AKD Workshop

The Teaching and Learning Workshop – a workshop from Alpha Kappa Delta

The AKD Workshop is open to all attendees of the MSS Annual Meeting.

Join colleagues for this two-day workshop devoted to teaching and learning.  On the first day of the workshop, the theme is teaching.  Participants will hear about recent research focusing on faculty and teachers, and then craft a unique workshop experience by choosing from among a number of roundtables focused on teachers and teaching.  Roundtable topics include getting organized, backwards course design, and finding your teaching style, among others.  On the second day of the workshop, the focus is on learners and learning.  Following a presentation about college students, attendees will participate in roundtable conversations about topics ranging from learning styles, getting students motivated, to what interferes with learning.  Come prepared to network with your colleagues, share ideas, and build new collaborative relationships.  Both early- and late-career teachers are encouraged to participate.

Participants may attend one or both days of the conference.  The non-refundable registration fee covers materials, programming, and snacks. 

AKD offers five fellowships of up to $500 to help offset travel expenses for those attending the workshop.  The deadline to submit an application is February 15, 2018.  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 given priority in selection. Learn more at http://www.alphakappadelta.org/AKD_TLEvent.html. Find the AKD Fellowship application here.

How to Register

You must register for the MSS Annual Meeting before registering for the AKD workshop. The advance registration period will end March 1st. Onsite registration will be available ONLY if the workshop does not fill before March 1.

Workshop fee before March 1:          Student – $30   Professional – $45



For additional information, please contact the workshop organizers:

Olu Oyinlade, [email protected]

Daphne Pedersen, [email protected]