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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August 11, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO -- While much of the attention in graduate education focuses on doctoral programs, there are many more students in master's programs. At a time when more credentials are required for more and more jobs, and jobs are in short supply, more people are looking at enrolling.
August 10, 2009
Beliefs of mothers and fathers of low-income eighth graders -- about paying for college, etc. -- hinder later college enrollments, study finds.
August 7, 2009
Sociology association finds that despite publicity on canceled searches, most were completed. Odds were better at bachelor's institutions than research universities.
July 2, 2009
More and more departments in the discipline are using external exams to measure student learning, a new report says.
June 25, 2009
UC Santa Barbara ends investigation into professor over his message to students comparing Israelis and Nazis. Debate over academic freedom continues.
May 19, 2009
To scholars of rural communities, the elimination of a department at Washington State U. raises questions about sociology, land grant universities, and priorities.
April 27, 2009
Announcements of openings are down 23 percent over last two years, although searches that don't designate a rank are up.
April 23, 2009
Arizona lecturer quits as university is pressured to fire her over comments she posted on a conservative blogger's site.
March 26, 2009
New research finds that end of test requirement leads to more diversity of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic diversity. Impact would grow if more colleges didn't just make test optional, but ignored scores entirely.
March 24, 2009
A discipline finds that -- unlike much of higher education -- it is not increasing its reliance on adjuncts, but is seeing the permanent faculty's teaching load go up.

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