The Society for the
Psychological
Study of Social Issues

    

New! SPSSI Teaching Resources Award

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is issuing a new award for teaching resources to reward innovative activities, assignments, and projects related to the psychological study of social issues. Five prizes of $50 will be awarded to SPSSI members who have developed novel resources that advance students’ understanding of social issues and can be used in a variety of settings (e.g., on ground/online, small or large groups).

Eligibility: Nominees should be SPSSI members who submit resources they have developed and utilized in teaching. Resources may be for undergraduate, graduate, or online courses.

Nominations/Applications:  

Submission is limited to two single-spaced pages and should include the following:

  1. Description of the activity, assignment, or exercise,
  2. The purpose of the resource (e.g., foster critical thinking, enhance presentation skills, improve writing skills),
  3. The resource itself (e.g., In-class teaching exercise, paper/project assignment, online assignment or exercise, service learning component of course, activities involving the integration of technology in the classroom, such as use of iPads)

Evaluation Criteria:  

  1. Novel resource/Creativity
  2. Student engagement/demonstration of active learning
  3. Advances student understanding of social issues
  4. Ease of usage
  5. Ability to scale or use in a variety of settings (e.g., on ground/online, small or large groups)
  6. Clear purpose (e.g., foster critical thinking, enhance presentation skills, improve writing skills)

Apply Now!  Online submissions are the preferred method.

Self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline for receipt of materials is September 30, 2016.

Recipients will receive $50. In order to build an online teaching resource center, submitted materials may be included on the SPSSI website for public use.


Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin