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

 

Small Partnerships Grant Committee
The Society for The Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA) provides support in the form of small grants to promote communication and collaboration between psychology teachers from different institutions. The goal of the program is to bring together individuals to engage in planned activities to promote the teaching of psychology or who desire to work together to think about the ways in which the teaching of psychology can be improved.

STP is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for two individuals to serve on a committee that will: a) solicit applications, b) evaluate applications, c) select and notify the recipients, and d) provide feedback to the VP of Recognition and Awards regarding the selection process. All current members of STP are eligible for these positions. Both of the new committee members will serve for three-year terms (through the 2018 grant cycle).

To apply, please send a brief letter stating: 1) your interest and experience (if any) related to the position, and 2) a current CV. Applications should be sent to Jessica Lakin, Chair, Small Partnerships Grant Committee, at braitmank@william.jewell.edu
, and are due by June 20, 2015.

 

This is a great opportunity for new members of STP to get involved! Please feel free to contact Keli with questions. 


ACT Program Committee

STP programming is searching for three people to serve a two-year term on the program committee for STP’s Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT). The program committee will help the conference director with various tasks before and during the 2015 and 2016 conferences (e.g., reviewing proposals, advertising the conference, introducing keynote speakers). STP will waive the conference registration fees for committee members.  

If you are interested, please complete the application and email it to Natalie Kerr Lawrence at lawrennk@jmu.edu by March 1. Preference will be given to individuals who have attended this conference in the past but have never served on the program committee.  

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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