SPSSI Awards for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) confers an annual award for outstanding teaching/mentoring in areas related to the psychological study of social issues. This award recognizes teaching excellence in a variety of contexts.
Nominees should be SPSSI members who have made substantial contributions to students in the psychological study of social issues. To be eligible, an individual must have been teaching and/or mentoring students for at least 5 years full time since the doctoral degree. Nominees may teach at graduate degree granting institutions, Bachelor’s degree universities and colleges, or two-year and community colleges.
To apply, send your nomination materials via email to the committee chair listed below. The materials should include the following:
1) Nominee’s statement (1-3 pages) of teaching/mentoring philosophy, goals, and accomplishments, especially as related to the psychological study of social issues.
2) Curriculum vitae.
3) Summarized student evaluation data (3 page maximum).
4) 3-5 supporting letters from colleagues or students.
5) Other relevant documentation. Examples include evidence of outstanding classroom teaching; teaching in the community (e.g., presentations or workshops that bring the psychological study of social issues to nonacademic audiences); descriptions of current and past student achievements; evidence of one-on-one teaching and mentoring (e.g., research supervision, advising, clinical supervision); teaching-related committee work or scholarship; or the development of new curricula, courses, course materials, or instructional methods.
Self-nominations are encouraged. The deadline for receipt of materials is February 10, 2013.
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.
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Send all nomination materials together in one email to the chair of the 2013 award committee:
Mary E. Kite
For questions about submissions, please contact Dr. Kite at the above email address. For general questions about the SPSSI Teaching and Mentoring Committee, please contact Co-Chairs Kim Case (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Melissa L. Bayne (email@example.com).