Teaching and Curriculum

Mission

The Teaching and Curriculum RIG aims to improve undergraduate and graduate instruction in rural sociology by:

  • Examining and sharing teaching best practices
  • Discussing rural sociology curricula and the curricular roles of related courses, both within and outside formal rural sociology programs
  • Fostering and recognizing professional development in teaching, emphasizing but not limited to teaching assistants and early career faculty
  • Enhance the value attached to instruction within the discipline

Leadership

Chair

Susan Farner
Instructor
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois
2007 Huff Hall, MC 588
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone 217-333-6876
Email   sfarner@illniois.edu

Co-Chair

Jennifer Steele
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Sociology and Anthropology
West Virginia University
307 Knapp Hall
Morgantown, WV 26506-6326
Phone 304/293-8800
Email: JKSteele@mail.wvu.edu