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American Sociological Association: Task Force on Community College Faculty in Sociology
Task Force on Community College Faculty in Sociology
Background and Charge
Given the increasing reliance on community colleges in our nation’s system of higher education, combined with the dearth of information on community college faculty in the discipline of sociology, the task force is charged with gathering empirical data on faculty teaching sociology at community colleges, both those who are members of the ASA and those who are not currently members, in order to better understand their characteristics, credentials, professional identity, professional goals, and professional development needs, as well as working conditions and structural arrangements that impact sociological curricula and its implementation in their institutions. Based on those findings, the task force will develop a series of recommendations to Council regarding appropriate and effective strategies for supporting sociology faculty in community colleges.
Task Force on Community College Faculty in Sociology Members