AKD Teaching and Learning Workshops

Fall 2020 T&L Workshops at a Regional Conference Flyer

Fall 2020 AKD T&L Workshops Flyer (Nov. 12 & Dec. 10)

Teaching and Learning Certificate

2020 Teaching & Learning Workshops

  • Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology – Embedded Sessions (October 5-9, 2020) | Virtual
    • Oct. 5, 6:00-6:59 EDT. Getting a Job with Sociology by Taking SALT – Skills, Articulation, Language and Trends: Reinvention, Stephen Steele, Applied Sociologist Emeritus
    • Oct. 6, 7:00-7:59 EDT. A Little Bird Told Me: Using Twitter to Increase Student Engagement, Michele Lee Kozimor, Editor, Teaching Sociology, Barbara Prince, Deputy Editor, Teaching Sociology
    • Oct. 9, 4:00-4:59 EDT. Publishing in Teaching Sociology, Michele Lee Kozimor, Editor, Teaching Sociology, Barbara Prince, Deputy Editor, Teaching Sociology
  • Mid-South Sociological Association – Embedded Sessions (October 14-17, 2020) | Virtual | Must be registered for MSSA

  • Teaching About Race – Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 1:00PM-4:00PM EST | Virtual (Free)
    • 1:00-1:55PM. Bringing Conversations about Implicit Bias and Microaggressions into Intro to SOC, Melinda Messineo, Ball State University
    • 2:00-2:55PM. Transformative Teaching: Teaching in the Age of Crisis, Tamika Odum, University of Cincinnati
    • 3:00-3:55PM. Discussing Race Using Interdisciplinary Strategies and Texts, Colleen Wynn and Leah Milne, University of Indianapolis

Register for Thursday, November 12th’s session here: https://bit.ly/2SAoTUI

  • Teaching in a Virtual World – Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 1:00PM-4:00PM EST | Virtual (Free)
    • 1:00-1:55PM. Strategies for Making Online Courses More Inclusive, Melinda Messineo, Ball State University
    • 2:00-2:55PM. What Comes After Pandemic Pedagogy, Jared Del Rosso, University of Denver
    • 3:00-3:55PM. Supporting Underprepared Students in the Online Classroom, Amanda Miller, University of Indianapolis

Register for Thursday, December 10th’s session here: https://bit.ly/2SBPY9U


Join colleagues interested in teaching pedagogy, practical application, and the scholarship of teaching and learning from a variety of academic settings in a workshop/sessions designed to expose the inner workings of course design, student engagement, meaningful learning, and effective assessment. These workshops and sessions will benefit those working within a range of settings, including instructors from community colleges and small liberal arts institutions, as well as early-career faculty and graduate students.

Each session/event is intended to advance the quality of teaching in the discipline of sociology.

Fellowship Funding Available

  • Virtual Workshops: Alpha Kappa Delta will provide funding to up to three AKD fellowships to support participation in each Workshop.
    • AACS: To cover membership in AACS (no conference registration fees).
    • MSSA: To cover the conference registration fee.
  • In-person Workshops: Alpha Kappa Delta will provide up to $250 to three recipients for each event to cover travel expenses, including hotel stay, airfare, registration, and other expenses.

All sociologists are encouraged to apply for the AKD Fellowship. It is part of AKD’s purpose and mission to serve segments of the sociology community that are currently under-served. To that end, the selection committee will consider institutional affiliation at community colleges, HBCUs, HSIs, and tribal colleges as a positive factor when assessing applications for the AKD fellowships. Graduate students will also be highly considered.

Fellowship Application Deadlines

MSSA & AACS: September 25, 2020


The following application must be completed and emailed to us by the appropriate deadline:

Final selections will be made after the deadline and everyone will be notified of the committee’s selection shortly after that date.

Requirements if Selected as a Fellow

In order to qualify for reimbursement as an AKD Fellow, you must attend at least three of the five sessions. You will need to obtain a signature from one of the session presenters and answer the questions on page 2 of this form (as well as complete a travel voucher sent from the Executive Office).

Additionally, if selected as a Fellow, you will be expected to develop a new pedagogical technique, course, or curricular innovation inspired by the workshop and to provide AKD with a progress report on your work after the workshop is completed. We will follow up with you periodically (three months, six months, nine months, etc.) to see how you are doing and if there is anything we or the program organizers and facilitators can do to help.