This award, first offered in 2015, celebrates outstanding contributions to enhancing the pedagogy, practice or outcomes of teaching and learning sociology in Australia. It recognises contributions at the disciplinary level (rather than acknowledging excellence in teaching within the classroom or institutions). Examples of disciplinary-level contributions include innovations in teaching that increase the impact of sociology teaching beyond university contexts, improve student access, experience and outcomes, or inform disciplinary approaches to learning and teaching Evidence of these achievements may be demonstrated through feedback from students or peers, and/or through publications (peer-reviewed, policy or general), presentations, media, or other relevant indicators.
In this context, outstanding contributions to the teaching of sociology may be made within or beyond teaching activities in universities.
Nominations for the award will be judged against the criterion of significant impact on teaching within the discipline of sociology.
Nominations close on June 15. For the full details, please see the TASA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching in Australian Sociology TASAweb page here.