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2012 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, Bachelor’s degree universities and colleges, two-year and community colleges, or as contingent or adjunct faculty.
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) 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):
- Course(for example: syllabus, course materials, sample lectures or discussions that speak to the course design and implementation, website for the course, etc.)
- Assignment (for example: handouts, assignment instructions, rubrics, sample project/assignment provided to students, and website links, etc.)
- Activity (for example: instructions for facilitating the activity, student handouts, activity materials, activity discussion questions, website links, etc.)
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 31, 2012.
Recipients receive $1000 and a plaque and will be recognized and invited to share their innovative teaching at an upcoming SPSSI conference (June 2012 in Charlotte, NC) and in the newly created Teaching and Learning column in the SPSSI 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.
Send all nomination materials together in one email to the chair of the 2012 award committee:
Dr. Desdamona Rios
For general questions, please contact Kim A. Case, Chair of the SPSSI Teaching and Learning Committee, at CaseKi@uhcl.edu . Please note that materials may be held over for review by the committee in the next award year.