John F Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award

John F. Schnabel Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award

Congratulations to Rebecca Bordt

2012 recipients of the The John F Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.

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Call for Nominations

Deadline: January 31, 2014

The NCSA Teaching Committee is now calling for nominations (and re-nominations) for the 2012 The John F Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award.  This award may be given to an individual, a department, a program, or an institution.  Individuals nominated for the award must be a member of the NCSA.  Departments, programs, or institutions nominated for the award must be located in the NCSA region.
The principal criterion for the award is excellence in some activity enhancing the teaching of Sociology for the NCSA or within the North Central region.  As such, the “criteria” are intentionally flexible in order to accommodate the innovative and creative.

A partial list of the kinds of activities that would be considered includes:

  1. The sharing of pioneering innovations in curriculum design.  Creative classroom activities, and/or development of instructional methods.
  2. The development of especially creative instructional materials.
  3. A distinguished record of publication and/or research on or about the teaching of Sociology.
  4. A distinguished record of assuring a teaching emphasis at the NCSA Annual Meeting by organizing research session on teaching, creating displays, chairing panels, conducting teaching workshops, and/or chairing roundtables on some teaching emphasis.
  5. Faculty developmental efforts such as systematic in-service training of teachers or a distinguished record of preparing graduate students to teach.

When making nominations for the award, nominators are asked to send as much of the following as possible:

  1. A letter of nomination outlining reasons for the nomination.
  2. A vita and/or a listing of activities which have fostered better teaching of Sociology.
  3. Documents supporting the nomination.

The more concrete and specific the information and documentation, the stronger the nomination will be.  Nominators may want to notify the person the person being nominated and ask him or her to send appropriate supporting materials.  Anyone who has been a nominator before is strongly encouraged to renominate that individual, department, program, or institution.

For more information, contact

Teaching Section Chair
Jacqueline Bergdahl
Wright State University
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45435

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