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|05/17/2013 03:22 PM|
|Call for Applications to Serve as the Host Institution of the Graduate Student Teaching Association- Deadline October 1, 2013|
| The Society for the Teaching of Psychology announces a call for applications to serve as the host institution for the Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA) for the term 2014-2016.
The GSTA provides psychology graduate student teachers and teaching assistants with an array of services to hone their teaching skills as well as a way to enhance their career development as future contributing members of the professoriate. Among the GSTA's tasks are coordinating national and regional communication for graduate students interested in teaching through the listserv and Facebook groups. The GSTA is also responsible for increasing membership in the GSTA, developing and implementing services for those members, developing awareness of the organization through professional contacts (i.e., schools, universities, sympathetic organizations like APAGS, etc.), and generally acting as an advocate of graduate student teacher interests both within STP and without. They will also work with the Council and regional liaisons to encourage submissions of programming for the APA convention through the regular submission process and for regional conferences. Hosting the GSTA is a way for an institution to raise its profile nationally as well as for GSTA members to gain leadership skills and to network with national leaders in the teaching of psychology. More specific information about the requirements and application process can be obtained from Dr. Diane Finley at DFinley@faculty.umuc.edu
|05/17/2013 02:28 PM|
|2013 Sage Travel Award|
| SAGE Publications and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology are pleased to announce a SAGE-sponsored travel award for STP members planning to travel to APA.
The Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award is designed to defray costs for an early career faculty member and a graduate student who wish to attend the STP (Division 2) programming at the American Psychological Association Convention.
|04/11/2013 11:28 AM|
|Introductory Psychology teaching primer: A guide for new teachers of Psych 101|
| Introductory psychology is perhaps one of the most difficult courses to teach within the psychology curriculum. Not only does it involve covering the breath of the discipline, something that instructors trained in specific areas are not naturally prepared to do, it also involves teaching students who vary in interests and who lack proficiency in essential skills such as quantitative and informational literacy. Many students take the introductory psychology course primarily to satisfy general education requirements, and only a portion of students carry on to major in psychology. Unlike students in upper level psychology classes, intro students have had little, if any, prior exposure to psychology. Given the importance of the introductory psychology class in American education (approximately 1.7 million students take this class every year) it is perhaps prudent for the premier organization for the teaching of psychology, the Society of the Teaching of Psychology(STP), to provide guidelines for this course and prepare an explicit statement to aid teachers of this course. STP’s Executive Committee charged the Early Career Psychologists group to create a primer to aid those teaching introductory psychology. This document is the result of their labors.
|04/04/2013 01:55 PM|
|STP Website Restructuring Task Force|
| We are seeking volunteers to participate in the restructuring of the STP website. No technical skills required. If you use the STP website and would like to be involved in reshaping it, contact the STP Vice President for Resources, Sue Frantz (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 19th, 2013.
|04/03/2013 03:36 PM|
|Call for Diversity Committee Chair|
|03/26/2013 04:07 PM|
| Health Psychology, (Fall, 2013)
Author(S): Francis Quinn
Affiliation: The Robert Gordon University
|03/18/2013 03:01 PM|
|Measuring the Varied Skills of Psychology Majors: A Revision and Update of the Academic Skills Inventory (2013)|
| Measuring the Varied Skills of Psychology Majors: A Revision and Update of the Academic Skills Inventory (2013)
Author(S): Jennifer L. Perry and Michelle Singer Foust (Baldwin Wallace University) and Joelle D. Elicker (University of Akron)
Description: This resource is a revision of the Academic Skills Inventory of Kruger and Zechmeister (2001), updated to include new criteria (e.g., personal development), to expand treatment of ethical standards, diversity, research techniques, etc., to incorporate the skills proposed in the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (2007) and the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major Version 2.0 (2012), and to incorporate experiences that are not currently captured in either of these sources.
Note: 2011 OTRP Instructional Resource Award
|03/05/2013 04:02 PM|
|IRA Winners Announced|
| Pamela Ansburg, Vice-President of Recognitions and Awards, and Andrew Johnson, Chair of the Instructional Resource Awards Committee, are pleased to announce this year’s IRA recipients.
Dr. Renee Boburka (East Stroudsburg University) - Increasing "Sense of Belonging" in Students in a Large Classroom setting
Dr. Jennifer McCabe - (Goucher College) - Learning Strategy Demonstrations for the Psychology Classroom
Dr. Jeffrey Stowell (Eastern Illinois University) - Video Clips of Master Teaching
|02/07/2013 10:09 AM|
|STP Elections: 2013 Candidate Statements|
| Candidate statements for President-Elect and VP for Awards
|02/01/2013 11:29 AM|
| So you landed a job-What’s next?
Advice for early career psychologists from early career psychologists (2013)
Jared Keeley (Mississippi State University), Stephanie Afful (Fontbonne Univeristy), Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour (University of New England), Jessica Good (Davidson College), Sadie Leder (High Point University)
|01/29/2013 03:28 PM|
| The Social Psychology of Relationships, (Summer, 2012)
Author(S): Molly Metz
Affiliation: UC Santa Barbara
|01/28/2013 01:59 PM|
| The 36th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, co-sponsored by the University of South Florida Department of Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology will be held January 3-6, 2014, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel, in St. Pete Beach, Florida
|01/10/2013 02:31 PM|
|Materials for Incorporating I/O into an Introductory Psychology Course (2013)|
| Author(S): Education and Training Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Description: These materials were created by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in an effort to produce some “shovel-ready” modules for incorporating I-O Psychology topics directly into Introductory Psychology courses. Although interest in I-O psychology has grown among students, very few introductory psychology textbooks cover the topic. Therefore, we have designed modules that correspond directly with the topics typically discussed in introductory psychology courses (e.g., Biopsychology in the workplace, Memory and Job Performance) that can be “cut-and-pasted” into already prepared lectures.
|01/10/2013 01:42 PM|
| STP programming is searching for a coordinator of the STP preconference teaching workshop held in conjunction with the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual conference in Austin, Texas, each February. The primary responsibility of the program coordinator is to coordinate all aspects of the preconference, including coordinating invited speakers and attendee submissions, keeping track of registrations, and coordinating with vendors to organize catering and audiovisual services. The incoming coordinator will train for nearly one year with the current coordinator beginning March 1, 2013 and then take over for the 2014 preconference.
|01/09/2013 05:43 PM|
|Instructor’s Guide to Using Research Methods and Statistics Concept Maps (2013)|
| Author(S): Alexis Grosofsky
Affiliation: Beloit College
Description: This resource contains nine new concept maps for topics typically covered in Research Methods and Statistics courses in Psychology plus it reprints two previously posted maps concerning computational material for statistics. These maps should help students organize the material in their courses and see the bigger picture of how the concepts interrelate. Pages in the resource are internally hyperlinked to facilitate students visualizing the interconnections.
Note: 2011 OTRP Instructional Resource Award