|Kelley Haynes-Mendez, Chair
||Irene Lopez||LeeAnn Bartolini
||Toshiaki Sasao||Jacquelyn Cranney|
|Catherine D. Rawn||Jennifer M. Bonds-Raacke||Nancy Diehl||Martha Zlokovich|
The International Relations Committee shall oversee and assess all Society activities related to international issues, including, but not limited to, internationalizing membership, integration of international issues into the curriculum, and attracting members of international communities to psychology as a major and a profession.
ANNOUNCEMENT: International Expansion to Project Syllabus
Professor, if you are teaching an English-language psychology course outside North America, here is some good news and an invitation for you.
1. Good news. For many years, APA Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology) has offered a free, peer-reviewedonline collection of syllabi for many courses: http://teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/index.php
Thanks to an APA mini-grant in 2017, two other APA Division--52 (International) and 1 (General Psychology)--are joining Division 2 in 2017, to expand this Project Syllabus to include a special section of syllabi from outside North America.
2. Invitation. We invite you to submit your English-language syllabus soon, for a friendly review and possible inclusion among our international syllabi. We will begin accepting syllabi from March 1st, 2017 at firstname.lastname@example.org This submission period will end on June 30th, 2017.
3. Incentives. If your syllabus is accepted, you will receive (1) an official Letter from the Grant Coordinator acknowledging you for your work and (2) a Certificate of Recognition. Moreover, your syllabus posted on the Project Syllabus website can be considered a publication for promotional purposes.
Question & Answer
Q: Can the syllabus cover any specialization in psychology?
A: Generally, we accept the specializations as listed on the Project Syllabus website: http://teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/index.php
Q: When you make a submission, what happens after?
A: You will receive confirmation that your syllabus has been submitted for review. If accepted without revisions, you will be notified. If accepted with revisions, the reviewer will provide instructions for revision which need to be completed and re-submitted by August 31st, 2017.
Q: How long will it take to receive notification that your syllabus has been accepted?
A: All notifications of acceptance (with and without revisions) will be sent before August 31st 2017.
Q: If your syllabus is not in English, what can you do?
A: We accept only English syllabi so you can translate your syllabus into English or find someone who reliably can. Currently, we do not have the financial resources for professional translation services. If your syllabus has been translated to English, please indicate on your syllabus that it has been translated from the original “teaching” language into English.
Q: If your syllabus is taught by a team of instructors, who submits the syllabus?
A: One instructor and if applicable, please highlight the primary instructor.
Q: Are there any explicitly required formats for syllabi that are accepted for this project?
A: No, there are no explicitly required formats. The project is open/flexible to various course formats, including project-based classes, experiential learning courses, research based seminars and traditional content delivery courses.
For any more details on this project, contact Chairperson Kelley Haynes-Mendez at email@example.com.