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. 

For all positions, STP encourages applications and nominations from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Current Service Opportunities

SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award Selection Committee Seeks New Members

The committee is looking for two new members. The term is three years (2018-2021). The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of this SAGE sponsored travel award for two current STP members (early career & graduate student) to help defray the costs of attending the APA convention. If you are interested in serving, please email Scott Brandhorst - Chair of the Committee - at sbrandhorst@semo.edu   Please put SAGE/STP 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 June 15, 2018. Position starts September 1, 2018.

Call for Nominations for a National Standards Advisory Panel

APA Divisions are asked to nominate individuals to serve on an Advisory Panel to provide expert feedback to the National Standards Working Group regarding the third revision of the National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula (APA, 2011).  The standards are organized into the seven content domains: Scientific Inquiry, Biopsychology, Learning and Development, Cognition, Sociocultural Context, Individual Variation, and Applications of Psychological Science.  The Advisory Panel will provide the National Standards Working Group with feedback on the scientific content within the revised policy document through expert reviews on drafts of the document at several points during the revision process.  The work will all be conducted virtually and no in-person meetings are expected, though occasional conference calls may be held.  The revision of the psychology standards will take place starting this fall (2018) and is expected to be completed by August 2021, when the current National Standards expire. 

The Advisory Panel will be a panel of sixteen content experts, two for each of the seven content domains listed above, with two additional members who should be experts in K-12 science education.  These latter two members should be familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards.  Applicants should be familiar with the introductory psychology course at either the high school or undergraduate level.  We encourage applicants from a variety of work settings and career stages as well as those from diverse backgrounds (including those representing diversity in race/ethnicity, gender, ability/disability, sexual orientation, age and religion).    

Applications for nomination by STP must be submitted with a supporting statement (500 words or fewer) of qualifications and a current curriculum vita.  Nomination materials should indicate which of the seven content domains (Scientific Inquiry, Biopsychology, Learning and Development, Cognition, Sociocultural Context, Individual Variation, and Applications of Psychological Science) the candidate is being nominated under, or if the candidate is a K-12 science education expert.  

Applications and supporting materials should be sent to Amy Fineburg, STP Vice President for Awards and Recognitions, via email (fineburg@hotmail.com - Subject line: Standards Advisory Panel Application) by July 9, 2018.  STP will review the applications and forward the official nominations to the APA Office of Precollege and Undergraduate Education by July 15, 2018. Self-nominations directly to the APA without official nomination from STP can also be made. The Advisory Panel will be approved by the APA Board of Educational Affairs by August 2018. 

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