American Sociological Association

COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESOURCES

TEACHING RESOURCES

Faculty are at the heart of the discipline of sociology. ASA offers resources and programs to support pedagogical success for faculty and teachers across the full range of institutional locations.

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ASA LISTSERV FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY

Faculty teaching sociology in community colleges can connect with each other through the ASA Community College Listserv.  It is the perfect place to share teaching ideas, classroom challenges, and professional development opportunities.

To sign up for the Listserv fill out this form. You will receive a confirmation email in 1-2 business days.


ASA TASK FORCE ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY - FINAL REPORT

This Task Force was charged with gathering empirical data on faculty teaching sociology at community colleges 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 sociology curricula and its implementation in their institutions.

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TEACHING SOCIOLOGY ARTICLES

The task force conducted a survey of community college faculty teaching sociology that received more than 700 responses.  Results from the survey were reported in three articles published in Teaching Sociology.

Brown, Sonia, Stacye Blount, Charles A. Dickinson, Alison Better, Margaret Weigers Vitullo, Deidre Tyler, and Michael Kisielewski. 2016. “Teaching for Social Justice: Motivations of Community College Faculty in Sociology.” Teaching Sociology 44(4): 244-55.

Kapitulik, Brian P., Katherine R. Rowell, Michelle A. Smith, and Nicole V. Amaya. 2016. “Examining the Professional Status of Full-time Sociology Faculty in Community Colleges.” Teaching Sociology 44(4): 256-69.

Curtis, John W., Cynthia Mahabir, and Margaret Weigers Vitullo. 2016. “Sociology Faculty Members Employed Part-time in Community Colleges: Structural Disadvantage, Cultural Devaluation, and Faculty-Student Relationships.” Teaching Sociology 44(4):270-86.


TEACHING DAY AT THE ASA ANNUAL MEETING

Starting in August of 2018 there will be a “Teaching Day” at the ASA annual meeting, with at least one roundtable session focused entirely on community college teaching. Multiple opportunities for proposing sessions, workshops and roundtables that only require an abstract and/or description will be added to the regular annual meeting submission process. Community college faculty members are encouraged to submit proposals and will be eligible for a lower cost annual meeting registration fee.  Updates and information on submissions will be posted in the fall of 2017. Proposals for 2018 Annual Meeting sessions and presentations will be due in January of 2018.

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