STP is excited to announce the Early Career Psychologists Committee (ECPs). The committee is charged with spearheading activities and opportunities to aid Early Career Professionals through education, training and networking, as well as representing ECP interests in division matters. Our goal is to help serve the needs of new faculty members as they develop their courses and research programs. Specifically we want to assist ECPs with faculty development issues while focusing on the importance of pedagogy and facilitating the scholarship of teaching and learning.
We have an STP listserv specifically designed to announce information relevant to ECPs! The primary purpose of the listserv will be to announce upcoming conferences, awards, travel funding, and other opportunities for ECPs, but discussion of ECP-related topics is also encouraged. If you’d like to subscribe, please e-mail visit http://list.kennesaw.edu/listserv/wa?A0=STP-ECP. Please note that you can unsubscribe at any time.
- The ECP Committee just published a brand new eBook: A Compendium of Scales for Use in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The compendium is divided into two sections, 1) choosing, using, developing, and validating scales, and 2) scales for use in SoTL including a broad range of topics such as critical thinking, learning and self-efficacy, professor-student relationships, well-being, service learning, and student perceptions of learning and teaching. We are thrilled to share this resource with you!
- In 2013 the ECP Committee released a eBook called "So you landed a job – What’s next? Advice for early career psychologists from early career psychologists." This book is specifically written for Early Career Psychologist and is a great resource!
- Do you have to teach the introductory psychology course for the very first time and have a finite and limited amount of time to do so? How do you begin? What do you need? Check out the ECPs "Introductory Psychology Teaching Primer: A Guide for New Teachers of Psyc 101." The primer is designed to answer these questions! If you are a graduate student or new faculty member approaching this course for the very first time, we have something for you.
- If you are a senior faculty or a department chair who works with ECPs, check out our recently published article in Teaching of Psychology, Supporting our junior faculty: Assessing the concerns and needs of early career psychologists. The article presents the results of a nationwide survey of ECPs who reported the challenges and stressors they faced as early career folks. If you were a participant – thanks!
- We want to remind readers about our listserv specifically designed to publicize information relevant to ECPs. The primary purpose of the listserv is to announce upcoming conferences, awards, travel funding, and other opportunities for ECPs, but discussion of ECP-related topics is also encouraged. If you’d like to subscribe, please click here.
The ECP Committee gives various awards at conferences and via online submission and acceptance each year. You Could Win Next! Check back here for award announcements including conferences where awards will be given and instructions on how to submit your work for consideration.
Are you presenting a teaching poster at ACT this year? The ECP Committee is excited to announce a poster award for the best SoTL project, emphasizing impact and quality of work! Eligible posters must meet the following criteria:
- The first author must be an ECP, within ten (10) years post-doctorate or within ten (10) years of beginning full-time college teaching, whichever comes first.
- Individual posters can only be submitted for one STP award.
- It is recommended that the first author is an STP member.
Applicants should submit a draft of the poster and 250-500 word
summary to j <firstname.lastname@example.org
by September 18, 2015.
Winner(s) will be notified at the conference. The winner’s poster and a 50-word abstract will be published on the STP-ECP website. The winner will
also receive $250 honorarium.
- 2014: ECP Poster Award for the best SoTL project at the ACT Conference: Tabitha Kirkland Turowski and Deepti Karkhanis (Bellevue College).
- 2013: ECP Poster Award for the best SoTL project at the APA Convention: Catherine Overson (University of New Hampshire).
- 2012: ECP Poster Award for the best SoTL project at the APA Convention: Jodi McKnight (Mid-Continent University). Best Practices Conference scholarships: (1) Kevin Conlon (Boise State University), "Best Practices Scholarship" and (2) Nathan Deichert (Mount Olive College), "Writing Workshop Scholarship"
- Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award (Early Career)
- Faculty Development Small Grants Program
- Sage Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award
The Society for The Teaching of Psychology, Early Career Psychologist Travel Grant Program. The grant program is open only to STP members who are enrolled in a psychology Ph.D. program or otherwise meet the ECP definition below. Grant funds can be used to defray the costs of attending psychology teaching conferences or conferences with a significant teaching of psychology component. We will fund approximately 20 grants, with a maximum award of $500 per grant, for conference attendance between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015. Deadline for proposals is *Monday, October* *19, 2015, 11:59 p.m*. Policies regarding STP grant programs can be found on the STP website (http://teachpsych.org/members/policies.php). Applications will be evaluated on the degree to which the proposed conference attendance can improve the applicant’s teaching of psychology. Priority will be given to first-time recipients. Regional conference attendance is encouraged. The average funding rate of applicants since tracking began in 2012 is 72.5%. Please submit your completed STP ECP Travel Grant application (available on the STP website) and CV electronically to Amy Hackney at email@example.com. Applicants will receive notification of award decisions by early December, 2015.
*Please note that this list is not exhaustive. If you become aware of other teaching awards for ECPs, or additional funding sources for ECPs, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jordan Troisi (2015) Sewanee: The University of the South
- Bethany Fleck (2015) Metropolitan State College of Denver
- Rajiv Jhangiani (2016) Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- Angela Legg (2016) Pace University
- Heather Hussey (2017) NorthCentral University
- Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour, University of New England
- Jared Keeley, Mississippi State University
- Stephanie Afful, Lindenwood University
- Jessica Good, Davidson College
- Sadie Lader, High Point University
How Can You Get More Involved?
The ECP Committee is seeking regional representatives. If you are interested in becoming more involved consider this position. For more information email email@example.com