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Teaching Awards

The Jacqueline Boles Teaching Fellowship in Sociology

The Jacqueline Boles Teaching Fellowship in Sociology was established in 2000 to honor Dr. Boles on the occasion of her retirement.  This award marks the Department’s appreciation for Dr. Boles’ distinguished academic career and her genuine love of teaching.  Dr. Boles was a dedicated and devoted teacher who maintained strong ties with her students.  This award is presented to an outstanding graduate teaching instructor (GTA III) in the Department of Sociology. The fellowship is advertised annually on the Graduate Student List-serv.  Applications are usually due in February.

The Teaching Associate

A Teaching Associate is an experienced GTA III, chosen by the Department’s Teaching Committee, who serves as a mentor for other teaching assistants in the Department.  Teaching Associates develop and run programs that support and enhance the Department’s graduate teaching training program.  Teaching Associates are integral in the two-course teacher training sequence in the department.  They attend and assist with SOCI 9000 (Teaching Sociology).  In SOCI 9001 they videotape and provide critical feedback to their graduate student colleagues.  They offer general teaching support as well.  Associates serve for one year (Spring, Fall, Summer) with the right to reapply to continue participation at the end of their tenure. The fellowship is advertised annually on the Graduate Student List-serv. Applications for this position are usually due in October.

Jacqueline Boles
Jacqueline Boles (Photo: Courtesy Ralph LaRossa)