About PT@CC

PT@CC is a network to represent and support psychology teachers within the two-year college community. Governed by the Committee of Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges, PT@CC strives to:

  • Promote the highest professional standards for teaching psychology as a scientific discipline with applications to a wide range of human concerns.

  • Cultivate a professional identity with the discipline of psychology among psychology teachers at two-year colleges.

  • Develop leadership qualities among psychology teachers at two-year colleges and increase their participation and representation in professional psychology activities and organizations.

  • Establish and maintain communication with all groups involved in the teaching of psychology and with the greater psychological community.

  • Encourage psychological research on teaching and learning at two-year colleges for the purpose of giving students the best possible educational opportunities.

Benefits of PT@CC Membership

Free publications

Receive the monthly Monitor on Psychology and the American Psychologist, the official journal of the APA. Opt in to receive the Psychology Teacher Network (PTN) quarterly newsletter.

Awards

PT@CC sponsors awards to recognize psychology faculty at two-year institutions:

Professional development

Join us at the 2014 APA Annual Convention on Aug. 7-10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. PT@CC will have four hours of convention programming and a reception for community college faculty.

Teaching resources

Take a look at some of PT@CC’s publications, including the “Navigating the Unique Challenges of Online Teaching,” “Adjunct Faculty Resource Manual,” “IRBs: A Community College Planning Guide” and the “Community College Fact Sheet.” A new publication on setting up a psychology lab will be available in 2014.

Leadership opportunities

Participate in APA governance by serving on the APA PT@CC Committee. Nominations are due by June 1, annually.

Networking and communications
  • Join the electronic mailing list for psychology faculty to discuss topics of shared interest.

  • Download the website toolbar for psychology teachers at community college.

Recognition for your students

Recognize your top students by giving a PT@CC Academic Achievement in Psychology certificate. Also encourage your students to participate in the PT@CC Student Presentation Contest.