E-Conference on Undergraduate Education Offered

An e-conference on Curriculum, Assessment, and Diversity: Exploring Themes of Undergraduate Education in Psychology was held on May 21, 2010 (12:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT).

This e-Conference was co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association and Ball State University.

In June 2008, the American Psychological Association (APA) sponsored a national conference on undergraduate education in psychology at the University of Puget Sound. Approximately 80 teachers of psychology participated in this historic event.  Last year, as a follow up to the conference, APA published a new book entitled Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline (2010) to report on the major themes and recommendations of this conference.  Through conference presentations and a new online “virtual” book group, participants are extending the dialogue about the critical issues and concerns that were addressed at the conference. 

As a means to further disseminate the recommendations, the APA and Ball State University (BSU) co-sponsored an e-Conference on Curriculum, Assessment, and Diversity: Exploring Themes of Undergraduate Education in Psychology. Key leaders in the planning of the e-Conference were Mary Kite, PhD, Linh Littleford, PhD, and Kristin Ritchey, PhD, from the BSU Department of Psychological Science.  They were facilitators and discussants for the program.  The keynote speakers for the e-Conference were:

  • Charles Brewer, PhD, of Furman University in Greenville, SC

  • Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, of Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA

  • Keith Millis, PhD, and Wei-Chen Hung, PhD, of Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL