Departmental Award for Culture of Service in the Psychological Sciences
This award recognizes departments that demonstrate a commitment to service in the psychological sciences. Departments selected for this award will show a pattern of support for service from faculty at all levels, including a demonstration that service to the discipline is rewarded in faculty tenure and promotion. Successful departments will also demonstrate that service to the profession is an integral part of training and mentoring.
Service to the discipline includes such activities as departmental release time for serving on boards and committees of psychological associations; editing journals; serving on a review panel; or chairing an IRB. Other culture of service activities that a department would encourage include mentoring students and colleagues; advocating for psychological science’s best interests with state and federal lawmakers; and promoting the value of psychological science in the public eye. The focus of this award is a department’s faculty service to the discipline and not their scholarly achievements.
Both undergraduate and graduate departments of psychology are eligible. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Each department selected will receive an award of $5,000 to be used for departmental activities.