Teaching Committee of the Society for Utopian Studies
Kenneth M. Roemer Innovative Course Design Competition
Each year the Society for Utopian Studies (SUS) presents the Kenneth M. Roemer Award for the best proposal for an undergraduate or graduate course on utopia, dystopia, utopianism, or a related subject. Kenneth M. Roemer is a former president of the Society, winner of the 2008 Lyman Tower Sargent Award for Distinguished Scholarship, and teacher in the field of utopian studies for more than two decades.
A $200 award will be presented to the winner, and he or she will be invited to submit the winning syllabus and supplementary materials for publication on the Society's website.
To apply for this award, send an electronic copy of your application as a single PDF file to the Teaching Committee no later than August 1, 2011.
The application must include the following to be considered:
Only submissions by current SUS members will be accepted. The winner of this award must wait one year after winning to apply again.
Please send your application to: Carrie Hintz, c/o the SUS Teaching Committee: email@example.com
DEADLINE: August 1, 2011
Call for "Utopian" Syllabi & Assignments
The Teaching Committee of the Society for Utopian Studies invites you to submit course materials related to the teaching of utopianism, in any form. Materials at all levels (K-12, undergraduate, graduate) and from all disciplines are encouraged: topics may include utopian/dystopian literature, film, philosophy, architecture, urban planning, public policy, political science, etc.
Syllabi complete with course description/rationale, readings, and assignment structure are encouraged. If you are submitting individual assignments, it would be helpful to include an overview that identifies the assignment's purpose/rationale as well as specific guidelines, details, and grading/assessment criteria.
Submitted materials will be published on the Society's website and will serve as both an archive for other scholars/teachers and the basis for future discussion/collaboration on utopian pedagogy.
You should send syllabi/assignments electronically (as separate Word documents or PDF files) to the SUS Teaching Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org Please also use this e-mail address to write the Chair of the Teaching Committee, Jill Belli, with any questions/concerns.
*If you are not familiar with the Society, please check out our website to get general information as well as to learn about our annual conference, biannual journal Utopian Studies, series of awards (including an Innovative Course Design Competition), and membership options: http://www.utoronto.ca/utopia/