SPSSI Innovative Teaching Award
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) confers an annual award for innovative teaching in areas related to the psychological study of social issues. This award recognizes effective courses, assignments, or classroom activities addressing social issues.
Eligibility: Nominees should be SPSSI members who have developed innovative pedagogical products that aid in teaching the psychological study of social issues. Nominees may teach at graduate degree granting institutions, four-year undergraduate colleges and universities, or two-year and community colleges, or as contingent or adjunct faculty.
1) Nominee’s statement (1-3 pages) describing an innovative course, an assignment, or a classroom activity that enhances learning about social issues, the theoretical framework guiding the pedagogy, and the goals of the innovative instruction and how it relates to learning about social issues.
2) Pedagogical Materials (depending on which of the three products you are submitting for this award):
3) Evidence of Pedagogical Effectiveness: For example, qualitative and quantitative student evaluations, student feedback and suggestions, student assignment outcomes (assignment products and activity outcomes)
Self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline for receipt of materials is March 15, 2016.
Recipients receive $1000 and a plaque and will be recognized in the Teaching and Learning column in the SPSSI Forward newsletter. Honorable Mention awardees will receive one year of free SPSSI membership. In order to build an online teaching resource center, submitted materials may be included on the SPSSI website for public use. Please note that applications may be reconsidered by the committee in the review process for two award cycles following submission.
Send all nomination materials together in one email to the chair of the award committee:
For general questions and questions about submissions, please contact SPSSI Central Office.