Award for Innovative Practices in Graduate Education in Psychology

This award, from the American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs, recognizes innovative practices in graduate departments of psychology that have improved the quality of education and training.

Deadline: November 15, 2012

Sponsor: Board of Educational Affairs

Description

The panel judging the nominations and making recommendations to the Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) will be appointed annually by the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) in collaboration with the BEA. The panel will be chaired by a member of BEA, appointed annually by that body. The award, and a description of the department and its program, will be published in the APA Monitor. An award plaque and a check will be presented by a representative of the APA Education Directorate at the campus location of the awardee(s). The stipend for this award will be $5,000, with the possibility that more than one awardee may be recognized each year (in which case the stipend will be divided among the awardees).

Eligibility
  1. Graduate departments of psychology, regardless of the type of college or school in which they are housed, may self-nominate or be nominated by others for recognition of their innovative practices in graduate education. 

  2. Those making the nomination should identify how the department has been innovative, what was actually changed and why, and how this change has affected the quality of education and training. Innovation will be judged in the institutional and historical context of the graduate department. 

  3. The panel judging the nominations and making recommendations to the Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) will be appointed annually by the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) in collaboration with the BEA. The panel will be chaired by a member of BEA, appointed annually by that body. 

  4. The award, and a description of the department and its program, will be published in the APA Monitor. An award plaque and a check will be presented by a representative of the APA Education Directorate at the campus location of the awardee(s). The stipend for this award will be $5,000, with the possibility that more than one awardee may be recognized each year (in which case the stipend will be divided among the awardees).

How to Apply

A proposal nominating a department for the award should be submitted by November 15, 2012. The proposal should include the following information.

a. Description: identify and briefly describe the innovative practice and its objectives, relative to the department’s history and context.

b. Timeline and Personnel: describe when the practice began, key people in its development, and what its status is currently.

c. Outcomes: state the outcomes achieved, including how the latter were measured or otherwise assessed in relation to the objectives.

Send proposals to:

Jan-Sheri Morris
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education
Education Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Or as an attachment via email.