Rural Sociological Teaching and Curriculum Research Interest Group Paper Competition
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:37 AM
The Teaching and Curriculum Research Interest Group (RIG) is now accepting submissions for the annual paper competition, designed to encourage and support research on teaching and curriculum in the rural social sciences. The call for papers is open to a wide range of topics related to teaching styles, pedagogy, assessment, classroom engagement, and can range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to essays on pedagogically important issues. In conjunction with this award, Drs. Kristi Lekies, Anjel Stough-Hunter, and Joe Donnermeyer are seeking contributors for a possible edited volume on teaching rural. Papers submitted for this competition will be considered for inclusion in the edited volume, which is currently in the planning stages.


Paper Competition Guidelines:

Who is eligible: The paper competition is open to faculty of all levels and to graduate students who have experience teaching their own courses or discussion sections.

Papers submitted for the paper competition will be held to a high standard with respect to the level of scholarship. The length of the paper should range from 20-30 pages and should include a relevant review of the literature, original analysis or theoretical contribution, a clear discussion and set of conclusions, complete references, and be written at a professional level.

Instructions for Submission:
To have a paper considered for review for the award, first, submit an abstract to present the paper at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (choose the Teaching and Curriculum RIG as your first choice during submission). Second, submit your manuscript as an attached Word (.doc or .docx) file to Dr. Amanda Buday at [email protected] by May 04, 2020. Please do not submit your paper in pdf format (we will need to edit them to make judging anonymous). In the subject line of the email enter “submission for paper competition”. When the submissions are received, they will be sent to a panel of judges who will not be made aware of the author’s identity. Winner(s) of the paper competition will be honored at the RIG reception during the RSS annual meeting, where you will receive a certificate and your award honoraria (see below). Winner(s) will be notified via email by June 01, 2020.

Deadline for submissions: May 04, 2020
Honoraria: ($425): to be used to defray part of the cost of registering for and attending the 2020 RSS Annual Meeting.