Teaching is a core scholarly activity for faculty, graduate students, and other professional sociologists yet there are few venues where concerned teachers can meet, practice, and learn from each other. The Teaching Practice Cluster aims to provide a venue within the Canadian Sociological Association to facilitate communication and practice among scholars concerned with enhancing their teaching practice.

The CSA Teaching Practice Cluster promotes and supports teaching excellence in all its forms. We welcome all sociologists who are interested in teaching sociology from first year through graduate school. As more and more post-secondary institutions across Canada are creating faculty positions focused on teaching, this cluster will provide this growing body of sociologists an opportunity to share ideas and promote common interests. This cluster is focused on, but is not limited to: offering workshops and professional development activities to promote and support teaching excellence in sociology, acting as a conduit to bring together teaching sociologists to share their experiences, and building on best practices and promoting the value of teaching at Canada’s colleges and universities.

The goal of the group is to exchange teaching-related information and resources, seek advice, facilitate communication between teaching enthusiasts across various institutions, and provide a point of contact between meetings. Furthermore, we seek to promote the value of teaching (including the supervision and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students).

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter (@CSA_Teach). Members are free to share any teaching-related content on both platforms.