STP Award for Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Society for The Teaching of Psychology (STP; APA Division 2) is pleased to announce the STP Award for Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within psychology learning and teaching. 

This award recognizes diversity as inclusive of perspectives and experiences of minoritized groups who are often underrepresented in the field of psychology, including, but not limited to, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability status, social class, race/ethnicity, and immigration status. The goal of this award is to recognize teachers of psychology for a variety of educational and academic activities that serve to develop cultural consciousness and inclusion. The work must fall within the academic role as a psychology instructor. These activities may include:

  • Teaching that promotes multicultural understanding and consciousness, and/or efforts within the classroom to encourage and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. (These might include student-centered initiatives or activities, teaching that expands understanding of equity and inclusiveness, innovative pedagogy, or community outreach activities with students.)
  • Collaborating with community members on educational initiatives that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Programming for diversity, equity, and inclusion at teaching of psychology conferences.
  • Mentoring people from underrepresented groups in the field or teaching of psychology.
  • Contributing to the scholarship on the study of underrepresented and marginalized groups (in the teaching of psychology).

A member of STP’s Diversity Committee will serve as a voting member of the award committee. The chairs of the two committees (the Diversity Committee and the Award committee) will coordinate this.

Awards are only for STP members. Recipients will receive $1,500, a plaque, and up to $1,500 to attend STP’s Annual Conference on Teaching, if they do not have travel funds from other sources.

Priority will be given to individuals who have not received this award in the past. Applicants not receiving the award may apply again in future years. STP reserves the right not to make an award if the STP Awards Committee believes no applicant is qualified in a particular year.

The inaugural call for applications is scheduled to be announced in fall 2020 and the first award recipient will be honored at the 2021 Annual Conference on Teaching.  Instructions for applications will appear on this page.

Policies regarding STP grant programs can be found here.  

Apply to be the inaugural Chair of the Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Committee.

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is seeking a founding Chair for the Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Committee. This award recognizes diversity as inclusive of perspectives and experiences of minoritized groups who are often underrepresented in the field of psychology, including, but not limited to, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability status, social class, race/ethnicity, and immigration status. The goal of this award is to recognize teachers of psychology for a variety of educational and academic activities that serve to develop cultural consciousness and inclusion. The work must fall within the academic role as a psychology instructor. These activities may include:

  • Teaching that promotes multicultural understanding and consciousness, and/or efforts within the classroom to encourage and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. (These might include student-centered initiatives or activities, teaching that expands understanding of equity and inclusiveness, innovative pedagogy, or community outreach activities with students.)
  • Collaborating with community members on educational initiatives that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Programming for diversity, equity, and inclusion at teaching of psychology conferences.
  • Mentoring people from underrepresented groups in the field or teaching of psychology.
  • Contributing to the scholarship on the study of underrepresented and marginalized groups (in the teaching of psychology).

The Chair will recruit 3 members for the committee. The final committee member will be a member of STP’s Diversity Committee, and the chairs will work together to identify this individual. The new award chair will work with the committee to refine the award parameters and application deadline. The term for this position will be three years (2020-2022). The position will begin no later than July 30, 2020. STP encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds. If you are interested in serving as the inaugural chair of this committee, please send a CV and a statement of interest to Keli Braitman (braitmank@william.jewell.edu). Please use "STP Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award" in the subject line. Deadline for receipt of applications is July 7, 2020.

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