Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Program at MPA
The STP-MPA Coordinators, Meera Komarraju and Todd Manson, would like to welcome you to the relatively new teaching component at MPA. Since 2009, the Council for Teaching of Undergraduate Psychology (CTUP) has been merged with the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) to create a stronger network of teaching development for instructors who attend the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) conference.
Teaching sessions offer teachers of psychology at all levels the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills through invited workshops and lectures on successful teaching strategies and techniques presented by psychology instructors who have successfully employed these methods. These sessions also provide opportunities for instructors to present their own successful methods in posters and to discuss teaching topics in participant idea exchanges. Join this valuable teacher network that will serve as a foundation for support of good teaching and fellowship throughout the Midwest region by submitting your proposals for symposia, roundtable discussions, presentations or posters and share your own creative scholarship of teaching.
This year at MPA, there will also be invited addresses focusing on the Teaching of Psychology. In addition, STP will present an award to the best scholarship presented in the poster session that optimizes teaching and learning in Psychology.
Program proposals will be reviewed for selection based on appropriateness and consistency with a teaching focus, timeliness of session topic, creativity of approach, appropriateness to session format, and evidence of effectiveness.
Topics of interest:
To submit you have a choice of 3 different formats: Poster, Concurrent Symposia or Roundtable Discussion
1. Creative Classroom and Teaching Scholarship Poster Session
This session allows for 2 hours of informal interaction with a large number of conference participants. Poster sessions are presented in the form of an exhibit and delivered primarily through the use of brief remarks, visual displays, and handout materials.
2. Concurrent Symposia on the Teaching of Undergraduate Psychology
Symposia allow for 30 minutes of formal presentation and 10 minutes of discussion and provide an opportunity for a panel of speakers [must have more than one speaker] with similar interests to share their expertise. This session type is best for those wishing to make formal presentations with questions and interaction. Symposia may focus on a presentation on quantitative or qualitative research that has been conducted on issues addressing how to implement a teaching project or a set of successful teaching techniques addressing a particular topic a development implemented by your psychology department as a whole. These sessions may also highlight Trends and Issues and are appropriate for presentations addressing emerging trends, current issues, and broad concepts.
3. Roundtable Discussions on the Teaching of Undergraduate Psychology
These 40 minute sessions are designed to promote open discussion around a significant issue or theme. Rather than making a formal presentation, session facilitators will encourage and maintain substantive discussion among session attendees, not emphasizing any one program or institutional initiative. Discussions are best for those presenters wanting to share ideas and gain information from other conference participants in an open forum.
POSTERS: All proposals for posters should be submitted via email to Todd Manson at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1st, 2014 with STP MPA Submission in the email subject field.
CONCURRENT SYMPOSIA OR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: All proposals for concurrent symposia or roundtable discussion should be submitted via email to Meera Komarraju at email@example.com by December 1st, 2014 with STP MPA Submission in the email subject field.
Also, ALL proposals (for Posters, Concurrent Symposia, or Roundtable Discussions) should contain the following information.
Please contact the STP-MPA coordinators, Meera Komarraju or Todd Manson directly.