of Resources. To apply for the position, please send the following material to Vice President of Resources, Sue Frantz at sfrantz@highline.edu with “DCS application-YOUR NAME” in the Subject line, a letter expressing interest and highlighting experience with department consulting, and a CV. Letters of reference are NOT requested at this time, but after a candidate is selected for consideration, the Executive Committee of STP may request that the candidate provide three professional references for the position. Application deadline is January 30, 2015.


Conference Speaker Grant Program Committee

The Conference Speaker Grant Program Committee seeks a new member to serve a three-year term (2015-2018). The goal of the program is to enhance teaching by exposing faculty attending small conferences to teachers who have been recognized nationally for being excellent teachers and scholars. The grant program is open to any gathering of psychology teachers from 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools. The committee reviews applications continually throughout the year.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be an STP Member.
  2. No travel is required for this committee. 
  3. Be able to review applications year round.
  4. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. 

If interested, or if you have questions, please contact Courtney Rocheleau at crochel1@msudenver.edu

Please complete the application below and email it to Courtney Rocheleau by January 30th, 2015. 

Name_______________________________ 
Email ____________________________________
Affiliation/state_____________________________
Please list, if any, your involvements with STP.

STP – Diversity Committee

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 by February 15, 2015.


New Associate Director of Project Syllabus Sought

Ruth Ault, Director of the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP), announces that applications are now being accepted for the position of Associate Director of Project Syllabus. Robin Morgan, current Associate Director, will step down from that position in June, 2015. Project Syllabus, one arm of OTRP, fosters excellence in teaching by soliciting and sharing excellent syllabi in psychology on the OTRP website (see http://www.teachpsych.org/page-1567662). The work of the Associate Director is highly variable depending on syllabus submissions; we currently average between 30 and 35 submissions per year. On average, the Associate Director can expect to spend between 10 to 15 hours a month completing responsibilities. The appointment will be for three years; re-appointment is available. Responsibilities include: 
  • Recruit reviewers 
  • Select reviewers and assign submissions to them 
  • Correspond with submitters, including decision letters and suggestions for revisions 
  • Work with the Internet Editor to post accepted syllabi on the website
  • Publicize the work of Project Syllabus at conferences
  • Periodically review the criteria for acceptance of syllabi
  • Periodically request updated syllabi 
  • Write mid-term and annual reports and newsletter updates 
The Associate Director reports to the Director of OTRP. To apply for the position, please send the following material to OTRP Director, Ruth Ault at ruault@davidson.edu with “Project Syllabus application-YOUR NAME” in the Subject line, a letter expressing interest and highlighting experience with syllabus review and posting material to websites, and a CV. Letters of reference are NOT requested at this time, but after a candidate is selected for consideration, the Executive Committee of STP may request that the candidate provide three professional references for the position. Application deadline is MARCH 1, 2015.


STP Internet Editor

Applications are now being accepted for the position of STP Internet Editor. The person selected would work with Jeff Stowell (ie@teachpsych.org), STP's current Internet Editor, through the end of 2015. The new person would take over the Internet Editor position in January 2016.
The Internet Editor (IE) oversees all Society Internet resources, including the Society's Web site and other Internet activities and materials. The IE is appointed by the Executive Committee for a term of three years. Appointment to second three-year term is possible. At the beginning of the first term, the position comes with a one-course release (up to $4000) or a $4000 stipend.
The position includes
• Assisting the Executive Committee, directors, and committee chairs in edits and updates of the Web page.
• Working with legal consultants as needed on copyright issues.
• Directing and supervising Associate Internet Editor duties, including OTRP updates.
• Serving as a consultant to the STP Executive Committee for matters pertaining to the teachpsych.org domain.
• Serving as consultant/committee member, for E-publishing activities associated with STP.
• Receiving communications and participate in deliberations on the STP Extended Committee (TOPEC) electronic discussion list.
• Submitting two semiannual reports to STP's Vice President for Resources on additions/changes to STP’s Internet resources and usage by visitors to the site.
 To apply for the position, please send the following material to STP Vice President for Resources, Sue Frantz at sfrantz@highline.edu with “Internet Editor application-YOUR NAME” in the Subject line, a letter expressing interest and highlighting experience with web-based technology, and a CV. Letters of reference are NOT requested at this time, but after a candidate is selected for consideration, the Executive Committee of STP may request that the candidate provide three professional references for the position. Self nominations will be accepted. Application deadline is May 1, 2015.

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Sue Frantz (sfrantz@highline.edu), Vice President for 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

Aaron Richmond (arichmo3@msudenver.edu), Vice President of Programming

  • Annual Conference on Teaching, 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, Conference Speaker Grant Program

Diane Finley (dfinley@pgcc.edu), Vice President for Membership

Beth Schwartz (bschwartz@randolphcollege.edu), 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 (susan.nolan@shu.edu), Vice President for Diversity and International Relations

  • Diversity Committee, International Relations Committee
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