Enhancing Teaching: The STP Master Teacher Speaker Program
The Society for The Teaching of Psychology (STP; Division 2 of APA) is pleased to announce a program to provide support to small regional and local conferences to bring in Master Teachers to their meetings. 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. The grant program is open to any gathering of psychology teachers from 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools.
View the current list of Master Teacher Speakers
Amount of Funding Available
We have a total of $5000 to award in the amount of $1000 per speaker. This money will provide transportation and lodging for the speaker and the conference will be expected to fund their registration. The conferences selected to receive a Master Teacher will be provided with a list of possible speakers by the STP Master Teacher Program committee. Master Teachers are selected for being good conference presenters and may be people who have won STP teaching awards, CASE award winners, and Brewer award winners, and will provide a list of topics the conference organizers can pick from.
Submission Due Date
The committee will begin the process of application review and assignment of Master Teacher speakers on January 15, 2012 and continue to accept applications until all funds have been awarded.
Criteria for Proposal Submission
Proposals should not be longer than 2 single-space pages and should include the following sections:
- Applicants' names and contact information (e-mail address and telephone number)
- Title and dates of the conference
- History of conference (number of years it has been in existence, attendance rate over the past 3 years (if that information is available), and expected impact on the community
- Total conference budget including funding sources
- Description of what the conference director(s) are seeking in a speaker (topic, expertise, etc.)
- Justification to the committee for selection of your conference
Following the conference, grant recipients must compile a report that includes the number of attendees at the conference as well as the speaker's presentation and the attendee's evaluation of the speaker.
The STP Master Teacher Program Committee will review proposals according to the following criteria:
a) number of people involved in the conference
b) history of past support of the conference by the STP Master Teacher Program
c) extent to which the conference supports the mission of STP
Send applications by email to:
Aaron S. Richmond, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Campus Box 54
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Work Tel: (303) 556-3085
Fax: (303) 556-2169
STP Mission Statement
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology advances understanding of the discipline by promoting excellence in the teaching and learning of psychology. The Society provides resources and services, access to a collaborative community, and opportunities for professional development. The Society also strives to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning, advocate for the needs of teachers of psychology, foster partnerships across academic settings, and increase recognition of the value of the teaching profession.