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CARLA B. HOWERY AWARD FOR DEVELOPING TEACHER-SCHOLARS

The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning seeks nominations for the 2014 Carla B. Howery Award for Developing Teacher-Scholars. The award recognizes the importance of contributing to teaching sociology through training and mentoring future teacher-scholars. Teacher-scholars use the scholarly literature in their own teaching and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning by publicly documenting teaching activities.

This award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to teaching sociology through mentoring and training of graduate students to teach sociology and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Jossey-Bass has generously agreed to provide $250 in books of his/her choice to each recipient of the award.

Eligibility: Nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.

To place a name in nomination, send a letter to the Award Committee Chairperson indicating the name of the nominee, institutional affiliation, current curriculum vitae and a discussion of the nominee’s contributions to developing teacher-scholars. Please indicate the mailing address, E-mail address and telephone number where both you and the nominee may be contacted.

Please send your nomination letter as soon as possible, but no later than January 31, 2014. Application portfolios must be received by March 31, 2014. All materials should be sent electronically to Bernice Pescosolido at pescosol@indiana.edu with subject line: CARLA B HOWERY AWARD NOMINATION

Portfolio Guidelines: The candidate should demonstrate excellence in developing teacher-scholars by documenting their contributions as outlined below.

  1. Brief written statement articulating the candidate’s teaching philosophy specifically directed toward training graduate students to teach and methods used to achieve this goal (limit of 2 pages).
  2. Excerpts from syllabi from different graduate teaching courses that the nominee has taught or other examples of the means by which graduate students were taught to become teacher-scholars (limit of 8 pages).
  3. Examples of assessment tools such as projects, exams, student portfolios, or evidence of improved graduate student learning outcomes related to teaching sociology and/or contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning (limit of 10 pages).
  4. Examples of scholarly activities related to teaching.
  5. Leadership activities related to teaching and learning.
  6. Copy of resume or curriculum vitae.
  7. Letters of endorsement from two colleagues and four current or former graduate students.

PREVIOUS CARLA B. HOWERY AWARD WINNERS

2012 Michael Schwartz
2010 Maxine P. Atkinson
2009 Bernice Pescosolido and Brian Powell


HANS O. MAUKSCH AWARD

The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning seeks nominations for the 2014 Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology. Jossey-Bass has generously agreed to provide $250 in books of his/her choice to each recipient of the award.

Eligibility: Nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association. Although not required, it is appropriate that nominees be members of the Section on Teaching and Learning.

To place a name in nomination for this award, please send a letter of nomination to the Award Committee Chairperson indicating the name of the nominee, institutional affiliation, current curriculum vitae and a discussion of the nominees distinguished contributions to undergraduate sociology. Please indicate the mailing addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers where both you and the nominee may be contacted.

Please send your nomination letter as soon as possible, but no later than January 31, 2014. Application portfolios must be received by March 31, 2014.

All materials should be sent electronically to Bernice Pescosolido at pescosol@indiana.edu with subject line: HANS O MAUKSCH AWARD NOMINATION

Portfolio Guidelines: The nominator should collate all materials for the portfolio and forward one combined PDF copy of the entire portfolio

  1. The nominee’s summative narrative of relevant activities and contributions using the criteria below (same headings, same order, please). The criteria are not rank ordered. Be concise with your response.
    1. Teaching honors and/or awards earned.
    2. Program development (at home institution or other levels).
    3. Development or modification of innovative teaching techniques; development of new curricula.
    4. Advising and committee duties related to teaching and undergraduate education.
    5. Indication of peer and student assessment concerning your instruction.
    6. Contributions to instructional activities of state, regional, and/or national professional associations.
    7. Papers given at various meetings related to teaching activities.
    8. Publications or materials intended to enhance undergraduate instruction and learning processes: instructional activities or techniques, learning environments, computer software, textbooks or supplemental materials.
    9. Articles related to undergraduate teaching published in refereed scholarly journals.
    10. Other relevant contributions not indicated above (leadership in faculty development, seminars, workshops; distinctive student learning outcomes, etc.).
  2. Current curriculum vitae.
  3. Four to six letters of recommendation, including the nominator’s letter (please include these in the packet rather than have them sent directly to the committee).

PREVIOUS HANS O. MAUKSCH AWARD WINNERS

2013 Betsey Lucal
2012 Jeff Chin
2011 Nancy Greenwood
2010 John F. Zipp
2009 Diane Pike
2008 Jay Howard
2007 Maxine Atkinson
2006 Bernice Pescosolido
2005 Greg Weiss
2004 Liz Grauerholz
2003 Catherine White Berheide
2002 Carol Jenkins
2001 H. Reed Geersten
2000 Keith A. Roberts
1999 Thomas L. Van Valey
1998 Anne W. Martin
1997 Edward L. Kain
1996 Kathleen McKinney
1994 Michael Brooks
1993 Stephen Steele
1992 Kathleen Crittenden
1991 Frederick Campbell
1990 Caroline Persell
1989 Charles Green III
1988 Dean Dorn
1987 Charlotte Vaughan
1986 Jeanne Ballantine
1985 Burton Wright
1985 William Brown
1985 John Shope
1984 Ted Wagenaar
1983 Paul Baker
1982 Reece McGee
1981 Lawrence Rhoades
1981 Charles Goldsmid
1980 Hans O. Mauksch
1979 Murray Straus
1979 Richard Gelles


Award for Scholarly Contributions to Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Section Annual recognizes high quality scholarship that advances teaching and learning by contributing insights into the educational process, presents innovative teaching methods, and fosters significant, long-lasting learning. Eligible scholarship includes books and articles that contribute to our understanding of teaching and learning; development of new courses, methods, and technology that are made available to the public; and analyses of the impact of changing educational structures and techniques on teaching and learning.

Eligibility: Any evidence-based research and program development by an ASA member that has been implemented or presented in the past three years will be eligible for this award.

To place a name in nomination, submit (1)a letter of nomination describing the contributions of the candidate to scholarship on teaching and learning,(2) documentation of the contribution and (3)the publication outlets.

Nomination materials must be sent to Michael Schwartz at Michael.Schwartz@stonybrook.edu by March 1, 2013.