PT@CC Committee Sessions at the APA Convention

Friday, August 3, 2012

12:00 – 12: 50 PM

Convention Center Room W304D


PT@CC Invited Address: The Diane Halpern Lecture

Chair:  Ladonna Lewis, PhD, Glendale Community College


Elizabeth Yost Hammer, PhD, Xavier University

Meta-studying: Teaching Metacognitive Strategies to Enhance Student Success


Friday, August 3, 2012

1:00 – 1:50 PM

Convention Center Room W304E


PT@CC Symposium:  Contemporary Issues on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns

Chair:  Craig Cowden, PhD, Tacoma Community College


Ladonna Lewis, PhD, Glendale Community College Creating Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ Faculty, Staff, and Students: Safe Space at a Two Year College


Michael Mobley, PhD, Rutgers University Sociocultural and Ecological Issues Experienced among Racial and Ethnic LGBTQ Youth/Students


Friday, August 3, 2012

2:00 – 3:50 PM

Convention Center Room W304A


PT@CC Symposium:   A Focus on Introductory Psychology: Models, Formats, Learning Outcomes, and Assessment

Chairs:  Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Sue Frantz, MA, Highline Community College


Co-sponsored by the APA Board of Educational Affairs and the APA Committee of Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges; co-listed by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)


What Do We Know About Teaching Introductory Psychology?

Participant: Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay


Learning Outcomes in Introductory Psychology: A National Survey

Participants: Carrie Brown, Agnes Scott College Ursula Sanborn, Saint Louis University Erin Solomon, Saint Louis University Rachel Tennial, Saint Louis University


The Content of Introductory Psychology: Variations on a Theme

Participants: Jana Hackathorn, Murray State University, Amy Garczynski, Saint Louis University, Natalie Homa, Saint Louis University


Implementation of a Statewide Strategy for Supporting General Psychology: Barriers, Catalysts, & Lessons Learned

Participants: Scott Bates, PhD, Utah State University

Co-authors: Eric Amsel, Weber State University, Grant Corser, Southern Utah University, Lauren Fowler, Weber State University, Karen Kwan, Salt Lake Community College, Nicolas Marsing, Snow College, Kristin Whitlock, Viewmont High School


Epic Fail!  If We’re Teaching, Why aren’t they learning?  Applying the Learning-Centered Approach to Enhance Achievement of Learning Outcomes in the Introduction to Psychology Course

Presenter: Christy Price, PhD, Dalton State University


Challenges to Meaningful Assessment: Intro Psych and APA Undergraduate Guidelines

Presenter: R. Eric Landrum, PhD, Boise State University


Saturday, August 4, 2012

2:00 – 2:50 PM

Convention Center Room W304E


PT@CC/Psi Beta Symposium: The Community College Experience

Chair: Lillian McMaster, PhD, PT@CC Chair


Amy Marin, PhD, Phoenix College, Meeting Challenges with Innovation:  How Community College Instructors are Transforming the Psychology Classroom


Kathleen Hughes De Sousa, PhD, Pasco-Hernando Community College, FL

Teaching the Community: The Rewards and Challenges Faced by Psychology Professors at Community Colleges


Melanie Lantz, University at Albany, Community College Student Experiences


Discussant: Melanie Arpaio, MA, Sussex County Community College



Saturday, August 4, 2012

3:00 – 3: 50 PM

Convention Center Room W304A


Symposium:  Special Challenges Facing College Students: First Generation Status and Poverty

Co-chairs: Salvador Macias, PhD, University of South Carolina at Sumter and Avis Donna Alexander, PhD, Rappahannock Community College


Cynthia Hudley, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara.  Is history destiny?  High school experiences and college adjustments for first generation college students.


Linda Petroff, PhD, Central Community College. Poverty among first generation college students


Discussant: Melba J. Vasquez, PhD, Vasquez & Associates Mental Health Services, Austin, Texas



Saturday, August 4, 2012

5:00 – 6: 50 PM

Peabody Orlando Hotel

Celebration Room 11


PT@CC and Psi Beta Awards Ceremony and Reception


PT@CC co-chairs:

Lillian McMaster, PhD, PT@CC Committee Chair, and Kathryn Clancy, MA, PT@CC Committee Member


Psi Beta co-chairs:

Robin Musselman, EdD, Psi Beta National President, and Kris Leppien-Christensen, PhD, Psi Beta National President-e

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