SRSA NEWS

The Final Program for the SRSA 2013 meeting has been posted on the Annual Meeting page.  

Membership

If you would like to become a member of the Southern Rural Sociological Association, please download a membership brochure (.pdf). 

Any person with an interest in rural issues may become a member upon application and
payment of dues. Annual membership dues are $20. Dues include the SRSA newsletter and a
reduction of submission fees to the SRSA journal, Southern Rural Sociology. Because SRSA
..places a very high value on collegiality and interaction around timely issues, it is an ideal first
and lasting affiliation for students.

The Consitution of the SRSA is available for download by clicking here.

SRSA Awards

SRSA Awards for Teaching, Research, Extension, and Public Service

SRSA  recognizes professionals in the association who have made significant contributions in the areas of Teaching, Research, and Extension and/or Public Service. Nominations are currently being sought for the SRSA Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Research, Excellence in Extension, and Excellence in Public Service. Please note that the Excellence in Extension and/or Public Service Award has been split into two separate award categories: Excellence in Extension and Excellence in Public Service. The awards for Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Research, and Excellence in Extension are made to recognize SRSA members. While the award for Excellence in Public Service may be presented to a SRSA member or non-member.

To nominate an individual, please send a letter with the name of the individual being nominated, the proposed award category, qualifications of the nominee for the award, and other supporting documentation to:

Kenneth L. Robinson
Assistant Professor, Clemson University
Department of Applied Economics and Statistics
232 Barre Hall,
Clemson, SC 29634
Tel: 334-727-8114
Fax:(864) 656-5776
Email: krbnsn@clemson.edu

The nomination letter should document the nominee’s significant contributions as they apply to the appropriate award. The nominator should provide supporting documentation such as a current resume/vitae, publications, project description, and course syllabi, as applicable. In addition, the person making the nomination should seek at least one additional letter of support for the nominee.

A nominee should have been an active member of SRSA for at least two previous years, except for nominees in the category of public service which is open to non-members. The nomination deadline is November 30, 2011. 

Outstanding Student Paper Award

Please encourage your graduate and undergraduate students to submit their papers to the SRSA Outstanding Student Paper Award Competition. The author of the outstanding student paper will receive a framed certificate and a $200 cash award.

Papers will mainly be judged based on:

• Advancement of knowledge;

• Significance of the topic for rural sociology;

• Quality and implementation of the research (if applicable);

• Analysis and interpretation of the findings (if applicable);

• Clarity and organization of the writing.

Requirements:

• Papers can be co-authored with another student but cannot be co-authored with a faculty member;

• Papers should follow the formatting style of Southern Rural Sociology;

• Papers cannot exceed 25 pages (inclusive of title, abstract, body of the text, list of references, tables and figures);

• All pages must be double-spaced, 12-point font, and have 1 inch margins on all sides;

• Papers must not have been previously presented at a professional conference or published in a proceedings, book, or journal.

Submission procedures and deadlines:

By November 15, 2013, email letter of intent to submit a full paper to Dr. Kenneth L. Robinson at krbnsn@clemson.edu along with a copy of the abstract that was submitted to the Program Chair. When submitting the abstract and letter of intent, please include your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter or email from a faculty advisor or department chair certifying your student status.

By January 8, 2013, a completed paper should be emailed as an attachment to Dr. Kenneth L. Robinson at krbnsn@clemson.edu. The award recipient will be notified by January 22, 2013.

Outstanding Professional Paper Award

The Awards Committee encourages professionals to submit their papers to the SRSA Outstanding Professional Paper Award Competition. The author of the outstanding professional paper will be recognized at the annual meeting during the Awards Luncheon, at which time he/she will be presented with an award plaque. As with the student papers, professional papers will mainly be judged on:

• Advancement of knowledge;

• Significance of the topic for rural sociology;

• Quality and implementation of the research (if applicable);

• Analysis and interpretation of the findings (if applicable);

• Clarity and organization of the writing.

Requirements:

• Papers can be co-authored with another faculty member and/or a student;

• Papers should follow the formatting style of Southern Rural Sociology;

• Papers cannot exceed 25 pages (inclusive of title, abstract, body of the text, list of references, tables and figures);

• All pages must be double-spaced, 12-point font, and have 1 inch margins on all sides;

• Papers must not have been previously presented at a professional conference or published in a proceedings, book, or journal.

Submission Procedures and Deadlines:

E-mail a copy of the abstract submitted to the Program Chair and letter of intent to submit a full paper to Dr. Kenneth L. Robonson at krbnsn@clemson.edu. When submitting the abstract and letter of intent, please include your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email. A completed paper should be emailed as an attachment to Dr. Kenneth L. Robinson at krbnsn@clemson.edu. The award recipient will be notified by after the meeting. The Awards Committee solicited participation in the professional paper competition for the first time last year; unfortunately, no submissions were received. The Awards Committee is once again appealing to members to participate and encourages others to do so. This competition is one good way to share and showcase your work, educate colleagues and receive duly deserved recognition.

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