Drop in Sociology Jobs

Announcements of openings are down 23 percent over last two years, although searches that don't designate a rank are up.

Abandoned in the Field

To scholars of rural communities, the elimination of a department at Washington State U. raises questions about sociology, land grant universities, and priorities.

No Charges, No End in E-Mail Fight

UC Santa Barbara ends investigation into professor over his message to students comparing Israelis and Nazis. Debate over academic freedom continues.

Sociology Turns Up Assessment

More and more departments in the discipline are using external exams to measure student learning, a new report says.

Fending Off Attacks on Social Science

House rejects attempts to bar NSF grants whose titles were mocked by Republican lawmakers.

Jobs Filled and Unfilled

Sociology association finds that despite publicity on canceled searches, most were completed. Odds were better at bachelor's institutions than research universities.

The Parent Gap

Beliefs of mothers and fathers of low-income eighth graders -- about paying for college, etc. -- hinder later college enrollments, study finds.

The Missing Master's Students

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.

Waiting for the Call

Sociologists confront “economist envy” and consider their relative lack of influence in Washington.

Cycling Sabbatical

Michigan community college professor bikes across Africa and uses experience to bring broader world view to her small-town students.


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