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  • 09 Dec 2013 2:19 PM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)
    • 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.
  • 05 Dec 2013 3:40 PM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    Culturally Competent Graduate Psychology Training: A Training Model for Skill Development in Immigrant Psychological Assessment ($4,000)

    Dr. Joan Popkin

    Tennesee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd.

    Department of Psychology

    Nashville, TN 37209

    jpopkin@tnstate.edu


    Co-investigators:

    Dr. Jorge Victor Boero

    Athena Consulting and Psychological Services, LLC

    Karla McKanders, Esq.

    University of Tennessee College of Law, Legal Clinic

    Amy Berman

    Tennessee State University

    Jacqueline Newman

    Tennessee State University
  • 19 Nov 2013 3:41 PM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)
    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 lawrennk@jmu.edu by Monday, December 16. Preference will be given to individuals who have attended this conference in the past.
  • 01 Nov 2013 10:11 AM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)
    • 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 jalbertn@wcsu.edu. 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 (gurungr@uwgb.edu). The application deadline is January 30th, 2014.

  • 25 Oct 2013 10:28 AM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) Executive Committee is pleased to announce the selection of the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center as the new host for STP’s Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA) for the term 2014 -2016.  The Executive Committee thanks Dr. Maureen O’Connor (Graduate Center), Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Psychology, for coordinating the application. The Faculty Advisor for the GSTA will be Dr. Patricia Brooks (College of Staten Island). Particularly exciting is the fact that Psychology graduate programs are offered at eight CUNY campusesundefinedThe Graduate Center, Baruch College, Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, John Jay College, Queens College and the College of Staten Island. Over 550 students are enrolled in CUNY’s Psychology doctoral programs. CUNY offers a Teaching of Psychology course for graduate students and they sponsor an annual teaching conference. Plans are in the works for expanding the regional liaison program and social media presence. The Executive Committee thanks the University of Georgia GSTA, under the leadership of Dr. Rosemary Phelps (Faculty Advisor), for serving as the host institution for the past three years.

  • 15 Oct 2013 10:01 AM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    Activities for Teaching about Prejudice and Discrimination (2013)

    Author(s):  Mary E. Kite, Stephen A. Gabourel, and 15 others

    Affiliation:  Ball State University

    Description:  This 69-page resource offers 12 classroom activities that can be used to help students identify their stereotypic beliefs and prejudices, the sources of those beliefs and attitudes, and the behaviors that stem from them.  Two of the activities focus on the historical bases of prejudice and discrimination, particularly in the United States.  Although these activities were designed for high school and college level students, they can be tailored to be suitable for younger students.
  • 30 Sep 2013 10:31 AM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    Educational Psychology (2013)

    Author: Christine Harrington
    Affiliation: Middlesex County College

    Psychology as a Social Science (2013)

    Author: Drew Appleby
    Affiliation: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    Psychology as a Social Science -- Honors section (2013)

    Author: Drew Appleby
    Affiliation: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    Capstone Seminar in Psychology (2013)

    Author: Drew Appleby
    Affiliation: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • 30 Sep 2013 9:55 AM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    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 jalbertn@wcsu.edu. The deadline for nominations is January 6, 2014.

  • 23 Sep 2013 2:25 PM | Jeffrey Stowell (Administrator)

    Video Clips of Elements of Master Teaching (2013)

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Stowell (Eastern Illinois University) and R. Eric Landrum (Boise State University)
    Description: This resource is composed of 73 short YouTube videos of college teachers displaying qualities associated with elements of master teaching. Information about each clip is contained in a table that lists the clip length, course discipline, course level, and specific teacher behaviors demonstrated. Viewers can use YouTube’s built-in functions to submit comments and provide like/dislike ratings. The videos could be incorporated into teaching seminars, graduate student training, faculty development efforts, and research studies on the impact of viewing elements of master teaching behaviors.
    Note: 2013 OTRP Instructional Resource Award
  • 05 Sep 2013 5:57 PM | Anonymous

    The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) is beginning a new blog: "This is how I teach."  Based on Lifehacker's "This is how I work" blog series, the editor will develop a common set of questions appropriate for psychology instructors, solicit responses to those questions, and then post those responses on the STP blog. (Yes, this space!)  Prior experience with blogging is not necessary; we will train you.  Comfort in learning new technology is a must.


    Send letter of interest and CV to Sue Frantz, STP Vice President of Resources, at sfrantz@highline.edu.  Deadline: October 1, 2013

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