Posts tagged #Social Science

Archeological Institute of America: Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

The AIA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award Committee invites nominations for the 2016 award. This prize may be awarded to up to one individual every year and includes a certificate of award. Individuals worthy of this award must have demonstrated excellence in the teaching of archaeology; developed innovative teaching methods or interdisciplinary curricula; a minimum of five years of teaching experience prior to being nominated, currently be engaged in teaching; and they must be members of the AIA in good standing.

Nominations should be made by letter and accompanied by a dossier of supporting materials. They should be made by individuals familiar with the candidate's teaching, such as administrators, departmental chairpersons or colleagues, former students, or faculty in other departments or institutions. Dossiers should include:

1) The nominating letter indicating how the candidate meets the criteria of the award
2) A current curriculum vitae of the nominee;
3) Four letters of recommendation, including at least one each from a student, a colleague, and academic superior;
4) A brief description of all relevant courses taught during the past five years, including some representative syllabi and course materials.

More information here.

Posted on June 20, 2016 and filed under Fall.

American Political Science Association: CQ Press Award for Teaching Recognition


CQ Press Publisher is the sponsor the 2014 CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation (CQ Press in an imprint of SAGE). The award carries a $500 cash stipend and recognizes a political scientist who has developed an effective new approach to teaching in the discipline. The award seeks to honor a wide range of new directions in teaching. For example, one year, a professor might be chosen because of an innovative course syllabus, and in another year, a professor may be honored for using a new multimedia approach to reaching students. The only limits on what will be recognized are the imagination and creativity of those teaching political science.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 20, 2016 and filed under Spring.

American Political Science Association: Distinguished Teaching Award

The APSA Distinguished Teaching Award honors the outstanding contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching of political science at two- and four-year institutions. The contribution may span several years or an entire career, or it may be a single project of exceptional impact. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 20, 2016 and filed under Spring.

AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology

This award was established in 1997 to recognize teachers who have contributed to and encouraged the study of anthropology. The successful teaching of anthropology is at the core of producing successful anthropologists. By transferring knowledge and encouraging interest and study, the teacher is able to contribute significantly to the increasing success of the field of anthropology. Without such people the growth of anthropology would be stifled. This is your opportunity to recognize educators who have contributed significantly to furthering the field of anthropology; the Association relies on you to provide nominations. Please take advantage of this opportunity.  The winner of this award will receive a small stipend for travel to the annual meeting.


Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of AAA Award Nomination Materials:

Each nomination packet should include a letter of recommendation in support of the nominee. The letter should provide a summary of the nominee's accomplishments, and it should demonstrate (not merely assert) the nominee's qualifications. The packet should include supporting materials, which should not be expected to stand on their own. We encourage the inclusion of statements by former students or others that have benefited from the educational mentoring of the nominee. In other words, these materials should support the case being made in the nomination letter, demonstrating its assertions. The nomination packet should not exceed 25 pages. Please note that nominees are considered for three years. Those not chosen in the first year will be considered for two more years. If desired, nomination packets can be updated by March 1 each year, or nominations can be withdrawn from consideration.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 20, 2016 and filed under Spring.

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Awards for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) confers an annual award for outstanding teaching and mentoring in areas related to the psychological study of social issues. This award recognizes teaching excellence in a variety of contexts.

Eligibility: Nominees should be SPSSI members who have made substantial contributions to students in the psychological study of social issues. To be eligible, an individual must have been teaching and/or mentoring students for at least 5 years full time since the doctoral degree. Nominees may teach at graduate degree granting institutions, Bachelor’s degree universities and colleges, or two-year and community colleges.

Nominations/Applications: To apply, send your nomination materials via email to the committee chair listed below. The materials should include the following:

1) Nominee’s statement (1-3 pages) of teaching/mentoring philosophy, goals, and accomplishments, especially as related to the psychological study of social issues.

2) Curriculum vitae.

3) Summarized student evaluation data (3 page maximum).

4) 3 letters of support; at least one coming from a current or former student

5) Relevant documentation of teaching excellence pertaining to the instruction of social issues (limited to 7 pages). Nominees do not need to demonstrate excellence in all areas. Examples include evidence of:

a. Outstanding classroom teaching

b. Teaching in the community (e.g., presentations or workshops that bring the psychological study of social issues to nonacademic audiences)

d. Teaching-related committee work or scholarship and/or

e. Exceptional course syllabi for highlighting instruction on social issues,

6) Relevant documentation of mentoring excellence (limited to 7 pages). Nominees do not need to demonstrate excellence in all areas. Examples include evidence of:

a. One-on-one mentoring of graduate students (including research mentorship, advising and clinical    supervision)

b. One-on-one mentoring of undergraduate students (including research mentorship and advising)

c. Evidence of supporting student involvement in social justice, policy and change

d. Current and past student achievements

Self-nominations are encouraged. Recipients receive $1000 and a plaque and will be recognized in the Teaching and Learning column in the SPSSI Forward newsletter. Honorable Mention awardees will receive one year of free SPSSI membership. 

