Teaching Sociology, the teaching journal of the American Sociological Association, included New Paltz on a list of the top 10 institutions in the country designated as having the “Most Highly Productive Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.” The list appeared in an article in the publication’s April issue.
The designation is based on the number of publications on teaching and learning that come out of each of the school’s sociology departments. New Paltz is one of only two schools on the list that does not have a graduate program in sociology, and therefore did not have articles written by graduate students included in the count. New Paltz was near the top of the list in terms of work by teaching faculty.
“We were very proud to see our department show up on Teaching Sociology‘s list of leaders in the scholarship of teaching and learning,” says Brian Obach, chair of the sociology department. “Like many of our colleagues here at New Paltz, we take our teaching very seriously, and it is really satisfying to get this kind of national recognition for our efforts.”