Take advantage of free teaching resources
Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) has published
“Using SOTL to Enhance Your Academic Position,” on how
faculty can use the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL)
in their classrooms, as well as for job searches and to navigate
the tenure and promotion process. Access the book for free at
http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/index.php. The division has also
added three new online teaching resources, available at http://
• “Using Flashcards to Teach Students How to Learn and
Remember Concepts” is a PowerPoint tutorial on how to use
flashcards effectively to learn key concepts, available under the
“Introductory Psychology” tab.
• “Three New Ways to Bring Students’ Attention to the
Kisses of Death in the Graduate School Application Process”
offers pointers to psychology majors who are applying to
graduate school. It is available under the “Advising” tab.
• “Plagiarism Prevention
Tutorial: How to Avoid Common
Forms of Plagiarism,” is available
in French and English under the
“Ethical Issues” tab.
Fund your dissertation
in educational psychology
Div. 15 (Educational Psychology)
invites graduate students who are
members or affiliates of the division
to apply for one of two dissertation
research grants. Each $1,000 grant
provides support for educational
psychology doctoral students in
collecting their dissertation data.
More information, including
application instructions, may be
found at http://apadiv15.org/awards/
questions to grant co-chairs April
Taylor, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
and David Wakefield, PhD, at david.
Nominate an outstanding
Div. 16 (School Psychology)
encourages applications and nominations for four awards:
Applications are due April 1.
• The Jack Bardon Distinguished Service Award honors a
seasoned school psychologist for lifetime contributions to the
• The Lightner Witmer Award honors an exceptional early
career school psychologist.
• The Outstanding Dissertation Award recognizes a student
whose dissertation makes a notable contribution to the science
and practice of school psychology.
• The Senior Scientist Award honors a school psychologist
with a history of exceptional scholarship.
Applications are due April 1. More information and
application requirements are at http://apadivision16.org/