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Spring.

Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Outstanding Teachers

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP; Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) announces awards program for outstanding teachers of psychology. Teaching awards of $1500 and a plaque are bestowed for outstanding performance in the following categories:

1. 4-year colleges or universities (Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award)

2. First 7 years of full-time teaching at any level (Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award)

3. Graduate student (Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award)

4. Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

More information HERE.

 

 

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Spring.

Economic History Association: Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History

The annual Jonathan Hughes Prize is awarded to recognize excellence in teaching economic history. Jonathan Hughes was an outstanding scholar and a committed and influential teacher of economic history. The prize includes a $1,200 cash award. The winner is selected by the EHA Committee on Education and Teaching.

The Committee on Education of the Economic History Association invites nominations for the fourteenth annual Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History. Letters of nomination should state what qualities of excellence the candidate’s teaching of economic history has embodied. The strength of the nominating letter will be the primary basis for selecting the pool of finalists for the prize. After arriving at a short list of finalists, the committee will gather further supporting information. Anyone is eligible to write a letter of nomination.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Spring.

Southern Economic Association: Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Awards

 The Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award from the Southern Economic Association annually honors one or more faculty members for outstanding contributions to economics education. Nominations for the 2014 awards will be solicited from economics department heads, from each institution in the southern part of the United States, in the spring of 2014. Nominees who are not selected are automatically placed in the pool of nominees for the subsequent year for a period of three years.

Ken Elzinga, Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia,--first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship--is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished, effective, and influential educators in the economics profession during a distinguished teaching and research career at the University of Virginia, that has spanned over 35 years. Ken is creative and versatile in the classroom sharing his thoughts effectively with large groups of students studying the principles of economics, and using the Socratic Method, when working with students in a more advanced setting. He is a pioneer in the use of literature to explore economic reasoning which led to his writing murder mysteries that can be solved by careful economic analysis. Ken’s style of instruction and commitment to helping students develop an understanding of and appreciation for economic reasoning and insights serve as an inspiration for economic educators, so it is fitting for exemplary economic educators to be honored with an award in his name.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 .

American Sociological Association: Annual Award for Scholarly Contributions to Teaching and Learning

 

The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning seeks nominations for the Award for Scholarly Contributions to Teaching and Learning.  This award recognize scholarship that advances teaching and learning by contributing insights into the educational process, presents innovative teaching methods, and fosters significant, long-lasting learning. The awardee 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 community.

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.

Nomination Portfolio:

  1. Nominating letter describing in general the contributions of the candidate to the scholarship on teaching and learning, not exceeding two pages.
  2. Presentation of evidence-based scholarship
  3. Journal and book publication(s) relating to the project and/or
  4. Documentation of course/program development (course syllabi, program literature, web-site pages) and/or
  5. Listing of presentations of the contribution to professional and non-professional publics, including scholarly publications conference presentation, media, web-site coverage, etc.
  6. Curriculum vitae for nominee, or for key individuals among the collaborative team. 

The portfolio should be submitted as a single file that contains all elements in the order listed.

Questions regarding nominations and portfolio submission should  be directed to Michael.Schwartz@stonybrook.edu with subject line SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTION AWARD NOMINATION

More information HERE. 

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Spring.

American Sociological Association: Section on Teaching and Learning Hans O. Mauksch Award

SECTION ON TEACHING AND LEARNING HANS O. MAUKSCH AWARD

The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning seeks nominations for the 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.

Nominees must be members of the American Sociological Association.

For questions concerning nominations and portfolio submission, please contact T & L Award Committee ChairMichael.Schwartz@stonybrook.edu, with subject line HANS O MAUKSCH AWARD NOMINATION.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Spring.

American Sociological Association: ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award

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. These contributions 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 and symposia, involvement in innovative program development, and contributions to the enhancement of teaching within state, regional, or national associations.

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, departments, schools, or other collective actors are eligible. 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 a maximum of 5 letters of support. PLEASE NOTE: The nomination letter must be able to cite the nominee's CV (specific parts of the CV or the CV as a whole) as evidence to where the nominee has specifically made contributions to the teaching of sociology.

More information HERE.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under Spring.