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


Director of STP Programming at International Conferences
STP programming is searching for an organized, motivated, and enthusiastic individual to be the Director of STP Programming at International Conferences. The Director will foster teaching programming at international conferences that address the teaching of psychology. In order to offer teaching-related programming, the Director will identify, coordinate, and nurture international liaisons for each identified conference. The Director will report to the Vice President for Programming, and will also have an ex officio position on the International Relations Committee. 

Duties:
  • The Director creates relationships with international teaching conferences or international research conferences that address psychology at which a teaching component is either already included or is feasible to include.
  • The Director identifies one person from each targeted conference or convention to serve as a liaison for STP and assist in the advancement of teaching of psychology and STP. 
  • The Director works to offer STP support of teaching-related programming and to provide publicity for STP at relevant conferences. The Director also will publicize STP’s role in the conference through STP’s Web site and newsletters.
  • The Director provides a repository on the STP website of international conferences that have a teaching of psychology component.  
  • The Director actively solicits STP members across the world by promoting the benefits of STP membership by attending international conferences and conventions, giving STP talks, and setting up and staffing STP tables.
  • The Director is expected to represent STP at one international teaching conference each year. 

If you are interested, please complete the application below and email it to Aaron S. Richmond at arichmo3@msudenver.edu by September 18th, 2015

In your application, please provide answers to the following questions/statements:

  1. Please provide your name, email, phone number, and institutional affiliation.
  2. Please provide a current curriculum vita.
  3. How many times have you attended international conferences that have had STP related programming?
  4. Why are you interested in this position?
  5. If any, please list all conference programming experiences and/or relevant skills and experiences.
  6. Please list any prior or current positions held in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Director, Department Consulting Service (3-year term beginning January 2016).

The Director for Department Consulting Service provides recommendations of consultants to Psychology departments for curriculum (evaluation, development, designing/improving special programs or courses, fieldwork or honors); faculty (writing grant proposals, developing funding sources, writing for publication, promoting professional development, enhancing/evaluating teacher effectiveness); advising (student advising for career planning, graduate school preparation, changing enrollments, minority recruitment and retention); research facilities (designing psychology labs, designing teaching facilities, computer applications for courses, labs, or administration); and departmental program evaluation (self-assessments, program evaluation, department evaluation. The Director is also responsible for advertising services by posting to email lists, STP blog, and other publications; reviewing applications for new consultants and submitting nominated individuals to the APA Board of Educational Affairs for approval; maintaining a database of approved consultants; reviewing consultant evaluation forms submitted by departments; and submitting an annual report to the Vice President for Resources.

The Director processes approximately 35 requests for consultants annually.

To apply, please send a letter of application and CV to STP’s Vice President for Resources Sue Frantz at sfrantz@highline.edu. Deadline for applications is November 15th.

Associate Editors, STP eBooks (2-year term beginning January 2016)

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology has established and is continuing to build its e-book publishing program (go to http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/index.php). At present, we have 18 single-volume e-books in our portfolio, and two multi-volume editions). We also have four more-books currently underway.

The editorial board of our program is made up one editor-in-chief and six associate editors. At the end of last year (2014), three of our associate editors rotated off the board. STP is soliciting three new associate editors who will serve for a 2-year term as beginning January 1, 2016.

Associate editors are assigned two tasks. The first is to develop and/or edit one or more e-books that advance the causes of the Society during their term as an associate editor. This can be done in one of two ways.  First, you can take full responsibility for developing the topic, solicitation of authors, timeline, and final decisions regarding acceptability of manuscript for your e-book, which is entirely under your control. The second way is to edit an e-book that has come to us as an unsolicited proposal from colleagues.  In either case, the editor’s job is simply to serve in an oversight capacity— reading (and perhaps offer commentary) on your book just prior to the final draft stage.

The second task is to serve as a reviewer for unsolicited proposals. We receive several each year, but the task is not a time-consuming one. Our main job is to help the proposal author(s) take what we hope is a good idea and develop it into a truly useful and outstanding e-book.

If you have not looked over the home page for the Society’s e-book program lately, please do so. I think you will find that we’ve developed a really diverse, interesting, and practically functional portfolio of (free) e-books. In addition to the e-book(s) that you may develop or edit, we will continue to publish the series of E-xcellence-in-Teaching essays as well as the series of Teaching in Autobiography books.

To apply, please send a letter of application and CV to STP’s eBook Editor-in-Chief Rick Miller at Richard.Miller@tamuk.edu. Deadline for applications is November 15th.

Co-Editor, This Is How I Teach Blog (3-year term beginning January 2016)

The co-editors of the This Is How I Teach blog invite members of STP to share with the blog’s readers how they teach using a standard set of questions. Co-editors make available on the STP website two blog posts per month.  Blogging experience is not needed.

To apply to join Maggie Thomas as co-editor please send a letter of application and CV to STP’s Vice President for Resources Sue Frantz at sfrantz@highline.edu. Deadline for applications is November 15th.

     

SoTL Grants Committee

Each year, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA) administers a program of small grants to provide support for research projects on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The grant program is open to members of the Society for the Teaching Psychology who teach Psychology at 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools.  We need grant reviewers for the 2015-16 cycle. The commitment is minimal but critical. The grant application deadline is October 31st, reviews will begin immediately following, and the committee will meet 1-2 times via conference call to make final decisions before December 1. Get involved with your fellow SoTL colleagues and provide an important service to STP…join our grant review team.  To inquire or to volunteer, contact Marya Howell-Carter, SoTL Grant Chairperson at carterm@farmingdale.edu or 631-420-2236.

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Sue Frantz (sfrantz@highline.edu), Vice President for Resources

  • Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP), Project Syllabus, ToPIX, Department Consulting Service, Professional Development Committee, Teaching of Psychology, E-books, STP website, e-Xcellence in Teaching, This Is How I Teach Blog

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 (bschwart@heidelberg.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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