Sociology

What Role for Sociology?

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Discipline sets out to define its contributions to general education and acknowledges it must do a better job of demonstrating them.

Sociology, Gender and Higher Ed

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New research examines women in the professoriate and the impact of athletics on academic performance.

The 'Family Friendly' Bonus

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As more colleges have adopted "family friendly" policies for professors, many experts have noted that relatively small shares of those eligible for the flexible arrangements use them. Much has been written about why this is the case, with many observers guessing that young parents, especially women, fear that asking for flexible arrangements may hurt them in the tenure process.

Dueling Data on Women and Work

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Yale researcher challenges Times article saying female grads of elite colleges would choose children over jobs.

NCAA Sidelines a Scholarly Conference

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Association postpones planned meeting on college sports research, citing inadequate quality of the papers, not their critical nature.

Where the Social Science Jobs Are

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Sociologists find that their retirement and unemployment rates are up, relative to other disciplines. Political science jobs show uptick.

Minorities and the Sociology Pipeline

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Study finds that minority sociologists disproportionately drop out of academe at the Ph.D. level and again during tenure process.

Sociology Dept. Fails Power Relationships?

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At U. of Florida, graduate students complain about inappropriate remarks and bullying by professors.

'The Power of Privilege'

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Conventional wisdom and plenty of books tell a story of how the post-World War II years saw a great shift take place in elite higher education: As a result of the G.I. Bill, the civil rights and women's movements, changing demographics, and some forward thinking academic leaders, you no longer needed to have the right ancestors and the right prep school to get into the top universities. Meritocracy emerged as a dominant force.

A Department Skewered

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Missouri State asks outside experts to analyze controversial social work program -- and the results aren't pretty.

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