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Project Syllabus International
By Kelley Haynes-Mendez, PsyD
Professor, if you are teaching a psychology course outside of the United States, here is some good news and an invitation for you.
For many years, APA Div. 2, Teaching of Psychology, has offered a free, peer-reviewed online collection of syllabi for many courses. Thanks to an APA mini-grant in 2017, two other APA divisions—Div. 52, International Psychology; and Div. 1, The Society for General Psychology—are joining Div. 2 in 2017, to expand this project syllabus to include a special section of syllabi from outside of the United States.
We invite you to submit your English-language syllabus soon, for a friendly review and possible inclusion among our international syllabi. We will begin accepting syllabi from March 1, 2017 at. This submission period will end on Aug. 31, 2017.
If your syllabus is accepted, you will receive (1) an official letter from the grant coordinator acknowledging you for your work and (2) a certificate of recognition. Moreover, your syllabus posted on the Project Syllabus website can be considered a publication for promotional purposes.
- Syllabi MUST be submitted in the English language.
- If submitting your syllabus, please clearly identify your syllabus as pertaining to this project by stating boldly on the top of your syllabus: PROJECT SYLLABUS INTERNATIONAL .
- Please explain how your syllabus pertains to this project.
- In a short description, indicate the following:
- Your address that locates where you teach this course.
- The type of institution (e.g. high school academy, college, university)
- The academic level of students (e.g. secondary school seniors, undergraduate students, masters level student, doctoral level students)
- Individually taught or team taught course.
- Submit your syllabus as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) document.
Questions and Answers
Q : Can the syllabus cover any specialization in psychology?
A : Generally, we accept the specializations as listed on the Project Syllabus website.
Q : When you make a submission, what happens after?
A : You will receive confirmation that your syllabus has been submitted for review. If accepted without revisions, you will be notified. If accepted with revisions, the reviewer will provide instructions for revision which need to be completed and resubmitted by Oct. 31, 2017.
Q : How long will it take to receive notification that your syllabus has been accepted?
A : All notifications of acceptance (with and without revisions) will be sent before Aug. 31, 2017.
Q : If your syllabus is not in English, what can you do?
A : We accept only English syllabi, so you can translate your syllabus into English or find someone who reliably can. Currently, we do not have the financial resources for professional translation services. If your syllabus has been translated to English, please indicate on your syllabus that it has been translated from the original teaching language into English.
Q : If your language of instruction is not English, can you still submit a syllabus?
A : Yes, you can once the syllabus is written in English.
Q : If your syllabus is taught by a team of instructors, who submits the syllabus?
A : One instructor and, if applicable, please highlight the primary instructor.
Q : Are there any explicitly required formats for syllabi that are accepted for this project?
A : No, there are no explicitly required formats. The project is open/flexible to various course formats, including project-based classes, experiential learning courses, research-based seminars and traditional content delivery courses.
For any more details on this project, contact Chairperson Kelley Haynes-Mendez.