ASA Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology



ASA Pre-Conference Workshop

"Civility in the Classroom"
An exploration of how to create effective and collegial learning environments.

Through engagement with experienced colleagues and with each other, panels, discussions, roundtables and networking are designed to provide an integrated learning experience grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning. We invite colleagues at the earlier stages of their teaching careers who are particularly dedicated to the science and art of teaching sociology to become part of this community of scholarly teachers.

Acceptances are made on a rolling basis but we would appreciate applications and registration fees no later than June 15, 2014; space is limited to 40 participants but a waiting list will be maintained. A non-refundable $60 registration fee covers conference materials, programming, and meals. Participants are expected to be Section members of the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning which sponsors this workshop. Early application is appreciated and ensures that there is space for you.


SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Awards

A separate process for travel grants sponsored by SAGE Publications–“to prepare a new generation of leaders in the sociology ‘teaching movement’”–is also available. Information on this program is posted both on the Section website and at The deadline for travel applications is March 1st, 2014. For information on the SAGE Awards, you may also contact Keith Roberts

Highlights from 2013

"I just wanted to thank you again for a great Pre-conference workshop! I went to a few other Teaching & Learning events and I really feel like I've found my people in ASA! Beyond the ideas and enthusiasm, I really like the support that I saw teachers offering other teachers!"

-Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

The 2013 ASA Section on Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference Workshop, "Universal Design: Interrogating Inequality in Learning" was held on August 9th in New York City.

The workshop, facilitated by Melinda Messineo, was an interactive and collaborative learning experience for all of the attendees. Kristenne Robison spoke about the role emotional intelligence plays in student learning and development. Keith Roberts introduced the idea of deep reading and deep learning to our attendees. We also had a panel on "advice for new graduates" and multiple break out sessions where attendees could get their questions answered and hone their skills. Take a look at the pictures from the event below and we hope to see you next year!


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