American Sociological Association

Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology

Teaching and Learning in Sociology Award Nominations Calls

CARLA B. HOWERY AWARD FOR DEVELOPING TEACHER-SCHOLARS


The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning seeks nominations for the 2020 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 who apply scholarly literature in their own teaching, contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and/or publicly document successful teaching strategies. This award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to teaching sociology through mentoring and training of graduate students in scholarly teaching. Mentoring is broadly defined and is not limited to faculty working at institutions with graduate programs. 

Documents for Evidence of Success in this area may include:
•    Syllabus for teaching seminar
•    Reports or reflections on mentoring experiences
•    Narratives from students about mentoring received by nominee 
•    Students’ success in teaching and/or obtaining teaching accomplishments (awards, teaching jobs, etc.)
•    Students’ success in publishing related to teaching (in Teaching Sociology, TRAILS, etc.)  

Nominations: Nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association. To place a name in nomination, send an email asateachingandlearningawards@gmail.com directed to the co-chairs of the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology Award Committee, Sarah Epplen (Minnesota State University) and Elizabeth Borland (The College of New Jersey). The email should contain the name, institutional affiliation, and email address of the nominee. Please put “Howery Award” in the subject line of the email. Nominations must be received no later than January 19, 2020. 
 
Nomination Portfolio: The nomination portfolio, compiled in consultation with the Awards Committee, must be submitted by March 2, 2020.  
 
Portfolio Guidelines:
The portfolio must be submitted as a single file that contains all elements in the order listed. The candidate should demonstrate excellence in developing other 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 (limit of 2 pages).
5.    Leadership activities related to teaching and learning (limit of 2 pages).
6.    Abbreviated copy of resume or curriculum vitae (limit of 8 pages).
7.    Letters of endorsement from two colleagues and up to four current or former graduate students.
Note: Please submit the portfolio as a single file that contains all elements in the order listed.
 
Any questions concerning nominations and/or portfolio submission should be sent to the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning Award Committee Co-Chairs, Elizabeth Borland (borland@tcnj.edu) and Sarah Epplen (sarah.epplen@mnsu.edu).
 

HANS O. MAUKSCH AWARD: DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNDERGRADUATE SOCIOLOGY

The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning seeks nominations for the 2020 Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology.
 
Nominations: Nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association. To place a name in nomination, send an email asateachingandlearningawards@gmail.com directed to the co-chairs of the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology Award Committee, Sarah Epplen (Minnesota State University) and Elizabeth Borland (The College of New Jersey). Please write “Mauksch Award” in the subject line. The email should contain the name, institutional affiliation, and email address of the nominee. Nominations must be received no later than January 19, 2020.
 
Nomination Portfolio: The nomination portfolio, compiled in consultation with the Awards Committee should be assembled and submitted by March 2, 2020. 
 
Portfolio Guidelines: The nominator should collate all materials for the portfolio in the order listed below and  forward via email to asateachingandlearningawards@gmail.com with the subject line “Mauksch Award.”
1.    Nominee’s two-page executive summary of materials in the portfolio. Highlight most relevant contributions/activities.
2.    Current Resume or CV (tailored to award categories and restricted to 10 pages).
3.    Four to six letters of recommendation, including the nominator’s letter.
4.    Additional supporting materials (15 page limit). These materials may include:
•    Teaching honors/awards.
•    Evidence of Program development (at home institution or elsewhere).
•    Development of innovative teaching techniques, curricula, or materials.
•    Significant advising and/or committee duties related to teaching and undergraduate education.
•    Peer and Student Assessment materials related to Teaching.
•    Contributions to instructional activities of state, regional, and/or national professional associations.
•    Papers delivered at professional meetings related to teaching activities.
•    Publications or materials intended to enhance undergraduate instruction and learning processes such as: computer software, textbooks, articles related to undergraduate teaching published in refereed scholarly journals.
•    Evidence of leadership on committees concerned with undergraduate education or development of seminars, workshops or other events that enhanced undergraduate education.
 
