Teaching and Curriculum

Mission Statement:

The Teaching and Curriculum RIG aims to improve undergraduate and graduate instruction in rural sociology by: (1) Examining and sharing teaching best practices; (2) Discussing rural sociology curricula and the curricular roles of related courses, both within and outside formal rural sociology programs; (3) Fostering and recognizing professional development in teaching, emphasizing but not limited to teaching assistants and early career faculty; and (4) Enhance the value attached to instruction within the discipline.

Rural Sociological Teaching and Curriculum Research Interest Group Paper Competition
Submission Deadline: May 04, 2020

The Teaching and Curriculum Research Interest Group (RIG) is now accepting submissions for the annual paper competition, designed to encourage and support research on teaching and curriculum in the rural social sciences. The call for papers is open to a wide range of topics related to teaching styles, pedagogy, assessment, classroom engagement, and can range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to essays on pedagogically important issues. In conjunction with this award, Drs. Kristi Lekies, Anjel Stough-Hunter, and Joe Donnermeyer are seeking contributors for a possible edited volume on teaching rural. Papers submitted for this competition will be considered for inclusion in the edited volume, which is currently in the planning stages.

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Chair: Jessica Crowe
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Co-Chair: Amanda Buday
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