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I  am working on several interrelated 
teaching/research resource projects on social 
networks, and I would like invite you to submit 
some materials from your own teaching materials to share with others.

I have contacted a number of you already, and 
have receive some very good submissions, and some 
further promises of submissions.  But I thought 
it would also be useful to make the wider community aware of this initiative.

More specifically:

1.  I am working on an “Syllabi Set” for the 
American Sociological Association on “Social 
Networks”.  This book will be peer reviewed, and 
will be printed this summer.  The Syllbi Set book 
will contain a diversity of syllabi from social 
network courses, as well as other teaching 
resources such as class activities, exercises, 
tests, assessment tools, web resources, etc.

I am hoping to collect materials on diverse 
topics related to social networks, including 
theory courses, methods/statistics courses, and substantive courses.

I would like to invite you to submit some 
materials for consideration in the Syllabi Set 
(including both syllabi and other teaching materials such as exercises, etc).

It would be ideal if you could submit your 
material in MS Word format, or another digital 
format (other than an image scan) – that can be converted into MS Word.

2.  I am slowly working on a resource website of 
my own.  At present the website has some example 
social network questionnaire instruments, but I 
plan to expand this, and I will put some of the 
teaching materials that are sent to me on the 
website.  (Some may go both in the ASA Syllbi set 
and the Website).  (FYI, the current version of 
the website is located at:

I would like to invite you to submit a syllabi for the website.

It would be ideal if you could submit your 
material in MS Word format, or another digital 
format (other than an image scan) – that can be converted into MS Word.

3.  Later this year, the American Sociological 
Association is going to launch a “Digital 
Library” and digital “Teaching Resource 
Centre”.  If you are willing to participate in 1 
and/or 2 above, I would like to submit some of 
your materials to the digital ASA TRC at a later 
date.  In addition to the materials described 
above, the digital TRC will be able to handle 
other sorts of digital materials (such as 
PowerPoint slides for example), and I may 
follow-up at a later date to inquire whether you 
have other teaching resources that you would be interested in submitting.

I hope to hear back from you about this 
initiative, and I would appreciate it if you could contribute some materials.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Please materials to my e-mail address: [log in to unmask]

Please send material to me by Tuesday March 25th, 2008.


Dr. D.B. Tindall

Department of Sociology
University of British Columbia
6303 N.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C.  V6T 1Z1

E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Visiting Professor
Faculty of Sociology
University of Trento
Piazza Venezia 41
38100 Trento, Italy

(July 1st , 2007 - July 30th 2008).

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