Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Professional Development Service

Purpose

This program focuses on both advanced graduate students and early career faculty (both will be referred to as early career – EC).  The aim of the Professional Development Service is to provide EC individuals with career-related assistance to improve their performance early in their academic careers. In addition, it is hoped that mentors will benefit from developing their mentoring skills or learning about a new topic from engagement with their mentee.

Program

View a Narrated Powerpoint Introduction to Faculty Mentoring - Part 1  &  Part 2

The program is built around the needs and interests of the EC individual, who will specify her or his goals and interests in the application. Mentors will be matched based upon these interests. The program is international, although most participants are in the continental United States, and it is unlikely mentors and mentees will be geographically close to one another. Therefore, communication will likely take place through phone, internet (Skype), and email.

As the program develops webinars and other resources may be available, in addition to special meetings at annual conventions held by the American Psychological Association or the Association of Psychological Science.

Eligibility & Interest Surveys

Mentees

  • Have less than 5 years of psychology teaching experience and be a member of STP. Mentees may be teaching or planning to teach at the post-high school level.

Mentors

  • Mentors are members or Fellows of STP and have at least 7 years of psychology teaching experience.

Thank you for your interest in the STP Professional Development Mentoring Program. The purpose of the program is to help new teachers transition into the new role of professional educator. The program is designed to run from August through May. We are asking for a commitment of at least one contact a month. Contact could be by email, phone, or video conference. Dyads are certainly welcome to connect more often, as schedules and the need demands.  To facilitate matching mentors and mentees, we ask you to complete the respective questionnaire below.  Please send the completed form (attached) to mentoring@teachpsych.org. Forms are due by June 30.
Mentor Questions.docx            Mentee Questions.docx

Questions, Suggestions?

Contact Dr. Finley, Director for Professional Development Programs, by email at mentoring@teachpsych.org.

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