Any questions concerning nominations and/or portfolio submission should be sent to the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning Award Committee Co-Chairs, Elizabeth Borland (borland@tcnj.edu) and Sarah Epplen (sarah.epplen@mnsu.edu).
 

SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTION TO TEACHING AND LEARNING AWARD


The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology seeks nominations for the 2020 Scholarly Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award. This award recognizes scholarship that advances teaching and learning by contributing insights into the educational process, presents innovative teaching methods, and fosters significant, long-lasting learning. The award winner will have demonstrated excellence in one or more of these areas:
•    Documented contribution to our understanding of the teaching and learning process
•    Implemented innovation that enhances the learning process
•    Programmatic guidelines that have been implemented in teaching and learning settings
•    New teaching methods made available to the instructional
 
Nominations: The award will be presented to an individual, a team of collaborators, or a formal program, at least one of which is a member of the American Sociological Association. Any work published, implemented, or presented in the past three years will be eligible for this award. To place a name in nomination, send an email asateachingandlearningawards@gmail.com directed to the co-chairs of the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology Award Committee, Sarah Epplen (Minnesota State University) and Elizabeth Borland (The College of New Jersey). Please write in the subject Line “Scholarly Contribution Award.”
The email should include the name, institutional affiliation, and email address of the nominee. Nominations should be received no later than January 19, 2019.
 
Nomination Portfolio: The nomination portfolio, compiled in consultation with the Awards Committee, will be assembled and submitted to the Award Committee Chair by March 2, 2019.
Any questions concerning nominations and/or portfolio submission should be sent to the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning Award Committee Co-Chairs, Elizabeth Borland (borland@tcnj.edu) and Sarah Epplen (sarah.epplen@mnsu.edu).

GRADUATE STUDENT CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOCIOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING & LEARNING AWARD


The ASA Section on Teaching & Learning invites submissions for the 2020 Graduate Student Contribution to the Sociological Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. This award is designed to recognize the contributions that graduate students make to the field.
Many types of contributions could be recognized by this award, including empirical or theoretical manuscripts, classroom exercises, original videos, paper assignments, creative approaches to topics or readings, case studies, etc. Anyone may nominate a graduate student member of the section for the award (self-nominations are also allowed) by submitting a letter of support explaining the contribution to the sociological scholarship of teaching and learning, along with any relevant information that would assist evaluation (for example, a description of the course(s) for which an activity is used), along with the original teaching materials (if relevant), and any evidence of impact (assessment).
 
The winner will receive a cash award of $250, as well as a feature in the Section newsletter and website. An honorable mention may also be awarded.
 
Nominations: 

•    Nominees must be current graduate students on the nomination deadline. Contributions developed while in graduate school by an early career faculty member will not be considered.
•    Nominated graduate students must be members of the ASA Section on Teaching & Learning; nominators do not have to be section members.
•    No single person may nominate more than two graduate student contributions in the same year for the award.
•    Only one contribution by the same graduate student in any given year will be considered.
•    Submissions may or may not have been previously published.
•    Submissions must be in English; translations from other languages into English are welcome.
•    There is no minimum or maximum page/length requirement. However, all submissions should meet the following criteria: 1) Explain what is being submitted (for example explain the teaching activity or the theory), 2) If relevant, describe the course in which the contribution is (or could be) used, 3) Ground the submission in the sociological scholarship of teaching and learning literature and explain its contribution, 4) Analyze the effectiveness of the contribution, and 5) Include the original teaching materials (when possible/relevant). Submissions should be submitted in .pdf format.
•    All nominees must agree to make their contribution available on the Section website and newsletter if awarded.
•    Nominations should be made by sending an email to asateachingandlearningawards@gmail.com directed to the co-chairs of the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology Award Committee, Sarah Epplen (Minnesota State University) and Elizabeth Borland (The College of New Jersey).  
•    Deadline: 5:00 pm EST on 15 February 2020.
Any questions concerning nominations should be sent to the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning Award Committee Co-Chairs, Elizabeth Borland (borland@tcnj.edu) and Sarah Epplen (sarah.epplen@mnsu.edu).