Alpha Kappa Delta
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AKD Teaching and Learning Event at a Regional Conference

Support to Attend the
Teaching and Learning Workshops at a Regional Conference

2016 AKD T&L Workshops and Locations:

Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) & North Central Sociological Association Combined Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL | Exact Date and Time TBA

To apply for the Alpha Kappa Delta Fellowship, download the following application:

Application coming soon!


Join colleagues interested in teaching pedagogy, practical application, and the scholarship of teaching and learning from a variety of academic settings in a half-day workshop designed to expose the inner workings of course design, student engagement, meaningful learning, and effective assessment.  Participants will craft a unique workshop experience from a selection of roundtable discussions best suited to their individual interests and needs.  Roundtable topics include, but are not limited to, backward design, community based learning, assessment tools beyond the exam, and working with technology in the classroom.  Time will be allocated for networking with colleagues interested in sharing ideas, gaining support, and building collaboration, so participants are encouraged to bring business cards to share.  The workshop will conclude with a session on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

This workshop 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 event is intended to advance the quality of teaching in the discipline of sociology.

If selected as an AKD 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.

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.

Alpha Kappa Delta will provide up to $500 to five recipients for each event to cover travel expenses, including hotel stay, meals, registration, and other expenses.

February 15, 2016


Please submit your completed application in Word or PDF format as an email attachment to

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

Please direct questions about the AKD Fellowships to the AKD Executive Office at


“The intimate and friendly environment of the pre-conference workshop allowed for networking with other graduate students, new faculty, and professors with a great deal of teaching experience." 

“Being around similarly minded people was great. Being able to talk
about teaching struggles with people outside my department was helpful.”

"I learned much from the experiences of others and it felt reassuring to know that, as a new instructor, I am not alone!”

2014 AKD Fellows at ESS
Left to Right: Lawrence Johnson, Emanuel Boussios, Heather Bremenstuhl, Curtis Hosier