ASA Teaching Award Nominations Sought

From Leonard Nevarez:

As a member of the ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award, I’m writing to encourage you to nominate a colleague or yourself for the 2021 award. Here’s the relevant info from the ASA Awards page:

The ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award honors ASA members’ outstanding contributions to the teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate sociology. The award recognizes contributions that have made a significant impact on the manner in which sociology is taught at a regional, state, national, or international level.

The award typically is given for a series of contributions spanning several years or an entire career, although it may recognize a single project of exceptional impact. The award is not designed to recognize outstanding teaching ability at one’s own institution unless that is part of a career with broader impact. Individuals or groups of individuals are eligible. Programs and departments are not eligible.

Contributions considered may include preparation of teaching- and curriculum-related materials and publications, participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning, development and communication of innovative teaching techniques, leadership in teaching-related workshops or symposia, and/or involvement in innovative program development.

Nomination Procedures:

Nominations should include the name of the nominee and a one to two-page statement explaining the basis of the nomination (maximum 2000 words), a vita, and 1-2 letters of recommendation.

In addition to the nomination materials described above, complete and submit the required nomination form, which can be found here.

Nominations can be considered for five years. However, nominations are not automatically renewed. Each year, nominators will be asked if they wish to renew their nominations for consideration. If a renewal is requested, nominators will be invited to submit updated information or additional materials and are required to respond again to the ethics question.

Self-nominations are encouraged. All awardees must be current ASA members at the time of the award ceremony at the Annual Meeting. One need not be a member to be nominated for an award. All nominators must be current members. 

Submit nominations for the 2021 award to by January 1, 2021.

For more info. contact:

Leonard Nevarez

Professor and Chair of Sociology
Vassar College
Maildrop 231
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
phone: (845) 437-7597
fax: (845) 437-7677

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