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.
Submission is limited to two single-spaced pages and should include the following:
- Description of the activity, assignment, or exercise,
- The purpose of the resource (e.g., foster critical thinking, enhance presentation skills, improve writing skills),
- 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)
- Novel resource/Creativity
- Student engagement/demonstration of active learning
- Advances student understanding of social issues
- Ease of usage
- Ability to scale or use in a variety of settings (e.g., on ground/online, small or large groups)
- 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 15, annually.
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.