About SETOP

SETOP and SEPA Are Collaborating in 2017

The coordinators of SETOP are pleased to announce that we are collaborating with the coordinators of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) to host both conferences in Atlanta at the same venue in 2017. SEPA is scheduled for March 8-11, 2017 and SETOP is scheduled for March 11, 2017, both at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta. This collaboration provides the opportunity for teachers of psychology to attend both conferences in a way that should save on travel time and costs.

Register for SEPA Here

Register for SETOP Here

What is SETOP?

Sponsored by the Kennesaw State University's Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, the Annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology is an opportunity for teachers of psychology to discuss and share experiences and techniques. The conference offers concurrent sessions and invited addresses on teaching techniques and issues associated with undergraduate education. Time is also available for participants to get to know each other and establish contacts with fellow teachers throughout the Southeast. Please join us in celebrating teaching excellence in psychology through sharing best practices, innovative ideas for enhancing student learning, and interacting with your colleagues in a supportive and fun environment.

Who is organizing SETOP? 

Kennesaw State University Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) promotes research based pedagogies that foster student academic engagement, learning, and success. CETL supports the integrated professional development of students, faculty, and administrators throughout their careers. Rooted in learning science and assessment theory, CETL cultivates a data-driven campus-wide culture of ongoing academic program enhancement.

Please visit our website: http://cetl.kennesaw.edu/

Tom Pusateri, Conference Chair

Tom Pusateri is recipient of KSU's 2014 Distinguished Professional Service Award and the 2012 Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia . Tom received his Ph.D. in social psychology from The Ohio State University in 1984. From 1984 through 2003, he taught at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, where he attained the rank of Professor. While at Loras College, he served as Chair of the Psychology Department, Assessment Director, and founding member of the Steering Committee for the annual Iowa Teachers of Psychology workshop. From 2003 through 2006, he served as Assessment Director at Florida Atlantic University, where he received the 2005 President's Leadership Award for administrative service to the institution. In 2006, he was appointed Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at KSU's Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning.

On behalf of KSU, he submitted successful applications for the 2008 Council of Higher Education Accreditation's Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes and NAFSA's 2011 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, and he contributed to KSU's successful application in 2015 for Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Tom currently serves as Secretary of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP, Division Two of the American Psychological Association). From 2000 through 2007, he served as STP's first Executive Director and received recognition in 2007 from the STP President for "sustained significant contributions to the Society." Tom has numerous presentations and publications related to teaching pedagogy and assessment. He is an external consultant for the STP Undergraduate Departmental Consulting Service and he regularly participates as a Faculty Consultant for the College Board's Advanced Placement Psychology Test.

SETOP Has Been Discontinued