CABE Teaching Resources Award

CABE gives awards each year to recognize innovative instructional and assessment techniques developed by undergraduate faculty. The deadline for submission is typically in early to mid-May.

Sponsors: APA Education Directorate ; Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE)

Description

Sponsored by the APA Education Directorate and the Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE), the Teaching Resources Award encourages sharing of instructional and assessment techniques that undergraduate faculty have developed and use in face-to-face, hybrid or online psychology classes. This award is open to psychology teachers who are either members of the APA Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges (PT@CC) or APA members whose primary teaching responsibility is at the baccalaureate (undergraduate) level.

The focus is on teaching strategies that address and assess one or more of the student learning outcomes identified in the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major: Version 2.0. (PDF, 447KB)

The winning entries will be posted on the CABE website. An award of $500 will be awarded to a community college instructor and $500 to a 4-year college instructor. Certificates for all winners will be presented by CABE at the APA Annual Convention. Attendance at the convention is not required.

Eligibility

The competition is open to psychology teachers who are members of PT@CC or who are APA members whose primary teaching responsibility is at the undergraduate level.

Faculty members interested in joining APA in one of these categories can obtain more information online or by contacting Martha Boenau at (800) 374-2721, ext. 6140.

How to Apply

Send submissions to:

Martha Boenau
APA Education Directorate
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Submissions must include:
  • Brief description of the teaching resource, including instructions for classroom use.
  • The topic(s) covered, student learning objective(s) and appropriate courses.
  • The teaching resource and all accompanying materials, including electronic sources.
  • Explicit connection between the instructional activity and the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major: Version 2.0, with the specific goal(s) and indicator(s) identified.
  • An explanation of how this instructional activity is assessed.
  • Evidence of effectiveness (need not be published research).
  • Demonstration of an active learning component.
Entries will be judged on:
  • Student engagement.
  • Originality.
  • Ease of usage/application.
  • Appropriateness for topic, learning objective(s), course.
  • Clarity of connection between teaching resource and Guidelines 2.0 at the foundational (associate or lower-division) level or the baccalaureate level.
  • Quality of assessment of the goal(s) and indicator(s) identified as desired outcomes
  • Demonstration of active learning component.
  • Evidence of effectiveness.
Past Recipients