Society for the Teaching of Psychology e-Conference: Teaching Competencies

Posted: October 29, 2013 by Mary Carney

Society for the Teaching of Psychology e-Conference

Co-sponsored by the University of North Georgia's Distance Education & Technology Integration
Friday, January 24, 2014
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology presents the 7th Annual Live e-Conference. The 2014 teaching conference will include topics such as:

  1. How do you know if you are a good teacher?;
  2. How to elevate your teaching to standards of excellence;
  3. A comprehensive operational definition of model teachers
  4. Evidence based practices for evaluating instructors;
  5. Student-centered syllabi design;
  6. Using and conducting SoTL in the classroom; and
  7. How to align your teaching with APA guidelines.

Only Internet access is required to learn from the presenters; you will be able to test your connection before the conference. Registered participants will receive access instructions and passwords approximately one week prior to the broadcast. For additional information, contact UNG's Steven Lloyd or Enes Aganovic.

e-Conference Program (all listed times are Eastern Standard Time)

  • 9:30-9:45 am Logon to recheck your internet connection at your convenience
  • 9:45-10:00 am Opening remarks: Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:00-11:00 am Climbing the Teaching Hierarchy: Aspirational Benchmarks for Quality Teaching
    Regan A. R. Gurung, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • 11:00-12:00 pm Beyond Competency: Striving For Mastery In Your Teaching
    William Buskist, Auburn University
  • 12:00-12:30 pm An Introduction to the Characteristics of Model Psychology Teachers
    Guy Boysen, McKendree University
  • 12:30-1:00 pm Evidence Based Practices for Evaluating Instructors
    Jared Keeley, Mississippi State University
  • 1:00-1:30 pm It Starts With the Syllabus: A Primer for Constructing Student-Centered Syllabi
    Aaron Richmond, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • 1:30-2:00 pm SoTL Knowledge in the Classroom: Applying and Creating Research
    Janie Wilson, Georgia Southern University
  • 2:00-2:30 pm Strategies for Addressing the Revised APA Guidelines for the Psychology Major
    Michael Stoloff, James Madison University
  • 2:30-2:45 pm Closing remarks: Acknowledgements

Thank you to the University of North Georgia's Division of Distance Education and Technology Integration for producing and broadcasting the e-Conference. If you have technology-related questions, contact UNG's Enes Aganovic or Steven Lloyd.

Registration Fees

  • Individual Registration: $20
  • Institutional Registration: $50 (unlimited access for all faculty at an institution)

Registration Process

Register and pay for the conference at

If needed, you may mail a check or purchase order payable to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, with a note specifying who the payment is for, to:

  • David Kreiner, STP Treasurer
    Department of Psychological Science, Lovinger 1111
    University of Central Missouri
    Warrensburg, MO 64093
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