Partnership in Higher Education

The APA Education Directorate is engaged in several higher education initiatives relevant to graduate education, representing psychology in partnership with other science and humanities disciplines in collaboration with higher education associations. The following websites provide links to higher education associations and initiatives that may be of interest

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center with a primary mission "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education."

The Master’s Degree Initiative

  • Council of Graduate Schools initiative with science and humanities disciplines.

  • Focus on market needs for new degrees, disciplinary and interdisciplinary

Service Learning — Campus Engagement Initiatives

  • Advances service learning as a pedagogy within the discipline of psychology.

  • Opportunities for support of community-based research and teaching through civic engagement.

Re-envisioning the PhD

  • How can we re-envision the PhD to meet the societal needs of the 21st Century?

  • Fosters local and national/international discussions and initiatives of department self-study.

Project Kaleidoscope

  • Undergraduate science education initiative with interdisciplinary focus.

  • Summer workshops for faculty from psychology and other sciences.

Preparing Future Faculty

  • A comprehensive approach to doctoral education that exposes graduate students to the array of roles and responsibilities awaiting them as the professorate of the 21st century.

  • Summer and regional workshops planned for faculty and students.