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HOWEVER, the conference submission deadline for students interested in the student poster session or student diversity panel is March 1.  See the main conference page for requirements and submission details.


Conference Theme for 2014:

Infusing Issues of Racial, Religious and Sexuality Diversity Across the Undergraduate Curriculum

Dates: April 4 - 5, 2014

Location: DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Tarrytown, NY (just north of New York City)

Deadline for Submissions: November, 29 2013

We invite you to submit your proposals for the 2014 conference. Presentations can cover any topic related to the teaching of psychology including active learning, pedagogical innovations, international psychology, classroom technology, mentoring, writing textbooks, program assessment, evaluation and others. Submissions related to this year's conference theme are particularly encouraged.

Proposals for oral presentations, panels, workshops, round table discussions, and undergraduate student poster sessions will be considered.

Submission Process

The submission portal will open September, 2013

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Submission Details

Your submission should include an abstract and a 2 – 3 page description of your proposed presentation. Additionally, please indicate the format and general topic of your presentation (select from the list below or create your own).

 Presentation Topics

-        Student Engagement

-        Pedagogical Innovations

-        Active Learning / Classroom Activities

-        Classroom Technology / Technological Demonstration

-        International / Cross-Cultural Psychology

-        Faculty or Student Mentoring

-        Writing Textbooks / Supplements

-        Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

-        Program Assessment / Self-Study

Proposal Format

Oral Presentation - Theory / Experience Driven: A session in which one or more speakers present information that is based on theory, personal experience, and/or anecdotal evidence.
Oral Presentation - Research / Data Driven: A session in which one or more speakers present information that is based on the results of an empirical research project.  Results of the research must be available at the time of the presentation.
Workshop - A session designed to teach skills and practical applications of theory and/or research findings. Facilitators must employ a hands-on presentation style in which learning objectives are achieved through active (not passive) involvement of participants.
Discussion Forum -  An informal discussion / exchange of ideas on a focal topic between the audience and presenters. Facilitators should make brief opening remarks on the focal topic and may introduce discussion questions. The audience is then free to ask questions and discuss relevant issues in more detail.
 Submissions will be evaluated, presentations selected, and participants notified by December 15, 2013.
Opportunities for Undergraduate Students 
Student Poster Session
(Submission Portal will open September, 2013)

We will be hosting our 5th annual undergraduate student poster session, a 60-minute joint session designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to display and present their research to professionals in the field. Students are encouraged to submit proposals describing their research in any area of psychology.  While the research need not be completed at the time of submission, results must be available by the date of presentation.  Each student research project will be evaluated by two professional psychologists and the top-rated project will be acknowledged with an award sponsored by the Westchester County Psychological Association.

Research on this years conference theme is especially encouraged.  The top-rated project in the area of diversity will be acknowledged with an award sponsored by the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Extended Deadline for Undergraduate Poster Session Submissions: March 1, 2014

Student Discussion Panel on Diversity
(Submission Portal will open September, 2013)

Undergraduate students are encouraged to join a discussion panel and share their experiences with inclusion of religious, racial, and sexuality diversity in their college curriculum and/or their college experience.  This 60-minute forum will allow students to share their experiences with faculty and students from other institutions.  Students interested in joining the panel are asked to submit a proposal describing their experiences with diversity at their institution.

Deadline for Student Panel Submissions:  November 29, 2013

Financial Support for Student Presenters

Partial support for conference registration fees is available for student presenters.  Preference will be given to students presenting their independent research at the student poster session or contributing to the student discussion panel.  This support is funded through a grant awarded by the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


For more information please contact:

Drs. Marya Howell-Carter or Jennifer Gonder, Conference Committee Co-Chairpersons

Tele #: (631) 420-2725   Fax #: (631)420-2452

E-mail addresses: gonderj@farmingdale.edu or carterm@farmingdale.edu