Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Diversity and International Psychology Resources

STP International Relations Committee




Sasao Cranney
Kelley Haynes-Mendez, Chair Irene Lopez LeeAnn Bartolini Toshiaki Sasao Jacquelyn Cranney


Jennifer M. Bonds-Raacke Nancy Diehl  Martha Zlokovich

Our Charge

The International Relations Committee shall oversee and assess all Society activities related to international issues, including, but not limited to, internationalizing membership, integration of international issues into the curriculum, and attracting members of international communities to psychology as a major and a profession.

ANNOUNCEMENT: International Expansion to Project Syllabus

Professor, if you are teaching an English-language psychology course outside North America, here is some good news and an invitation for you.

1. Good news.  For many years, APA Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology) has offered a free, peer-reviewedonline collection of syllabi for many courses: http://teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/index.php

Thanks to an APA mini-grant in 2017, two other APA Division--52 (International) and 1 (General Psychology)--are joining Division 2 in 2017, to expand this Project Syllabus to include a special section of syllabi from outside North America.

2. Invitation. We invite you to submit your English-language syllabus soon, for a friendly review and possible inclusion among our international syllabi.  We will begin accepting syllabi from March 1st, 2017 at syllabus@teachpsych.org This submission period will end on June 30th, 2017.

3. IncentivesIf your syllabus is accepted, you will receive (1) an official Letter from the Grant Coordinator acknowledging you for your work and (2) a Certificate of Recognition. Moreover, your syllabus posted on the Project Syllabus website can be considered a publication for promotional purposes.

Criteria/Requirements

  1. Syllabi MUST be submitted in the English language.
  2. If submitting your syllabus, please clearly identify your syllabus as pertaining to this project by stating boldly on the top of your syllabus: PROJECT SYLLABUS INTERNATIONAL.
  3. Please explain how your syllabus pertains to this project.
  4. In a short description, indicate the following:
    1. Your address that locates where you teach this course.
    2. The type of institution (e.g. high school academy, college, university)
    3. The academic level of students (e.g. secondary school seniors, undergraduate students, masters level student, doctoral level students)
    4. Individually taught or team taught course
  5. Submit your syllabus as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) document.

Question & Answer

Q: Can the syllabus cover any specialization in psychology?

A: Generally, we accept the specializations as listed on the Project Syllabus website: http://teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/index.php

Q: When you make a submission, what happens after?

A: You will receive confirmation that your syllabus has been submitted for review. If accepted without revisions, you will be notified. If accepted with revisions, the reviewer will provide instructions for revision which need to be completed and re-submitted by August 31st, 2017.

Q: How long will it take to receive notification that your syllabus has been accepted?

A: All notifications of acceptance (with and without revisions) will be sent before August 31st 2017.

Q: If your syllabus is not in English, what can you do?

A: We accept only English syllabi so you can translate your syllabus into English or find someone who reliably can. Currently, we do not have the financial resources for professional translation services. If your syllabus has been translated to English, please indicate on your syllabus that it has been translated from the original “teaching” language into English.

Q: If your syllabus is taught by a team of instructors, who submits the syllabus?

A: One instructor and if applicable, please highlight the primary instructor.

Q: Are there any explicitly required formats for syllabi that are accepted for this project?

A: No, there are no explicitly required formats. The project is open/flexible to various course formats, including project-based classes, experiential learning courses, research based seminars and traditional content delivery courses.

For any more details on this project, contact Chairperson Kelley Haynes-Mendez at khaynes-mendez@thechicagoschool.edu.

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