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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The Membership Committee is charged with examining ways to increase new members as well as retention of current members. They are currently working on inserts that are included in the journal, Teaching of Psychology, and work on other projects, such as the membership survey, when needed. Two new members are needed to begin a 3 year term (January 2015- Dec. 2017). ECPs and graduate students are encouraged to apply !
If you are interested in serving on this committee please email Deb Park - Chair of the Membership Committee at email@example.com. Please put STP Membership Committee in the subject line. Please send a CV as well as a statement of interest in serving on this committee. Deadline for receipt of applications is December 1.
Sue Frantz (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
- Best Practices Conference, 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 (email@example.com), Vice President for Recruitment, Retention, and Public Relations
Beth Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), Vice President for Diversity and International Relations
- Diversity Committee, International Relations Committee