Sociology

Sociology

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Jul 15, 2022
American Sociological Association plans to meet in LA in a few weeks despite fears about the new variant of COVID-19.

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February 18, 2011
New panel is charged by bipartisan quartet of Congressmen to find 10 ways to strengthen the humanities and social sciences.
February 16, 2011
Study of master's degree in the discipline finds that many who never earn Ph.D. find professional fulfillment.
February 10, 2011
A group of academics is reaching the public with a mix of scholarship, memoir and journalism that might be seen as a movement, writes Richard Greenwald.
August 17, 2010
Female and minority junior professors report less comfort with work climate than do male or white colleagues; new faculty generally give mixed grades to effectiveness of key policies.
August 2, 2010
As the American Sociological Association gets ready to gather for its annual meeting later this month in Atlanta, the job market news remains glum.
July 12, 2010
Numerous studies have pointed to a gap in job satisfaction between men and women in academe, with men generally happier with working conditions.
June 18, 2010
Criminology and criminal justice are hot. Even in these financially constrained times, colleges can't seem to get enough of these programs. Arizona State University last month announced a new online bachelor of science degree in criminology and criminal justice. Nyack College is starting a bachelor's degree. So is Rockhurst University, with a commitment to placing students in internships. Rochester Institute of Technology recently started a master's program. Texas State University is starting a doctorate. The list could go on and on.
May 26, 2010
At many colleges and universities, the tenure trinity of teaching, research and service is widely viewed (at least by those coming up for tenure) as a myth. A new book (or articles in the right journals) will trump a great teaching idea every time, say many professors. Classroom innovation doesn't get any credit.
April 5, 2010
Theories abound about why academics are more liberal than are average citizens. Some blame bias, arguing that conservative scholars are denied positions. Others see self-selection at work, with academe attracting more liberal individuals, while conservatives are more likely to opt for other careers. Still others see some sort of socialization going on in graduate programs or early faculty careers, such that the young academic emerges on the left. And there are numerous other theories.
March 23, 2010
By co-editing a book with Israeli scholars, a professor at American U. of Beirut finds himself under attack on his campus and sets off a debate over academic freedom.

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