Mary Senter recognized for contributions to undergraduate sociology
Senter received the 2022 Hans O. Mauksch Award
The Teaching and Learning Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) has named Sociology faculty member Mary Scheuer Senter recipient of the 2022 Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology.
The award recognizes a colleague with a distinguished and demonstrated career of service to undergraduates in Sociology in program development, teaching innovation, leadership, and scholarship.
As recipient of the award, Senter presented the Mauksch keynote address August 21 during the 2023 ASA annual meetings. Her talk, “The Pandemic Classroom and Supportive Relationships: An Antidote to Neo-liberalism in Higher Education?”, is based on surveys of faculty addressing the ways in which their pedagogy changed during the pandemic and on qualitative interviews with students exploring their views about and experiences working with supportive faculty.
Senter suggests that a new pedagogy of care focused on connections, collaboration, and flexibility may be emerging in the post-pandemic academy. Her presentation will be published in an upcoming issue of the ASA’s Teaching Sociology.