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Teaching Awards

SPSSI honors the contributions of outstanding teachers and mentors, at the graduate and the undergraduate levels, with annual awards.

New! Action Teaching Grants
In support of innovative teaching that contributes to peace, social justice, and sustainable living at the same time that it educates students.


Action Teaching Awards
Honors innovative teaching that contributes to peace, social justice, and sustainable living at the same time that it educates students. Entries may include a high-impact student assignment, classroom activity, field experience, or web-based demonstration.

→ Click here to view a list of current Action Teaching Award Winners.

Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring Award:
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.

→ Click here to view a list of previous Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring Award Winners.
 

Innovative Teaching Award:
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.

→ Click here to view a list of previous Innovative Teaching Award Winners.
 

Speaker at the National Institute for Teaching of Psychology
The recipient of this annual award is chosen to represent SPSSI as a speaker at the National Institute for Teaching of Psychology (NITOP).

→ Click here to view a list of previous Speaker at the National Institute for Teaching of Psychology Award Winners.
 

SPSSI Teaching Resource Prize 
The SPSSI Teaching Resource Prize is a $50 award for teaching resources to reward innovative activities, assignments, and projects related to the psychological study of social issues.

→ Click here to view a list of previous Teaching Resource Prize Winners
 
SPSSI Teaching Grants:
SPSSI Teaching Grants are intended to provide networking opportunities, promote awareness of SPSSI, and increase SPSSI membership through support of small-scale events workshops, learning communities, trainings, brown-bag events or series, or mini-conferences.

→ Click here to view a list of previous Teaching Grant Award Winners.

SPSSI Two-Year College Teaching & Mentoring Excellence Award
The SPSSI Two-Year College Teaching & Mentoring Excellence Award recognizes the contributions of faculty at two-year institutions in furthering SPSSI's mission to advance the understanding of social issues.