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.
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.
Looking for Volunteers: Working Group on Social Media
As social media becomes a more critical component in communication with members and public relations, it is time for STP to examine all of its social media. Currently, we have two Facebook groups (GSTA and "regular"), a Google+ account, a Twitter account and a LinkedIn account. There are three listservs (ECP, GSTA and PSYCHTEACH). There is at least one blog hosted by GSTA. A working group is needed to examine what media STP uses, what it should use and how it should be used. Should there be a committee that oversees the Media? How should we choose our FB monitors, Tweeter, etc. These are some of the questions to be considered. The group's work will be done early spring and a report will be generated for consideration by the Executive Committee. If you are interested in serving on this working group, please send your CV and a statement of interest which highlights your experience with social media to Diane Finley, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be received by November 20, 2014. Questions can be sent to the same email.
STP – International Relations Committee
The STP International Relations Committee is searching for one to two new members to begin serving January 1, 2015. Members may serve up to two, three-year terms. The IRC’s charge is to “oversee and assess all Society activities related to international issues, including, but not limited to, internationalizing membership, integration of international issues into the curriculum, and attracting members of international communities to psychology as a major and a profession.” Most work is completed via email or Google Drive. The IRC webpage (which is under construction) listing current members is at available at http://teachpsych.org/diversity/irc.php. If you are interested please send your vitae and a statement of interest to Martha S. Zlokovich at Martha.Zlokovich@psichi.org. Deadline November 9, 2014 at midnight PST