Given the volume and importance of the work performed by community college faculty, the valuation of their work is not nearly as strong as it should be with respect to wages, benefits, and security. And yet, the challenges of teaching in a community college (particularly, instructing economically disadvantaged and first-generation college students) can be sources of great reward.
Washington, DC — Increasingly, social scientists use multiple forms of communication to engage broader audiences with their research and contribute to solutions of the pressing problems of our time. Yet, in academia, it is unclear whether these efforts to communicate with the public should count when colleges and universities are evaluating scholars.
Faculty Salaries in Sociology and Other Disciplines, 2016 Update and Individual Salary is Not Enough: Measuring the Well-Being of Recent College Graduates in Sociology